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ASRock Z97 OC Formula Motherboard 5th/4th Gen Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron/Xeon Z97 Socket 1150 ATX RAID Gigabit LAN

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Product Part Numbers

  • Quick Find Code: K481063
  • Manufacturers SKU: Z97 OC FORMULA
  • Product UPC/EAN: 4717677321210

Product Description

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. 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.  This motherboard unlocks 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. This motherboard comes with a 5-pin Thunderbolt AIC Connector for ASRock Thunderbolt 2 AIC card, and may support up to six daisy chained Thunderbolt devices up to 20 Gbps.  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.

Main Features:

  • 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 Sound 2 & DTS Connect
  • Qualcomm Atheros Killer LAN
  • 1 HDMI, 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA, Supports 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm, 110mm M.2 devices)
  • 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
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CPU Supported Processors Supports 5th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors (Socket 1150) • Supports 4th Generation Intel Xeon/Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
Socket LGA 1150
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
MOTHERBOARD Chipset Intel Z97
RAID Supported Yes RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
REAR PANEL I/O PORTS Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
USB Ports 4 x USB 2.0 • 2 x USB 3.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Audio Line In Ports 1 x HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
S/PDIF Port 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Audio Header
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA 6Gb/s • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s
USB Connectors 1 x USB 2.0 • 1 x USB 3.0
Serial Connectors 1 x COM
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX • 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V
Other Connectors 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 HDD Saver Connector • 1 x PCIe Power Connector • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector • 1 x Power Switch with LED • 1 x Reset Switch with LED • V-Probe: 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
EXPANSION PCI Express Slots 6 slot(s) - 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 • 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 ,
MEMORY Maximum Memory 32GB DDR3 (Unbuffered Non-ECC)
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM Slots
SOUND Integrated Sound 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 Sound 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
NETWORK Integrated Network Atheros GbE LAN
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000Mbps
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
SYSTEM BIOS 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
Software Included 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 • 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 • 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
COMPLIANCE Certifications FCC • CE • WHQL • ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
In The Box ASRock Z97 OC Formula Motherboard • 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
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