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Z170M OC Formula

  1. ASRock Super Alloy
  2. OC Formula Kit : Power / Connector / Cooling
  3. 10 Layer PCB
  4. Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
  5. Digi Power, 14 Power Phase design
  6. Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4500+(OC)
  7. Hyper BCLK Engine Integrated
  8. 3 PCIe 3.0 x16
  9. AMD Quad CrossFireX™, NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  10. 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 3 & DTS Connect
  11. Intel® Gigabit LAN
  12. 8 SATA3, 2 SATA Express, 1 Ultra M.2
  13. 2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  14. V-Probe, Rapid OC, PCIe ON/OFF, XMP Switch, Slow Mode Switch, LN2 Mode Switch
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.

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Designed for Overclockers!
Rules are meant to be broken. Limits don't exist. There is no spoon. Only motherboards that are custom made for overclockers.


XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design
Extra large aluminum alloy heat sinks that effectively take away heat from the MOSFET and chipset so that your whole system may perform more stable.

Premium 60A Power Choke
Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock’s premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.

Premium Memory Alloy Choke
Specifically designed for memory power delivery, these new alloy chokes feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant design, thus delivering more stable and reliable power to the motherboard and memory modules.

Dual-Stack MOSFET for CPU Power
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is another innovative MOSFETs design by ASRock. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into one MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM with larger die area provides extreme lower Rds(on) 1.2 mΩ, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.

Combo Caps
A combination of 820uF and 100uF capacitors. Together these capacitors provide clearer, efficient and more responsive CPU Vcore power, and overclockers may achieve higher scores.

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.

I/O Armor
A new designed protective cover for all of the crucial parts near the motherboard's rear I/O, so that they won't easily be damaged by static electricity.

Matte Black PCB
A new mysterious matte black and copper color scheme to match the prestigious components on ASRock's high-end 100 Series motherboards.
Matte Black PCB
Old PCB

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.
High Density Glass Fabric PCB
Traditonal Glass Fabric PCB
Multiple Filter Cap(MFC)
Three different kinds of capacitors that deliver enhanced and higher currents to the CPU.
Digi Power
Provides CPU Vcore and memory voltage more efficiently and smoothly.
Hi-Density Power Connector
Reduces 23% power loss and decreases the connector's temperature by 22 degrees Celsius.
15μ Gold Contact
15µ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots and PCIe x16 slots, thus delivering better anti-oxidation protection than usual.
10 Layer PCB & Backlit LED
Delivers lower temperature and better efficiency for overclocking.
Ranking No.1
7025.66MHz CPU frequency on ASRock Z170M OC Formula with an Intel® Core i7 6700K processor.
Ten Layer PCB
Instead of traditional motherboards that are composed by a maximum of eight layers of printed circuit boards, this server grade design stacks and compresses ten layers of PCBs together. It promises interference proof memory signals for bringing out the true potential of high end DDR4 memory modules, and also remarkably improves efficiency while overclocking.
CPU Cold Bug Killer
This specially designed circuit prevents the system from crashing due to extremely low temperatures while overclocking with liquid nitrogen.
Supports DDR4 4500+(OC)
Supports the latest DDR4 memory modules and most extreme memory performance!
DDR4 OC
Originally an Easter egg, now the hidden option DDR4 OC may be summoned from the UEFI using certain memory modules, such as Samsung or Kingston DDR4 memory DIMMs. It unlocks the hidden potential of those memory modules and maximizes the performance!
XMP Switch
A convenient onboard switch for loading XMP profiles without having to enter the BIOS.
Hyper BCLK Engine
An additional external base clock generator which provides a wider range of frequencies and more precise clock waveforms. This helps overclockers to have more control over their systems.
IR® Digital PWM
The onboard IR® Digital PWM controller delivers the most precise and stable power so that users may achieve optimal performance.
USB 3.1 10 Gb/s Type-A + C
A pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 connectors for delivering up to 10Gbps data transfer rates.
USB 3.1 doubles the data transfer rate
USB 3.1 Type-C doubles the charge speed!
Purity Sound™ 3
7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, Pure Power-In and other technologies to deliver the crispest sound effects.
- Supports Purity Sound™ 3
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
- Pure Power-In
- Direct Drive Technology
- PCB Isolate Shielding
- DTS connect
Ultra M.2 32 Gb/s (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
The PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s. In addition, it also supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules, and is compatible with ASRock’s U.2 Kit for installing some of the world’s fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSDs.
14 Power Phase Design
The power phase design offers smooth power delivery to the CPU, unmatched overclocking capabilities, lower temperature for advanced gamers, and reinforced system stability for taking on all sorts of arduous computing tasks.
UEFI EZ Mode
EZ mode is a dashboard which contains multiple readings of the system’s current status. You can check the most crucial information of your system, such as CPU speed, DRAM frequency, SATA information, fan speed, etc.
Intel® LAN
Intel® LAN provides the best throughput performance, lower CPU utilization, enhanced stability and is able to deliver ultimate network experience to users!
8 x SATA3 6Gbs
Eight SATA3 6Gb/s ports for supporting all of your peripherals with fast data transfer speed.
Digi Power
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.
Win 7 USB Patcher
Due to chipset limitation, when you want to install Windows® 7 on this MB, you may need to use “Win 7 USB Patcher” to create a new ISO file, or check this page for more details on how to install Windows® 7 OS.
Live Update & APP Shop
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
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.

Nick Shih’s OC Profile

No matter whether you are still a newbie with absolutely zero experience or a veteran who is already pretty skillful in overclocking, the legendary overclocker Nick Shih has added a few presets for different levels of overclocking called Nick Shih’s OC Profile. Now is your chance to learn a few tricks from the champion.

Rapid OC

The onboard Rapid OC buttons allow overclocking enthusiasts to manually raise or lower the system's CPU ratio, BCLK frequency or CPU Vcore voltage. Fast and simple, just use the buttons to find your CPU’s best margin.

PCIe ON/OFF

For those who constantly need to remove or reinstall their PCIe cards, but fear of damaging the motherboard and its precious components, use the PCIe ON/OFF switches on the motherboard to enable or disable the PCIe slots with a flick of your finger.

LN2 Mode

Rules are made for breaking! Use the onboard switch to activate LN2 Mode to disable the CPU’s thermal protection. Explore beyond the limits and keep your fingers crossed.

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.

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.
Tired of listening to crappy audio that makes your ears bleed? Experience high-quality surround sound from your personal computer. 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.
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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The picture of the user interface above is a sample for reference. The actual user interface may vary due to updated software versions.