ASRock Z87 Extreme9ac
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ASRock Z87 Extreme9ac Review

Intel® Ethernet


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 turn it off, monitor and take control of it remotely with another smartphone, tablet or computer.


Purity Sound™


Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. Including 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, TI® 5532 Premium Headset Amplifier which supports up to 600 ohm headphones, cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and support for DTS Connect.


Purity Sound™ brings you:
♦ 115dB SNR
♦ Excellent Bass
♦ Less Sound Distortion
♦ More Details
♦ Supports up to 600ohm headphones


Traditional Audio Solution:
♦ 110dB SNR
♦ Poor Bass
♦ More Sound Distortion
♦ Less Details
♦ Does not support high impedance headphones


This frequency response chart is tested under 32 ohm loading to simulate normal headphones. It indicates how traditional audio solution’s frequency response drops drastically at low frequencies, while Purity Sound™ maintains its frequency response and provides better bass with the TI® NE5532 amplifier.


2T2R Dual Band WiFi 802.11ac + BT v4.0


This motherboard comes with an exclusive WiFi 802.11ac (5G WiFi) module that supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0.


4-Way SLI & CrossFireX - Supported by PLX PEX 8747 Bridge


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. With the bridge onboard, this motherboard is able to support up to four VGA cards with 4-Way SLI or 4-Way CrossFireX at PCI-E Gen3 x8/x8/x8/x8 mode.


ASRock motherboard has two Thunderbolt™ connectors supporting 4-Channel technology, bringing blistering-faster data transfers ever.


• Up to 10Gbps : Fastest Connection To Your PC
Thunderbolt™ technology is a new dual protocol that increases transfer speed with 10Gbps per channel.


• Bi-Directional Data Transfer with PCI Express and DisplayPort
The innovative design combines PCI Express and DisplayPort I/O protocols with bi-directional high speed.


• Daisy Chain : Up to 12 TBT devices
With the ability of daisy chain, motherboards can connect up to12 Thunderbolt™ devices (6/per port).


• Large, High-Resolution Displays (Supports 4K)


Premium Gold Caps


Premium Gold Caps are 100% made in Japan; these solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a premium gold coating representing long life Premium Gold and stable performance.


Digi Power


More Precise, More Efficient


By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.


Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)


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.


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.


Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)


Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is an innovative new design of MOSFETs. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into a MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM can provide larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for CPU Vcore is more efficient.


Intel® Dual Gigabit LAN


Dual LAN with Teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.


A-Turning


A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.


4K/2K


4K is a new standard for display resolutions with a minimum of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p format and four times as many pixels overall.


Wi-SD


This free bundled front tray includes 4 USB 3.0 ports and an SD 3.0 card slot.


DTS Connect


DTS Connect is a blanket name for a two-part system, including DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC, it is used on the computer platform only, in order to convert PC audio into the DTS format.


DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


XFast 555


ASRock’s unique XFast 555 technology (XFast RAM, XFast LAN and XFast USB) allows users to experience 5 times performance boost in terms of system performance, LAN speed and USB transfer speed.


Triple Monitor


This motherboard supports Triple Monitor. You may choose up to three display interfaces to connect monitors and use them simultaneously.


FAN-Tastic Tuning


Configure different fan speeds for respective temperatures using the graph. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.


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.


Distortion-Free Slot


ASRock's new pin design for the memory slots may appear to be the same as former designs, but actually effectively reduces distortion and promotes performance, because we strive for perfection even in the most trivial details.


UEFI System Browser


The UEFI system browser allows you to easily check your current system configuration in UEFI setup.


Fast Boot


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


ASRock "Restart to UEFI" technology is designed for those requiring frequent UEFI access. It allows users to easily enter the UEFI SETUP automatically when turning on the PC next time.


UEFI Tech Service


Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your PC.


USB Key


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? Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!


OMG


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.


Dehumidifier


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.


HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)


This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.


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ASRock Z87 Extreme9ac Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
Intel
Z87
ATX
LGA 1150
32GB
20 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v3.0
4 Nvidia SLI GPUs
4 AMD/ATI Crossfire GPUs
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
5 x PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory Type
Memory Type(ECC)
Memory Channel
Memory Capacity
Memory Total
Memory Slots
Memory Speed
Motherboard Memory
4xDDR3
Non-ECC
Dual
32GB DDR3
32GB
4xDIMM
DDR3 1066Mhz, DDR3 1333Mhz, DDR3 1600Mhz, DDR3 1866Mhz, DDR3 2133Mhz, DDR3 2400Mhz,
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA Speed
External SATA
HDD RAID
Motherboard SATA
9 x SATA 3
6Gb/s
1 x eSATA
Internal USB
Internal I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
6 x USB 2.0
6 x USB 3.0
1 x 24 pin power connector
1 x 8 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin power connector
1 x 3 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin fan connector
5 x fan header
Back Panel USB
Back Panel I/O
Back Panel Connectors
2 x USB 2.0
6 x USB 3.0
D-Sub Connector
DVI connector
Line In connector
7.1 Surround Sound
Audio Input Output
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
1 x eSATA
0.0
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