ASRock X58 Extreme3 Intel X58 Motherboard Review

Though ASRock’s OC Tuner, their software overclocking utility, is probably the best out there, I still get my overclocking satisfaction in the BIOS. The X58 Extreme3’s BIOS has CPU EX OC settings, where you can choose overclock presets. I mainly like it because you can pick a preset and tweak from there.

I play around with things a while, and end up with the overclock I usually settle with, 3.9gHz. It isn’t the max but it is the most stable.

ASRock X58 Extreme3 Intel X58 Motherboard ASRock X58 Extreme3 Intel X58 Motherboard

Testing – Benchmarks
To check out the performance and stability of the ASRock X58 Extreme3, I ran a series of benchmarks, both at stock clock and my overclock.



sandra proc

sandra mult

sandra mem

It was really surprising how these numbers compared with testing from earlier models of X58 motherboards. They were a lot better than my testing with the ASRock X58 Supercomputer, but I felt that the BIOS was not quite mature enough when I tested that motherboard.