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.