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Based on the new Intel Z87 Chipset, the ASRock’s new OC Formula/AC ATX motherboard supports Intel 4th generation processors in LGA1150 packages -- even the K-series unlocked one. Enjoy the power of the latest Intel processor and chipset technologies with the ASRock’s new OC Formula/AC ATX motherboard.
Chipset is only part of the story. ASRock’s unique OC Formula kit includes Power Kits, Connector Kits and Cooling Kits and the new Monitor Kit for precise power delivery, efficient cooling, better performance and intuitive system monitoring. In addition, a collection of lifestyle-based features called A-Style will be implemented on ASRock’s new OC Formula/AC ATX motherboard as well. These features include Purity Sound, HDMI-In, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Home Cloud and Conformal coating.
The ASRock’s new OC Formula/AC ATX motherboard also supports NickShih's OC Profile, Formula Drive, FAN-Tastic Tuning, Fine-Tuning V-Controller, Interactive UEFI, Timing Configurator, USB Key and Rapid OC, PCIe ON/OFF, V-Probe for intuitive tuning to achieve maximum performance.
The Intel Z87 Chipset supports Intel 4th generation Haswell processors and has many improvements over its predecessor. It offers native support for USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps and support for Quad-Read speed SPI Devices. The platform would consume lower TDP, Idle and S3 power inside a smaller package (22mm x 23mm FCBGA). Manageability and security is significantly enhanced with next gen Intel vPro and Intel identity-protection technology. Improvements to Intel’s already implemented RST (Rapid Storage Technology and optimization's to the SSD performance have also been carried out.
Status OLED shows various information of the system on a new high resolution OLED screen. Now you can use three buttons to toggle between information of the power on self test, debug codes, the current time, temperatures, frequencies and voltages of various points on the motherboard.
Multi-Thermal Sensor provides users the temperature of various parts of the motherboard graphically, so that users may precisely keep track and control the temperature of each part of their motherboard when overclocking.
Conductive liquids such as water pretty much destroy all kinds of electronics on contact. That’s why ASRock has implemented a special layer of Conformal Coating on our motherboards, which makes the motherboards invulnerable to conductive liquids, corrosion and dust. Users won’t have to worry about spilling liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or even clam chowder over their motherboards while overclocking.
Connect your PC and another device to one monitor and toggle between the primary and secondary screen without replugging the connectors every time.
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 off, and monitor and take control of it remotely with another smartphone, tablet or computer.
An exclusive 802.11ac Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi) module supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks. The ASRock’s new OC Formula/AC ATX motherboard also features Bluetooth v4.0.
Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
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.
Compared to iron powder chokes, Premium Alloy Chokes highlight a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss. Moreover, the revolutionary choke construction features a highly magnetic and heat resistant design increasing the board's lifespan.
By stacking two dies into one MOSFET, DSM provides larger die area and lower Rds (on), so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.
This motherboard uses a digital Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) design, providing CPU V-core voltage more efficiently and smoothly.
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.
Twin-power cooling combines active air cooling with water cooling. The ultimate heat pipe cooling design maximizes the system’s convection to expel hot air, providing better airflow and faster heat dissipation.
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound is an added bonus that allows overclockers to stabilize the CPU's temperature.
The eight-layer PCB comes with four sets of 2-ounce copper inner layers, using only carefully selected copper materials for its PCB layers, delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
ASRock’s new pin design for the memory slots and PCIe slots that effectively reduces distortion and promotes performance.
With Hi-Density Power Connectors for the motherboard’s CPU power connector, you'll see a reduction of 23% power loss and decrease the connector's temperature up to 71°F (22°C).
Compared to other boards that come with only 3 - 4µ gold, this motherboard provides 15µ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots, and PCIE x16 slots, thus delivering three times better performance than usual.