Z97 OC FORMULA Intel® Z97 Chipset FORMULA Product Brief •ASRock Super Alloy XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke) Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) NexFETTM MOSFET 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors) Sapphire Black PCB •OC Formula Kit OC Formula Power Kit - 12 Phase CPU Power design + 4 Phase Memory Power design, Digi Power, Multiple Filter Cap, Jumbo V OC Formula Connector Kit - Hi-Density Power Connector, 15μ Gold Contact (CPU socket, memory sockets and PCIE x16 slots) OC Formula Cooling Kit - 8 Layer PCB, 4 x 2oz copper OC Formula Monitor Kit - Multi Thermal Sensor •Supports 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150) •Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150) •Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3400+(OC) •3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1 •Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI •7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity SoundTM 2 & DTS Connect •Qualcomm® Atheros® KillerTM LAN •1 HDMI, 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA) •8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear) •1 COM Port Header, 2 V-Probe, Rapid OC, PCIe ON/OFF 1 Thunderbolt AIC Connector •Supports Conformal Coating, Fine-Tuning V-Controller, Timing Configurator, ASRock HDD Saver Technology, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, NickShih's OC Profile, Formula Drive Socket Conformal Coating Detail Specification Unique Feature OC Formula Kit - ASRock Super Alloy - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink - Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke) - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) - NexFET™ MOSFET - 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors) - Sapphire Black PCB - ASRock HDD Saver Technology - ASRock Full Spike Protection - ASRock Conformal Coating - ASRock Cloud - ASRock APP Shop OC Formula Power Kit - 12 Phase CPU Power design + 4 Phase Memory Power design - Digi Power (CPU and Memory) - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) - Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filter different noise by 3 different capacitors: DIP solid cap, POSCAP and MLCC) - Jumbo V OC Formula Connector Kit - Hi-Density Power Connector (8 pin) - 15μ Gold Contact (CPU socket, memory sockets and PCIE x16 slots) OC Formula Cooling Kit - 8 Layer PCB - 4 x 2oz copper OC Formula Monitor Kit - Multi Thermal Sensor CPU - 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 - 12 Power Phase design - Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology - Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs - Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking Memory - Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology - 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots - Supports DDR3 3400+(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 - 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 - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM, 3-Way 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 - Supports HDMI 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 Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required) - Supports HDCP with HDMI Port - Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI Port Audio - 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 Rear Panel I/O - ATX Form Factor - High Density Glass Fabric PCB Platform - 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 Storage Connector BIOS Feature - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port - 1 x HDMI Port - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port - 4 x USB 2.0 Ports - 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)) - 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z97) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)) - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) - 1 x Clear CMOS Switch - HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by Intel® Z97, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI, Hot Plug and ASRock HDD Saver Technology - 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI, Hot Plug and ASRock HDD Saver Technology - 1 x SATA Express Connector (shared with SATA3_4, SATA3_5 and M.2 Socket) * Support to be announced - 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) - 1 x COM Port Header - 1 x TPM 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 24 pin ATX Power Connector - 2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector) - 1 x HDD Saver Connector - 1 x PCIe Power Connector - 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector - 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector - 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 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)) - 1 x Power Switch with LED - 1 x Reset Switch with LED - V-ProbeTM: 2 x 7-set of onboard voltage measurement points laid - Rapid OC Buttons: +/- buttons to adjust OC frequency - 1 x Menu Button - 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 - 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 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), Killer Network Manager Software and UEFI Software - ASRock Formula Drive - ASRock Disk Health Report - ASRock USB Key - ASRock Fine-Tuning V-Controller - ASRock Timing Configurator - 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 - Multi Thermal Sensor - Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Input Voltage, CPU Internal Voltages 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 Flexible SLI Bridge Connector Cable - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield - 4 x SATA Data Cables - 1 x HDD Saver Cable - 1 x Screw for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 UEFI - ASRock Full HD UEFI - ASRock My Favorites in UEFI - ASRock UEFI Guide - ASRock NickShih's OC Profile - 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. Z97 OC FORMULA Intel® Z97 Chipset FORMULA The next generation NexFET MOSFETs provide lower Rds(on) 2.9 mΩ, delivering higher efficiency and lower temperature. NexFET MOSFET Power PAK NexFET MOSFET for Memory Power Cool HOT Supreme 12K platinum caps! The industry’s longest lifespan - 12,000 hours.