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    Exclamation Preview : Caught between the 2 Extremes - the Asrock E3 and E7 Gen3 mobos!

    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




    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™

    Quicks pics


    Bundle





    Mobo







    Heatsinks & Branding









    Gen3 support!




    Simply more dash for your cash









    Last edited by MacClipper; Apr 21st, 12 at 09:35 AM.
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    Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
    ASRock > Products > Z68 Extreme7 Gen3




    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.
    Last edited by MacClipper; Aug 16th, 11 at 12:00 PM.
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    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...

    Last edited by MacClipper; Aug 12th, 11 at 08:38 PM.
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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenzterra View Post
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    By what yardstick then does Science hope to use in measuring the Creator of the universe? Think again.


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

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    S3 sleep & resume is all good

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    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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    Got!

    Think this was posted previously by maylyn.



    But gotta wait lor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacClipper View Post
    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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