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ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) ATX Motherboard

AM3+ CPU, ATX, DDR3, 4 x USB3, 10 x USB2, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3, 2 x PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI, CrossFireX

ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AMD 970 Socket AM3plus ATX Motherboard
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£75.67 inc vat

£63.06 ex vat

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Order Code: ASR-970E32

Manf.Code: 970 Extreme3 R2.0

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ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) ATX Motherboard overview



ASrock Extreme Series

ASRock Extreme series motherboards are built with premium components and cutting edge technology. They feature ASRock Super Alloy Technology to enhance performance, increase stability and reliability of the motherboard.

Processor and Chipset Features



AMD FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series Processors

This motherboard supports AMD AM3+/AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 4800MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

AMD 970 Chipset

AMD 970 Chipset is designed to support up to 4800MT HyperTransport 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD’s latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

Memory Features


Dual-Channel DDR3 2100(OC) MHz Support

The motherboard supports up to 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2100(OC) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.

Motherboard Size


ATX

This motherboard is an ATX motherboard with the dimensions of 30.5cm x 21.8cm. It will fit in any case that supports motherboard sizes of ATX or higher such as a Mid Tower case or larger.

Transfer Features


SATA 6Gb/s

SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

External SATA
The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.

USB 3.0 5Gb/s

Compared to the 480Mb/s provided by traditional USB 2.0, the new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than a minute.

Graphics Features


AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support

AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

Audio Features


High Definition Audio Design

The Realtek ALC892 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 90dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC. High Quality audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
General Specification
Model Number 970 Extreme3 R2.0
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 30.5cm x 21.8cm

Processor Information
Compatible Processors FX
Phenom II
Athlon II
Socket Type AM3+
Power Design 4 Phase

Note: Please refer to ASRock Website for AMD CPU Support List

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Type 970 / SB950

Memory
RAM Installed / Max Capacity 0 MB / 32 GB Max
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3 DIMM
Supported RAM DDR3 Non-ECC UDIMM
RAM Architecture Dual-Channel
Supported RAM Speeds 2100/1866/1600/1333/1066 Mhz

Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (Single at x16)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI Slots

VGA & Integrated Graphics Options
Video Controller N/A
Multi-GPU Support AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support

Ports & Connectivity - External IO Panel (Back of Motherboard)
Ports Present & Quantity 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
4 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
HD Audio Jack

Ports & Connectivity - Internal IO (Header pins on Motherboard - Inside Case)
Ports Present & Quantity 5 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 Power LED header
2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector
3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)

Storage Interfaces & Controllers
AMD SB950 5 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0/1/5/10)
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s

LAN & Networking
Controller Realtek
Lan Speed 10/100/1000
Ports 1 x LAN(RJ45) port

Wireless
Wireless N/A
Speed N/A
Features N/A

Audio
Controller Realtek ALC892
Features 7.1 HD Audio

Features & Technologies
Feature List ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
ASRock Instant Boot
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock APP Charger
ASRock XFast USB
ASRock XFast LAN
ASRock XFast RAM
ASRock Crashless BIOS
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock On/Off Play Technology
ASRock UEFI System Browser
ASRock Dehumidifier Function
ASRock Fast Boot
ASRock X-Boost
ASRock Restart to UEFI
Hybrid Booster:
CPU Frequency Stepless Control
ASRock U-COP
Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
Good Night LED

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