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Main Specifications

The main specifications for the ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion include:

  • Socket: 2011
  • Chipset: Intel X79 Express
  • Super I/O: Nuvoton NCT6776D
  • Parallel ATA: None
  • Serial ATA: Four SATA-300 ports, two SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5), and four SATA-600 ports controlled by a Marvell 88SE9230 chip (RAID 0, 1, and 10)
  • External SATA: Two eSATA-600 ports controlled by a Marvel 88SE9172 chip (RAID 0 and 1)
  • USB 2.0: Eight USB 2.0 ports, two soldered on the motherboard rear panel and six available through three headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: 12 USB 3.0 ports, eight soldered on the motherboard rear panel and four available through two headers on the motherboard, controlled by three Texas Instruments TUSB7340 chips
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): Two ports, one soldered on the motherboard rear panel and one available on a motherboard header, controlled by a VIA VT6308S chip
  • On-board video: No
  • On-board audio: Produced by a Creative Sound Core3D controller (102 dB output signal-to-noise ratio, 101 dB input signal-to-noise ratio, 192 kHz sampling rate, and 24-bit resolution), on-board coaxial SPDIF output
  • On-board LAN: Two Gigabit Ethernet ports controlled by two Broadcom BCM57781 chips, supporting “teaming”
  • Buzzer: No
  • Infrared interface: Yes
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: Five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x0/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8, supporting SLI and CrossFireX) and two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots (PLX PX8605 switch chip)
  • Memory: Eight DDR3-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-2500, 64 GB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: One four-pin connector for the CPU cooler, two four-pin connectors for auxiliary fans, and three three-pin connectors for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: POST diagnostics display, legacy serial port, gaming USB port with configurable polling rate, voltage monitoring points
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: One
  • Programs included: Motherboard utilities
  • More Information: http://www.asrock.com
  • Average price in the U.S.*: USD 400.00

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review.

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.