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X79 Extreme11
AnandTech Editor's Choice Bronze Award

  1. 7 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (2 x PLX PEX 8747 bridges), Support 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX™ in full x16 PCIe 3.0 speed
  2. 8 SAS2/SATA3 from LSI™ SAS 2308 PCIe 3.0 Controller
  3. Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH, Supports Premium Headset Amplifier
  4. Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors
  5. Supports Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
  6. Supports Digi Power, 24 + 2 Power Phase Design
  7. Supports Quad Channel DDR3 2500+(OC)
  8. Broadcom PCIE Dual LAN with Teaming Function
  9. 8 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 10 SATA3 (2 from Intel® X79, 8 from LSI)
  10. Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
  11. Supports XFast 555, OMG, Internet Flash, Easy RAID Installer, Interactive UEFI, UEFI System Browser
  12. Free Bundle : 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel, 1 x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, MAGIX Multimedia Suite Trial
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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Supports New Intel® Core i7 Processors

Get top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks with a New Intel® Core™ i7 processor
All ASRock X79 chipset motherboards will support the new 22nm Intel® Core i7 4960X / 4930K / 4820K processor by a simple BIOS & driver update.
4-Way SLI/CrossFireX at PCIe 3.0 x16 Speed

Supported by 2 PLX PEX 8747 Bridge

PLX PEX 8747 bridge is a PCIe Gen3 silicon chip. It brings solid PCIe 3.0 lanes for PCIe devices and is optimized to support high performance graphics. Enthusiasts will appreciate the onboard two PLX PEX 8747 bridges. Via PLX PEX bridges, ASRock X79 Extreme11 can run multi-GPU 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX at PCIe Gen3 x16/x16/x16/x16 mode simultaneously.
8 SAS2/SATA3 (6 Gb/s) from LSI™ SAS 2308 PCIe 3.0 Controller

The feature-rich X79 Extreme11 motherboard offers rich storage options. It provides 10 SATA3 ports, 8 of which are SAS2 (6 Gb/s) ports sourced from LSI™ SAS 2308 PCIe 3.0 controller. Via LSI™ MegaRAID® utility, users can get high transfer speed 3.8 GB/s through 8 SSDs in RAID 0 mode.
ASRock X79 Extreme11
provides 8 x SAS2/SATA3 ports
(from LSI SAS 2308 PCIe 3.0 controller)
RAID 0 with 8 x SSD
Other X79 motherboard
provides 2 x SATA3 ports
(from Intel® X79 chipset)
RAID 0 with 2 x SSD

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.

Intel® Smart Response

Intel® Smart Response Technology accelerates the system response experience by putting frequently-used blocks of disk data on a solid-state drive (SSD), providing dramatically faster access to user data than the hard disk alone can provide. For users who are tempted to connect the SSD and HDD on ASRock motherboard, Intel® Smart Response Technology can make the SSD become the "Cache of the HDD" to boost up the HDD access speed. ASRock motherboards with Intel® Smart Response Technology are able to drive 4X faster performance boost than a HDD-only system.
Creative Sound Core3D Audio with Premium Headset Amplifier

The onboard Creative SoundCore 3D quad-core sound and voice processor brings a truly immersive audio experience and supports CrystalVoice, EAX 1.0 to 5.0, etc. ASRock Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA) provides wider bandwidth, higher slew rate with lower noise and distortion. It also supports up to 250 Ohm high-end headsets, which delivers crisper audio into the users ears.
Scout Mode™

Hear the enemy before they hear you

Scout Mode™ technology is a proprietary technology that allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
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.
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.
24 + 2 Power Phase Design

This motherboard is designed with a 24 + 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.
8 x DDR3 2500+ DIMM Supports Quad Channel Memory

This motherboard has 8 DIMM slots for Quad-Channel memory, supporting for 2500+(OC) MHz DDR3 memory!
Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support

The ASRock motherboards support the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth for the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, provide ultimate graphics performance.

Get PCI-E 3.0 Benefits
• Higher bit rate - 8.0GT/s
• Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GB/s
• Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency
• 100% backward compatible with previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard

PCI-E architectureRaw bit rateBandwidth per lane per directionEncoding Efficiency
PCI-E 2.05.0GT/s500MB/s80%
PCI-E 3.08.0GT/s1GB/s98.5%

Note:
PCI-E 3.0 requires both a supporting CPU and motherboard at the same time.
Currently Intel® Socket 2011 Sandy Bridge-E Processor doesn’t support PCI-E 3.0, but this motherboard is already PCI-E 3.0 hardware ready.
It depends on Intel® CPU to enable PCI-E 3.0. Please check Intel® website for information on future CPU updates and releases.
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.
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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Interactive UEFI

ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. The unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface and brings a lot more amusing.
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.
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.
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.
Broadcom Dual LAN

Dual LAN with Teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.
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
MAGIX Multimedia Suite

The ultimate solutions to enhance your media experience. From music management, music creation, video editing to photo management. Simply do more with your media than you ever thought possible.

mufin player
The next generation music player plays all standard audio formats, manages large music collections, helps you discover music, offers a free online hard drive and more.

Music Maker Silver
The easiest way to arrange, remix, record and create your own music. Develop your musical style now - without any prior skills.

Video easy SE
With this program you can easily edit your movies, add transitions, text and background music, and even quickly enhance image and sound quality.

Photo Manager 10
Put an end to your digital photo chaos and organize your photo collection with ease. The program is fully equipped for fast import, photo and video clip management, photo editing and presentation.

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