X79 Extreme4-M
X79 Extreme4-M
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Intel® X79 Chipset
Detail Specification
- Intel® X79
Quad Channel DDR3 memory technology
4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/1600/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports DDR3 ECC, un-buffered memory with Intel® Workstation 1S Xeon® processors
E5 2xxx & 4xxx series in socket LGA 2011
- Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
Expansion Slot
Rear Panel I/O
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC898 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray audio support
- Supports THX TruStudioTM
PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Broadcom BCM57781
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Supports PXE
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATA3 Connector
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker /
USB 3.0
- 2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by ASMedia ASM1042, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
- 1 x Front USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) by ASMedia ASM1042, supports
USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
Faster Internet Access
- Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100%
Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
- Supports Quad Channel DDR3 2400+(OC)
- Digi Power, Advanced V6 + 2 Power Phase Design
- 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots, Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM
- Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear
CMOS Switch with LED
- Supports ASRock X-FAN, XFast RAM, XFast LAN,
XFast USB, XFast Charger, Graphical UEFI, UEFI System
Browser, AXTU
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek
ALC898 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudioTM
- Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite
3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE3: x16 mode; PCIE2: x8 mode)
1 x PCI slot
Supports AMDTM Quad CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM and SLITM
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Intel® X79, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5,
RAID 10 and Intel Rapid Storage), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
- 1 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connector by ASMedia ASM1061, supports NCQ, AHCI and
"Hot Plug" functions
Fully Optimize Memory Usage
Product Brief
Supports Intel® Core ™ i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
Digi Power Design
Advanced V6 + 2 Power Phase Design
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
Fast Charge & Charge Anytime
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm
- Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer
Smart Switch
BIOS Feature
Support CD
- 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and
Intel Rapid Storage 3.0), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 3 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x CIR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- 1 x Power LED header
- CPU/Chassis/Power/SB FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 8 pin 12V power connector
- SLI/XFire power connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
- 1 x Power Switch with LED
- 1 x Reset Switch with LED
- 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Supports "Plug and Play"
ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
Supports jumperfree
SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
CPU, VCCSA, DRAM, VTT, CPU PLL, PCH1.1V, PCH1.5V Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)
Unique Feature
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
ASRock Instant Boot
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock APP Charger
ASRock SmartView
ASRock XFast USB
ASRock XFast LAN
ASRock XFast Charger
ASRock XFast RAM
ASRock Crashless BIOS
Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Good Night LED
Hardware Monitor
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
- 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge Card
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables (Optional)
CPU Temperature Sensing
Chassis Temperature Sensing
CPU/Chassis/Power/SB Fan Tachometer
CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
CPU/Chassis/SB Fan Multi-Speed Control
Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
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Intel® X79 Chipset
Next-Gen PCIe 3.0 Support
Get PCI-E 3.0 Benefits
Higher bit rate - 8.0GT/s
Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GB/s
Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency
100% backward compatible with previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard
Raw bit rate
Bandwidth per lane
Encoding Efficiency
PCI-E 2.0
PCI-E 3.0
Note: PCI-E 3.0 requires both a supporting CPU and motherboard at the same time.
Currently Intel® Socket 2011 Sandy Bridge-E Processor doesn’t support PCI-E 3.0, but this motherboard is already PCI-E 3.0 hardware ready.
It depends on Intel CPU to enable PCI-E 3.0. Please check Intel website for information on future CPU updates and releases.
XFast RAM Technology
1 5X Faster for Photoshop Execution
The XFast RAM will create
a virtual disk from system
memory to boost up the
For Photoshop, it can even
perform 5X faster than
Enhance Internet Surfing Experience
Fully Optimize Memory Usage
2 Fully Utilize Wasted Memory
under 32bit OS
XFast RAM is part of ASRock
Extreme Tuning Utility
(AXTU). It fully utilizes the
memory space that cannot
be used under 32-bit OS.
Extend SSD / HDD Lifespan
Exactly shortens the
loading time of previously
visited webpages, making
web surfing faster than
XFast LAN Technology
LAN Application Prioritization
It will reduce the frequency of
accessing your SSDs or
HDDs in order to extend their
Lower Latency In Game
219 ms
1301 ms
Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
With XFast LAN
You can configure your application priority ideally
and/or add new programs.
Faster Internet Access
Traffic Shaping
You can watch Youtube HD video and download files
XFast Charger Technology
Without XFast LAN
After setting online game priority higher in XFast LAN,
it can lower the latency in game.
Real-Time Analysis Of Your Data
With the status window, you can easily recognize
which data streams you are currently transferring.
XFast Charger is the best and fastest technology to charge your mobile devices via PC. With the
superb XFast Charger USB port, users are assured to enjoy the quick charging experience
anytime. In addition to Apple devices, it is also capable of charging the BC 1.1 standard smart
Fast Charge & Charge Anytime
XFast USB Technology
USB 3.0 Benchmark
ASRock Motherboard with XFast USB Technology
ATTO Disk Benchmark - 4K Read
Other Motherboard without XFast USB Technology
240039 KB/s
42164 KB/s
ASRock Motherboard with XFast USB Technology
ATTO Disk Benchmark - 4K Write
Other Motherboard without XFast USB Technology
155648 KB/s
42687 KB/s
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Intel® X79 Chipset
Graphical UEFI
UEFI System Browser
THX TruStudio
* Graphical Visual Experience
* Mouse Enabling
* Supports 3TB bootable HDD
The UEFI system browser can let you easily check
your current system configuration in UEFI setup.
Delivering the fullest audio experience for
games, music and movies.
MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial
MAGIX Multimedia Suite
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an
all-in-one software to fine-tune different
features in an userfriendly interface, which
includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control,
Overclocking, OC DNA, IES and XFast RAM.
The fastest video media conversation software
The ultimate solutions to enhance your media experience.
From music management, music creation, video editing to
photo management. Simply do more with your media than
you ever thought possible.
Digi Power
By adopting digital Pulse-width
modulation (PWM), the ASRock
X79 Extreme4-M can provide CPU Vcore
voltage more efficiently and smoothly.
Compared to analog PWM, Digi Power
can optimize the CPU power solution and
provide a proper and stable Vcore for the
Advanced V6 + 2
Power Phase
The ASRock X79 Extreme4-M is designed
with a V6 + 2 Power Phase, featuring sturdy
components and completely smooth power
delivery to the CPU. It offers unmatched
overclocking capability and enhanced
performance with the lowest temperatures
for PC gaming enthusiasts.
Premium Gold Caps
Premium Gold Caps are 100% Japan-made solid
capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a
premium gold coating representing long life and
stable performance.
ASRock X-FAN will be automatically activated
only when the system rises to a certain
temperature under heavy-loading.
Normally, ASRock X-FAN will remain
deactivated to give users the quietest
computing experience.
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