Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Motherboards > 
Intel Motherboards > 
ASRock > 
Item#: N82E16813157503

ASRock Z97 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3/DDR3L 3200+*(*OC)/ 2933*/ 2800*/ 2400*/ 2133*/ 1866*/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066

ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

With performance, quality and features at an affordable price point, the ASRock Z97 Extreme4 motherboard is a great foundation for you to build your dream PC. Based on Intel Z97 chipset, this micro ATX motherboard flawlessly supports the 4th, new 4th and 5th generation Intel processors in LGA 1150 packaging, and incorporates three PCIe x16 slots that are ready for 3-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI. The Digi Power design ensures precise, efficient power delivery to CPU, and ASRock Super Alloy components guarantee unbeatable durability and stability you can count on in the long haul. One SATA Express connector and one M.2 connector, the next generation interface for high speed storage, are built onboard to speed up your fun. ASRock exclusive HDD saver technology allows you to enable/disable HDDs right within the OS, no power off or restart required. Plus, this model also packs Intel Gigabit LAN, Nichicon 12K Platinum capacitor design, High Density Glass Fabric PCB, 7.1-ch HD audio and Purity Sound 2 that elevate your experience.

General information

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, MOSFET and chipsets can perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.

General information

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.

General information

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) 1.2 mO, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient. 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.)

General information

NexFET MOSFET for Memory Power

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

General information

Nichicon 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, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability. (* Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.)

General information

Sapphire Black PCB

Pure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.

General information

M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3)

The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) solid state drives or other devices. ASRock supports M.2 SATA3 6Gb/s modules and M.2 PCI Express modules up to Gen2 x2 10Gb/s, which is 2X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5Gb/s.

General information

SATA Express Connector

The SATA Express* interface provides PCIe Gen2 x2 (10Gb/s) data transfer speed. This motherboard offers the latest SATA Express connector to enthusiasts to enjoy the ultimate performance. (* Support to be announced.)

General information

Purity Sound 2

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.

General information

15µ Gold Contact in DIMM & VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)

Unlike other motherboards come with only 3-4µ gold contact, this motherboard is coated with 15µ gold contact in the DRAM slots and PCIe x16 slot, thus providing better anti-oxidation protection than usual.

General information

Four Graphics Outputs

Never run out of graphics outputs! In case you have to connect four different types of monitors all at once, this motherboard supports all four kinds of graphics D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and DispalyPort.

General information

HDD Saver Technology

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.

General information

Digi Power

Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.

General information

High Density Glass Fabric PCB

What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity or whatever you’d like to name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.

General information

ASRock APP Shop

ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. 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. ASRock APP Shop is the only all-in-one software package that delivers you the most practical PC apps and tools, in one integrated interface – from ASRock exclusive tools to the most update-to-date options of the latest technology.

General information

USB Key

In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!

General information

ASRock App Charger

Simply installing the App Charger driver, it makes your iPhone charge up to 40% faster than before. ASRock App Charger supports continuous charging when your PC enters Standby mode (S1), Suspend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). The App Charger technology has been fully applied on ASRock Full series motherboards.

General information

Dehumidifier

Dampness kills most electronics, so it's a better idea to keep your personal computer dry. Now users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling Dehumidifier. When it is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.


Learn more about the ASRock Z97 Extreme4

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
  • Read full details

Customer Reviews of the ASRock Z97 Extreme4

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • noah k.
  • 1/28/2016 6:54:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUsed for my first PC build

Pros: After reading a lot of negative reviews i must say i was worried, but after 2 weeks it has worked flawlessly.

Cons: i hooked up the hdmi cable to it and my monitor and it did not work, so i had to use my GPU HDMI port.

Other Thoughts: i guess they fixed the assembly process that was causing issues for a lot of people.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Noah,

Thank you for purchase and review.
For the onboard Video (HDMI), please Enable iGPU multi monitor setting in BIOS, Advanced, Chipset Configuration, IGPU Multi-Monitor [Enable], save and exit.

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

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2016 8:52:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome motherboard

Pros: Great bang for buck, very upgradeable and futureproof.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Went from an itx board that would barely fit my graphics card to this and its so much better.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Robert A.
  • 1/26/2016 7:02:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreview of asrock z97 extreme4. Good board.

Pros: seems well made. every thing worked. Best bios I have ever seen.

Cons: cant think of any.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this board.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2016 4:50:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great !

Pros: Price fair,Over all good.

Cons: only two SATA port

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Adam L.
  • 1/16/2016 3:17:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot thrilled...

Pros: Nice look and Dr. Debug

Cons: Having so much trouble getting this thing to boot to BIOS for the first time.

Other Thoughts: Dr. Debug displays an error code of A2 indicating something wrong with the SATA or IDE. I removed both SATA devices, the disk drive and the HDD. When I restart it, now I have an dr. debug code of 99 indicating PCI-e problems. So I removed my video card and tried booting while plugged into the motherboard with an HDMI cable in order to get video or some indication that this thing is working. Nothing. The LEDs on the motherboard come on, the fans power up, but no chirp on start up, no video on the motherboard or the GPU.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Adam,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Code A2 or 99 should have screen display.
Please press F2/Del to check If its changed to Ab (BIOS screen).
Load the UEFI BIOS default, save and exit.
Plug the drive in one by one to test.
Check the mainboard has detected the drives (SSD/HDD/ODD) in BIOS, Advanced, Storage Configuration.
Install the Windows if all the drives are detected or test with another known good drive and SATA cable.