* 12K FP 1 82 2.5 Durability ASRock 12K Platinum Caps 12,000 hours* 12K Platinum Caps 20% Longer! Others’ High-End MBs Caps The extra large massive aluminum alloy heatsinks dramatically take away heat and cool down MOSFETs, chipsets. XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design 10,000 hours * Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature. 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 Premium Alloy Choke efficient, stable and reliable. Ferrite Choke Premium Alloy Choke Stacking two silicon dies into one MOSFET, DSM provides larger die area and extreme low Rds(on) 1.2 mΩ, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient. HOT Dual-Stack MOSFET Pure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch. Power PAK Dual-Stack MOSFET for CPU Power HOT Cool Sapphire Black PCB Cool Connector KIT 12 12 Phase Phase CPU CPU Power Power Design Design 4 Phase Memory Power Design Power KIT Coupled with a 12 Phase CPU Power Design plus a 4 Phase Memory Power Design, this motherboard provides completely smooth power delivery to the CPU and memory. Offering unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature. Beyond the standard voltage support, this motherboard comes with a special electronic circuit design, which unlocks voltage limitations and allows overclockers to adjust the CPU Vcore / CPU Cache / VCCM voltage up to 3V. Digi Digi Power Power This motherboard uses a digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, providing CPU Vcore and memory voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Jumbo Jumbo VV * Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It should be done at your own risk and expense. Multiple Multiple Filter Filter Cap 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. Hi-Density Hi-Density Power Power Connector Connector 15µ 15µ Gold Gold Contact Contact Hi-Density Power Connectors can reduce 23% power loss and decrease the connector's temperature up to 22oC. This motherboard provides 15µ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots and PCIe x16 slots, thus delivering better anti-oxidation protection than usual. Cooling KIT Monitor KIT 88 Layer Layer PCB PCB Multi Thermal Sensor The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking. Users may precisely keep track and control the temperature of each part of their motherboard when overclocking. 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. Z97 OC FORMULA Intel® Z97 Chipset FORMULA Waterproof by Conformal Coating ASRock has implemented a special layer of Conformal Coating on Z97 OC Formula, which makes the motherboard invulnerable to conductive liquids, corrosion and dust. * The pins need to stay conductive therefore they are not covered by Conformal Coating 10 M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x2/SATA) Socket 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. 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. 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 Gb/s Lower Noise Level & Pure Sound Performance 16uA Lower is Better! 10uA High Density Audio Separator Normal Caps Fine Gold Caps Normal Caps Fine Gold Caps ASRock Cloud 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 is also available. * 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 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. Z97 OC FORMULA Intel® Z97 Chipset FORMULA ASRock APP Shop SATA Express Connector 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 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. DDR3 3400+(OC) HDD Saver Technology ASRock 9-Series motherboards unlock maximum memory performance, coming with 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, supporting up to DDR3 3400+(OC) MHz! 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. Killer™ E2200 Rapid OC Delivering faster networking performance for time-sensitive UDP (User Datagram Protocol) based applications, such as high quality media streaming. The onboard Rapid OC buttons allow overclocking enthusiasts to manually raise or lower the system's CPU ratio, BCLK frequency or CPU Vcore voltage. Fast and simple, just use the buttons to find your CPU’s best margin. Rapid Rapid OC OC Killer Killer LAN LAN PCIe PCIe ON/OFF ON/OFF PCIe ON/OFF Fine-Tuning V-Controller For those who constantly need to remove or reinstall their PCIe cards, but fear of damaging the motherboard and its precious components, use the PCIe ON/OFF switches on the motherboard to enable or disable the PCIe slots with a flick of your finger. Fine-Tuning V-Controller is a massive collection of voltage fine tuning options in the ASRock UEFI Setup Utility. It provides more than enough voltage configuration options for professional overclockers who wish to pursuit extremes. Fine-Tuning Fine-Tuning V-Controller V-Controller Timing Configurator Nick Shih’s OC Profile Timing Configurator is an independent application that runs under Windows® OS, it allows users to monitor an abundant collection of subtle DRAM timing values immediately and easily. No matter whether you are still a newbie with absolutely zero experience or a veteran who is already pretty skillful in overclocking, the legendary overclocker Nick Shih has added a few presets for different levels of overclocking called Nick Shih’s OC Profile. Now is your chance to learn a few tricks from the champion. Timing Timing Configurator Configurator LN2 LN2 Mode Mode NickShih’s NickShih’s OC OC Profile Profile LN2 Mode Slow Mode Rules are made for breaking! Use the onboard switch to activate LN2 Mode to disable the CPU’s thermal protection. Explore beyond the limits and keep your fingers crossed. Patience is a virtue, and it may also prove itself useful while overclocking. Use the onboard switch to toggle Slow Mode for forcing your CPU to run at its lowest frequency. Slow Slow Mode Mode 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.
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