ASRock partners with Fatal1ty

December 2, 2010 // 5:14 p.m.

Tags: #asrock #fail #fatal1ty #gaming-motherboard #intel #lga1155 #motherboard #p67 #pro-gamer #sandy-bridge

ASRock has signed Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendell to promote its upcoming P67 'gamer' motherboard.

Called the 'Fatal1ty P67 Professional', this LGA1155 board sports a red and black design with a heatsink so similar in style to those seen on Republic of Gamers motherboards that you'd be forgiven for thinking you were seeing double.

From the picture and video over at Tweaktown, the board appears to sport 3-way SLI and CrossFire, although the digital switches tell us that there's no NF200 or Lucid Hydra chipset.

There are 10 SATA ports (six of which are SATA 6Gbps), six USB 3 (two front panel, four rear), a two digit POST readout, 16+2 digital CPU power phases, dual Gigabit Ethernet and an IDE port.

Fatal1ty has given ASRock advice on the design, including the addition of a 'Fatal1ty mouse port' - that's a rear USB port overclocked from 125Hz to 'his personal setting' of 500Hz. Arguably the most interesting fact Jonathan claimed was that he's brought the THX TrueStudio Pro onto the board as well, although there wer no details about which chipset precisely.

Other novel motherboard additions include Fatal1ty branded power and reset buttons, signed heatsinks, a UEFI BIOS and some exclusive, Fatal1ty-branded overclocking software.

The ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional is expected to launch when Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs arrive in early January, with a retail price of about $250 USD.

Is it good move for ASRock to buy into a well known brand? Are you up for buying a Fatal1ty motherboard, or do you think it'll be one? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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