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AMD 990FX Extreme 6 ...will the real board please stand up.

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Was working on a second build using the ASROCK 990FX Extreme 6 when I noticed what looked like writing underneath the decal (tape) with the 990FX Extreme 6 label on it. Since the corner was curled up slightly, I gently used some precision tweezers to peal back the tape which revealed FATAL1TY 990FX KILLER underneath. Perhaps this has been discussed elsewhere. Is the Extreme 6 just the FATAL1TY board with newer parts?




post #2 of 20
These two boards are indeed technically identical.
Only the heatsink colors and the bios differ.
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Good find.If I remember correctly the original 990FX Fatal1ty's where pretty good overclockers.
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Good find.If I remember correctly the original 990FX Fatal1ty's where pretty good overclockers.

Yeah, Fatal1ty Professional was pretty much a Crosshair V clone.
Fata1lty Killer however is using inferior components.
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Nice find...
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Was working on a second build using the ASROCK 990FX Extreme 6 when I noticed what looked like writing underneath the decal (tape) with the 990FX Extreme 6 label on it. Since the corner was curled up slightly, I gently used some precision tweezers to peal back the tape which revealed FATAL1TY 990FX KILLER underneath. Perhaps this has been discussed elsewhere. Is the Extreme 6 just the FATAL1TY board with newer parts?






ASRock doing this is really weak imho.
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ASRock doing this is really weak imho.

I would much rather call it fraud.

Or you accept 100$ bill when you find out, that the numbers are not real and two zeroes was added there...? rolleyes.gif
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Why would they hide such a pretty logo under a sticker biggrin.gif
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...probably because people hear about the inferior components?
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Wow.... and I just ordered that board too. I also noticed in the pictures that there was another piece of tape above the fatality logo. When I cross reference a picture of the Killer board, it looks like the tape is covering up the Killer E2200 logo stamped on the board. What's strange is that on the ASRock website, the picture for the Extreme6 does not have any tape. The Extreme6 logo is stamped on the board. However, when I look at the mobo pics on NewEgg, you can see that there is tape.

Maybe it's only some PCB's that were recycled from the fatality line?
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