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

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Z77 Extreme4

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

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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

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Michael H.
  • 8/3/2015 12:03:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBe ready for a fight if you get a motherboard with any bent pins.

Pros: Generally high quality

Cons: I received this motherboard with one bent CPU pin. Not something I could have done myself without damaging other pins around it(. I requested an RMA and was told I'd receive an email with instructions, which I never got. After calling back and finally getting the email, I got the instructions which indicated there would be a charge of $50 for any returns with bent pins. I've been very pleased in the past with AS-Rock, but this return policy is ridiculous. They should be paying for their errors. By the way, I have to pay return shipping on this.

Other Thoughts: I won't be buying any more AS-Rock products. I've only used their MB's for the last five personal systems that I've built. I'll start buying Asus instead.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. ASRock mainboards are fully tested to assure the quality.
The CPU socket has been covered with protection CAP to avoid damage the pins.

For more information about CPU installation guide, please visit at link " http://www.asrock.com/Support/QA/TSDQA-103.pdf ".

If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support 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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  • Mike S.
  • 8/2/2015 7:25:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUSB Ports Issue

Pros: Nice board

Cons: USB ports would not recognize keyboards upon POST most of the time. This made it very difficult to change settings.

Front USB ports died after a few days

Other Thoughts: Returning motherboard and ordering a replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please clear the CMOS.
Plug keyboard and mouse to USB 2.0 ports (gray) to test.

Please update the replacement mainboard's working fine.
If you have any technical questions, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

Thank you

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

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  • Travis M.
  • 7/31/2015 7:42:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPersistence is key

Pros: - Full size board
- Dr. Debug
- Plenty of USB ports
- Internal power and reset button
- Great BIOS gui
- Sata connections in excellent location
-Excellent Newegg Customer Service

Cons: - A bit flimsy (bends really easy)
- Questionable product quality control

Other Thoughts: It took some effort to get a fully working board however worth the effort. I went through 3 DOA boards until I got a working one. The first 3 kept getting code 55 in Dr. Debug. I tried everything under the sun (minus toying with the CPU socket) to get them to work and then RMA'd them. I don't condone doing what I am about to mention but feel its a good troubleshooting tip if one is comfortable with inspecting (I've been working computers for 16 years). The first 3 boards, I did not even bother to inspect the CPU socket pins because, to be quite honest, I shouldn't have to at all. The 4th board I decided "eh, I will just look" and I got out my trusty magnifying lens and inspected the pins on the CPU socket. Lo and behold, one bent pin. Fast forward to today, its up and working for one week, all USB ports, 32GB of ram etc. (previously only 1 USB port worked and DIMM slots 1 and 2). I got lucky, finding the bent pin.

Just to note: After resolving the code 55 I had a code 62 pop up which I had to remedy by using the onboard video and shutting down properly. Once I did that, I plugged my PCI-E card back in and everything was fine.

I understand that things happen such as defective products and its important to be understanding and patient. I did not deduct any eggs for the defective boards (thanks to Newegg support for being so helpful). If you are like me and are desperate for a full ATX LGA 1155 board (this one is pretty much the only one in town) then just roll with the punches...it'll work out.

- I had 2 processors, 32 GB of RAM (8GB x 4) to test to rule out any issues on my end (memory controller, bad ram, etc.).

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  • Ryan W.
  • 7/20/2015 6:25:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood until it Died

Pros: Lasted 2 1/2 years with no issues

Cons: Only Lasted 2 1/2 years

Other Thoughts: Had 0 issues with this then I had no signal from gfx card. Tried the other PCI Express 3.0 X16 slot and sill nothing. Tried an old Gfx card. Still nothing. Would not even see motherboard boot logo. No signal at all.
Swapped to the on board gfx and bam signal was there.....
Spent alot of time troubleshooting this and it was and still is very frustrating. Guess I have to RMA so I can play SC2...

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  • Gordon K.
  • 7/17/2015 8:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Pros: Board started up without a hitch, very satisfied with the performance., Nice Layout

Cons: None so far

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  • Joshua A.
  • 7/16/2015 10:31:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBIOS corrupted after 1 week of usage!

