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In preparation for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors, which will launch on September 27th, ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. ASRock states that its new firmware has been built to decrease booting times on its motherboards. With every new platform, chipset, and processor launch, firmware is one of the focal points surrounding motherboards. Over the last couple of years, leading vendors such as ASUS, GIGABYTE, and MSI have kept their firmware consistent, regardless of whether the board is designed for AMD or Intel. ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS specifically for its AM5 motherboards, which are designed to support the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 processors based on TSMC's 5 nm...

Best X79 Motherboards, May 2013

Our next set of motherboard recommendations sit at the feet of Sandy Bridge-E, the current de-facto platform for consumer throughput performance. If you have a non-GPU accelerated workload...

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/9/2013

Best High End Z77 Motherboards, April 2013

As part of our ‘Best X’ range of pipeline posts, our focus turns on to the motherboard segment. At this point of the year, we really are between...

30 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2013

ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion and X79 Professional Review: From a Gamer to Gamers

We have a long wait until Ivy Bridge-E hits the shelves, and until that point the dichotomy between the features and price of both Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge...

71 by Ian Cutress on 2/9/2013

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review: Living In The Fast Lane

Enthusiasts and speed freaks are always looking for an edge – a little something that will help push their gear that little bit faster. There is already a...

48 by Ian Cutress on 1/15/2013

Email In: ASRock Offering Two New Motherboards – 990FX Extreme9 and FM2A85X-ITX

With the release of the Vishera processors (AMD Piledriver based FX-8350), very few motherboards were brought to the market as the chips slotted directly into the AM3+ socket and...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2013

Z77 mITX Round-Up: Five of the Best – MSI, Zotac, ASRock, EVGA and ASUS

The mini-ITX motherboard market seems like a fast growing segment. It has many applications in terms of small home servers, work machines, HTPC devices, mobile gaming desktop machines...

54 by Ian Cutress on 12/31/2012

ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 Review

The answer to the question ‘What makes a good motherboard?’ can generate an alarming number of responses. When a manufacturer starts with a new chipset, the idealized view...

19 by Ian Cutress on 12/3/2012

ASRock Vision HT: Ivy Bridge Carries the SFF HTPC Forward

The small form factor (SFF) HTPC market has been steadily growing over the last few years. As mobile processors become more and more powerful, it is becoming easier for...

40 by Ganesh T S on 11/12/2012

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Review: PCIe 3.0 x16/x16/x16/x16 and LSI 8-Way SAS/SATA

The end of summer marks the start of the X79 refresh line. We are, at best estimates, coming up to half-way in the Sandy Bridge-E life as the...

62 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2012

Four Multi-GPU Z77 Boards from $280-$350 - PLX PEX 8747 featuring Gigabyte, ASRock, ECS and EVGA

With only sixteen PCIe 3.0 lanes available on a Z77 motherboard paired with an Ivy Bridge CPU, when we get to three or four-way GPU solutions these GPUs are...

24 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2012

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Review: Legacy Bites Back

ASRock are not afraid of the legacy connections. Not merely content on having both a floppy drive header and an IDE connector on the Fatal1ty Z77 Professional, they...

35 by Ian Cutress on 7/13/2012

Computex 2012: ASRock's New Motherboards: X79 Extreme11 with LSI SAS and Z77 OC Formula

ASRock have now gone slightly mad. You could argue that within that madness lies some semblance of innovation, as they are going to release a mad product with...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

ASRock Revamps HTPC Lineup with VisionX, Vision HT and MINI Series

ASRock's mini-ITX form factor HTPCs have been held in high esteem by us, but their second generation refresh left a lot to be desired in terms of being revolutionary...

11 by Ganesh T S on 6/2/2012

ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Review - IDE and Floppy on Z77

Marketing is a very powerful tool. A successful marketing campaign or product segmentation can increase sales more than ten-fold. It is not something we hear or talk...

57 by Ian Cutress on 5/20/2012

Intel Z77 Motherboard Review with Ivy Bridge - ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI

So we have survived one of the biggest days of the year for all things computer performance related - the release of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor. It...

117 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2012

Intel Z77 Panther Point Chipset and Motherboard Preview – ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and Biostar

Well, today is a day that everyone was expecting, but perhaps not the most exciting day of the month. Today, Intel officially releases the spate of 7-series chipsets for...

145 by Ian Cutress on 4/8/2012

ASRock CoreHT Server Edition Review

Late last year, we took a look at the ASRock CoreHT 252B, a Sandy Bridge-based midrange HTPC. We liked the CoreHT quite a bit, noting that the small form...

44 by Vivek Gowri on 2/16/2012

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Review - Price For Performance?

When you pay more for a product, you expect a better level of everything - performance, features, support. In a motherboard, I'd want all the upgrades - top...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2012

ASRock X79 Extreme4-M and X79 Extreme4 Review – Sandy Bridge-E meets mATX

In our series of X79 reviews, the next boards to face scrutiny are a pair of ASRock boards – the X79 Extreme4-M, one of the first mATX solutions to...

54 by Ian Cutress on 12/9/2011

File Server Builder's Guide

The proliferation of mobile devices, multi-computer homes, broadband internet access, inexpensive mass storage, and the replacement of many other home electronics by the PC (such as media devices like...

152 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/4/2011

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