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Originally Posted by Anahel View Post

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?






Well,you decided to purchase another after you used one in the first build. That counts for something. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by The Stilt View Post

These two boards are indeed technically identical.
Only the heatsink colors and the bios differ.

Fatal1ty has Killer LAN,Extreme 6 has Atheros LAN. There is nothing wrong with ASRock offering 2 versions of the same platform.
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Well,you decided to purchase another after you used one in the first build. That counts for something. wink.gif
Fatal1ty has Killer LAN,Extreme 6 has Atheros LAN. There is nothing wrong with ASRock offering 2 versions of the same platform.

Don´t believe the hype, Killers are vaporware.
QCA8171 (Extreme6) <> Killer (Fatal1ty).

http://www.overclock.net/t/1515832/asrock-x99-motherboard-owners-club/0_50#post_23179951

Flash Extreme6 with Fatal1ty bios and tada, there is the "Killer".
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by The Stilt View Post


Fata1lty Killer however is using inferior components.


source?
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Originally Posted by bob4933 View Post

source?

Source?

- Thin PCB (8-layer on C5F)
- Doubled VRM with weak ST drivers (vs. CHL8510 on C5F)
- Vanilla FPCAPs with less total bulk (Custom FPCAP 5Ks on C5F)
- Split core inductors (Solid alloy on C5F)
- Analog DRAM VRM (2-phase digital on C5F)
- Peripheral ICs; Etron, Broadcom and Realtek (ASMedia, Intel, SupremeFX)

Shall I go on?
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by The Stilt View Post

Source?

- Thin PCB (8-layer on C5F)
- Doubled VRM with weak ST drivers (vs. CHL8510 on C5F)
- Vanilla FPCAPs with less total bulk (Custom FPCAP 5Ks on C5F)
- Split core inductors (Solid alloy on C5F)
- Analog DRAM VRM (2-phase digital on C5F)
- Peripheral ICs; Etron, Broadcom and Realtek (ASMedia, Intel, SupremeFX)

Shall I go on?

Sorry, I misread your post. Thought you were saying the the Killer was "inferior" to the extreme 6 for some reason. Naturally the CHV is VASTLY superior...
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Originally Posted by The Stilt View Post

Source?

- Thin PCB (8-layer on C5F)
- Doubled VRM with weak ST drivers (vs. CHL8510 on C5F)
- Vanilla FPCAPs with less total bulk (Custom FPCAP 5Ks on C5F)
- Split core inductors (Solid alloy on C5F)
- Analog DRAM VRM (2-phase digital on C5F)
- Peripheral ICs; Etron, Broadcom and Realtek (ASMedia, Intel, SupremeFX)

Shall I go on?

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Originally Posted by bob4933 View Post

Sorry, I misread your post. Thought you were saying the the Killer was "inferior" to the extreme 6 for some reason. Naturally the CHV is VASTLY superior...


Of course it is! It's also $139 vs $229. thumb.gif
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No actually I made a mistake in my original post.
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Yeah, Fatal1ty Professional was pretty much a Crosshair V clone.
Fata1lty Killer however is using inferior components.

Should have been Fatal1ty Professional is using inferior components.

Anyway the end result was the same.

If you can get a good deal on ASRock 970 / 990 Fatal1ty boards then they are ok.
However at their normal prices I cannot recommend them as there are significatly better boards for the price.

ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0, M5A99X EVO R2.0 and M5A99FX PRO R2.0, Gigabyte 970A-UD3P and 990FX-UD3 (R4.0 / R4.1) .
All of these board can handle higher power draw better than ASRocks.
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No actually I made a mistake in my original post.
Should have been Fatal1ty Professional is using inferior components.

Anyway the end result was the same.

If you can get a good deal on ASRock 970 / 990 Fatal1ty boards then they are ok.
However at their normal prices I cannot recommend them as there are significatly better boards for the price.

ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0, M5A99X EVO R2.0 and M5A99FX PRO R2.0, Gigabyte 970A-UD3P and 990FX-UD3 (R4.0 / R4.1) .
All of these board can handle higher power draw better than ASRocks.

What kind of price are we talking about here? I have seen the Killer board for $130, is that okay?
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post #19 of 20
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What kind of price are we talking about here? I have seen the Killer board for $130, is that okay?

M5A99FX PRO R2.0 can be had for 135$ after rebate from Newegg for example.

Gigabyte 970A-UD3P is around 90$ and it is still better than the ASRock board.
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I'll have to try to flash one of my Extreme6 boards with Fatal1ty bios to see what happens. It's not a bad board but I do think there are some issues ASROCK needs to address. I've had 1 out of three that I had to RMA. Now I'm trying some of the same setup on the newer ASRock 990FX Killer/3.1
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