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ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100(OC) /1866
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With its unique design and high quality components (premium Gold Caps and 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors), ASRock 990FX Extreme4 is built for stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.

ASRock 990FX Extreme4 is based on the latest AMD’s top 990FX/SB950 chipsets with support for up to 8-Core AMD AM3+ CPU. The 990FX Extreme4 features XFast technology for the world’s fastest USB data transfer speed. More advanced features include the unique combo cooler retention module for improved heat dissipation and compatibility and THX TruStudio for the same audio experience in live performances. Besides eight native SATA 6Gb/s ports and two USB 3.0 ports, the 990FX Extreme4 also brings multi-GPU configurations through both SLI and CrossFireX to bring a brand new gaming style like you’ve never experienced before.

  • newegg ASRock XFast USB Technology - Faster Than Your Imagination! ASRock XFast USB Technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB Series Motherboards integrate with the latest XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed. According to research, it shows that the ASRock XFast USB technology can even boost USB 3.0 performance up to 145.05%!
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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,
  • newegg Cool Heatpipe Design Switchable cooling fan provides extreme overclocker or gamer an upgrade opportunity, it can greatly improve the heat dissipation on the heatpipe.
  • newegg THX TruStudio THX TruStudio is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios to the PC.
  • newegg Multi-GPU Support with CrossFireX and SLI Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Learn more about the ASRock 990FX Extreme4

Model

Brand
ASRock
Model
990FX Extreme4

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 990FX + SB950

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (x16, x16, x4)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
SATA 6Gb/s
8 x SATA 6Gb/s (SATA3_8 connector is shared with eSATA3 port)
SATA RAID
6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s support RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD by SB950

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Broadcom BCM57781
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Other Connectors
1 x Floppy connector
1 x IR header
1 x COM port header
1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
1 x Power LED header
CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
CD in header
Front panel audio connector
1 x Dr. Debug (7-Segment Debug LED)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors

Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU

Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)

Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX and CrossFireX

Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI and SLI

2 x Front USB 3.0, 2 x Rear USB 3.0, 8 x SATA3, 2 x IEEE 1394

Dr. Debug, Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED

Supports XFast USB Technology, Graphical UEFI

Supports On/Off Play Technology, Instant Boot, Instant Flash, APP Charger, SmartView, Turbo UCC

7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio

Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Thomas S.
  • 3/27/2014 3:36:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 6 Months

Pros: Worked for a while. Never used the bells and whistles much. All that software based go faster stuff seemed like it was just asking for problems. I wanted this machine to last for years. Played Skyrim at Highest settings 30 pps but no long periods of play.
Temperatures stayed moderate.

Cons: It was not noticeably faster than my budget mini box budget machine, which is on its 2nd or 3rd year. A machine I have tortured.
After about 6 months new high dollar Asrock machine shut off never to start again. Burnt capacitor. A machine I pampered.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
ASRock 990FX Extreme4
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
CM Hyper 212 EVO
Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Windows Performance Index of 7.7
Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB CU II OC WPI of 7.9
WD BLACK 1TB WPI of 5.9
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W
CM HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower

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  • Thomas S.
  • 3/26/2014 6:30:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked fine for several months. Temperatures were staying low, and programs ran smoothly.

Cons: Died by what the shop guy said looked like an overclock, overvoltage event, a blown capacitor. Should not have happened as I only used a few of the automatic features to try to avoid such calamities. Only saw 2 BSODs in the entire period with had no incidents any time near the failure date.

Other Thoughts: ASRock 990FX Extreme4
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
CM Hyper 212 EVO
Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
Windows Performance Index of 7.7
Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB CU II OC
WPI of 7.9
WD BLACK 1TB WPI of 5.9
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W
CM HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after several months which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.
Please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • David I.
  • 1/28/2014 6:17:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the Hastle

Pros: When it worked it worked like a champ

Cons: First board was received DOA. Second board received 2 weeks later.

Worked fine until 2 months after the extended warranty I bought expired. Was working fine when I went to bed, next morning it was dead and blue screened after every attempt to install a new OS

Other Thoughts: Asrock has been my choice for boards since the Tomahawk. I've replaced this board with a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3. I hope it's a better value.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dave,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the issue, please turn the power off, clear the CMOS.
Set the UEFI BIOS default.
Test with single memory module, switching another memory if its same issue.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • Trevor T.
  • 12/5/2013 3:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for OC 8 core CPU

Pros: Easy overclocking in the BIOS. Good space around CPU socket for larger coolers, and between PCIE slots for CfX cards. Crossfires 2 cards at x16 speed. Handles 8-core CPU. Front panel USB 3.0. 8 Sata ports.

Cons: Board layout is a little odd, particularly the fan connectors. None of them are near the front, so front fans have to stretch wire over the SB chipset. CPU fan connectors are right next to cooler mounting peg, so be sure to plug the fans in before mounting the cooler. Front Panel Audio connector is at the back of the board, which is silly. NB heatsink is kind of tall, but there's enough space from the CPU socket that it shouldn't block 2 fan coolers.

