Z97 Anniversary
Intel® Z97 Chipset
Product Brief
•ASRock Super Alloy
Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron
powder choke)
NexFETTM MOSFET
Sapphire Black PCB
•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)
BEST
MOTHERBOARD
FOR INTEL PENTIUM 20TH
•Solid Capacitor design, Digi Power
ANNIVERSARY EDITION
PROCESSOR
•Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3100+(OC)
* CPU is not included.
•1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
•7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
•Intel® Gigabit LAN
•1 HDMI, 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
•1 COM Port Header
•Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning,
Pentium Anniversary Boost, Full HD UEFI
ELNA
Audio Caps
Detail Specification
Platform
- ATX Form Factor
- Solid Capacitor design
- High Density Glass Fabric PCB
Unique Feature
ASRock Super Alloy
- Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
- NexFET™ MOSFET
- Sapphire Black PCB
ASRock Full Spike Protection
ASRock Cloud
ASRock APP Shop
- 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
- 4 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 3100+(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
- 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode)
- 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
- 2 x PCI Slots
Graphics
Audio
LAN
* 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 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 HDMI Port
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI Port
Rear Panel I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (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: 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
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)
- 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (2 x 4-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio 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 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)
Software and UEFI
Software
- ASRock A-Tuning
- ASRock Disk Health Report
- ASRock USB Key
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Restart to UEFI
- ASRock Pentium Anniversary Boost
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
- 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
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec)
* To configure 7.1 CH audio, please use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio
feature through the audio driver.
- Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- ELNA Audio Caps
- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Giga PHY Intel® I218V
- Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
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.
Z97 Anniversary
Intel® Z97 Chipset
The next generation NexFET MOSFETs provide lower
Rds(on) 2.9 mΩ, delivering higher efficiency and lower
temperature.
NexFET MOSFET
for Memory Power
NexFET MOSFET
Power PAK
HOT
Pure black PCB appearance. The new
Sapphire Black PCB represents
rock-solid quality and gives the
motherboard a more mysterious touch.
Premium Alloy Choke
Sapphire Black PCB
Cool
ELNA Audio Caps
Premium Alloy Choke
38A
90% Better!
Ferrite Choke
20A
Noise Level
High
Who says high quality audio is only available on
high-end motherboards? ASRock applied ELNA
audio capacitors on mainstream and entry-level
motherboards! Compared with traditional solid
caps, the leakage current of ELNA audio caps is
merely 3uA. This is the key to reduce noise level
significantly and satisfy even the pickiest
audiophiles.
Best Motherboard for Intel Pentium 20th
Anniversary Edition Processor
Saturation Current
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.
Traditional Solid Caps
Low
ELNA Audio Caps
CPU Frequency
4.5
When Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU is
overclocked to 4.5 GHz, the CPU frequency and performance both
boost by more than 40%!
GHz
3.2 GHz
Performance
41
pts
More than
40%
28.76 pts
Sandra 2014
Boost
Pentium Anniversary Boost
ASRock Pentium Anniversary Boost Technology* allows you to overclock
your Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU with few keystrokes
only. Turn on your PC and press “P” to enter the selection page and choose
the CPU frequency you would like to apply, Pentium Anniversary Boost will
automatically overclock the relative components and boost the CPU
frequency from 3.2 GHz to a maximum of 4.2 GHz!
* Pentium Anniversary Boost Technology is for Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU only.
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 Anniversary
Intel® Z97 Chipset
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.
* 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
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.
Surge Protection
ESD Protection
Protects the motherboard
from excessive surges from
the power supply unit.
USB
Added ICs to protect the onboard
USB ports from electrostatic
discharges.
LAN
Prevents the onboard LAN from being
damaged by electrostatic discharges.
Lightning Protection
The onboard LAN chip is
protected against sudden and
violent voltage spikes caused by
lightning.
MOSFETs
MOSFETs in critical areas use a special
design for protecting them from electrostatic
discharge during the installation process.
Intel LAN
Solid Capacitor Design
Intel® Gigabit LAN provides better performance,
lowers CPU utilization and enhances the stability
of internet connections.
ASRock applied solid capacitors on this
motherboard. With these solid caps, this
motherboard is allowed to perform more stably
and ensure longer lifetime.
Digi Power
A-Tuning
By adopting digital Pulse-width modulation
(PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide
CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and
smoothly.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software
suite with a new interface, more new features
and improved utilities, including XFast RAM and
a whole lot more.
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.