Four PCIe Gen3 x16 slots that not only support ordinary graphics cards, but are also fully compatible with professional NVIDIA® Quadro and AMD FirePro workstation graphics solutions.
* This motherboard has passed SPECviewperf 12 tests using NVIDIA® Quadro® & NVS™ graphics cards.
10G BASE-T LAN
Two 10G BASE-T LAN ports by Intel® X540 plus another two gigabit LAN ports by Intel® I210AT. The four LAN ports on this motherboard support Teaming, which allows four connections to act as one single connection for an unearthly transmission bandwidth.
4-Way SLI & CrossFireX Supported by Two PLX PEX 8747 Bridge Chips
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. Via the two PLX PEX 8747 bridge chips onboard, this motherboard is able to support 4-Way SLI or 4-Way CrossFireX at PCIe Gen3 x16/x16/x16/x16 mode with four graphics cards.
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.
Ultra Thin Design
The back of motherboard is all mounted with ultra-short screws and the length of CPU back plate is less than 3mm, allowing this board to fit in server-grade chassis standard.
XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design
The extra large aluminum alloy heatsinks take away heat dramatically. As the MOSFETs and chipsets areas are well covered by these heatsinks to protect them from overheating, MOSFET and chipsets can perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.
Premium 60A Power Choke
Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock’s new-gen premium power chokes effectively increase up to 3 times better saturation current, providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.
Premium Memory Alloy Choke
Specially designed for memory power delivery, the new-gen alloy chokes feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant design, thus delivering more stable and reliable power to the motherboard.
Ultra Dual-N MOSFET
Combining two silicon dies into one MOSFET, Ultra Dual-N MOSFET provides larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.
Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps
Supreme 12K platinum capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.
* Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.
Sapphire Black PCB
Pure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.
Supports DDR4 ECC / RDIMM Memory Modules
This motherboard is capable of supporting DDR4 ECC and RDIMM (Registered DIMM) memory modules which deliver server-grade performance and durability for high-powered computing systems.
* ECC is supported with Intel® Xeon® processors.
128GB Memory Support
Designed to meet the maximum computing power system, this motherboard adopts Quad-Channel 8 DDR4 DIMM slots. Each slot supports 16GB memory module, thus delivering a maximum capacity up to 128GB.
M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x4 & SATA3)
The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) solid state drives or other devices. ASRock supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s modules and M.2 PCI Express modules up to Gen2 x4 20 Gb/s, which is 4X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5 Gb/s. It pushes your NGFF SSDs to their limits while reducing tons of loading time and boosting overall performance.
Purity Sound™ 2
Purity Sound™ 2 includes 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier, cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and DTS Connect. As Nichicon audio capacitors are what every audiophile has been longing for on a PC, ASRock applied these high quality capacitors for Purity Sound™ 2.
This frequency response chart was tested with 32 ohm normal headphones. It indicates how traditional audio solution's frequency response drops drastically at low frequencies. Compared to traditional audio solution's (2.0dB) at 20 Hz bass low freq area, Purity Sound™ 2 still maintains its frequency response (0.4dB) and provides better bass with the TI® NE5532 amplifier, improving the bass quality by 20% (1.6dB)!
SATA Express Connector
The SATA Express* interface provides PCIe Gen2 x2 (10Gb/s) data transfer speed. This motherboard offers the latest SATA Express connector to enthusiasts to enjoy the ultimate performance.
* Support to be announced.
Greater air flow, faster heat dissipation! ASRock X-FAN allows the motherboard to breathe smoothly. It will be automatically activated only when the system rises to a certain temperature under heavy-loading. Normally, ASRock X-FAN will remain deactivated to give users the quietest computing experience.
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! Features • Server-Grade 10G LAN Chip Support.
• Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 64-bit / Server 2012 64-bit / Server 2008 R2 64-bit Support.
• ASRock Super Alloy.
- XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink.
- Premium 60A Power Choke.
- Premium Memory Alloy Choke.
- Ultra Dual-N MOSFET (UDM)
- Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps.
- Sapphire Black PCB.
• Supports Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® E5-1600/2600 v3 Processor Family for the LGA 2011-3 Socket, up to 18 Cores and 160W.
• Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design.
• Supports Quad Channel DDR4 3200+(OC), with maximum capacity up to 128GB.
• Supports DDR4 UDIMM ECC*, RDIMM Memory (*ECC is supported with Intel® Xeon® processors.).
• 7 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4-Way SLI™ & 4-Way CrossFireX™ (x16) supported by PLX 8747 bridge.
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 2 & DTS Connect.
• 2x 10G LAN (Supported by Intel® X540), 2 x Gigabit LAN (Supported by Intel® I210AT), Intel® Quad LAN with Teaming Function.
• 12x SATA3, 1 x eSATA, 1 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x4 & SATA3), 1 x SATA DOM.
• 8x USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 1 x USB DOM.
• Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, APP Shop, Full HD UEFI.
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- DOA Period:
- 28 days
- RTB Period:
- 24 months
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Date Issued: 29th Aug 2014
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