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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z77
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)

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Z77 Extreme4

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Z77 Extreme4

Virtu Universal MVP - Uncompromised Game Response Performance

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ASRock motherboard supports Lucid Virtu Universal MVP technology which improves your PC's visuals with faster response times, improved video processing, and smoother media playback, all with low power consumption. Brilliantly designed for gaming, Virtu Universal MVP™ switchable graphics software assigns tasks dynamically to the best graphics resource and features two exciting techniques – HyperFormance™ and Virtual Vsync™.

1. HyperFormance™ - Optimized Game Responsiveness:

Game responsiveness is all about how fast your eye → brain → mouse click → game response behaves. When interacting with your computer, the responsiveness is a key factor to your productivity and overall systems experience. When it comes to playing games, especially fast moving ones like First Person Shooters, responsiveness becomes critical for both mastering the game and enjoying and immersive experience.

HyperFormance intelligently removes redundant rendering tasks within the graphics pipeline, the CPU-GPU-Display system.

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  • Boosts responsiveness and FPS of any game
  • Improves gaming frame rates 30-70%
  • Increases Vsync frame rates - 120 FPS+
  • Sharpens visual quality without tearing
  • Works seamlessly with hundreds of games

2. Virtual Vsync™ - Resolve the Everlasting Debate Between Quality and Performance:

Lucid's Virtual Vsync technology takes visual quality and performance to the next level. A proprietary solution for Virtu Universal and Virtu MVP, Virtual Vsync enables games to run at any FPS, with no image tearing, stuttering, lags and latency artifacts.

  • Enhanced performance - when system has dGPU and iGPU
  • Unlimited frame rates - beyond traditional in-game Vsync
  • Flawless visual quality without tearing
  • Up to 250% better responsiveness vs. standard Vsync

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3. Switchable Graphics:

Dynamically assigns tasks to the best graphics resource regardless of physical cable connections.

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8 + 4 Power Phase

This motherboard is designed with an 8 + 4 Power Phase design. It features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capability and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

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Four DDR3 2800+ (OC)

This motherboard unlocks maximum memory performance, coming with four DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, supporting up to DDR3 2800+MHz!

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Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support

This ASRock motherboard supports the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth of the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, thus providing ultimate graphics performance.

    Get PCI-E 3.0 Benefits
  • Higher bit rate - 8.0GTps
  • Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GBps
  • Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency
  • 100% backward compatible with previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard
PCI-E architecture Raw bit rate Bandwidth per lane per direction Encoding Efficiency
PCI-E 2.0 5.0GTps 500MBps 80%
PCI-E 3.0 8.0GTps 1GBps 98.5%

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Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals

Intel® HD Graphics simplifies your designs by eliminating additional discrete graphics hardware, while integrating stunning visuals and performance for immersive gaming.
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HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)

This motherboard supports High-Definition Multimedia Interface™ (HDMI) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.

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Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions. The major features of UEFI include:
1. Graphical Visual Experience – UEFI provides an improved visual interface with colorful icons and makes your computing environment more versatile to replace the traditional dull BIOS page.
2. Mouse Enabling – Besides keyboard control, you can freely use mouse to select your ideal settings in UEFI as well.
3. Supports 3TB bootable HDD - UEFI breaks the limitations of 2TB bootable HDD on traditional BIOS. With UEFI, you can enjoy 3TB bootable HDD size.

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UEFI System Browser

UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations that users are currently using in their PC. With the UEFI system browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in UEFI setup.

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AXTU - The All-in-One Tuning Software

ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software to fine-tune different features in a user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA, IES and XFast RAM. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance. In XFast RAM, it fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® OS 32-bit CPU.

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Free Bundle - Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial

CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 trial now supports hardware transcoding and is optimized to accelerate conversion of all your favorite media files for your favorite portable players. Now you can easily display your favorite movies, songs and photos on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Youtube, Facebook, etc. Compile, convert and enjoy images and songs as much as you want and enhance your videos to new levels with TrueTheater Technology. Try it today!

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Intel® Smart Connect Technology

Intel® Smart Connect Technology keeps content always up-to-date! It means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. Smart Connect will periodically wake up the PC while in a sleep state and check updates for things like email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered - just enable this function and you're up-to-date and ready to go.

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Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Intel® Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep, saving time and battery life. It quickly returns where you left off with a PC that goes from deep-sleep to full awake in a flash. The ultra-responsive capability gives your device the power to quickly resume to Windows® 7 OS within few seconds and ensures ultra-low power consumption when on standby. With Intel® Rapid Start Technology, users can jump right back into everything they were doing!


