Supports XFast 555, Dehumidifier, OMG, Fast, Restart to UEFI
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.
A. Gold "Bitcoin". Silver "Litecoin"
Bitcoin, also known as BTC or ฿ is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. It is cryptocurrency, so-called because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money.
Litecoin on the other hand, is usually referred to as LTC or Ł. It is another kind of peer-to-peer cryptocurrency inspired by and technically nearly identical to Bitcoin, intended by its developers to improve upon Bitcoin, offering several key differences.
B. How do I get bitcoins/litecoins?
There are mainly two ways to acquire these digital currencies. The active way is by "Mining", in which participants verify and record payments in exchange for transaction fees and newly minted coins by calculations done by their own computers. Meaning that the key to how much you earn vastly depends on how powerful and stable your mining machine is. Or, you could passively use the old fashioned buy and sell method.
Before mining for coins, first you need a "wallet" to get started, they're available at blockchain.info, and there are even versions for smart phones. Then you may buy and sell at Bitstamp or other sites. Lately, bitcoin exchange rates have sky rocketed, and mining has become an arms race literally – your mining hardware determines how much you are going to dig up!
ASRock’s BTC motherboards are equipped with six PCI expansion slots, so that miners may install up to six graphics cards to mine simultaneously. Maximize your chances of getting bitcoins now!
Besides adequate PCI expansion slots, ASRock’s BTC motherboards also have two extra 4-pin power connectors for offering more power for your graphics cards. Never underestimate these two small power connectors that distinct ASRock’s BTC motherboards from other fake mining motherboards! They provide stable voltages and greatly reduce the risks of burning your motherboard or graphics cards.
Please MUST install TWO PSU’s 4-pin power cables to your MB’s TWO 4-pin power connectors. Plug the 4-pin power connector closest to the PSU (1) to the 4-pin power connector closer to the PCIe slots (A). Then plug the 4-pin power connector which is second closest to the PSU (2) to the other 4-pin power connector (B).
If your PSU only provides ONE, then please MUST install it to the 4-pin power connector closer to the PCIe slots.
Important: Make sure both the connected 4-pin and 24-pin power connectors are on the same PSU; otherwise, the motherboard may be damaged.
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.
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.
ASRock is determined to use high quality materials to build the best motherboards, that's why all the capacitors on this motherboard are built with 100% solid capacitors. These solid capacitors bring long lasting durability and ultra stable performance.
Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support
This ASRock motherboard supports the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth of the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, thus providing ultimate graphics performance.
Get PCI-E 3.0 Benefits • Higher bit rate - 8.0GT/s • Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GB/s • Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency • 100% backward compatible with previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard
Raw bit rate
Bandwidth per lane per direction
Note: PCIe Gen3 is supported on 3rd Generation of Intel® Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs.
AXTU - The All-in-1 Tuning Software
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software to fine-tune different features in an user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA, IES and XFast RAM. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance. In XFast RAM, it fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® OS 32-bit CPU.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology keeps content always up-to-date! It means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. Smart Connect will periodically wake up the PC while in a sleep state and check updates for things like email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends’ updates to be delivered—just enable this function and you’re up-to-date and ready to go.
* Intel® Smart Connect Technology is only supported under Windows® 7 OS or later versions.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep, saving time and battery life. It quickly returns where you left off with a PC that goes from deep-sleep to full awake in a flash. The ultra-responsive capability gives your device the power to quickly resume to Windows® 7 OS within few seconds and ensures ultra-low power consumption when on standby. With Intel® Rapid Start Technology, users can jump right back into everything they were doing!
* Intel® Rapid Start Technology is only supported under Windows® 7 OS or later versions.
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.
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.
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
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.
Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals
Intel® HD Graphics, simplifies your designs by eliminating additional discrete graphics hardware, while integrating stunning visuals and performance for immersive gaming.
Note: Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals is supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
Good Night LED
Are you eager to enjoy an absolutely better stand-by environment than ever before? ASRock Good Night LED technology can offer you a better environment by extinguishing the unessential LED. By enabling Good Night LED in BIOS, the Power / HDD / LAN LED will be switched off when system is on. Not only this, Good night LED will automatically switch off Power and Keyboard LED when the system enters into Standby / Hibernation mode as well.
ASRock Crashless BIOS allows users to update their BIOS without fear of failing. If power loss occurs during the BIOS update process, ASRock Crashless BIOS will automatically finish the BIOS update procedure after regaining power. Please note that BIOS files need to be placed in the root directory of your USB disk. Only USB 2.0 ports support this feature.
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.