Intel® Z87 Chipset Detail Specification Platform - Micro ATX Form Factor - Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors) A-Style - Home Cloud - Purity SoundTM - HDMI-In OC Formula Kit OC Formula Power Kit - 12 Power Phase Design - Digi Power - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) - Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filter different noise by 3 different capacitors: DIP solid cap, POSCAP and MLCC) - Premium Alloy Choke (Reduce 70% core loss compare to iron powder choke) OC Formula Connector Kit - Hi-Density Power Connector (8 pin) - 15µ Gold Finger (CPU sockets, memory sockets and PCIE x16 slots) - Distortion-Free Slot OC Formula Cooling Kit - 8 Layer PCB - 4 x 2oz Copper - GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound CPU - Supports 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package - Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology - Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPU - Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking Chipset - Intel® Z87 Memory - Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology - 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots - Supports DDR3 3000+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory - Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB - Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2 - Distortion-Free Slot Expansion Slot - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE3: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3)) - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot - 1 x half mini-PCI Express slot - 1 x mSATA/mini-PCI Express slot * The mSATA/mini-PCI Express slot is shared with the SATA3_4 port. - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM - Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM and SLITM Graphics * Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated. - Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600 - Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1 - Max. shared memory 1792MB - Dual VGA Outputs: Supports HDMI and DisplayPort ports by independent display controllers - Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 24Hz - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 24Hz - Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI (Compliant HDMI monitor is required) - Supports HDCP with HDMI and DisplayPort ports - Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI and DisplayPort ports Audio - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec) - Premium Blu-ray audio support - Supports Purity SoundTM - 115dB SNR DAC with differential amplifier - TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (supports up to 600 Ohms headsets) - Direct Drive Technology - EMI shielding cover - PCB isolate shielding - Supports DTS Connect LAN - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s - Giga PHY Intel® I217V - Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology - Supports Wake-On-LAN - Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az - Supports PXE Rear Panel I/O - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port - 1 x HDMI-Out Port - 1 x HDMI-In Port - 1 x DisplayPort - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port - 1 x eSATA Connector - 2 x USB 2.0 Ports - 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z87) (ASMedia Hub) - 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z87) - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) - 1 x Clear CMOS Button - HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone Storage - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 12 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug - 1 x eSATA connector, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 12 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug * eSATA Connector is shared with the SATA3_1 port. Connector - 1 x IR header - 1 x COM port header - 1 x Power LED header - 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin) - 3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin) - 1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin) - 1 x 24 pin ATX power connector - 1 x 8 pin 12V power connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector) - 1 x Front panel audio connector - 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) - 1 x Vertical Type A USB 2.0 - 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) - 1 x Power Switch with LED - 1 x Reset Switch with LED - 1 x Clear CMOS Button - 1 x Post Status Checker (PSC) - 1 x Slow Mode Switch - 1 x LN2 Mode Switch - 1 x BIOS Selection Switch BIOS Feature - 2 x 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with Multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS) - Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology - ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events - SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support - CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, PCH 1.5V Voltage Multi-adjustment Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial), MeshCentral, Splashtop Streamer Unique Feature - ASRock Formula Drive - ASRock Instant Flash - ASRock APP Charger - ASRock XFast USB - ASRock XFast LAN - ASRock XFast RAM - ASRock Crashless BIOS - ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) - ASRock Internet Flash - ASRock UEFI System Browser - ASRock UEFI Tech Service - ASRock Dehumidifier Function - ASRock Easy RAID Installer - ASRock Easy Driver Installer Hardware Monitor - CPU/Chassis Temperature Sensing - CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer - CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature) - CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore HDMI-In Product Brief KIT KIT KIT • Supports NickShih's OC Profile, Formula Drive, FAN-Tastic