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Preview : Caught between the 2 Extremes - the Asrock E3 and E7 Gen3 mobos! MacClipper Aug 12th, 11, 06:19 PM #1

And they came in together just today!

These 2 models represent the highest and lowest ends of the latest Asrock Extreme Gen3 series of Intel Z68 motherboard range. Both sport the new highly attractive Asrock look which means dark stealthy colours offset by gold highlights in the form of 100% Japanese 'Gold' caps used as well as the stylised gold branding letters emblazoned on the heatsinks.

OK, let's rock with Asrock and roll out the preview with some quick pics...


Little Boy & Fat Man?






Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
ASRock > Products > Z68 Extreme3 Gen3




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Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Digi Power, Advanced V8 + 4 Power Phase Design
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals
Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED
Support Intel® Smart Response, Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics
Supports ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies
Supports ASRock On/Off Play, graphical UEFI, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™

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Bundle





Mobo







Heatsinks & Branding









Gen3 support!




Simply more dash for your cash












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MacClipper Aug 12th, 11, 06:19 PM #2
Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
ASRock > Products > Z68 Extreme7 Gen3




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Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Digi Power, Advanced V8 + 4 Power Phase Design
NVIDIA® NF200 Chip Onboard (Dual VGA cards at PCI-E x16/x16; three VGA cards at x16 / x8 / x8)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot, 4 PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™
Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals
Multi VGA Output : D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function
Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED
Support Intel® Smart Response, Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics
Supports ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies
Supports ASRock On/Off Play, graphical UEFI, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™
Mobo slot layout
- dis is ze intercepted top secret internal plan for taking over ze bunker...






Bundle






Heatsinks & Branding









Mobo
- all screwed down affair for the heatsinks







Wanted to show how tall, thick and heavy these heatsinks are on the E7.






Just compare the shipping weights of the 2 mobos, one is about twice as heavy as the other - man, that's really crazy heavy!






CPU Support area

3 fan headers & flexible LGA775/1155 mounting holes


Full house socket caps


Updated 160811 - earlier slot layout was apparently erroneous, corrected layout now in place.
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MacClipper Aug 12th, 11, 06:19 PM #3
Not scared not enough face or phase






Dedicated to all prawn farmers - 10 SATA ports






Dedicated to all prawn distributors - front USB3 port header
- swee swee for the bundled Asrock design USB3 front panel with integrated SSD bay






Nice square buttons
- test lab proven to reset/reboot/rezap faster than round ones..., er wait a minute, real or not?






Header power incl. PS2






2 oz Copper
- may be why this mutha is so heavy lah...

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trenzterra Aug 12th, 11, 08:22 PM #4
Wonder why the last slot on the Extreme7 is PCI-E 3.0 instead of the second-last? Rather weird choice there... If they flipped it around it would probably have the best PCI-E placement for a Xfire/SLI setup...

Anyway, between a Extreme4 non-G3 and the Extreme3, which would you choose?
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MacClipper Aug 12th, 11, 08:30 PM #5
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Wonder why the last slot on the Extreme7 is PCI-E 3.0 instead of the second-last? Rather weird choice there... If they flipped it around it would probably have the best PCI-E placement for a Xfire/SLI setup...

Anyway, between a Extreme4 non-G3 and the Extreme3, which would you choose?
Heheh, likewise I have always wanted to know how mobo team designers come to agree on layout and slot placement too.

Can't say anything about choosing between E4 G2 or E3 G3 now cos must have a few days of hands on mucking around before commenting.
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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 12:22 AM #6
Another very early sample with the factory UEFI version of M0.14 beta! Of course, this was promptly updated to the latest P1.00 final retail version.

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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 12:39 AM #7
A quick LinX default run at 4.5GHz is no problem, just to check out the Vcore behaviour. This run was done at Fixed Vcore of 1.304V LLC1.

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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 12:38 PM #8
Awaiting Asrock Taiwan's reply on the E3 G3 P1.00 UEFI Vcore settings so now might as well swap over to the E7 G3 since Asrock Support practises a 5 day work week.

This E7 G3 mobo is another very early sample from the factory sporting M0.16 beta which was promptly updated to the final retail P1.00.






And you guys got to see this E7 G3 startup screen live cos it is stunning! My handheld crooked PnS piccy does not do it any justice... argh! But no matter, I am pestering Asrock Taiwan to share their original highres picture for use as a desktop background screen.

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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 01:16 PM #9
A quick LinX default run at 4.5GHz is no problem, just to check out the Vcore behaviour. This run was done at Fixed Vcore of 1.305V LLC1.

'He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose' - Jim Elliot

Click on the pic to download a free pdf sample of the bestselling book!
Science the new God - till now, Science has not been able to determine precisely even the size of the universe.
By what yardstick then does Science hope to use in measuring the Creator of the universe? Think again.


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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 01:43 PM #10
3DMark11 with a single GTX460

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2600K Processor,ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 score: P4497 3DMarks

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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 02:20 PM #11
S3 sleep & resume is all good

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TheTrap Aug 13th, 11, 03:20 PM #12
Now all that's left is the incredible price on the E7 D:

I wonder how much :X

Still hoping for a 12-14 SATA motherboard lol
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MacClipper Aug 13th, 11, 03:29 PM #13
Got!

Think this was posted previously by maylyn.



But gotta wait lor...
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TheTrap Aug 13th, 11, 06:02 PM #14
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Got!

Think this was posted previously by maylyn.



But gotta wait lor...
Price ? Got E6 or E7 ? :X

Judging by current trends maybe E6 or E7 will have 14-16
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Heheh, likewise I have always wanted to know how mobo team designers come to agree on layout and slot placement too.
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