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ASRock Z97 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
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Overview


Z97 Extreme6

ASRock Ultra M.2 Gen3 X4 32Gbps Socket Gives You Ultimate Speed!

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  • ASRock Super Alloy
    • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    • Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    • Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
    • NexFET™ MOSFET
    • 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    • Sapphire Black PCB
  • Supports 5th Generation, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
  • Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC), 15µ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
  • Two PCIe 3.0 x16, a PCIe 2.0 x16, two PCIe 2.0 x1, a mini-PCIe, 15µ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2
  • 7.1-Ch. HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 2 & DTS Connect
  • Dual LAN: one Intel® Gigabit LAN, one Realtek Gigabit LAN
  • One SATA Express, 10 SATA3, one eSATA, one Ultra M.2 (Gen3 x4), one M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 10 USB 3.0 (four Front, six Rear), five USB 2.0 (four Front, one Vertical Type A)
  • One COM Port Header, one Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, Full HD UEFI

Features

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XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design

The extra large aluminum alloy heatsinks take away heat dramatically. As the MOSFETs and chipsets areas are well covered by these heatsinks to protect them from overheating, CPU and chipsets can perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.


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Premium Alloy Choke

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.

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Dual-Stack MOSFET for CPU Power

Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is another innovative MOSFETs design by ASRock. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into one MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM with larger die area provides extreme lower Rds(on) 1.2mΩ, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.

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NexFET MOSFET for Memory Power

The next generation NexFET MOSFETs control the power supply to DRAM slots more efficiently. They provide lower RDS(on) 2.9mΩ, delivering higher efficiency and lower temperature.

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NexFET MOSFETs in memory areas use a special design for protecting them from electrostatic discharge and offer up to 7.5 times the ESD protection levels compared to traditional MOSFETs.
*Human Body Mode.


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12K Platinum Caps

Supreme 12K platinum capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, these platinum capacitors have 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.

*Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.

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Sapphire Black PCB

ASRock does not overlook any details, even those tiny ones. With pure black PCB appearance, the new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.



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Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
The World's Fastest M.2 Socket - PCIe Gen3 x4

The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSDs or other devices. ASRock is the first in the world to implement PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 socket on motherboards. The ultimate Ultra M.2 interface pushes the speed up to 32Gbps which is 6X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5Gbps.


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Orbweb ME

Your Personal Cloud, Easy and Always Connects

ASRock Cloud technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly! 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 is also available.


Personal Cloud for Everyone

Cloud service should be simple and personal. Don't take time to upload the files to the public cloud again. Stop spending money on setting up another NAS device you don't know. Orbweb ME's file browser is your solution to zero adaption, managing your folders and files in the cloud. Accessing and exchanging files instantly among all of your PC and storages. All your folders and files are sitting just where you know they are.

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Media Library and Streaming

Orbweb Personal's media library takes care of your media content. Organize all your photos, videos and music across your PCs and online storages. Diverse, intuitive and smart sorting help finding desired movies in few clicks. Progressive streaming lets you enjoy your music collection almost no download time. Web browser based and mobile app portal keep you connected in any device any time.

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Remote Desktop Anywhere

Laying in the bedroom or sitting in the office, tablet in your hands just becomes smarter. Pick up any work sheet left in office or start any application from you home PC. Orbweb ME's remote desktop not only mobilized your PC but also empower your tablet. No matter the device, No matter the location, Orbweb ME always keeps your PC by you.

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Wake On WAN

The latest technology that WOWs you with the ability to wake up your PC remotely over the Internet. Turn your PC on/off only when you need to. Keep your PC healthy and save energy at the same time.


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Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the ASRock Z97 Extreme6

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  • Scott W.
  • 1/30/2015 9:33:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead and MO Dead

Pros: Looks Pretty

Cons: I read that reviews about this Motherboard and a number of recent ones complained about DOA motherboards. I guess you convince yourself that your experience will be different. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My experience mirrors what many others here have written. Roll the dice and take your chance. It seems like the manufacturer has a quality control problem. I have already created an RMA with Newegg to return the product and CPU. AsRock is welcome to call me to resolve the problem but I doubt I will be hearing from them. This is going to cost m another $20 to ship it back to Newegg. Thanks AsRock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: It appears to be a great value. Not much of a value if it does not work. Buyer beware!!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has DOA. ASRock mainboards are fully tested to assure the quality. Unfortunately, due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.

Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Reseat and test with single memory module (non-ECC, un-buffered).
Test with onboard VGA.
Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at 909-590-8308 or 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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  • Elizabeth A.
  • 1/27/2015 3:40:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Motherboard

Pros: Love the colors, going for a black and blue theme, and it has lots of I/O. Supports SLI and Crossfire (probably won't use that anyway). It's pretty stable as well. The BIOS/UEFI is easy to navigate, and for the most part pretty intuitive.

Cons: I dunno if the board was warped or if my 450D was, but screwing the board to the standoffs was a bit of a pain. I had to force the board (which didn't help my sanity) to more or less line up with the screw holes. The bottom two USB 3.0 on the motherboard I/O are disabled, probably because I have a graphics card in there, but it's still kinda annoying.

Other Thoughts: Watch the USB 3.0 on the motherboard. I broke the bottom one because I had to reroute it, but luckily the board has two.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2015 10:21:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None board dead on arrival.

Cons: Never again from Asrock. DOA board and now have to wait for RMA to get system running. Will stick with Another online retailer for future purchases.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Unplug the ATX power, remove all components from mainboard.
Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Test with single memory module.
Test with onboard VGA.
Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
Turn on the power (using onboard power button) to check if its post.
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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  • WILLIAM P.
  • 1/25/2015 6:48:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Motherboard!

Pros: Tom's Hardware picked this board as a favorite and I can see why. I installed an i7 and the I did not require a BIOS upgrade. There are all kinds of new technology on this board and room for 6 x SATA connectors. I have been very impressed by ASRock's tech support as well. The techs respond quickly and professionally compared to Gigabyte and Asus. I am very impressed with ASRock.

Cons: Manual was decent but not great. Some of the writing on the motherboard was hard to read.

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  • Douglas C.
  • 1/22/2015 1:25:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty impressed

Pros: — Very fast POST, boots to desktop fast even with SATA6 HD (just not going to do more expensive $/GB SSD's yet!)
— Everything (except ASMedia controller) Linux-friendly
— Decent-to-good UEFI graphical menu *
— Driver installation relatively painless **
— Updater software (ASTuner) pretty decent, includes BIOS/EFI updates (worked for me without borking things up) -- I've seen a lot worse in the past
— Fit Fractal Design Core 2500 case/mounts perfectly
— Price:Value excellent considering quality/features

Cons: Picking nits here, but:
— * UEFI help not as helpful as it could be (but at least there is some)
— ** Installation software ok, not terribly informative about why you might need certain drivers (and why you might want to avoid them)
— Packaging leaves a bit to be desired: foam cradle tied to board a bit too tight, seemingly warped board quite a bit, but no damage (they are very flexible these days) Not much other than anti-stat bag and cardboard

Other Thoughts: Overall very pleased with this board. I've run this thing non-stop for days doing some x11 gpu mining, the full-load power draw is very low for this rig (~160W). The whole thing is also pretty quiet for a cheap (~$1K w/discounts) roll-your-own, quite happy. (Probably spring for a duplicate EVGA card if prices ever come down, but not needed for SLI gaming - that card is a monster by itself.)

Build:
— Intel i5 4970K Devil's Canyon
— GSkillz Sniper 2400 2x4GB
— EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX2 (3975-KR)
— WD Black 1TB SATA6
— Corsair TX850M (plenty of room -- probably didn't need it but newegg had low-cost manuf. refurbs w/5yr warranty)
— Fractal Design Core 2500
— Samsung cheapo DVD-RW
— Plugged into a gorgeous 27" Apple Cinema LED kvm'd with a Mac Pro octocore workhorse :)

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  • Robert W.
  • 1/18/2015 8:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice board

Pros: Ultra M.2 socket, stable, many features

Cons: Nothing worth mentioning

Other Thoughts: I bought this board because at the time it was the only board with a M.2 socket integrated into the PCIe lanes (x4), AND bootable from it. It may still be the only one. I tried a Gigabyte board with an M.2 socket, and I got it to boot from it, but because it used SATA express (2 lanes only) it did not have enough bandwidth for the Samsung XP941 M.2 card. This board is also much more stabe and issue free than the Gigabyte. This was my first ASRock board, I only bought it because of the Ultra M.2, but I would buy again in the future if it made sense. I think I will start avoiding the Gigabyte boards, I have used for many many builds but there always seems to be some issues with them.

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  • tony l.
  • 1/17/2015 8:14:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLong time coming

Pros: A lot of useful features, great UEFI, great room for expansionn

Cons: Intel LAN quit working after a day. Wouldn't recognize my Geforce GTX770 right away. Took awhile to troubleshoot to get it working.

