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post #21 of 50
Too bad ASRock doesn't do an OCF for AMD platform. It would pretty much tear up the entire AMD board market like a pit on Ted.
post #22 of 50
Nick Shih, Where are you?
post #23 of 50
I´m confident that AMD platforms will receive all the attention they need, if AMD manages to release something actually competitive. Otherwise there is no point, sadly. AMD motherboards are a drop in the ocean, so spending resources on them offers extremely bad ROI for the manufacturers.
post #24 of 50
ROI would be awesome on this particular niche I would expect. How many of us in here would buy it just to check the samples we have out on it?
post #25 of 50
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easily actually. They have useless hunks of metal for heatsinks on the VRM and NB. The PCB on ASROCK boards is thin and flimsy. Due to the thinner PCB the socket VRM area gets heatsoaked quicker, a phenomena aided by the useless heatsinks. The Fatal1ty Professional and extreme 9 are not true 12phase designs, but rather 6 phases using doublers. Which means that the extreme 9 and Fatal1ty Professional can't keep up with even ASUS midrange products.

The PCB on my extreme 4 is thicker than most every board I own(....okay I only checked three and it was thicker than two LOL)
And even with its half assed VRM design was able to push 4.8 24/7.

I'm not disagreeing I know its a low/mid range/dodgey.... But I had no intention of spending an additional $100 for the sabertooth on an EOL platform.... and that was two+ years ago... and can easily say if I did it would have been a waste.
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post #26 of 50
Thanks, thats what i wanted smile.gif
I know that The Stilt is super knowledgable, just never seen him talk about MB designs.
Also, yes, i haven't really dived deep into the motherboards borums/
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post #27 of 50
CH4-5
ud7
AsRock Extreme9
990fx sabertoof,ta990x,m5a99x? pro
Maybe even m4a89gtd-pro.
Am3-3+ is very EOL.
 
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post #28 of 50
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easily actually. They have useless hunks of metal for heatsinks on the VRM and NB. The PCB on ASROCK boards is thin and flimsy. Due to the thinner PCB the socket VRM area gets heatsoaked quicker, a phenomena aided by the useless heatsinks. The Fatal1ty Professional and extreme 9 are not true 12phase designs, but rather 6 phases using doublers. Which means that the extreme 9 and Fatal1ty Professional can't keep up with even ASUS midrange products.

The PCB on my extreme 4 is thicker than most every board I own(....okay I only checked three and it was thicker than two LOL)
And even with its half assed VRM design was able to push 4.8 24/7.

I'm not disagreeing I know its a low/mid range/dodgey.... But I had no intention of spending an additional $100 for the sabertooth on an EOL platform.... and that was two+ years ago... and can easily say if I did it would have been a waste.
It is funny you should say that, because it seems to me the Extreme 4 is a bit of a red-herring in ASrocks portfolio. It still seems to be the best of ASRocks AM3+ designs. Most of the Extreme 4's I have seen manage 4.8GHz without too much difficulty. And that mark is a tough one even for the Extreme 9, never mind the Killer and 970 Performance. But I haven't seen many Extreme 4's around.
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It is funny you should say that, because it seems to me the Extreme 4 is a bit of a red-herring in ASrocks portfolio. It still seems to be the best of ASRocks AM3+ designs. Most of the Extreme 4's I have seen manage 4.8GHz without too much difficulty. And that mark is a tough one even for the Extreme 9, never mind the Killer and 970 Performance. But I haven't seen many Extreme 4's around.

A lot of people complain about the ASRock boards but you don't see threads about them actually catching fire like MSI AM3+ boards.
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A lot of people complain about the ASRock boards but you don't see threads about them actually catching fire like MSI AM3+ boards.
Yea, i haven't seen actually people really complaining about ASRock, but about all other brands more or less biggrin.gif
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