Intel® Z97 Chipset
Series
Product Brief
•ASRock Super Alloy
XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Premium Alloy Choke
NexFETTM MOSFET
12K Platinum Caps
Sapphire Black PCB
•Gaming Armor
CPU Power - Hi-Density Power Connector
Memory - NexFET™ MOSFET + 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
VGA Card - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot, PCIe Power Connector
Internet - Qualcomm® Atheros® KillerTM LAN
Cooling - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Audio - Purity SoundTM 2
•Supports 5th Generation, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
Processors (Socket 1150)
•Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3300+(OC)
•2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
•Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM and NVIDIA® Quad SLITM
•Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
•7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports
Purity SoundTM 2 & DTS Connect
•Qualcomm® Atheros® KillerTM LAN
•1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 eSATA, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear),
8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
•1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt AIC Connector
•Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud,
APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI
Socket
Gaming Armor
Detail Specification
Platform
- Micro ATX Form Factor
- High Density Glass Fabric PCB
Unique Feature
ASRock Super Alloy
- XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
- Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
- NexFET™ MOSFET
- Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
- Sapphire Black PCB
ASRock Full Spike Protection
ASRock Cloud
ASRock APP Shop
Gaming Armor
CPU Power
- Hi-Density Power Connector
Memory
- NexFET™ MOSFET
- 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
VGA Card
- 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
- PCIe Power Connector
Internet
- Qualcomm® Atheros® KillerTM LAN
Cooling
- XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Audio
- Purity SoundTM 2
- Supports 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
- Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
- Digi Power design
- 8 Power Phase design
- Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
- Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
- Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
CPU
Chipset
- Intel® Z97
Memory
- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
- Supports DDR3 3300+(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
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 x16 Slot (PCIE4: x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM and SLITM
Graphics
Audio
* 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
- Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 24Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port
(Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray Audio support
- Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- Supports Purity SoundTM 2
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
- Direct Drive Technology
- EMI Shielding Cover
- PCB Isolate Shielding
- Supports DTS Connect
LAN
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Qualcomm® Atheros® KillerTM E2200 Series
- Supports Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet Technology
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
Rear Panel I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x eSATA Connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jacks: 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
13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug (SATA3_1 connector is shared with the eSATA port)
- 1 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connector (shared with SATA3_4, SATA3_5 and M.2 Socket)
* Support to be announced
- 1 x eSATA Connector, supports RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 13 and Intel
Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
- 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3, supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x2
(10 Gb/s)
Connector
- 1 x COM Port Header
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED header
- 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x PCIe Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
BIOS Feature
- 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
- ACPI 1.1 Compliant 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), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial),
Orbweb.ME Professional (Win 8.1 / 7), Xsplit, Killer Network Manager
Software and UEFI
Software
- ASRock F-Stream
- ASRock Disk Health Report
- ASRock USB Key
- ASRock Key Master
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Restart to UEFI
Hardware Monitor
- CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature)
- CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
- CASE OPEN detection
- Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
OS
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certifications
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
Accessories
- 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_Card
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables
- 1 x Screw for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3
UEFI
- ASRock Full HD UEFI
- ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
- ASRock UEFI Guide
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock Internet Flash
- ASRock Crashless BIOS
- ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
- ASRock UEFI System Browser
- ASRock UEFI Tech Service
- ASRock Dehumidifier
- ASRock Easy RAID Installer
- ASRock Easy Driver Installer
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than the original product specification is not guaranteed.
Intel® Z97 Chipset
Series
FAST
Networking
Performance
Fatal1ty ASRock Motherboard Series features Killer™ E2200 Intelligent
Networking Platform, which delivers fast networking performance for
time-sensitive UDP (User Datagram Protocol) based applications, such as online
games and high-quality media streaming.
Lower Latency in Online Games
Latency
Killer
LAN
Other
LAN
Automatic Gaming Traffic
Prioritization
Gaming
Lower is
Low Better!
High
Other Tasks
The extra large massive
aluminum alloy heatsinks
dramatically take away heat
and cool down MOSFETs,
chipsets.
The new generation alloy chokes effectively
increase up to 90% saturation current and
feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant
design, making the motherboard more
efficient, stable and reliable.
Premium Alloy Choke
Ferrite Choke
* Tested under industry standard 105 degree
Celsius ambient temperature.
12,000 hours*
Saturation Current
Premium
Alloy Choke
Nichicon’s supreme 12K platinum
capacitors! The industry’s longest
lifespan – 12,000 hours.*
38A
90% Better!
20A
Pure black PCB appearance. The new
Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid
quality and gives the motherboard a more
mysterious touch.
20% Longer!
10,000 hours
XXL Aluminum
Alloy Heatsink Design
12K
FP 1
82
2.5
Durability
ASRock’s MB
With Nichicon
12K Platinum Caps
Others’
High-End MBs
Caps
Nichicon
12K Platinum Caps
The next generation NexFET MOSFETs
provide lower Rds(on) 2.9 mΩ, delivering
higher efficiency and lower temperature.
NexFET MOSFET
Sapphire Black PCB
Power PAK
HOT
Cool
NexFET MOSFET
for Memory Power
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than the original product specification is not guaranteed.
Intel® Z97 Chipset
Series
Gaming Armor
Built to Kill
CPU Power
Memory
Hi-Density Power
Connector
VGA Card
Audio
PCIe Power
Connector
NexFET™ MOSFET
Providing More Juice &
Stability for VGA cards
15μ Gold Contact in
DIMM Slots
15μ Gold Contact in
VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
Providing Better
Anti-Oxidation
Protection
Providing Better
Anti-Oxidation
Protection
FAST Networking
Performance
XXL Aluminum
Alloy Heatsink
The Extra Large Heatsinks
Dramatically Take Away
Heat & Cool Down
MOSFETs, Chipsets
10
The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for
connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF)
solid state drives or other devices. ASRock
supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s modules and M.2 PCI
Express modules up to Gen2 x2 10 Gb/s, which is
2X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions
that are limited to 5 Gb/s.
Gb/s
2X
5 Gb/s
Faster
PCIe Gen2 x2 M.2 Socket
PCIe Gen2 x1 M.2 Socket
Horizontal installation
design prevents any
interferences with
discrete graphics cards
and occupation of PCIe
slots
Fully support all lengths of M.2 devices:
30 mm,42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm, and 110 mm
Purity Sound™ 2
Purity SoundTM 2 brings you:
Purity Sound™ 2 includes 7.1 CH HD audio with
Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC
with Differential Amplifier, cap less Direct Drive
technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate
shielding and DTS Connect. As Nichicon audio
capacitors are what every audiophile has been
longing for on a PC, ASRock applied these high
quality capacitors for Purity Sound™ 2.
Key Master
Cooling
Including 7.1 CH HD audio
with Realtek ALC1150
audio codec, 115dB SNR
DAC with Differential
Amplifier and Nichicon
Fine Gold audio caps that
reduce noise level
significantly and satisfy
even the pickiest
audiophiles.
M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3)
Socket
Qualcomm® Atheros®
KillerTM LAN
Purity SoundTM 2
The Next-Gen MOSFET
Lower Rds(on) 2.9 mΩ
Lower Temperature &
Higher Efficiency
Reducing 23% Power
Loss and 22℃ Pin
Header Temperature
Internet
115dB SNR
Lower Noise
Excellent Bass For All Headphones
Supports up to 600ohm Headphones
Noise Level
High
Traditional Solid Caps
Low
Nichicon Fine Gold Series
Audio Caps
Key Master
Sniper Key
Macro Key
Key Master consists of two major
features, Sniper Key and Macro Key.
It enhances your mouse and
keyboard with customizable
macros, sniper modes, key repeat
rates and repeat delay.
Use Sniper Key to shift the mouse speed when you're in
sniper mode, it will greatly sharpen your accuracy.
Create your own set of keyboard hotkeys and
macros with Macro Key to save the trouble.
Mouse Track
Without Sniper Key
With Sniper Key
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than the original product specification is not guaranteed.
Intel® Z97 Chipset
Series
XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application
designed to make your multimedia broadcasting,
live-streaming and recording a lot easier and more
fun. XSplit Gamecaster is a simplified version of
XSplit Broadcaster. We’re giving XSplit Broadcaster
& XSplit Gamecaster 3-month premium license
bundle for FREE! A US$ 24.95 value!
* XSplit is provided by a third party. Restriction may apply and the offer
is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by the third party
without prior notice. Please visit the website for further details:
http://www.asrock.com/microsite/Fatal1ty/
+
Broadcast Platform
=
Broadcast Software
Broadcasting!
ASRock Cloud* technology makes your mobile devices
connect to your PC seamlessly and supports multi devices
for accessing File Explorer cloud service simultaneously!
We offer a one-year subscription to Orbweb.ME
Professional version, a personal cloud service which is
$49.99 per year. It allows you to get connected with your
PC's files, music, photos, and video clips remotely with
tablets anytime, anywhere. Plus an additional one-month
upgrade to Orbweb.ME Ultimate package with Remote
Desktop function.
* OrbWeb ME is provided by a third party. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to
change, termination or discontinuation by the third party without prior notice. Please visit
the website for further details: http://www.asrock.com/feature/cloud/index.html
Fatal1ty Mouse Port
F-Stream
After plugging a USB mouse into the Fatal1ty
Mouse Port and running F-Stream, gamers can
choose their own preferred mouse polling rate
from 125 Hz to 1000 Hz.
F-Stream is Fatal1ty's multi purpose software
suite with a new interface, more new features
and improved utilities, including OC Tweaker and
a whole lot more.
F-Stream
Digi Power
SATA Express Connector
By adopting digital Pulse-width modulation
(PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide
CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and
smoothly.
The SATA Express* interface provides PCIe
Gen2 x2 (10Gb/s) data transfer speed. This
motherboard offers the latest SATA Express
connector to enthusiasts to enjoy the ultimate
performance.
* Support to be announced.
HDD Saver Technology
There's a dedicated 4-pin HDD Saver Connector
placed near the SATA ports. By connecting it to
the HDDs, you can shut down or turn on the
HDDs via software when needed. HDD Saver
Technology secures more privacy, saves more
energy, and extends HDD life.
ASRock APP Shop
We provide various apps and support software for
users to download. You can easily optimize your
system and keep your motherboard up to date with
ASRock APP Shop.
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than the original product specification is not guaranteed.