970 AMD 970 + AMD SB950 Product Brief •ASRock Super Alloy - Sapphire Black PCB •Gaming Armor VGA Card - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot + PCIe Power Connector Audio - Purity SoundTM 2 •Supports Socket AM3+ / AM3 processors •Supports 8-Core CPUs •Supports 220W AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPUs •ASRock DuraCap, Digi Power, 8 + 2 Power Phase Design •Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2400(OC) •3 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 PCI •Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX, CrossFireX •7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity SoundTM 2 & DTS Connect •Realtek Gigabit LAN •6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x4 & SATA3 •6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 10 USB 2.0 (6 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port) •Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI Socket Gaming Armor Detail Specification Platform - ATX Form Factor - ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time) (100% Japan-made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors) - High Density Glass Fabric PCB Unique Feature ASRock Super Alloy - Sapphire Black PCB ASRock Full Spike Protection Gaming Armor X-Boost LAN - PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s - Realtek RTL8111GR - Supports Wake-On-WAN - Supports Wake-On-LAN - Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection) - Supports LAN Cable Detection - Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az - Supports PXE Rear Panel I/O - 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port - 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 (Etron EJ188H) (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 Storage - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), 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 x4 (20 Gb/s) (M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 is shared with the SATA3_0 connector) Connector - 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) - 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 Connector - 2 x PCIe Power Connectors - 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector - 1 x SPDIF Out Connector - 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 6 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)) - 1 x USB 3.0 Header by ASMedia ASM1042A (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)) BIOS Feature - 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support - Supports "Plug and Play" - ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events - Supports jumperfree - SMBIOS 2.3.1 support - CPU, VCCM, NB, SB Voltage multi-adjustment Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial), XSplit Software and UEFI Software - ASRock F-Stream - ASRock Key Master - ASRock APP Charger - ASRock XFast LAN - ASRock XFast RAM - ASRock Restart to UEFI - ASRock X-Boost Hardware Monitor - CPU/Chassis temperature sensing - CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer - CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust fan speed by CPU temperature) - CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control - Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore Voltage VGA Card - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2) - PCIe Power Connectors Audio - Purity SoundTM 2 - Supports Socket AM3+ processors - Supports Socket AM3 processors: AMD PhenomTM II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors - Supports 8-Core CPU - Supports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core) - Digi Power design - 8 + 2 Power Phase design - Supports CPU up to 220W - Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology - FSB 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s) - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology - Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology CPU - Northbridge: AMD 970 - Southbridge: AMD SB950 Chipset - Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology - 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots - Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/2100(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory - Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB - Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2 - Supports AMD Memory Profile Technology (AMP) up to AMP 2400 Memory Expansion Slot Audio - 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4); triple at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4) / x4 (PCIE5)) * If M.2 PCI Express module is installed, PCIE4 slot will be disabled. - 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots - 1 x PCI Slot - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM - 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 OS UEFI - ASRock Instant Boot - ASRock Instant Flash - ASRock Internet Flash - ASRock Crashless BIOS - ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) - ASRock UEFI System Browser - ASRock UEFI Tech Service - ASRock Dehumidifier Function - ASRock Easy RAID Installer - ASRock Easy Driver Installer - Turbo 50 / Turbo 60 Overclocking - Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit / VistaTM 32-bit / VistaTM 64-bit / XP 32-bit / XP 64-bit Certiﬁcations - FCC, CE, WHQL - ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) Accessories - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield - 2 x SATA Data Cables - 1 x Screw for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 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. 970 AMD 970 + AMD SB950 Supports 220W AMD FX 9590 & 9370 CPUs AM3+ 8-Core Processor Support This ASRock motherboard supports AMD FX 9590 & 9370 CPUs which deliver up to eight cores of unlocked performance, massive overclocking headroom, plus a thermal design power of 220W. Compatible with AM3+ 8-Core CPUs! This board is designed to build the most powerful system and deliver the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Digi Power 8 + 2 Power Phase Design By adopting digital Pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Designed with a 8 + 2 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. 20 M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x4 & SATA3) 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 x4 20 Gb/s, which is 4X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5 Gb/s. It pushes your NGFF SSDs to their limits while reducing tons of loading time and boosting overall performance. Gb/s 4X Faster 5Gb/s ASRock’s PCIe Gen2 x4 Motherboard Others’ PCIe Gen2 x1 Motherboard 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 Gaming Armor Built to Kill VGA Card Audio 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2) PCIe Power Connector Providing better anti-oxidation protection Providing more juice & stability for VGA cards Purity SoundTM 2 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 levels significantly and satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. 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. 970 AMD 970 + AMD SB950 X-Boost ASRock DuraCaps ASRock’s X-Boost Technology is a smart auto-overclocking function and is brilliantly designed to unlock the hidden cores of your CPUs. Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 116% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU or unlock CPU cores can become a near one-button process. ASRock DuraCaps feature 100% all solid Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors, which can extend the motherboard’s lifespan up to 2.5 times longer. * The functionality of “Unlock CPU Cores” feature might vary by different processors. 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, TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier, cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and DTS Connect. 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 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 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! 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 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.