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Asrock 990FX Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX Chipset
  • AMD Socket AM3+
  • 7.1 Channel Audio
  • ATX Form Factor

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Mfr part code: 990FX EXTREME3

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    Asrock 990FX Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
    Digi Power, Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
    Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)
    Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX and CrossFireX
    Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI and SLI
    2 x USB 3.0, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3
    Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies
    Supports On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, AXTU, APP Charger, Turbo UCC
    7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio

    Product Specifications


    Support for Socket AM3+ processors
    Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom™ II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors
    Supports 8-Core CPU
    Supports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core)
    Digi Power Design
    4 + 1 Power Phase Design
    Supports CPU up to 140W
    Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
    FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
    Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
    Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology


    Northbridge: AMD 990FX
    Southbridge: AMD SB950


    Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
    4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
    Supports DDR3 2100(OC)/1866*/1800*/1600*/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB**
    *1866/1800/1600MHz memory speed is supported depend on the AM3/AM3+ CPU you adopt. For detail CPU specification, please refer AMD official website.
    **Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.


    32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
    Supports "Plug and Play"
    ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
    Supports jumperfree
    SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
    CPU, VCCM, NB, SB Voltage Multi-adjustment


    7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
    Premium Blu-ray audio support
    Supports THX TruStudio


    PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    Broadcom BCM57781
    Supports Wake-On-LAN
    Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    Supports PXE


    3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE3 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x4 mode)
    1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
    2 x PCI slots
    Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX and CrossFireX
    Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI and SLI


    5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions

    USB 3.0

    2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ168A, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s


    5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
    1 x IR header
    1 x COM port header
    1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
    1 x Power LED header
    CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
    24 pin ATX power connector
    8 pin 12V power connector
    Front panel audio connector
    3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)

    I/O Panel

    1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
    1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
    1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
    2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
    1 x eSATA3 Connector
    1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

    Unique Feature

    ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
    ASRock Instant Boot
    ASRock Instant Flash
    ASRock APP Charger
    ASRock XFast USB
    ASRock XFast LAN
    ASRock XFast RAM
    ASRock On/Off Play Technology
    Hybrid Booster:
    CPU Frequency Stepless Control
    ASRock U-COP
    Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
    Turbo 50 / Turbo 60 CPU Overclocking
    Turbo UCC

    Support CD

    Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, AMD Fusion, AMD Fusion Media Explorer, ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)


    1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
    Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    2 x SATA Data Cables
    1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable

    Hardware Monitor

    CPU Temperature Sensing
    Chassis Temperature Sensing
    CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
    CPU Quiet Fan
    CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
    Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore

    Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm
    All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)


    Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant


    ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

    Add-ons and Accessories


    £13.94 inc. vat
    £11.61 ex. vat
    £87.99 inc. vat
    £98.24save £10.25
    £73.32 ex. vat
    £81.86save £8.54
    £48.99 inc. vat
    £58.31save £9.32
    £40.82 ex. vat
    £48.59save £7.77

    Technical Specifications


    Software Included Drivers & Utilities, ASRock Software Suite, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility, Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 (30-day trial), ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite
    Included Accessories I/O back plate, ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
    Cables Included 1 x audio cable
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play, WHQL, FCC, ACPI 1.1, EuP Ready, ErP Ready
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 21.8 cm

    Supported RAM

    Data Integrity Check Non-ECC
    Max Size 32 GB
    Technology DDR3
    Bus Clock 1800 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 800 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2100 MHz
    Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
    Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
    Features Dual channel memory architecture

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 5 x 7pin SATA - 5 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 -connectors: 1 x 7pin external SATA - 1 devices
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (front surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 990FX / AMD SB950
    Max Bus Speed 2600 MHz
    Data Bus Transfer Rate 5.2 GT/s
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6 ( Except Phenom II 920 / 940 )


    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC892
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, THX TruStudio Pro


    Network Controller Broadcom BCM57781
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet


    BIOS Type AMI
    BIOS Features JumperFree, SMBIOS 2.3.1. support, ACPI 1.1 support, Untied Overclocking Technology, UEFI BIOS, ASRock Turbo 50, ASRock Turbo 60
    Manual Settings Processor core voltage, memory voltage, chipset voltage
    Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, power supply fan tachometer
    Sleep / Wake Up Wake on LAN (WOL)
    Hardware Features ASRock Hybrid Booster, ASRock U-COP, AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, ASRock Instant Boot, NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, 4+1 Phase Power Design, ASRock Instant Flash, ASRock CPU Frequency Stepless Control, ASRock Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.), NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASRock Turbo UCC, ASRock UCC, ASRock APP Charger, ASRock SmartView, ASRock XFast USB, AsRock On/Off Play Technology, Conductive Polymer Capacitors, ASRock XFast LAN, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support

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