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The ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 offers a blend of performance and features for those looking to build a power house without breaking the bank. Based on AMD 970 and AMD SB950 chipset, this motherboard supports AMD AM3+ / AM3 series CPUs with up to eight cores, and features two PCIe x16 slots with Quad CrossFireX support for scalable graphics performance based on your needs. ASRock builds this motherboard with all solid capacitor design for robust durability and reliability in harsh environments, and High Density Glass Fabric PCB to guard against moisture. USB 3.0 and SATA III allow you to get the most of the latest storage technology. Beyond what you can expect from a motherboard at this price range, this model also packs a wealth of ASRock exclusive features to elevate your experience, like Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI, X-Boost for one-key overclocking, and more.
AM3+ 8-Core Processor Support
This board is designed to build up the most powerful system and delivers the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU Ready motherboard.
ASRock’s X-Boost Technology is a smart auto-overclocking function and is brilliantly designed to unlock the hidden cores of your CPUs. Simply press "X" when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 116% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU or unlock CPU cores can become a near one-button process.
* The functionality of “Unlock CPU Cores” feature might vary by different processors.
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.
4 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Back)
Rich storage options! This motherboard offers 4 USB 3.0 (2 from onboard header, 2 from rear I/O) to facilitate computing environment.
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds* to logon 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
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.
C.C.R. (Combo Cooler Retention Module)
The unique combo cooler retention module greatly improves heat dissipation and is backward compatible with AMD previous AM3/AM2+ coolers.
ASRock APP Shop
ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. It provides 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.
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.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
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, ISPs (Internet Service Provider) 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.
Updating the UEFI is easier than ever with ASRock Internet Flash! Simply by a few clicks it searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock's servers, then it automatically downloads and flashes the latest UEFI file within the UEFI setup utility without having to enter Windows OS.
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:
*Windows Vista 64bit or Windows 7 64bit OS is required.
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.