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Intel® Smart Response

Intel® Smart Response Technology accelerates the system response experience by putting frequently-used blocks of disk data on a solid-state drive (SSD), providing dramatically faster access to user data than the hard disk alone can provide. For users who are tempted to connect the SSD and HDD on ASRock motherboards, Intel® Smart Response Technology can make the SSD become the "Cache of the HDD" to boost up the HDD access speed. ASRock motherboards with Intel® Smart Response Technology are able to drive 4X faster performance boost than a hard drive-only system.


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Dehumidifier

Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling "Dehumidifier Function." When enabling the Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.

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ASRock Online Management Guard (OMG)

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. Normally, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will charge for internet curfew service, which controls "all" the PCs connected at home. However, ASRock OMG is a free tool for controlling internet access of each single PC. Parents can easily control internet access through the BIOS setup to protect their kids from using the Internet at inappropriate times, and meanwhile, enjoy their own internet space.

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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.

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No-K OC Technology

Overclocking is no longer for K-series CPU users only, for those CPUs that aren't K-series, ASRock No-K OC can unleash your CPU's power by boosting its frequency with just one click.

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Premium Gold Caps

Top-Class Quality Guaranteed

Premium Gold Caps are luxury capacitors. These 100% Japan-made solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a premium gold coating representing long life and stable performance.

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Digi Power

More Precise, More Efficient

By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.

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MAGIX Multimedia Suite

The ultimate solutions to enhance your media experience - from music management, music creation, video editing to photo management. Simply do more with your media than you ever thought possible.


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Mufin player

The next generation music player plays all standard audio formats, manages large music collections, helps you discover music, offers a free online hard drive, and more.

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Music Maker Silver

The easiest way to arrange, remix, record and create your own music. Develop your musical style now - without any prior skills.

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Video Easy SE

With this program you can easily edit your movies, add transitions, text and background music, and even quickly enhance image and sound quality.

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Photo Manager 10

Put an end to your digital photo chaos and organize your photo collection with ease. The program is fully equipped for fast import, photo and video clip management, photo editing and presentation.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat board. Easy set up, looks good!

Pros: Looks good in case
Very powerful
Most SATA ports
Everything I needed in a board

Cons: None yet

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  • Raymond L.
  • 5/18/2016 7:28:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPricey but easy to set up

Pros: -Easy to set up
-Holes and screws align very nicely
-Nice space between CPU/RAM and first PCI-E slot if your setup is simple

Cons: -buggy software if you plan on using it's ASRock Extreme Tuning (very laggy). I can't even adjust the speed of my fans from the software. For monitoring I am sticking with HWMonitor.
-board extremely flexible, puts a scare in you when you try to connect the power cable

Other Thoughts: I had some extra hardware laying around after I built a newer computer. With the remaining parts, I decided to use it to build a small computer for my parents. Unfortunately, the CPU is an LGA 1155 socket which my local computer stores does not supply, except for one micro ATX board which is no good for me because I also happen to have an 212 EVO aftermarket CPU cooler and a 660 TI. It is also unfortunate that this board is kinda pricey for an outdated CPU socket. Otherwise I think it's a solid board. I have built myself and friends a few computer in the past and actually two recently. Personally I use gigabyte and MSI while coincidentally, the two PC I built for my two friends were ASRock and in my experience with those and this current one I bought, the board are all kind of flexible. Definitely would not be my go to say in the future I want to build another rig.

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  • ERICK D.
  • 5/6/2016 9:56:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwful product, warps easily.

Pros: Worked for about a year.

Cons: Flimsy
Warps easily
Not good to use with heavy HSF

Other Thoughts: I ran it with an i5 3570k. This motherboard worked fine for a year, but exactly one year after, I started experiencing complete freeze ups. Tried changing RAM, CPUs, Power Supply, resetting CMOS, everything. When I finally got it working again, even updated BIOS. Another year passed by without incident, only for it to happen again. Now it's been 3 years and the motherboard is stuck at error code 10(PEI Cored Started). Tried replacing all parts and motherboard seems to have warped somehow.
Extremely flimsy!! I'd avoid! Now my 1200 dollar system won't boot up because of this thing!

