ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac
A-Style: Home Cloud, Purity Sound™, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Supports Four-Channel, Dual-Port Thunderbolt™ Technology
Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package
Premium Gold Capacitor Design, Digi Power, 12 Power Phase Design, Dual-Stack MOSFET
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2933+ (OC)
Five PCIe 3.0 X16, one PCIe 2.0 X1, one mini-PCIe
AMD Four-Way CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ supported by PLX PEX 8747 Bridge
Rear VGA I/O: one HDMI, two Thunderbolt™, one DisplayPort Input
Intel® Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming
7.1-Ch HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
Ten SATA3, one eSATA, twelve USB 3.0, nine USB 2.0
One ASRock Wi-SD Box (Supports four USB 3.0 ports and an SD 3.0 card slot)
WLAN : one 802.11ac WiFi + BT v4.0 module, one ASRock Wi-Fi 2.4 / 5GHz Antenna
Supports A-Tuning, XFast 555, Easy Driver Installer, FAN-Tastic Tuning, USB Key
Home Cloud - Remote Desktop Anytime, Anywhere
This motherboard supports remote wake with the onboard Intel® LAN, so you can connect with your PC from anywhere in the world. You will be able to power your PC on or turn it off, monitor it, and take control of it remotely with another smartphone, tablet or computer.
Note: Intel® Remote Wake is supported on Win8 or Win8 64-bit OS.
Imagine yourself as a desperado riding into the sunset, an outcast of the society exiled from your country, or simply at the groceries two blocks away from home. You miss your personal computer so much and you'll need Home Cloud for the following real world scenarios:
Keep your stored mail at hand whenever you need it.
Stream your secret stash of vids, music and pics.
Access or send files remotely anywhere.
Watch your favorite local TV programs by connecting to your PC.
Keep an eye on your pets or children when you are away from home.
Premium Gold Caps
Premium Gold Caps are 100% made in Japan; these solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a Premium Gold coating providing long life and stable performance.
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.
Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)
With the combined power of three kinds of capacitors, MFC allows users to overclock their PC rig to extreme levels without worrying about the hardware components.
12 Power Phase Design
Designed with a 12 Power Phase design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is an innovative new design of MOSFETs. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into a MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds (on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM can provide larger die area and lower Rds (on), so the power supply for CPU Vcore is more efficient.
Intel® Dual Gigabit LAN
Dual LAN with Teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, OC Tweaker, and a whole lot more.
4K / 2K
4K is a new standard for display resolutions with a minimum of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p format and four times as many pixels overall.
This free bundled front tray includes four USB 3.0 ports and an SD 3.0 card slot.
Purity Sound™ - Bask in the Music
Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware and software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. Including 7.1-channel HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, TI® 5532 Premium Headset Amplifier which supports up to 600ohm headphones, cap-less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and support for DTS Connect.
Purity Sound™ brings you:
Less Sound Distortion
Supports up to 600ohm headphones
Traditional Audio Solutions only offer:
More Sound Distortion
Does not support high impedance headphones
This frequency response chart is tested under 32ohm loading to simulate normal headphones. It indicates how traditional audio solution's frequency response drops drastically at low frequencies, while Purity Sound™ maintains its frequency response and provides better bass with the TI® NE5532 amplifier.
2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT v4.0 - No More Sluggish Internet
This motherboard comes with an exclusive 802.11ac Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi) module that supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0.
Four-Way SLI and CrossFireX - Supported by PLX PEX 8747 Bridge
PLX PEX 8747 is a PCIe Gen3 bridge chip that offers solid PCIe 3.0 lanes for PCIe devices and is optimized to support high performance graphics. With the bridge onboard, this motherboard is able to support up to four VGA cards with four-way SLI or four-way CrossFireX at PCI-E Gen3 x8 / x8 / x8 / x8 mode.
ASRock motherboard has two Thunderbolt™ connectors supporting four-channel technology, bringing blistering-fast data transfers ever.
Up to 10Gbps: The Fastest Connection To Your PC
Thunderbolt™ technology is a new dual protocol that increases transfer speed with 10Gbps per channel.
Bi-Directional Data Transfer with PCI Express and DisplayPort
The innovative design combines PCI Express and DisplayPort I/O protocols with bi-directional high speed.
Daisy Chain: Up to 12 TBT devices
With the ability of daisy chain, motherboards can connect up to 12 Thunderbolt™ devices (six per port).
Large, High-Resolution Displays (Supports 4K)
DTS Connect is a blanket name for a two-part system, including DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC, it is used on the computer platform only, in order to convert PC audio into the DTS format.
DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, and DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This motherboard supports Triple Monitor. You may choose up to three display interfaces to connect monitors and use them simultaneously.
Configure different fan speeds for respective temperatures using the graph. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
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.
ASRock's new pin design for the memory slots may appear to be the same as former designs, but actually effectively reduces distortion and promotes performance, because we strive for perfection even in the most trivial details.
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.
With ASRock's exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds* to log on to Windows® 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user experience and behavior.
*The boot time may vary with a different configuration.
Restart to UEFI
ASRock "Restart to UEFI" technology is designed for those requiring frequent UEFI access. It allows users to easily enter the UEFI SETUP automatically when turning on the PC next time.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your PC.
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? Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
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.
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling "Dehumidifier Function". When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) 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.