The Extreme9 is an LGA2011 board based around Intel’s latest Patsburg or X79 chipset. One of the strengths of the 40 PCI-E lane Patsburg chipset is its ability to run SLI or Crossfire with both GPUs at full x16 speed with some bandwidth left for other devices. The Extreme9 can run up to quad four GPUs at x8 or dual cards at x16 which is perfect for anyone looking for massive rendering potential.
In addition to the 3D capabilities, the Extreme9 comes with ASRock’s so called “Game Blaster”. The Game Blaster is essentially an external sound card and NIC which supports Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD audio and has an integrated Broadcom gigabit LAN. ASRock has also included a robust software suite with features such as XFast RAM, XFast LAN, and XFast USB technology.