ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard Review

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3DMark is Futuremark’s latest benchmark. It can be used to benchmark and compare everything from mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets and laptops, to high-end gaming systems. The benchmark is available for Windows, Windows RT Android and iOS.

With 3 separate tests, each of which is intended to be used alongside a specific classification of hardware, 3DMark is a very versatile benchmark. Ice Storm is intended to be used with mobile devices, Cloud Gate is good for use with laptops and home PCs, and Fire Strike can be used to push the performance of gaming PCs.

We used the ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.

3dmark ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard Review

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A physics score increase of around 13.6% is obtained by using the 990FX Extreme9′s overclocking abilities. Paired with an FX-8350 CPU, the ASRock 990FX Extreme9-based system is able to out-muscle the Z77-based system when it comes to physics score.

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ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard Review, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Rt23ds

    Great motherboard, they deserve to be recognised more in the enthusiast sector. I love my ASROCK Z77 board

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  • Kim

    Nice look board and excellent overclocks. I want to upgrade my AMD system this year, but have been waiting on the new products.

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  • Indloon

    It is a little expensive IMO for what you get, Intel boards start way under £100 today.

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  • Horacio Perez

    Great board, sexy layout and well featured. BUT as overclocker i feel 1.5v core is just too much, even for AMD CPUs…. The marginal gains that you get from 600mhz for about 0.3 vcore increase is not worth it. For 5.0ghz, is ok, 1.5 vcore would be understable, but going upper than that is just too away from my comfort zone. I dont know if I can blame the board or a bad chip. Good review !

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