ASRock, one of the company which was known to cater entry level motherboards before (as a subsidiary of ASUS), is currently getting ready to set out its proud motherboard which supports AMD's next level processor codenamed "Zambezi" Fusion Black CPUs. This motherboard will be known as the ASRock 890FX Deluxe5. This is equipped with the AMD 890FX + SB850 (as its southbridge) chipset.
The ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 is set to be released in the late parts of February 2011. Its processor socket will be the AMD's AM3r2 or a.k.a. AM3+. The AM3 socket will also be compatible with the existing AM3 processors such as the Athlon II and Phenom II. But more importantly, the AM3 socket will be ready to take on the most anticipated 8-core CPU that AMD will be planning to release this year.
This motherboard also features the different Crossfire technologies including AMD Quad Crossfire X, 2-way Crossfire X, and the 3-way setup. The ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 will have the standard 4 DDR3 memory slots, 2 PCI slots, 2 PCI Express x1 slots, one PCI Express x4 slot and 2 slots for PCI Express x16.
USB 3.0 will also be carried on by the Deluxe5, as well as SATA and IEEE 1394 ports consequently. 7.1 Channel HD Audio will be in the integrated audio. Apart from all these compartments, ASRock also placed a extraordinary feature into the paradigm - Enabling Turbo UCC. This feature is like the older version UCC wherein it tries to unlock the disabled cores of a processor however, that is only half of the job. This newer Turbo UCC also claims to instantly overclock CPU frequency, memory frequency and the voltage settings to higher levels. This feature will certainly be put to the test once this motherboard comes out in the open.
As for the price, there's no knowledge on how much this baby will cost our enthusiasts. One thing is certain though, this will be something that we'll have to look out for. AMD's 9 series chipsets will be coming out soon, so we may as well stay tuned for that one also.