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ASRock 890GX Extreme4 Motherboard Review

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City is a standalone compilation of the DLC episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV, containing both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony on one disc. It was released alongside the DLC release of The Ballad of Gay Tony on 29 October 2009 for the Xbox 360 and released on 13 April 2010 for Microsoft Windows and Playstation 3. It does not require a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV to play, nor is an Xbox Live or PSN account necessary (except for multiplayer).

The engine is still extremely demanding for this game – even months later for the newest hardware. The latest version changes some of the rendering calls and is used partially within the latest Max Payne engine.  We tested the game using the settings displayed in the screenshot below to achieve playable framerates on our 1080P monitor.

Despite not being able to run GTA4: EFLC at maximum settings, the Athlon II X4 635 managed to achieve a decent framerate at reduced settings.  This is a result of the limited CPU performance as the Zotac GeForce GTX470 Graphics Card is more than adequate to run this game at maximum settings when coupled with a more powerful processer .  More impressive, however, is the 9 FPS increase in average framerate when overclocked.

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  1. Seems like a good board again from asrock. they dont have a wonderful name, but their latest products look to be a higher standard than earlier ones.

  2. Doesnt seem to have any major flaws. PCB design looks good.

  3. solid buy, not an asus or MSI product, but they are getting there 🙂

  4. ASrock deliver these at good price points.

  5. no point reviewing these things, you cant buy them anywhere, only in america. waste of time.

  6. Very nice board, seems very good buy

  7. id never buy an asrock board. they are cheap make.

  8. This seems to be a good all round product with support for everything like USB 3 and sata 6gbps. only issue I have with asrock is availabiltiy which means ive never been able to try one.

  9. My friend had an asrock board and it was pretty good, he bought it cause of local pricing here. its very good.

  10. what is memory support like, I read a thread a while ago about a reviewer who couldnt get his memory to work with the board until they updated the bios

  11. seems good to me guys thanks 🙂 ill order one later

  12. Klingons for dinner

    Its a long way to find one of these. whats the memory support like, DDR3 up to what?