Other Thoughts: I got this as an upgrade from the Extreme3. Same NB & SB chipsets, but better power stage handling for my FX-8120 chip. I couldn't overclock at all with the Extreme3, but with the Extreme4 it's only a question of how hot do I want to run it. I had the latest BIOS firmware ready when I got the board, and after flashing was able to set all the parameters as I had them on the old board. Win7 barked a little bit about the drive controller, but otherwise it went super smooth.

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  • Tanya B.
  • 11/16/2013 2:39:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbroken after 2 years

Pros: Lots of bells and whistles.

Cons: My board was extremely slow to boot up. Which was a real let down since at the same time I bought an SSD, and combined they did nothing for my boot up speed since the board took forever (windows loaded quickly). Shortly after buying the board the first and second Sata 6 slots died. I didn't return the board since I only needed 4 slots anyway. Then I started having trouble with a couple USB slots. Again didn't need them all, not a big deal FOR ME. Now, after two years of having the board it just died. No power to keyboard and mouse and no signal to monitor. Did a CMOS reset, nothing. Removed all peripherals and did another CMOS, nothing. Took it to a local repair shop for them to run diagnostics and they thought the actual chip socket died.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 2 years, which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.
questions please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • Daniel T.
  • 11/14/2013 7:04:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Windows 8 ready motherboard

Pros: Great UEFI motherboard. Built a system around the AMD FX8350 with 32 GB memory and added a water cooler. I run Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Lightroom 5. This system was built specifically as a workstation to run Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom, and it fly's through the tasks I give it. I had the problem where the system went into single channel mode and would only see 16 GB memory. An e-mail to ASRock support quickly resolved the problem. They got back to me right away and their solution fixed the issue on the first try. It now registers 32 GB of memory. Have not had any issues with this motherboard. The memory I installed is PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866), which is the fastest memory it will take without overclocking the memory. I am not running the system overclocked, and it's very stable.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great motherboard. Because of the UEFI bios, it is Windows 8 ready. Kudos to ASRock support. Very quick to respond.

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  • Jerry B.
  • 11/3/2013 7:39:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsLogical verifier

Pros: http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/990FX%20Extreme4/?cat=Specifications

Some nut said the sata III were 3 GB instead of 6 GB, because of his interpretation of "8 x SATA3" on the above website> scroll down the page and it plainly states:
SATA3 - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by AMD SB950, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Marvell SE9120, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions (SATA3_8 connector is shared with eSATA3 port)

Cons: I haven't got the bucks together for my new Vishera system.

Other Thoughts: This mobo is going on my wish list.

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  • JOHN Y.
  • 10/30/2013 11:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASGOOD as it gets

Pros: Stable reliable everything works
I have been using this board for six months and so far it is my new favorite for all the connectivity and speed. I like to use my old hdd's as backup storage and i have had no trouble with this playing well with my old ide's and sata drive. My boot drive is a seagate 2 tb st2000dm001 with win8 pro and it boots in 20 seconds which i think is fast.
the bios uefi has most of the OC features but not as much as others. I was able to get my 8350 to 4.8 Ghz but set it back down to 4-4.2 because it just wasn't necessary.
i do happen to like the blue and white colors.
sata usb and sound ports all working have not had anything not work. I will be getting another for a spare.

Cons: Only con i can think of is when i was tweaking the pc against the upper limits of its ability i had a hard crash and it lost the hdd configuration priorities and that had to be redefined in the bios. nothing else got changed and it only happened during overclocking tests.

Other Thoughts: config

This Asrock mb
8350 fx
pcpower and cooling 600 watt MK3 psu
mushkin 2x2GB memory modules
saphire 6870
lite-on optical dvd
2 seagate sata drives
1 samsung sata
1 maxtor ide
1 wdd ide
cinebench score 7.13

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  • Jose H.
  • 10/29/2013 2:02:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great O/C capabilities!! Got my FX-8350 running at 4.8GHz with a minor voltage increase with an aftermarket HSF.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Will follow up a few months down the road to update this review!

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  • Ralph M.
  • 10/29/2013 11:52:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Price

Cons: Arrived DOA. Video graphics did not work. Tried 4 cards. Tried the cards in a different mobo and they worked fine. All compatible.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard to check Dr.Debug code at "http://www.asrock.com/support/QA/TSDQA-102.pdf".
Unplug the ATX power.
Remove the mainboard from chassis, place the mainboard on mainboard’s box
Clear the CMOS
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan as well
Test with single memory module (non-ECC, un-buffered)
Reseat video card firmly and 6+6 power (if applied)
Plug the 24 pins + 8 or 4 pins ATX power
Turn the power on (using onboard power button) to check if its post
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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