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ASRock Penryn1600SLIX3-WIFI Review
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Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 24 March 2008 10:08
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ASRock Penryn1600SLIX-3 WIFI
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ASRock delivers yet another board based on the NVIDIA Intel series. This time round, it uses the NForce 680i chipset. This new board model Penryn1600SLIX3-WIFI is based on the the NF680i + NF570i chipset. If you remember, most of the 680i were NVIDIA home brewed boards and there weren't able to anticipate support for the 1600FSB Processors at that time. ASRock is able to deliver a new breathe of life for the aging chipset with support for the Intel QX9770 Core 2 Extreme Quad Core processor running 1600FSB. On top of that, it also supports 3 Way SLI.

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Specs

 * LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron®, supporting Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
* All Solid Capacitor design
* NVIDIA® nForce 680i SLI Chipset
* Compatible with all FSB1600/1333/1066/800MHz CPUs
* Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533 x 4 DIMM slots, maximum capacity up to 8GB
* Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ and 3-Way SLI™
* 3 x PCI Express x16 slots (white @ x16 mode, yellow @ x8 mode)
* Supports Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
* Supports 2 x IEEE1394 ports (one port on back panel, one header on board)
* 6 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5), NCQ and "Hot Plug" functions
* 1 x eSATAII 3.0 Gb/s connector, supports NCQ and "Hot Plug" functions
* 1 x WiFi/E header
* 7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio with Content Protection, supports DAC with 110dB dynamic range (ALC890 Audio Codec), DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
* Supports ASRock OC Tuner
* Windows® Vista™ Premium 2007 Logo Ready
* Bundle: 1 x ASRock WiFi-802.11g Module 1 x Antenna, 1 x ASRock SLI Bridge and 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge
* ASRock WiFi_eSATAII I/O Plus : 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED, 1 x IEEE 1394 port, 1 x eSATAII port

 
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