ASRock Intel Haswell H81M-G Micro ATX Gaming Motherboard
Ultra USB Power
Ultra Stable Power
The +5V voltage for rear panel’s USB 2.0 ports is transformed from the +12V, hence the voltage drop will be much lower than the +5V from the PSU directly. The 2.6A current also ensures that high-end USB gaming keyboards, mouse, and other USB devices will work perfectly.
Most USB devices are vulnerable to electrostatic discharge. With our Ultra USB Power design, all of your USB devices are well protected against static electricity. Especially lowering the chances of USB mouse lag or stuttering.
PCIe Power Connector
Packed with an extra 4-pin power connector for offering more power for your graphics cards. It provides more stable voltages and greatly reduces the risks of burning your motherboard or graphics cards.
TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifer
TI® NE5532 delivers high definition audio to every headphone. Being the first one to add a headphone amplifier to the rear I/O line-out jack, this motherboard not only improves soundstage depth, but also enhances low frequency (20Hz) bass effects up to 10 times.
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 leakage current of ELNA audio caps is merely 3uA. This is the key to reduce noise level significantly and satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
4 Power Phase Design
Designed with a 4 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 gamers as well.
15µ Gold Contact
Unlike other motherboards come with only 3-4µ gold contact, this motherboard is coated with 15µ gold contact in the DRAM slots and PCIe x16 slot, thus providing better anti-oxidation protection than usual.
Digi Power: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 • Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Xeon®/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150).
• Digi Power, 4 Power Phase design.
• Supports Dual Channel DDR3/DD3L 1600.
• 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1.
• Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, D-Sub.
• Realtek Gigabit LAN.
• 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps.
• TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier.
• 2 x SATA3, 2 x SATA2, 2 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear).
• 1 x Print Port Header, 1 x COM Port Header.
• Supports ASRock Ultra USB Power, Full Spike Protection, APP Shop, FAN-Tastic Tuning, USB Key.
|RAM Memory Support|
|Memory Channel||Dual (2)|
|Memory Type (ECC)||Non-ECC|
|Memory Type (R/U)||UDIMM (Unbuffered)|
|Memory Speed (Mhz)||
|Max. Memory Capacity||16GB (2x8GB)|
|Audio||5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)|
|Primary GPU Interface||PCIe 2.0 (x16)|
|SLI Support||Not Supported|
|Crossfire Support||Not Supported|
|On-Board Graphics Connectors||
|SATA Support||SATA3 / SATA2|
|RAID Support via||SATA|
|Storage Mode Support||
|Network Interface Type||Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)|
|Network Chip/Modules||1 x Realtek RTL8111GR (Gigabit LAN)|
|Rear I/O Connectors||
|Other Motherboard Specifications|
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- 36 months
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- DOA Period:
- 28 days
- RTB Period:
- 36 months
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Date Issued: 11th May 2014
In June, 2013, Intel launched an assemblage of new 'Haswell' Core series processors presented in the LGA 1150 form factor. Inherently different to the LGA 1155 form factor it succeeded, LGA 1150 spurred the release of a new chipset family known as the 8-series.
Date Issued: 9th May 2014
Intel launched a bevy of Haswell Core processors last June. Presented in a LGA1150 form factor and therefore physically different to the LGA1155 Ivy Bridge processors of the year before, new chipsets were also launched to support these new chips.