Intel® Z87 Chipset
Detail Specification
- EATX Form Factor
- Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)
- Home Cloud
- Conformal Coating
- Purity SoundTM
- 802.11ac WiFi
OC Formula Kit
OC Formula Power Kit
- 12 Power Phase Design
- Digi Power
- Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
- Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filters different noises by 3 different capacitors: DIP cap, DIP cap, POSCAP and MLCC)
- Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
OC Formula Connector Kit
- Hi-Density Power Connector (8 pin)
- 15µ Gold Finger (CPU socket, memory slots and PCIEx16 slots)
- Distortion-Free Slot
OC Formula Cooling Kit
- Twin-Power Cooling (Combine active air cooling and water cooling)
- 8 Layer PCB
- 4 x 2oz Copper
- GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
OC Formula Monitor Kit
- Status OLED
- Multi Thermal Sensor
- 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
- 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
- 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2);
triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE4))
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE6: x4 mode)
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
- 1 x mini-PCI Express slot: For WiFi + BT module
*mini-PCI Express slot is shared with PCIE5 slot.
- PLX8605 embedded
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM and SLITM
* 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
- Supports HDMI Technology 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 function with HDMI port
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI port
- 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
- 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 Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z87)
* USB3_10_11 is shared with PCIE6. If the PCIE6 slot is occupied, USB3_10_11 shifts to USB 2.0.
- 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Etron EJ188H)
- 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
- 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Intel® Z87, 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
- 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x Power LED header
- 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 4 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 3 x 3-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
- 1 x MOS Fan connector (3-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX power connector
- 2 x 8 pin 12V power connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x SLI/XFire 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 3.0
- 2 x USB 3.0 headers (support 4 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Power Switch with LED
- 1 x Reset Switch with LED
- 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
- V-ProbeTM: 2 x 7 set of onboard voltage measurement points laid
- Rapid OC Button: +/- buttons to adjust the frequency
- 1 x PCIe ON/OFF Switch
- 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, 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 Interactive UEFI
Hardware Monitor
- CPU/Chassis/Power/MOS Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power/MOS Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis/MOS Quiet Fan (Allows Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
- CPU/Chassis/MOS Fan Multi-Speed Control
- Multi Thermal Sensor
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
- 1 x Status OLED
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit compliant
- 1 x ASRock Flexible SLI Bridge Connector Cable
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 10 x SATA Data Cables
- 2 x SATA 1 to 1 Power Cables
- 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel with 2.5" HDD/SSD Rack
- 4 x HDD Screws
- 6 x Chassis Screws
- 1 x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket
- 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5GHz Antenna
- 2 x SMA Wi-Fi Antenna Cables
- 10 x OC Stands
- GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
Product Brief
• A-Style : Home Cloud, Conformal Coating, Purity SoundTM,
802.11ac WiFi , HDMI-In
• Supports NickShih's OC Profile, Formula Drive, FAN-Tastic Tuning
• Supports Fine-Tuning V-Controller, Interactive UEFI, Timing
Configurator, USB Key
• Supports Rapid OC, PCIe ON/OFF, V-Probe
• WLAN : 1 x WiFi 802.11ac + BT module, 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5GHz
• Free Bundle : 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel with 2.5" HDD/SSD
Rack, 10 x OC Stands
- Intel® Z87
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
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.
- Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
- Supports High speed wireless connection up to
- 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive)
diversity technology
- Supports Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0 + High speed class II
- 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
Conductive liquids such as water pretty
much destroy all kinds of electronics on
contact. That’s why ASRock has
implemented a special layer of Conformal
Coating on our motherboards, which
makes the motherboards invulnerable to
conductive liquids, corrosion and dust.
Users won’t have to worry about spilling
liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or even clam
chowder over their motherboards while
Waterproof by
Conformal Coating
Connect your PC and another device to one
monitor and toggle between the primary and
secondary screen without replugging the
connectors every time.
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
This motherboard comes
with an exclusive 802.11ac
WiFi (5G WiFi) module that
supports up to 867Mbps
wireless networks and
Bluetooth v4.0.
2T2R Dual Band
WiFi 802.11ac
+ BT v4.0 Support
867 300
Speed Boost!
2T2R 802.11ac
2T2R 802.11n
Purity SoundTM is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions
and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
Purity SoundTM
115dB SNR
Purity SoundTM brings you:
Purity ™
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
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.
Status OLED shows various
information of the system on a
new high resolution OLED screen.
Now you can use three buttons to
toggle between information of the
power on self test, debug codes,
the current time, temperatures,
frequencies and voltages of
various points on the
Premium Alloy Choke
Status OLED
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
Multi Thermal Sensor provides
users the temperature of various
parts of the motherboard
graphically, so that users may
precisely keep track and control the
temperature of each part of their
motherboard when overclocking.
Multi Thermal Sensor
Dual-Stack MOSFET
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.
Multiple Filter Cap
Digi Power
This motherboard uses a digital PWM
(Pulse-Width Modulation) design, providing
CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and
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.
Twin-Power Cooling
Twin-Power Cooling combines active air
cooling with water cooling. The ultimate heat
pipe cooling design maximizes the system's
convection to expel hot air, providing better
air flow and faster heat dissipation.
GELID Solutions
Solutions GC-Extreme
Thermal Compound
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal
Compound is an added bonus that allows
overclockers to stabilize the CPU's
8 Layer PCB
Distortion-Free Slot
ASRock's new pin design for the memory
slots that effectively reduces distortion and
promotes performance.
Hi-Density Power
Power 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.
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
Formula Drive
Nick Shih’s OC Profile offers
presets for different levels of
overclocking. It’s your chance to
learn a few tricks from the
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.
ASRock Formula Drive is an
all-in-one software for fine
tuning different features in an
user friendly interface.
FAN-Tastic Tuning offers the
flexibility to adjust the fan speed
(RPM) relative to the system
temperature. Users are able to
adjust the setting by clicking the
“+/-” and confirm by “APPLY”
LN2 Mode
Slow Mode
The onboard Rapid OC buttons
allows overclockers to manually
raise or lower the CPU ratio,
BCLK frequency and CPU Vcore
voltage. Use it to find your CPU’s
best margin.
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.
For those who constantly need
to remove and reinstall their
PCIe cards, but fear of damaging
the motherboard and its
components, use the PCIe
ON/OFF switches to enable or
disable the PCIe slots with a flick
of your finger.
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.
V-ProbeTM is a set of detection
points laid on the motherboard.
It allows overclockers to get
accurate voltage readings via a
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
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.
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.
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