ASRock Get “First Thunderbolt Certified Haswell Motherboard” Bragging Rights

/ 7 years ago

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We have already covered ASRock’s Z87 motherboard line up on a couple of occasions, with the full line up here and the Extreme 4 and Pro 3 pictured and detailed in a bit of depth here. Now ASRock have revealed some details but nothing NDA-breaking that is going to get you too excited about Haswell.

ASRock have come out to tell us that their Z87 Extreme 9/ac motherboard is going to boast integrated Thunderbolt ports. They also claim the Z87 Extreme 9/ac is the first Intel 8 Series chipset (The chipset series for the Haswell launch) to pass Intel Thunderbolt certification.

ASRock stated that it is coming soon but we all know that now because Haswell is being launched in about a months time at Computex 2013. You can read the rest of ASRock’s PR Release below. What are your thoughts on the Z87 Extreme 9/ac coming with Thunderbolt? Are you hoping for separate with and without Thunderbolt models to keep costs down? Or will you gladly pay more to have it?

“If you’ve been following news of computing technologies, you’ve probably already noticed the presence of Thunderbolt technology. Now the maestros of motherboard manufacturing, ASRock is the world’s first to add more of these wonderful Thunderbolt ports to the upcoming Intel 8 Series motherboards! What’s more, the company’s top-of-the-line Z87 Extreme9/ac motherboard is the world’s first Intel 8 Series motherboard to pass the Intel Thunderbolt certification.

These Thunderbolt ports will come on ASRock’s Z87 Extreme9/ac, which are allegedly arriving to the market very soon, along with dozens of other exciting new features, such as ASRock’s A-Style. So, if you’re looking forward to build a solid next gen desktop rig with insanely fast data transfer abilities and innovative new software or hardware features, keep your eyes open for this bad boy.”

Source: Press Release, Via

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