Pros: looks nice, works well when it does, stable

Cons: my computer starts experiencing issues where it doesn't shut down properly and the system will sitll be on unless i unplug the power connector. Also when I tried to boot the computer on, the system will turn on but it will not post. Yesterday I decided to reset my cmos and some of the settings on my bios have disappeared. I can't overclock anymore and the option to overclock has suddenly disappeared. my ram downclocked to 1333mhz because xmp has suddenly disappeared from the bios option. (usually runs at the advertised 1866mhz). Even worse, 2 dimm slots have malfunction. Only 2 out of my 4 rams are recognized, so effectively, I'm running half of the ram (8 vs 16gb)

Other Thoughts: I don't know what to do, This is the first time I buy anything and it broke in just 1 week. I didn't even touch the bios update whatsoever, it just broke by itself...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Clearing CMOS will all seeting reset to factory default.
However, memory speed setting should be under OC Tweaker, DRAM Timing Configuration, DRAM Frequency.
Or Can be Load XMP Profile Setting at DRAM Configuration.

For the memory slot related issue, please reseat the CPU and cooler.
Test with single memory on each slot to verify all slots are working.
Populate the memory module one by one if all slots are working.

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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  • Michael N.
  • 7/15/2015 2:19:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than I thought

Pros: Not DOA. After reading all the reviews I was scared this board was not going to start up. But, she plopped right in my case with ease, and started up the first time. I was wearing an anti-static wrist band when installing, so I wonder if the static killed it for the other people

Cons: I've had the board for just over 3 months, no issues so far. But with a 3 year warranty, I'm not too concerned.

Other Thoughts: I was wearing an anti-static wrist band when installing (actually I taught my 11 year old brother how to install it, so he did it when I supervised), so I wonder if the static killed it for the other people.

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  • mathias h.
  • 7/13/2015 8:46:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSubpar

Pros: Lots of features. cool looks

Cons: The card no longer detects my video cards. I used this card for about 6 months. Now it just will not recognize video cards at all. I know my cards are fine as they work in other machines just fine.
I have tried every workaround and tested every component and sure enough it appears to be motherboard failure. None of the PCI ports read any hardware. It was a great board but 6 mos. is very poor. Well looks like its back to Gigabyte for me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please try below to see if its resolved the issue.

• Clear the CMOS.
• Load the BIOS default.
• Reseat video card firmly and its 6+6 PCIE power (if applied).
• Test on second PCIE slot.

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 F.
  • 7/7/2015 8:47:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Board at First, Durability is Questionable

Pros: This was, at the time I purchased, the cheapest Z97 board that supported Intel's Xeon CPUs while having PCI 3.0. Conveniently, it also reviewed really well.

For a long time, it worked perfectly. However, the board has a bit of a design flaw that has over time reduced its reliability for me. Perhaps I'm merely unlucky, but most reviews I see are from people who just purchased the board.

It isn't all bad - the board is surprisingly packed with features that are otherwise pretty hard to find in general, let alone at this price point.

It has a debug LED, for instance. At the time, to get something like that, I'd have expected to pay upwards of $200, let alone the $120 I paid for this board at the time. Even now, it's a great deal if you have to use an LGA 1155 socket CPU for some reason.

Cons: Really, this board has one major design flaw - it's flexible. Very, very flexible.

It's easy to bend the board in place simply by pressing gently on it. Over time, the fluctuating heat where I live, in conjunction with this fact, has slightly warped a few of the contacts on the board - as I said, it's not hard to warp the board significantly by simply pressing on it.

On a hot day (around 85 F), in order to get the PC I own with this board to boot, I must reseat all electrical contacts. I have independently tested all the components in my build, and all work fine - it is definitely the connection with this board.

Other Thoughts: I dislike having to post this review, as I do believe with the design flaw I mentioned above taken care of, even via simply using a thicker backboard, that this would easily be a motherboard that lasts a long time. It's well-built. It comes with a lot of stuff that's hard to get elsewhere.

Perhaps I simply got a botched board. This isn't the first time I've heard similar complaints, though. I brought my machine to a couple of IT major friends of mine, and they all agreed it was the most flexible board they'd ever seen in a machine.

I still recommend this if you can reasonably stabilize the environment your pc runs in. But just be warned - I'm not sure this is a board that will last.

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  • Quintin G.
  • 6/24/2015 11:33:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing motherboard

Pros: Has all the features I need, overclocked my 3570k easily.

Cons: None as of now

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