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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard Reviews

KarathKasun

Great Budget AM3+ Board

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Pros: Excellent 4+1 VRM, Good BIOS

Cons: None for the price point

Great fully featured board. Running FX-4100 in mine at the moment, 4.6Ghz 1.465v 24/7 stable. The UEFI BIOS is easy to navigate and use, and handles VRM over-current / over-heat gracefully. Had a hard time getting an overclock that would boot every time, but this may be due to my unlocked GTX465. It gave me similar issues with another, older, board. I don't have an x6 or higher end FX to test in it, but I suspect that it would be able to achieve decent overclocks on either. Maybe not record breaking, but it seems to be miles ahead of most other products in this price bracket. The VRM is heatsinked, where the GA-970A-D3 has bare mosfets.
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