- Processor Socket: AM3+
- Form Factor: ATX
- Chipset Type: AMD 970
- RAM Memory Technology: DDR3 1066;DDR3 1333;DDR3 1600;DDR3 1800
- Item Display Weight: 1.24 Kilograms
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard
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- Socket AM3+
- Chipset: AMD 970 & SB950
- Memory: 4x DDR3-2100(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 DIMMs
- Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots; 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots; 2x PCI Slots
- SATA: 5x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10; 1x eSATA3 Port
- Ports: 10x USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear, 6 by headers); 2x USB 3.0 Ports
- Power Connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 8pin CPU power
- Form Factor: ATX
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Top Customer Reviews
This mobo still running great after more than 6 months of constant use
I mostly use my rig for casual gaming and as a digital audio workstation
I was thinking of getting SLI by adding another 550 Ti but not support
REASON: there are two pcie ports but configured at x16 (fastest) x4 (slow)
sli requires the minimum port speeds to be x8 and x8, but this mobo is x16 and x4
BUT it does support crossfire for ATI cards.
No SLI for me but may upgrade to a better single in the future then
According to benchmarks: (2) 550 Ti SLI-ed is still lower than a single 560 Ti
Another note: the new piledrivers (successors to the bulldozers) are out, but seem to be disappointing still yet. Going to stick with my phenoms for a while. Only get FX series if you use heavy-threaded applications. FX still not optimized to handle single thread processes.
Regardless, solid mobo for the price. GET IT.
This mobo would have definitely recieved five stars IF the first one was not DOA. computer would not start up and it was just a complete disaster. When the second one came, thanks to the amazing Amazon return/exchange policy, my build was up and running fine. It has all the modern inputs and has future proof am3+ slot when the amd fx processors are hopefully revised. But for now I have a phenom II x4 965. This mobo has no problem overclocking it to 4ghz with the configuration of bus speed of 200mhz with 20x multiplier. I did not want to touch the bus speed as it required adjusting my ram speed. This mobo does not have a onboard graphics card, which is fine because most of them are horrible anyways.Read more ›
Initially I purchased this board for my wife, as she was still using an old socket 939, DDR(1) machine (bleh). I just grabbed the Amazon recommended RAM ( 8GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz ) and CPU ( FX-4100 3.6Ghz quad-core) and this machine is decently fast. Not impressively fast, but decently.
Now, as choosing a motherboard is only half the battle, and if you're looking to build a new system, I will quickly add that the FX-4170 will yield you the best results for your $$$. In most common cases, gaming included, 8 cores are not yet supported. So, spending $200 or whatever it is when you read this on the FX-8150 is a bad plan.
I would normally separate the pros and cons, but the cons are so subtle I'll just integrate them.
The BIOS on this motherboard are relatively straight forward and easy to use, and some of the overclocking features can even be adjusted via your desktop using a utility supplied with your motherboard drivers. The overclocking options within the BIOS are much more thorough, and if OC is your thang, you won't be disappointed with the options are tweaking ability. Everything you need to blow up your CPU is right at your fingertips!
Mouse integration is also nice, however it's sometimes a bit tricky, as the pointer doesn't always indicate what you're selecting. You use the mousewheel to scroll through options, and then you *click* on that highlighted field. Weird, but it works, and is still faster than using the keyboard.
ASrock UCC - Very cool feature. Some CPUs have "locked cores" and this board will unlock those.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
paired with my phenom 960 be does what it has to do im satisfiedPublished 8 months ago by Officialshotz
After about a years use this board runs strong. Its got a fx6300 on it running at 4.5 to 4.7 depending on the day and it has no issues. For the 970 chipset this board is great!Published 16 months ago by AMD gamer
Awesome board for the price. ASRock's user interface make's setup super easy and fast. Built in monitors for fan speed to control temperature and over clocking features I'll... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chaz Kovach
Computer sold fast so couldn't work much with it but it had plenty utilities and worked like a champ. Looked great in case.Published 21 months ago by E. Wallace
This start windows 8 with AMD FX 6100 6-Core Processor in less that 1 min, without Solid State Disk, very goodPublished on June 7, 2014 by alfredo chirinos
I purchased this motherboard from Newegg 14 months ago. It already died and ASRock only provides a 1 year warranty on it. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by David Alexander