Besides two front USB 2.0 headers, there’s also an additional 19-pin Flexible USB 2.0 header on the motherboard to support a front USB 3.0 panel with USB 2.0 data rate.
Since most computer cases nowadays only have built-in front USB 3.0 panels for 19-pin headers, ASRock has decided to add this Flexible USB 2.0 header so that the two front USB ports will not be wasted.
Two USB 3.0 5Gb/s ports plus 4 SATA3 6Gb/s ports for supporting all of your peripherals with fast data transfer speed.
FM2/FM2+ APU Support
This motherboard is compatible with both AMD FM2 and FM2+ APUs. Please note that some new features may be only supported by FM2+ APUs.
Next-Gen PCIe 3.0
This motherboard supports the next-gen PCIe 3.0! Compared to PCIe 2.0, PCIe 3.0 offers up to 2X data transferring bandwidth for VGA cards, thus providing ultimate graphics performance. (Available only with AMD FM2+ CPUs)
PCIe 3.0 Benefits:
• Higher bit rate - 8.0GT/s.
• Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GB/s.
• Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency.
• 100% backward compatible with previous PCIe 2.0 / 1.0 standard.
Note: PCIe 3.0 supported with FM2+ APUs.
All Solid Capacitor Design
ASRock is determined to use high quality materials to build the best motherboards, that's why all the capacitors on this motherboard are built with 100% solid capacitors. These solid capacitors bring long lasting durability and ultra stable performance.
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.
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.
• Orbweb ME: Get Connected with ASRock Cloud Anytime, Anywhere.
• App Charger: Fast Charge & Charge Anytime.
• Google Chrome: Better Browsing with Google Options.
• XFast LAN: Your Smartest Internet Access Manager.
Orbweb ME: 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. 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 is also available. Now, download Orbweb Me Host, enter ASRock Cloud promotion code "ASROCK", ASRock's users are allowed to enjoy all services above.
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, bringing 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.
* Only for certain motherboards that support wake on WAN * Orbweb ME is provided by Kloudian Systems Inc. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by Kloudian Systems Inc. without prior notice.
Full Spike Protection
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.
• Surge Protection: Protects the motherboard from excessive surges from the power supply unit.
• Lightning Protection: The onboard LAN chip is protected against sudden and violent voltage spikes caused by lightning.
• ESD Protection:
- USB: Added ICs to protect the onboard USB ports from electrostatic discharges.
- LAN: Prevents the onboard LAN from being damaged by electrostatic discharges.
- MOSFETs: MOSFETs in critical areas use a special design for protecting them from electrostatic discharge during the installation process.
This ASRock motherboard uses a Realtek gigabit LAN chip to support extremely fast internet connections.
Brilliantly designed for smart overclocking, ASRock X-Boost Technology is able to unleash the hidden power of your CPUs. Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 15.77% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU can become a near one-button process.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM 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 that 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. Features • Support for Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors.
• All Solid Capacitor Design.
• Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2400+(OC).
• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI, Supports AMD Dual Graphics.
• Integrated AMD Radeon™ R7/R5 Series Graphics in A-series APU.
• Graphics Output Options : D-Sub, DVI-D.
• 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec).
• 1 x Print Port Header, 1 x COM Port Header.
• 4 x SATA3, 2 x USB 3.0, 10 x USB 2.0 (6 Front, 4 Rear).
• Supports ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, Full Spike Protection, X-Boost.
Please note your statutory rights are not affected.
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