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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?




 

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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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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...?
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Why would they hide such a pretty logo under a sticker
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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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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.
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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.
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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".
 

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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?
 

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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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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.
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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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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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