ASRock takes a shot at a Killer Fatal1ty

Subject: Motherboards | February 20, 2014 - 12:29 PM |
Tagged: z87, Killer Fatal1ty, asrock

ASRock has picked up some impressive branding recently but the question of performance remains.  They have been in the motherboard business for a while but have always been considered a bargain brand by most enthusiasts.  [H]ard|OCP reviewed their flagship Z87 board recently to see if perhaps it is time to reconsider that impression.  With three PCIe 3.0 16x slots and four PCIe 2.0 1x slots it does seem a high end motherboard and the inclusion of an onboard KillerNIC may also attract some attention.  If this board really wants to attract attention it is the overclocking and stability which really matter and seeing as how it finished the review wearing a gold medal you can get a rough idea of how that testing went.  Read the full review to see ASRock's impressive Killer Fatal1ty board in action.

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"If you’re a long time reader of HardOCP then you probably know we are not huge fans of ASRock as a brand overall. Recently we purchased a new motherboard to spend some time with the ASRock Z87 KILLER FATAL1TY, and as a result our opinions are changing. Is that change for the better or for worse?"

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February 20, 2014 | 01:48 PM - Posted by Crayon (not verified)

could have spaced out pcie little better 2nd card will have no breathing room in tri set up

February 21, 2014 | 02:24 PM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

I've been using AsRock boards for the last 8 years, they had issues back in 2006 but nowadays they are my go-to for reliable motherboards. I've tried MSI and ECS but had problems with both (MSI failing to detect memory, ECS so thin that even the OEM heatsink made it curve terribly. Never buy ASUS boards myself since I was a Abit fan and haven't felt like changing opinions about them. (tech curmudgeon)

My recent AMD A10-7850 build used the AsRock FM2A88X-ITX, great little board once the BIOS is updated, has more features than most higher cost brands including Wi-Fi and HDMI-In.

February 26, 2014 | 01:46 AM - Posted by SwissBeatz (not verified)

Its not only this model did ASROCK got so many awards from many unbiased
reviews on their Gaming Mobos, remember their Z77 OC Formula mobo? Well
that is one helluva awesome feature packed heavily overclock-able mobo that
only MSI and Gigabyte can only dream of featuring at that time and that
made Asrock a lot of money and now this model, im sure in the next few
weeks or next two months or so their mobo sales would yield even more
positive with this model.

Also, their 6 GPU Bitcoin and Litecoin mining mobos offers a lot of options
for people who are into Digital currency mining and as of now they are the
only mobo manufacturer who offers that kind gpu installation option to the
mass consumers and its also feature packed and offering very stable power
source to all GPU.

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