We are pleased to check out two upcoming boards from ASRock which Chris Lee, marketing director of ASRock is proudly holding. On the right is the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 board which is unveiled recently and on the left is the ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Performance board, a cheaper counterpart to the P67 Fatal1ty Professional board. Last but not least, ASRock is planning the Z68 Fatal1ty Professional too and you should see it later in May.

We are pleased to check out two upcoming boards from ASRock which Chris Lee, marketing director of ASRock is proudly holding.

On the right is the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 board which is unveiled recently and sports nice features like three x16 PCIe slots, two SATA 6Gbps ports, on-board power and reset buttons, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports for the front and two at the back. Apart from the heavily touted XFast USB feature that boosts your USB performance, another key feature highlighted is that this board comes bundled with the LucidLogix Virtu software that intelligently switch between Sandy Bridge iGPU and discrete graphics depending on applications usage.

On the left is the ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Performance board, a cheaper counterpart to the P67 Fatal1ty Professional board. As you can see, this board design is pretty different from the Professional and chipset cooler is less elaborated. The CPU VRM area is noticeably step down and has only one PCIe x16 slot  instead of 3 on the Professional as well as two SATA3 ports instead of 6. Instead, it has three PCI slots and three PCIe x1 slots. On the rear IO panel, it has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a single LAN port, and of course a Fatal1ty mouse port. ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Performance is great for gamer who wants a relatively cheap solution with decent features that looks good.

Last but not least, ASRock is planning the Z68 Fatal1ty Professional too and you should see it later in May.