Extreme 6 comes with a black PCB as well as black expansion
slots. Southbridge cooler as well as the coolers on the current converters got a
cover which is kept in grey and gold. Altogether the design looks calm and nice.
Furthermore the components are well placed and the PCB doens't look too crowded.
ASRock equipped their latest Extreme 6 motherboard with an
8+4 phase VRM design. Eight phases are there to provide stable and clean power
to the CPU. The four additional phases are there to deliver power to the memory
as well as other components on the board. This really is
enough even for overclocking.
Totally you'll find
four DIMM-slots on the ASRock Extreme 6. The official clock speeds that are still under NDA. Therefore we'll release them whit the launch of Intels upcoming CPUs.
The current converters are being held at adequate temperatures via a passive heatpipe cooling solution. There are two separate cooling blocks covering the area which are connected via a heatpipe. The southbridge got a cooling block too, which has not been integrated into the heatpipe loop of the VRM. The fact that the cooling blocks around the CPU socket aren't too big makes it comfortable to install a big aircooler. We also noticed the very high manufacturing quality of the cooling blocks.
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