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.
Imagine yourself as a desperado riding into the sunset, an outcast of the society exiled from your country, or simply at the groceries two blocks away from home. You miss your personal computer so much and you'll need Home Cloud for the following real world scenarios:
Keep your stored mail near at hand whenever you need it.
Stream your secret stash of vids, music and pics.
Watch your favorite local TV programs by connecting to your PC.
Access or send files remotely anywhere.
Keep an eye on your pets or children when you are away from home.
Note: Intel® Remote Wake is supported on Win8 or Win8 64bit OS.
Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your one and only monitor? From now on just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device (such as a PS3 or Xbox) to the motherboard’s HDMI-In port. With HDMI-In users may conveniently toggle between the computer’s screen and the secondary device’s screen with a hotkey, or even use their secondary device without powering on the computer.
What good is a weapon if you are unable to wield it proficiently? Key Master consists of two major features, Sniper Key and Macro Key. It can enhance your mouse and keyboard with customizable macros, sniper modes, key repeat rates and repeat delay, turning your boring old keyboard and mouse into lethal weapons. Key Master may be prohibited by some games. We suggest disabling Key Master if it violates the game's end user license agreement.
Sniper Key - Use Sniper Key to shift the mouse speed when you're in sniper mode, it will greatly sharpen your accuracy.
Without Sniper Key
With Sniper Key
Macro Key - Tired of those repetitive keystrokes? Create your own set of keyboard hotkeys and macros with Macro Key to save the trouble.
Hi-Density Power Connectors can reduce 23% power loss and decrease the power connector's temperature up to 22℃.
By stacking two dies into one MOSFET, DSM provides larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.
Multi Filter Caps
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.
15μ Gold Finger
Fatal1ty ASRock Z87 Professional Series provides 15μ gold components within the VGA PCIe slot for delivering triple performance than usual.
Intel® Gigabit LAN provides better performance, lower CPU utilization and enhances the stability of internet connections.
Creative SoundCore 3D
The onboard Creative SoundCore 3D quad-core sound and voice processor brings truly immersive audio experiences to your ears.
Heat Pipe Design
Using the best materials for heat dissipation to keep your whole system ultra cool.
2oz Copper PCB
When overclocking, the 2 ounces of copper inner layers deliver lower temperature and higher energy efficiency.
Ever been in a godlike killing spree while gaming that you wish was recorded and broadcasted internationally? XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting, live-streaming and recording a lot easier and more fun. We are giving the 3 months premium license for FREE! A US$24.95 value! Show the rest of the world your best performance and win the internet! (www.xsplit.com/redeem)
Premium Gold Caps
This motherboard uses Premium Gold Caps that are 100% made in Japan. These solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a premium gold coating that represents its long lasting durability and ultra stable performance.
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.
Intel® Dual Gigabit LAN
Users are able to connect two LAN cables to this motherboard's rear i/o. 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.
Creative Sound Core3D
The onboard Creative SoundCore 3D quad-core sound and voice processor brings a truly immersive audio experience to your ears, and it also supports numerous technologies such as SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, EAX 1.0 to 5.0. It also comes with ASRock Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA) for up to 600 ohm high-end headsets, bringing truly immersive audio experiences to your ears.
Quad Core Audio Processor (DSP) - Improves System Performance • Independent audio processing capability and zero-waste of CPU utilization • Capable of both time and frequency domain audio processing • Advanced modes optimized for hardware acceleration
Scout Mode™ - Hear the enemy before they hear you Scout Mode™ technology is a proprietary technology that allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA) For serious gamers and enthusiasts who cannot tolerate mediocre audio, PHA (Premium Headset Amplifier) provides wider bandwidth, higher slew rate with lower noise and distortion. It also supports up to 600 ohm high-end headsets, which delivers crisper audio into the users ears. Note: PHA is only supported with front audio.
Fatal1ty Mouse Port
Fatal1ty Mouse Port is a customizable technology for PC gamers that is a part of F-Stream. After plugging the USB mouse into the Fatal1ty Mouse Port and running F-Stream, gamers can use Fatal1ty’s personal preferred mouse polling rate at 500 Hz. F-Stream also provides the flexibility for gamers to adjust the mouse polling rate from 125 Hz to 1000 Hz. This is helpful for professional gamers to experience smoother game play and faster response time.
*Limitation: 1. Some USB mice may not support 1000 Hz mouse polling rate. 2. The Fatal1ty mouse port does not support USB 2.0 mouse. 3. The Fatal1ty mouse port may not support some wireless USB mice. 4. The Fatal1ty mouse port does not support the USB mouse which is connected to the USB hub.
F-Stream is Fatal1ty's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including Key Master, Fatal1ty Mouse Port, EZ OC, Auto Tuning, XFast 555, OC Tweaker, System Browser, Live Update, Tech Service and a whole lot more!
Front USB 3.0 Panel
This motherboard comes with a free front USB 3.0 panel that not only provides two high speed USB 3.0 ports for connecting your peripherals, but it also serves as a 2.5” hard disk drive or solid state drive rack.
ASRock strives for perfection and cares about even the most unnoticeable details when it comes to making motherboards better! This exclusive new pin design for the motherboard's memory slots called Distortion-Free Slots effectively reduce distortion and improve performance.
Traditional pin design
New Distortion-Free Slot
* Shorter pin design * Reduces signal distortion
Fully Optimize Memory Usage
Faster Internet Access
Boosts up your USB speed
5X Faster for Photoshop Execution
XFast RAM will create a virtual disk from the system memory to boost the performance. For Photoshop, It can even perform 5X faster than before.
Lower Latency In Game
XFast LAN can lower latency in the game after setting online game priority higher.
Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm * Lower is better
USB Performance Comparison
ATTO Disk Benchmark 4K Read
*The performance boost percentage may vary with a different configuration.
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 through the internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.