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Z87M OC Formula
Exceeding Your Expectations

  1. OC Formula Power Kit
    - 12 Power Phase Design
    - Digi Power
    - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
    - Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filters different noises by 3 different capacitors: DIP solid cap, POSCAP and MLCC)
    - Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
  2. OC Formula Connector Kit
    - Hi-Density Power Connector (8 pin)
    - 15μ Gold Finger (CPU sockets, memory sockets and PCIE x16 slots)
    - Distortion-Free Slot
  3. OC Formula Cooling Kit
    - 8 Layer PCB
    - 4 x 2oz Copper
    - GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
  4. Supports NickShih's OC Profile, Formula Drive, FAN-Tastic Tuning, USB Key
  5. Supports Fine-Tuning V-Controller, Interactive UEFI, Timing Configurator, Post Status Checker
  6. Free Bundle : 10 x OC Stands
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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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:

Mail
Keep your stored mail near at hand whenever you need it.
Multimedia
Stream your secret stash of vids, music and pics.
TV
Watch your favorite local TV programs by connecting to your PC.
Documents
Access or send files remotely anywhere.
Monitor
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.
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HDMI-In - The Smart Way to Connect Your Devices

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.
Purity Sound™ - Bask in the Music

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)!

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.

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.
Premium Alloy Chokes (PAC)

Compared to other motherboards that adopt iron powder chokes, Premium Alloy Chokes highlight a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss. Moreover, the revolutionary choke construction features a highly magnetic and heat resistant design increasing the whole motherboard's lifespan.
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.
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.
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.
Distortion-Free Slot

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
Hi-Density Power Connector

By replacing the motherboard's ordinary CPU power connectors with the brand new Hi-Density Power Connectors, it can reduce up to 23% power loss and decrease the power connector's temperature by 22℃. Need that extra computing power? Get more performance, and stay cool my friend!
15μ Gold Finger

Compared to other motherboards that come with only 3-4μ gold, this motherboard contains a total of 15μ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots and PCI Express x16 slots, thus it is able to deliver up to three times better performance than usual, granting users a rich computing experience literally!
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

When it comes to overclocking, all overachieving overclockers will agree that keeping cool is crucial for pushing limits. That's why ASRock wants overclockers to use professional cooling compounds, GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound is an added bonus that allows overclockers to stabilize the CPU's temperature.
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.
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.
Interactive UEFI

Some people might complain that the BIOS configuration on old computers aren't user friendly enough. Well, not any more! ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools with cool sound effects and stunning visuals. The unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface and brings a lot more amusement.
Formula Drive

ASRock Formula Drive is an all-in-one software for fine tuning different features in an user friendly interface. Specifically designed for perfectionist that wish to fine tune every tiny little aspect of their personal computer.
FAN-Tastic Tuning

Configure different fan speeds for respective temperatures using the FAN-Tastic Tuning. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
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.
Slow Mode

Patience is a virtue, and it may also prove itself useful while overclocking. Use the onboard switch to toggle Slow Mode for forcing your CPU to run at its lowest frequency.
Fine-Tuning V-Controller

Fine-Tuning V-Controller is a massive collection of voltage fine tuning options in the ASRock UEFI Setup Utility. It provides more than enough voltage configuration options for professional overclockers who wish to pursuit extremes.
Timing Configurator

Timing Configurator is an independent application that runs under Windows® OS, it allows users to monitor an abundant collection of subtle DRAM timing values immediately and easily.
XFast 555

ASRock’s unique XFast 555 is actually a bundle of three different technologies, including XFast RAM, XFast LAN and XFast USB. XFast 555 allows users to experience up to five times performance boost in terms of system performance, LAN speed and USB transfer speed.
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? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
DTS Connect

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.
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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The picture of the user interface above is a sample for reference. The actual user interface may vary due to updated software versions.