ASRock releases Z77 Extreme11 motherboard
ASRock has officially released the rumored ASRock Z77 Extreme11 motherboard to market thus ending all rumors and bringing another overclocking “big gun” to the delight of all enthusiasts out there.
As the name itself suggests the motherboard is based on Intel’s LGA1155 socket and targets primarily the Ivy Bridge CPU generation, while offering overclocking options galore.
The motherboard supports all LGA1155 processors out there and offers Digi Power Design, 8 + 4 Power Phase Design, Dual-Stack MOSFET, support for dual-channeled DDR3 3000+ memory up to 32 GB, three PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, one PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot, three PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots as well as SATA3 and USB 3.0 support with an additional SAS2/SATA3 combo for extra storage needs. The mobo also supports 3-way SLI and 4-way CrossFireX via an integrated bridge.
Network needs are served by on-board Intel dual LAN chips with teaming function and there’s also a 2T2R Dual-Band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth v 4.0 module, which supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, dual band 2.4/5 GHz and of course, Bluetooth 4.0.
The board itself includes 2 oz copper for lower PCB temperature when overclocking, and premium Gold Caps to extend the motherboard’s life. Finally ASRock’s Z77 Extreme11 is fully compatible with Windows 8.
The motherboard is expected to cost around 400 USD.