ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Motherboard ReviewThu, Apr 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM
ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Box and Bundle
The retail packaging for the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 is sharp looking! The entire box is dressed up in a holographic design which is sure to catch the eye. When looking at the retail packaging the eye is immediately drawn to the large gold circle which boasts about the True 333 capabilities of the board. Beyond that it emphasis’s that it is Windows 7 ready as well as being ready for the new AMD six core processors!
The back of the retail packaging is busy with marketing text. It is well organized and easy to follow. A couple of the features emphasized on the back of the box are the OC DNA and the OC tuner. OC DNA allows you to save the BIOS profile and share it with people with the same system. The OC Tuner is an application for overclocking the system from with in windows. I used it to overclock the ASRock X58 Extreme3 that I reviewed just recently.
The top of the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 retail packaging has a handle that makes for easy carrying.
The bottom of the box is where you will find the label containing the serial number and part numbers.
The sides of the box are limited on text aside from the name of the company and the motherboard model
The bundle that comes with the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 is a little on the light side but contains everything you need to assemble the system. One thing that I would have liked to see different, is the SATA cables. The ASRock 890GX Extreme3 is a black PCB with blue and white expansion slots and DIMM slots. No where on the board is there any yellow, yet the SATA cables they supply you are a bright yellow. I would have liked them to be black, no where near a big concern though. The expansion slot bracket on the right is an E-SATA bracket that plugs into one of the six internal SATA 3.0 ports. The driver disks contains all the drivers you will need to get your new system up and running. It also includes the utilities like OC Tuner and OC DNA.