Other Thoughts: My previous build was based on an Asrock board, and it never gave me any issues, so when I decided to upgrade I got another board. This one had everything I wanted on paper, but the board did come with some issues. The first one I received was DOA, second one I got had LAN issues, I can live with not having one working LAN port since it did come with two, but would have preferred to have the Intel port working. If I had to do it again, I would probably spend a bit more to go with a more established brand.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that one of the LAN port has malfunctioned.
Please clear the CMOS.
Load the BIOS default.
Check the LAN port LED lights are on when plugged the cable.
Download and install both Intel and Realtek LAN drivers at link " http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Extreme6/?cat=Download ".
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 B.
  • 1/14/2015 2:13:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTwo bad boards in a row - junk!

Pros: The board has a lot of good options built-in. I bought it because it was rated a best buy at Toms Hardware. Unfortunately Tom's doesn't do long term extensive testing with the product - they just rate based on features and price, so the rating tells you nothing about tech support, warranty, problems with board, etc.

Cons: First board was DOA. It gave various BIOS error codes at startup (CPU, memory, peripherals and others). Second one seemed to work OK - but every so often the USB 3.0 ports on the back (of the mobo, not case) would just stop working. They would still supply power, but peripherals plugged in stopped working. Tried to update driver - computer froze. Not BSOD, but hard locked up - mouse froze on screen, then screen went blank. Updated BIOS - didn't help. I noticed that installing any driver that interfaced with USB caused the computer to hard lock up.

I went to the store and got an MSI Gaming 7 board. Swapped it in place of the AsRock Extreme6 and it works fine - I can install the same USB peripherals that were causing the Extreme6 to crash. And I did NOT do a clean install of Windows, so everything else is identical - only the mobo is different.

I looked online and it appears a lot of people are having problems with this board - USB keeping power on after power off, locking up when installing drivers, DOA board, etc.

What a waste of time. It doesn't matter if the price is good or not if the board fails at it's primary function - to allow your computer to work. I've used Asus, MSI, Intel, Gigabyte and Foxconn boards before. I've had one DOA board before, and never any issues with any of the others. Then two duds from AsRock in a row.

Junk. They are coming back to you AsRock. You need to get your QC up to speed.

Other Thoughts: I always wonder about the skills and capabilities of someone giving a bad review, in case it was their error. Well, I'm an electrical engineer by trade and I've built 20+ PC's for home and work over the years. I always make sure I'm grounded for static and I build carefully and logically. In this case, the boards are just bad. There is no way the first board was QC tested because it just fails from the start. The second board could have been, but there are a LOT of people with USB issues on this board, and the response is always "clear CMOS and update to latest BIOS" - that works in about 0.1% of cases. 99.9% of the time, it's shoddy design or component failure. These guys have a bad rep for RMA so I'm just sending this junk back to NewEgg while I'm within my return period and they can let AsRock pay to get their junk back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The Dr.Debug code should be count on where the last code has stopped.
For the reference codes, please visit the link below under page 3.
http://www.asrock.com/support/QA/TSDQA-102.pdf

For the USB 3.0 issue, Please load the BIOS default.
Uninstall the driver, download and install the driver at link " http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Extreme6/?cat=Download ".\
Test with another USB devices to check if the symptom still occurs.

As always, we appreciate your purchase. Honest and constructive reviews are welcome.
If you have any technical issues 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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  • Roland J.
  • 1/12/2015 6:22:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGiving them a second chance

Pros: -Nice color scheme
-Decent board for the price when it works

Cons: I've had a fair bit of problems with this board. My brother swears by AsRock and soon as I try them, I'm burned. My board randomly turns on, has erratic behavior from the keyboard/mouse and video cards and one of the two Ethernet ports not working. I emailed them to see if we can work something out. I rarely get to use my PC for work/browsing/gaming and when I do it's unusable most the time.

Other Thoughts: I think this is my first and last run with AsRock

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the randomly turn on power issue, please clear the CMOS to check if its resolved.

For the LAN issue, please install both Intel and Realtek LAN drivers.
Or driver can be download at link below.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Extreme6/?cat=Download

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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  • Jerry P.
  • 1/6/2015 11:36:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great! while it worked..

Pros: -Nice bios
-lots of features
-nice look

Cons: As many other have already stated, started having power issues after I unplugged my power supply in order to move the computer to another part of the room. Random reboots and eventually not even posting at all. A couple fans stopped receiving power.. I tested my hardware with a gracious buddy's motherboard and all was good.

Other Thoughts: +1 Egg for NewEgg's smooth RMA process. Going to get either an MSI or Biostar. Sorry ASRock, I normally love you guys, but this board is a dud!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Test with single memory module.
Test with onboard VGA
Reconnect the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.

As always, we are more than happy to help to resolve the issue you have.
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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