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990FX Extreme9
The AMD certified flagship AM3+ motherboard to fully support FX5G!

  1. Premium Gold Caps, Multiple Filter Cap
  2. Supports Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM), Digi Power, 12 + 2 power phase design
  3. Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
  4. Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2450(OC)
  5. 4 PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Support NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  6. 8 x SATA3, 2 x eSATA3, 8 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0
  7. Supports Hi-Density Power Connector
  8. Intel® Gigabit LAN
  9. Supports ASRock X-Boost, XFast 555, Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI, Dehumidifier, OMG, Internet Flash, Easy RAID Installer
  10. 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC898 Audio Codec)
  11. Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel with 2.5" HDD/SSD Rack
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.

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Best Choice for AMD FX-9000 5GHz Rig

ASRock 990FX Extreme9 is one of the best officially AMD certified AM3+ motherboards for building an AMD FX5G desktop. Specifically tailored for enthusiasts in every aspect including its hardware, software and appearances, it is a masterpiece which serious DIY users simply cannot miss!



AMD’s official 5GHz min. system requirement


According to AMD’s suggested hardware requirements, ASRock has built a 5GHz monster and tested its CPU, system and graphics performance. The test results indicate that AMD FX-9590 unleashes its real potential on ASRock 990FX Extreme9!


ASRock’s 5GHZ build for testing


X-Boost

ASRock’s X-Boost Technology is a smart auto-overclocking function and is brilliantly designed to unlock the hidden cores of your CPUs. Simply press "X" when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 116% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU or unlock CPU cores can become a near one-button process.
* The functionality of “Unlock CPU Cores” feature might vary by different processors.

AM3+ 8-Core Processor Support

This board is designed to build up the most powerful system and delivers the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU Ready motherboard.

High Density Glass Fabric PCB

What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity or whatever you’d like to name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.

Digi Power

More Precise, More Efficient

Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.
Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)

By combining the power and advantages of three different kinds of capacitors, including the DIP cap, POSCAP and MLCC, Multiple Filter Caps allow hardcore overclockers and enthusiasts to overclock their motherboards to extreme levels without having to worry about the other hardware components.
Advanced 12 + 2 Power Phase

This motherboard is designed with a 12 + 2 Power Phase design. It features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capability and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
DDR3 2450(OC)

This motherboard unlocks maximum memory performance, coming with 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, supporting up to DDR3 2450 (OC) MHz!
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)

Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is an innovative new design of MOSFETs. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into a MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM can provide larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for CPU Vcore is more efficient.
Premium Gold Caps

Top-Class Quality Guaranteed

Premium Gold Caps are luxury capacitors. These 100% Japan-made solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a premium gold coating representing long life and stable performance.
3-Way SLI/3-Way CrossFireX

Equipped with 4 x PCIe 2.0 slots, this motherboard supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, providing ultimate multi-GPU performance.
Intel® Gigabit LAN

Intel® LAN provides the best throughput performance, lower CPU utilization, enhanced stability and is able to deliver ultimate network experience to users!
XFast 555 Technology : XFast RAM / XFast LAN / XFast USB

Fully Optimize Memory Usage
Faster Internet Access
Boosts up your USB speed
5X Faster for
Photoshop Execution
XFast RAM will create a virtual disk from the system memory to boost the performance. For Photoshop, It can even perform 5X faster than before.
Lower Latency
In Game
XFast LAN can lower latency in the game after setting online game priority higher.
Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
* Lower is better
USB Performance
Comparison
ATTO Disk Benchmark 4K Read
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*The performance boost percentage may vary with a different configuration.

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C.C.R. (Combo Cooler Retention Module)

The unique combo cooler retention module greatly improves heat dissipation and is backward compatible with AMD previous AM3/AM2+ coolers.
8 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Back)

Rich storage options! This motherboard offers 8 USB 3.0 (4 from onboard header, 4 from rear I/O) and bundles an exclusive front USB 3.0 panel to facilitate computing environment.
Hi-Density Power Connector

Hi-Density Power Connector features a solid square-pin design. ASRock motherboard is equipped with High-Density Power Connector for the CPU power connector. The optimized design can reduce 23% power loss and decrease connector temperature up to 22℃.
Fast Boot

With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds* to logon to Windows® 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user experience and behavior.

*The boot time may vary with a different configuration.
Restart to UEFI

Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.
Dehumidifier

Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.

Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions. The major features of UEFI include:
1. Graphical Visual Experience – UEFI provides an improved visual interface with colorful icons and makes your computing environment more versatile to replace the traditional dull BIOS page.
2. Mouse Enabling – Besides keyboard control, you can freely use mouse to select your ideal settings in UEFI as well.
3. Supports 3TB bootable HDD - UEFI breaks the limitations of 2TB bootable HDD on traditional BIOS. With UEFI, you can enjoy 3TB bootable HDD size.*
*Windows® Vista™ 64bit or Windows® 7 64bit OS is required.


UEFI System Browser

UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations that users are currently using in their PC. With the UEFI system browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in UEFI setup.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)

Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users. Normally, ISPs (Internet Service Provider) will charge for internet curfew service, which controls “all” the PCs connected at home. However, ASRock OMG is a free tool for controlling internet access of each single PC. Parents can easily control internet access through the BIOS setup to protect their kids from using the Internet at inappropriate times, and meanwhile, enjoy their own internet space.
Easy RAID Installer

Easy RAID Installer can help you install the RAID driver easily without floppy drive. It can copy the RAID driver from a support CD to your USB storage device with just one simple click in UEFI setup.
Internet Flash

Updating the UEFI is easier than ever with ASRock Internet Flash! Simply by a few clicks it searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock's servers, then it automatically downloads and flashes the latest UEFI file within the UEFI setup utility without having to enter Windows® OS.
Google Chrome Browser & Toolbar

Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Google Toolbar is designed to help you find what you're looking for quickly and discover new things along the way. Now ASRock has both Chrome and Google Toolbar bundled with our motherboards so users may enjoy better internet surfing experiences.
Free Bundle - Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial

CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 trial now supports hardware transcoding and is optimized to accelerate conversion of all your favorite media files for your favorite portable players. Now you can easily display your favorite movies, songs and photos on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Youtube, Facebook etc. Compile, convert and enjoy images and songs as much as you want and enhance your videos to new levels with TrueTheater Technology. Try it today!

Limitations:
30-day trial limitation
Convert videos to the H.264 format 50 times
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The picture of the user interface above is a sample for reference. The actual user interface may vary due to updated software versions.