ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Motherboard AMD Phenom II/Athlon II/ Sempron Socket 940 AMD 990FX ATX RAID Gigabit LAN

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Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU Ready motherboard. By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor. The unique combo cooler retention module greatly improves heat dissipation and is backward compatible with AMD previous AM3/AM2+ coolers. SLI is a brand name for NVIDIA multi-GPU solution. The technology allows a pair of graphics cards to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance. CrossFireX is a brand name for ATI Technologies multi-GPU solution. The technology allows a pair of graphics cards to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.




Installed Processors (Max)

0 (1)

Supported Processor Manufacturer


Supported Processors

AMD Phenom II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors


Socket 940

Front Side Bus

2600 MHz



AMD 990FX SB950

RAID Supported


Rear Panel I/O Ports

Audio Line In Ports

1 x 7.1 Audio pin header or port (for Mic_in, Speaker out, Line_in, Rear Surround, Side Surround, Center/Subwoofer)

Keyboard Port

1 x PS/2

Mouse Port

1 x PS/2

RJ-45 Ports

1 x RJ-45

USB Ports

6 x USB 2.0 ? 2 x USB 3.0

eSATA Ports

1 x eSATA III (6GB/s)

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors

5 x SATA III 6.0 Gb/s

S/PDIF Connectors

1 x HDMI_SPDIF connector

USB Connectors

3 x USB 2.0 ? 2 x USB 3.0

Serial Connectors

1 x COM

Cooling Fan Support

1 x CPU / 1 x Chassis / 1 x Power Fan connectors

Front Panel Connectors

1 x FP-Audio header

Power Connector Port

1 x 24-pin ATX ? 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V

Other Connectors

1 x Power LED header


PCI Slots

2 slot(s) - PCI

PCI Express Slots

4 slot(s) -


Maximum Memory

32GB DDR3 (Unbuffered Non-ECC)

Memory Slot

4 x DIMM Slots


Integrated Sound

7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)


Integrated Network

1 x Broadcom BCM57781

Network Speeds Supported


System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported

Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant



32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support

Software Included

Drivers ? Utilities ? AntiVirus Software (Trial Version) ? CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial ? AMD Fusion ? AMD Fusion Media Explorer ? ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)



FCC ? CE ? WHQL ? ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)


In The Box

ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Motherboard ? 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card ? Quick Installation Guide ? Support CD ? I/O Shield ? 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable


  • ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
  • Digi Power, Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX , 3-Way CrossFireX and CrossFireX
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI and SLI
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3
  • Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies
  • Supports On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, AXTU, APP Charger, SmartView, Turbo UCC
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio
  • Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite, 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable

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Catalogue No: EL-23300006