In June AMD released the A8-3850 APU which achieved the highest award on Kitguru, for the combination of competitive price and excellent performance. Since then we have reviewed several motherboards, including the excellent ASUS F1A75M pro and Sapphire Pure Platinum A75. Today we are looking at the latest ASRock A75 Extreme 6 which comes fully loaded.
Over the last couple of years, we have seen ASRock move from a small player in the budget sector, to a fully fledged manufacturer of some of the industry's finest products, proven time and time again in our review analysis. The A75 Extreme 6 is another board marketed for the discerning enthusiast audience.
The board uses ASRock DuraCap Polymer Capacitors for long life and improved stability. It has full support for all FM1 100W processors and is supplied with Native SATA 3 and USB 3.0 capabilities. With 3 way CrossfireX support and 7.1 channel audio with a full UEFI interface, they certainly don't appear to have cut any corners.
As we have covered this platform before, today we are going to look at the ASRock A75 Extreme 6 when paired up with a killer gaming card – the Sapphire HD6870 Dual Fan Overclock Edition. We are also giving one of these graphics card away in a competition right now, so be sure to check that out.
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