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/5/2016 11:13:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust installed - So Far So Good

Pros: The size of the mobo and all of it's connections

Cons: So far I do not see any except for CMOS battery location, but like others stated, it really isn't used much and there is a reset button so you don't have to remove the battery and replace it.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this product because I have a LGA1155 CPU (i5 3570k) and I didn't want to fork out a ton of money for a new CPU, so I got the best that I could within the LGA1155 range. The board came packaged very nice, it's flimsy but it's a circuit board, they normally are flimsy. Some are build thinker than others, but they all bend to an extent. I install the board, was rough and gentle at times, no issues. I like this board but I did upgrade from an MSI H61 chipset, so maybe because it has better features and has SATA 6Gbps I notice the difference. But it's worth every penny thus far as I can tell. I will come back and update my review if I run into anything that is worth reporting.

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  • Lena M.
  • 4/6/2016 6:31:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOf course it's the same problem as others upon delivery

Pros: Dr. Debug

Cons: Same issues as others have had, error code 55, tested each memory module individually, and both B1 and B2 gave me the error 55 (at least the Dr. Debug works). I ordered this board less than two weeks ago so, buyer beware.

Other Thoughts: As another person has said also, I'll be returning it and hoping they don't sent another faulty motherboard (but I've read other people have issues and if there are bent pins then asrock won't do anything and will charge you to fix it). I think it's great incentive for a company to send out boards with bent pins and blame it on the customer...they make more money that way right?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Lena,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
• Turn the power off, clear the CMOS.
• Check the mainboard’s CPU contact pins are normal (should be pointing same way and pattern).
• Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan if socket pins are normal.
• Test with single memory module on each slot one by one to verify slots.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2016 6:18:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGets the job done, for the most part.

Pros: -Easy Overclocking
-Has Clear CMOS button
-Lots of USB 2.0/3.0
-Pretty much the only mobo available that is compatible with my 2600k.
-Dual Channel memmory
-Plenty of SATA 6gb/s ports
-Multiple PCI-E

Cons: -Drivers are terrible
-Had to take out the CMOS battery because it wouldn't let me undo the overclock
-After a year, the USB 3.0 has stopped working. I've updated drivers and nothing has fixed it.
-Difficult to file an RMA with Asrock.
-Not enough fan headers on mobo.
-Can hear electrical audio interference through the front audio port

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  • Steven K.
  • 2/22/2016 7:04:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat if everything works.

Pros: One of the last new motherboards I could find for my 2600 as I still see no reason to upgrade even with the arrival of Skylake. Well designed, spacing for SLI is good.

Cons: -Don't like the location of the 8 pin connector, a stretch for my PSU.
-The top USB 3.0 ports are dead. Not a big enough reason for me to RMA a product that they probably can't replace. Annoying but as this let me upgrade my system to an SLI configuration I'll sacrifice those 2 ports over having to upgrade everything. Saved up on my deployment to upgrade and this was a let down.

Other Thoughts: If you can find it new and have the 2500k or 2600k it is an easy choice. If used check for problems as mine was new and still had problems.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Steven,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please test these particular USB 3.0 ports (using USB keyboard and mouse) in UEFI BIOS to verify the ports are working.
If these ports are working in the BIOS, that indicates hardware is functioning.
IF Windows 7, please download and install the USB 3.0 drivers at link below.
Windows 7 drivers link: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Download&os=Win764

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

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  • Chris H.
  • 2/4/2016 7:20:51 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggstreated me well for 2 years

Pros: No complaints. Fit my ATX (mid tower) case nicely. and I was able to cram 2x pcix fullsize graphics cards in there too in SLI.

Cons: none

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  • sebastien l.
  • 1/28/2016 12:03:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSadly the only z77 board on the market ...

Pros: The only z77 board you can find ...
good uefi bios

Cons: Asrock didnt honor their mail-in rebate even if i sent them everything in time Great joke + you only have 10 day after the purchase date to send it ... another great joke good job scamming 30$

Over Priced

a lot of noise in the microphone started after less than a month of use and no the problem is not my tiamat 7.1

ugly color... but yeh when you have a i7 3770 you have to find a motherboard thats fit it ....

Other Thoughts: After all i kind of regret thats i brought this board .. i would have been better selling my i7 3770 and brought something else and not having to buy this motherboard ... newer motherboard have twice the functionality and feature for half the price.

So think twice before buying this .. and dont count on the mail-in rebate they will probly just scam you like they did to me.


i'm taking 1 egg for the noise problem in the microphone , 1 for the price and another 1 for not honoring their rebate.

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  • GUY P.
  • 1/22/2016 12:56:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Perfect

Cons: perfect like

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