We continue to acquaint our readerswith motherboards based on chipset Intel X79 Express, designed to setthe processor family Intel Sandy Bridge-E . As we mentioned inprevious articles, the lower price bracket for such decisions in theUkrainian market at the present moment is around $ 230-250, with thecost of central processing units from $ 320.Almost all majormanufacturers already provide at least one motherboard on Intel X79Express in this price range, for some users, collecting computerhi-end platform from Intel does not need advanced features ofacceleration and a large number of additional expansion ports thatare implemented in by third-party controllers.
Well-known company As Rock, which hasthe image of the manufacturer of solutions with the optimal balancebetween price and capabilities, has a range of three system boards atthe same time the CPU socket LGA2011. In a previous material wealready had the opportunity to introduce you to a compact motherboardASRock X79 Extreme4-M, made in the format mATX, but today in our testlab got a model ASRock X79 Extreme4, which has similar functionalityand cost, but the more common form factor ATX.
Functionality ASRock X79 Extreme4, inour opinion, fully corresponds to its value and positioning.Despitethe attachment to the Extreme title of this solution for seriousoverclocking with liquid or extreme cooling, it is certainly notintended. At the same time secured for gamers and users who need themost reasonable basis for constructing a working system with aprocessor family Intel Sandy Bridge-E, features ASRock X79 Extreme4should be enough.
Of special mention is the use of 6 +2phase power system, high-quality components, as well as support formany proprietary technologies and the availability of As Rock onboard, both modern and losing relevance of expansion ports. Thepossibility of constructing high-grade configurations 3-Way SLI and3-Way CrossFireX can also be attributed to the significant plusessolutions for only $ 235.