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

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2016 10:41:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsgood mainboard

Pros: Good mainboard For the Price. You got what You have expected

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: There are many review, I don't know what the think. You place an i7 4790k and then you overclock it into 4.8Ghz and place the vga 970 with the minimum PSU requirement is 500w and many hdd and fan. You supple the power with the maximum is 400w or even 450w and after a year the PC doesn't boot up and you blame for the mainboard? This is very funny and do you have your mind while doing this? Even a kid can figure it is because the PSU. Please recheck the problem before just blame for the product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/11/2016 9:13:57 AM

5 out of 5 eggsGood product - bad reviews are noobs that don't know what they are doing

Pros: Feature rich board at a very competitive price considering everything you get. If used and maintained correctly ASRock boards are effective and durable.

Cons: None if you use this board right.

Other Thoughts: Be very careful about what you read online. Everyone thinks they are a computer expert after doing a little homegrown research and watching some youtube videos. Building your own PC is the new rage, so you have all of these completely inexperienced consumers writing reviews when things go south for them, and it's just not an accurate reflection of the quality of the part or manufacturer. I've worked with hundreds of ASRock boards and and have had very few issues, and most of those were older tech which was less reliable. I also provide my customers with specific instructions on how to maintain them and preserve life/functionality as it's quite easy to do if you just follow a few basic rules/guidelines.

My word of caution here is be very careful about what you read online. About 99% of the reviews/recommendations, even from "trusted" sites like Tom's Hardware is complete garbage. The senior mods at Tom's know what they are doing, but the everyday mods really don't know what they are doing. Just looking at most of the 1 egg reviews here you can tell that none of them really know what they are doing either. Just doing a bunch of research online doesn't replace years of experience working with hardware, various components and configurations, etc.

If you are building your own computer and you have little to no experience you have to factor in the possibility that you are going to screw something up, or aren't going to maintain the hardware properly, etc. You need to be realistic. It's not as easy as all the youtube videos make it out to be people. Anyone can fit some parts in corresponding holes - my 4 year old can do that, but understanding how to properly maintain performance computers, utilizing and managing driver installations, keeping your PC free of bloatware and unnecessary software, and how to troubleshoot minor issues without having to RMA the board only comes with experience. If you cut corners you get what you pay for.

I'm not going to let someone rebuild my engine just because they watched a youtube video about it.

5 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Robert H.
  • 1/10/2016 7:00:45 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood until the RAM Slot failed

Pros: Good Design
Good amount of USBs and SATA ports

Cons: #2 memory slot failed after a year.
Sata ports face of the side, so unless you have a full tower, will be hard to plug cables in.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Robert,

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, clear the CMOS.
• Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
• Test with single memory module on each memory slot to verify all memory slots are functioning.

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

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jake B.
  • 1/5/2016 9:27:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome motherboard!

Pros: So many SATA slots!!!
3 PCI-E slots!
Plenty of space for all your components.

Cons: There are only 3 chassis fan ports, a 4th that's a PWR fan port (fan seems to just always be on if connect to that one), and a 5th for an extra CPU fan, but with my build i need more fan ports to keep everything nice and cool without water cooling... so more fan ports! Other than that nothing, (and yes i know i can plug the fans into my power supply as well, but then i cant adjust them through the motherboard for when it needs it)

Other Thoughts: Best bang for your buck, and so sleek,

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Matt B.
  • 1/3/2016 7:09:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat but unreliable

Pros: Great motherboard for gamers on a budget looking for DDR3 and the i7-4790K. It has built in power, reset, and UEFI BIOS default switches. It has a POST code display. Supports AIO water cooling out of the box with a 4 pin PWM power for the fan (2 fans require PWM splitter) and a 3 pin fan power for the pump.

Cons: The front panel audio header is near the audio jacks at the rear I/O, not at the front, so you have a cable running across the motherboard. 2 of the case fan headers are near the top PCIe 1x slot, so again, cables running across the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: As noted in the cons section, the 4 case FAN headers and the audio header are in what I consider odd spots. This is not as big a deal ascetics wise for me because I hid my 2 front case fan cables and the HD audio cable under my R9-270X and I hid the rear case fan cable under the expansion slot screws (untwisted the wires slightly).
**Updated review on 12/29.** I updated the BIOS and did some case cleaning WITH PSU DISCONNECTED. Normally, you connect a live PSU to the motherboard and power it on and the red post code light comes on; not the case as it took 45 mins of plugging and unplugging the PSU and booting/rebooting before the red lights came on (my way of telling whether this motherboard is fully booted and stable or not). Knocked 1 egg off for a 3 egg score because of unreliable boot after complete power loss, but I am still happy with this motherboard.
**Updated review on 1/3/16** Reverted back to stock BIOS (BIOS chip B) All I did was flip the switch to B, run the flash from B to A, flip the switch back to A, and then customize again. I DID loose some overclocking ability like base clock customization, but I never messed with that anyways, Since reverting to bios B, my system is the most stable it has ever been. I no longer get the red post code for "everything is working properly" but I like that better... no more red messing up my black and blue theme.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
|
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE

This product qualifies for Newegg's Price Match Guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price. Learn More

Selected Items
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Motherboards > 
Intel Motherboards > 
ASRock > 
Item#: N82E16813157503
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.