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Home Cloud - Remote Desktop Anytime, Anywhere
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 wake up your PC 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.
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 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™ still maintains its frequency response (0.4dB) and provides better bass with the TI® NE5532 amplifier, improving the bass quality by 20% (1.6dB)!
2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + BT v4.0 - No More Sluggish Internet
No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish internet! That's why this motherboard comes with an exclusive 2T2R 802.11ac WiFi (5G WiFi) module that supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0. Experience up to 289% speed boost compared to your old WiFi!
22 x SATA3 (16 x SAS-3 12.0 Gb/s + 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s) - from LSI™ SAS 3008 Controller + 3X24R Expander
This motherboard is packed with more storage options than any mortal will ever need! A whopping 22 connectors, including 6 SATA3 connectors by Intel® Z87, there’s also 16 x SAS-3(12.0 Gb/s) / SATA3 (6.0 Gb/s) connectors provided by LSI™ SAS 3008 Controller + 3X24R Expander, which can reach up to an unearthly 6.1 GB/s transfer speed!
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.
This motherboard has two Thunderbolt™ connectors that support 4-Channel technology, bringing blistering-fast data transfers.
‧ Up to 20 Gbps : The fastest connection to your PC ‧ Bi-directional data transfer with PCI Express and DisplayPort ‧ Daisy Chain : Up to 12 Thunderbolt™ devices ‧ Large, high-resolution displays (Supports 4K) ‧ Intel® Thunderbolt™ 2 is backward compatible with all Thunderbolt™ cables and devices
Exclusive DP-In Design for Supporting Graphics Cards via Thunderbolt™
Connect your graphics card to ASRock's exclusive DP-In port on the motherboard using a mini-DP to DP cable (see red arrow) and link your Thunderbolt™ devices and monitor with a Thunderbolt™ cable (see green arrow), then you may check out the extreme performance of your graphics card via Thunderbolt™ technology!
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.
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.
4 x DDR3 2933+(OC)
ASRock motherboards unlock maximum memory performance, coming with 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, supporting up to DDR3 2933+(OC) MHz!
12 Power Phase Design
Designed with a 12 Power Phase design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Hence, this motherboard offers unmatched overclocking capabilities with the best system stability, plus enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers and extreme overclockers.
8 Layer PCB
Not only does this motherboard adopt components and materials with the best quality, it is also built on a high quality 8 Layer PCB that comes with four sets of two ounce copper inner layers, using only the best carefully selected copper materials for its PCB layers, it delivers lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for gamers and overclockers.
Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)
By combining the power and advantages of three different kinds of capacitors, including the DIP cap, POSCAP and MLCC, Multiple Filter Caps allow hardcore overclockers and enthusiasts to overclock their motherboards to extreme levels without having to worry about the other hardware components.
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
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.
Graphics, graphics and even more graphics! You've demanded for more eye candy, so this motherboard supports Triple Monitor. You may choose up to three display interfaces from the rear i/o to connect monitors and use them simultaneously without installing another graphics card.
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. Get ready to lose yourself in this eye popping virtual reality.
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.
ASRock Wi-SD Box comes with two invisible antennas (placed in a vertical/horizontal position), hidden inside the front panel that provides the most stable and unrestricted-direction wireless network coverage, optimized for maximum broadband network. Additionally, it provides four Front USB 3.0 ports for easier USB 3.0 device access, 1 SD Card slot and 1 rack for SSD placement.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including EZ OC, Auto Tuning, XFast 555, OC Tweaker, System Browser, Live Update, Tech Service and a whole lot more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
UEFI System Browser
UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in ASRock's graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations that users are currently using on their motherboard. With UEFI system browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in the UEFI setup without having to open the chassis and take everything apart.
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.
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.