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Intel® H61 Chipset
Detail Specification
3 Gen
Intel® CoreTM Processor
* 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 2.0, Intel® InTruTM 3D,
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000 with
Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU
- Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® InTruTM 3D,
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000, Intel® Advanced Vector
Extensions (AVX) with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU
- Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1
with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU.
- Max. shared memory 1760MB with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. Max. shared memory 1759MB
with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU.
- Dual VGA Output: support DVI-D and D-Sub ports by independent display controllers
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz
- Supports HDCP function with DVI-D port
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with DVI-D port
- 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
Google Chrome
Browser & Toolbar
Product Brief
- Intel® H61
- Supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Smart Connect Technology
- 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (PCIE1 @ x16 mode)
* PCIE 3.0 is only supported with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. With Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU,
it only supports PCIE 2.0.
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 1 x PCI slot
Internet Flash
3rd and 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 in LGA1155 Package
Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
Intel® K-Series unlocked CPU
Hyper-Threading Technology
Expansion Slot
Rear Panel I/O
- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(DDR3 1600 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU, DDR3 1333 with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU
Restart to UEFI
Fast Boot
- Micro ATX Form Factor
- Solid Capacitor for CPU power
BIOS Feature
- Solid Capacitor For CPU Power
PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Realtek RTL8111E
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports LAN Cable Detection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Supports PXE
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
1 x CIR header
1 x Print Port header
1 x COM port header
1 x Chassis Intrusion header
1 x CPU Fan connectors (4-pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector (4-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
24 pin ATX power connector
4 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector
2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Supports "Plug and Play"
ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
Supports jumperfree
SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
Support CD
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
Unique Feature
Hardware Monitor
- Supports Intel® HD Graphics with Built-in Visuals
- 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Supports ASRock XFast 555, Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI,
Dehumidifier, OMG, Internet Flash
- Supports Intel Smart Connect Technology, Intel Rapid
Start Technology
- Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
ASRock Instant Boot
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 Dehumidifier Function
ASRock Fast Boot
ASRock Restart to UEFI
Hybrid Booster:
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
- Good Night LED
CPU Temperature Sensing
Chassis Temperature Sensing
CPU Fan Tachometer
Chassis Fan Tachometer
CPU Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
CASE OPEN detection
Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables
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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Intel® H61 Chipset
Fully Optimize Memory Usage
Faster Internet Access
Boosts up your USB speed
Lower Latency
In Game
USB Performance
XFast RAM will create a virtual disk
from the system memory to boost the
performance. For Photoshop, it can
even perform 5X faster than before.
XFast LAN can lower
latency in the game
after setting online
game priority higher.
5X Faster for
Photoshop Execution
Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
ATTO Disk Benchmark 4K Read
*Lower is better
ASRock Motherboard with XFast LAN
ASRock Motherboard with XFast USB
Other Motherboard without XFast LAN
Other Motherboard without XFast USB
The performance boost percentage may vary with a different configuration.
Windows 8 Support
Fast Boot
Restart to UEFI
ASRock "Restart to UEFI" technology is
designed for those requiring frequent
UEFI access. It allows users to easily
enter the UEFI SETUP automatically
when turning on the PC next time.
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot
technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds*
to logon to Windows 8 from a cold boot.
No more waiting! The speedy boot will
completely change your user experience
and behavior.
*The boot time may vary with a different
Users may prevent motherboard damages due
to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier
Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier
Function, the computer will power on
automatically to dehumidify the system after
entering S4/S5 state.
Google Chrome
Browser & Toolbar
Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web
browser, built for the modern web. Google
Toolbar is designed to help you find what
you're looking for quickly and discover new
things along the way. Now ASRock has
both Chrome and Google Toolbar bundled
with our motherboards so users may enjoy
better internet surfing experiences.
Intel Smart Connect Intel Rapid Start
Intel Smart Connect Technology keeps
content continuously updated while the PC is
asleep! It will periodically wake up the PC
while in a sleep state and check updates for
things like email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Quickly return to where you left off
with a PC that goes from deep-sleep
to full awake in a flash.
(Online Management Guard)
Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG
technology allows you to establish an internet
curfew or restrict internet access at specified
times. Administrators are able to schedule the
starting and ending hours of internet access
granted to other users.
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics, simplifies your designs
by eliminating additional discrete graphics
hardware, while integrating stunning visuals
and performance for immersive gaming.
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Intel® InTruTM 3D
Intel® Insider™
Internet Flash
Internet Flash searches for available UEFI
firmware updates from ASRock servers.
System can auto-detect the latest UEFI from
our servers and flash them within UEFI
setup without entering Windows ® OS.
Next-Gen PCIe 3.0
Higher bit rate - 8.0GT/s
Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GB/s
Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency
100% backward compatible with
previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard
Intel® Clear
Video HD Technology
Intel® HD Graphics
Note: Supported with 3rd Gen Intel Core Processor
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