ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard
The Best ATX Motherboard for Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 Processor!
- ASRock Super Alloy
- Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
- NexFET™ MOSFET
- Sapphire Black PCB
- Supports 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
- Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
- Solid Capacitor design, Digi Power
- Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3100+(OC)
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
- Intel® Gigabit LAN
- 1 x HDMI, 6 SATA3, 6 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 x USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
- 1 x COM Port Header
- Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Pentium® Anniversary Boost, Full HD UEFI
Best Motherboard for Intel® Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition Processor
When Intel® Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU is overclocked to 4.8GHz, the CPU frequency boost by more than 50%!
Pentium Anniversary Boost
ASRock Pentium Anniversary Boost Technology* allows you to overclock your Intel® Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU with only a few keystrokes. Turn on your PC and press “P” to enter the selection page and choose the CPU frequency you would like to apply, Pentium Anniversary Boost will automatically overclock the relative components and boost the CPU frequency from 3.2GHz to a maximum of 4.2GHz!
*Pentium Anniversary Boost Technology is for Intel® Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU only.
The system has detected Intel® Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU installed. Please hover your mouse or use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select the CPU frequency you would like to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ELNA Audio Caps
Who says high quality audio is only available on high-end motherboards? ASRock applied ELNA audio capacitors on mainstream and entry-level motherboards! Compared with traditional solid caps, the current leakage of ELNA audio caps is merely 3uA. This is the key to reduce noise level significantly and satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
Your Personal Cloud - Easy and Always Connects
ASRock Cloud* technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly and supports multi devices for accessing File Explorer cloud service simultaneously! 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.
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.
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.
Access File Explorer From Multiple Devices
Orbweb ME allows you to access your own personal File Explorer from multiple devices, brining your tablets, laptops and PC together. Forgot an important file in your computer at home which you need for the next meeting? Another hard day hiding in the office bathroom, missing your massive collection of funny videos and music clips? You can get it all by connecting your tablets or laptops to access File Explorer and immerse into the paradise in few seconds.
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.
*Remote Desktop comes with the Ultimate package which is only free for the first month.
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.
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.
Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard's components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.
Protects the motherboard from excessive surges from the power supply unit.
The onboard LAN chip is protected against sudden and violent voltage spikes caused by lightning.
Added ICs to protect the onboard USB ports from electrostatic discharges.
Prevents the onboard LAN from being damaged by electrostatic discharges.
MOSFETs in critical areas use a special design for protecting them from electrostatic discharge during the installation process.
Intel® LAN provides the best throughput performance, lower CPU utilization, enhanced stability and is able to deliver ultimate network experience to users!
Solid Capacitor Design
ASRock applied solid capacitors on this motherboard. With these solid caps, this motherboard is allowed to perform more stably and ensure longer lifetime.
More Precise, More Efficient
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.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, OC Tweaker, System Browser, Live Update, Tech Service and a whole lot more!
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!
Restart to UEFI
Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Limit and control your children's time spent on the Internet. ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) 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.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.
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.
Easy Driver Installer
For users who don't have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the Internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!
ASRock XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. It shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
When Internet Explorer loads very slowly for no clear reason, it's usually due to inefficient management. ASRock is rolling out super efficient web management in the motherboard industry. XFast LAN is a convenient tool that controls Internet related applications easily and efficiently. Creating a perfect Internet environment, all you need is a smart manager. ASRock XFast LAN allows you to enjoy more speed, easier multitasking, enhanced multimedia experience, and more – all without weighing you down.
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.