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ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion Motherboard Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are looking at the ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion – hot on the heels of our analysis of the X79 Extreme11.  The Fatal1ty X79 Champion seems to be somewhat of a bargain when compared to the £500 X79 Extreme11 … as it only costs £330.  This puts it up against Asus top-of-the range Rampage IV Extreme motherboard which is also designed with serious overclockers in mind.

We are going to test the motherboard with an Intel Core i7-3930K processor both at stock settings and when overclocked.


  • Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
  • Digi Power Design, 12 + 2 Power Phase Design
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR3 2500+(OC)
  • Supports Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
  • 5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX™, NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™
  • Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD Audio, Supports Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA)
  • Broadcom PCIE Dual LAN with Teaming Function
  • 12 x USB 3.0 (4 Front, 8 Back), 6 x SATA3, 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0), 1 x Post Status Checker (PSC)
  • Supports Fatal1ty XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB, OMG, Internet Flash, HyperDuo Plus
  • Free Bundle : 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel, 1 x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, MAGIX Multimedia Suite

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  • Stevie

    ALso I think their bioses are getting better. those preoverclocked settings are genius and a huge lifesaver for less experienced users.

  • Manucuna

    great design, still very expensive, but they seem to be targeting ASUS with these boards IMO. getting a good rep now.

  • Sean

    where’s the 2nd 8-pin power connector? typo?

  • Hi Sean, Thanks for pointing that out i’ve amended the review accordingly.

  • Sean

    Cheers 🙂