Tuning • Supports Fine-Tuning V-Controller, Interactive UEFI, Timing Configurator, USB Key, Post Status Checker • Free Bundle : 10 x OC Stands OS - Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit compliant Certifications - FCC, CE, WHQL - ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) Accessories - 1 x ASRock Flexible SLI Bridge Connector Cable - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield - 4 x SATA Data Cables - 10 x OC Stands - GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound - 1 x WiFi Module Screw - 1 x mSATA Screw The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed. - ASRock Interactive UEFI - ASRock Fast Boot - ASRock Restart to UEFI - NickShih's OC Profile - Fine-Tuning V-Controller - Timing Configurator - ASRock USB Key - ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning - Hybrid Booster: - CPU Frequency Stepless Control - ASRock U-COP - Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.) - Good Night LED Intel® Z87 Chipset Connect your PC and another device to one monitor and toggle between the primary and secondary screen without replugging the connectors every time. HDMI-In HDMI-In Intel® Ethernet This motherboard supports remote wake with the onboard Intel LAN, so you can connect with your PC from anywhere in the world. You will be able to power your PC on or turn it off, monitor and take control of it remotely with another smartphone, tablet or computer. Home Cloud Purity SoundTM 115dB SNR Purity SoundTM is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. Purity SoundTM brings you: Purity ™ Sound 115dB SNR Differential Output 115dB SNR Differential Codec Direct Drive 115dB SNR Differential Amplifier 115dB SNR Excellent Bass Less Sound Distortion More Details Supports up to 600ohm headphones Intel® Z87 Chipset POWER KIT 12 Power Phase Design Designed with a 12 Power Phase Design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well. Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) (DSM) By stacking two dies into one MOSFET, DSM provides larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient. Premium Alloy Choke CONNECTOR KIT Distortion-Free Slot (PAC) (PAC) ASRock's new pin design for the memory slots that effectively reduces distortion and promotes performance. Compared to iron powder chokes, Premium Alloy Chokes highlight a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss. Moreover, the revolutionary choke construction features a highly magnetic and heat resistant design increasing the board's lifespan. Digi Power This motherboard uses a digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, providing CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Hi-Density Hi-Density Power Power Connector Connector With Hi-Density Power Connectors for the motherboard's CPU power connector, it can reduce 23% power loss and decrease the connector's temperature up to 22oC. 15µ Gold Finger Compared to other boards that come with only 3-4µ gold, this motherboard provides 15 µ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots and PCIE x16 slots, thus delivering three times better performance than usual. COOLING KIT Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (MFC) With the combined power of three kinds of capacitors, MFC allows users to overclock their PC rig to extreme levels without worrying about the hardware components. GELID GELID Solutions Solutions GC-Extreme GC-Extreme Thermal Thermal Compound Compound GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound is an added bonus that allows overclockers to stabilize the CPU's temperature. 8 Layer PCB The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, using only carefully selected copper materials for its PCB layers, delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking. The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed. Intel® Z87 Chipset NickShih’s OC Profile Nick Shih’s OC Profile offers presets for different levels of overclocking. It’s your chance to learn a few tricks from the champion. Interactive UEFI ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. The unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface and brings a lot more amusing. Formula Drive ASRock Formula Drive is an all-in-one software for fine tuning different features in an user friendly interface. FAN-Tastic Tuning Configure different fan speeds for respective temperatures using the FAN-Tastic Tuning. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met. Timing Configurator LN2 Mode Slow Mode Use the onboard switch to activate LN2 Mode to disable the CPU’s thermal protection. Use the onboard switch to toggle Slow Mode for forcing your CPU to run at its lowest frequency. XFast 555 USB Key UEFI Tech Service Dehumidifier Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically without having to type your username and password! Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request form from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your PC. Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state. ASRock unique XFast 555 Technology (XFast RAM, XFast LAN, and XFast USB) allows users to experience 5 times performance boost in terms of system performance, LAN speed and USB transfer speed. Fine-Tuning Fine-Tuning V-Controller V-Controller Fine-Tuning V-Controller is a new collection of voltage fine tuning options in the ASRock UEFI Setup Utility. It provides more than enough voltage configuration options for overclockers who wish to pursuit extremes. Timing Configurator is a fast and easy tool that provides users with an abundant collection of subtle DRAM settings for professional tweaking. It is an independent application that runs under Windows® OS and your changes will take effect immediately. The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed.