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.