The extra large aluminum alloy heatsinks provide super fast heat dissipation. All MOSFETs and chipset areas are well covered by these heatsinks to protect them from overheating. The CPU and chipset can therefore perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.
Premium Alloy Choke
The new generation alloy chokes effectively increase up to 90% saturation current and feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant design. Not only do these chokes save a lot of energy, but also lower system temperature, enhance CPU performance, and improve power efficiency.
Premium Alloy Choke
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 low Rds(on) 1.2 mΩ, so the power supply for CPU Vcore is more efficient.
The next generation NexFET™ MOSFETs provide higher efficiency with lower temperature and lower RDS(on) 2.9 mΩ. ASRock applied a special design on NexFET™ MOSFETs to offer up to 7.5 times the ESD protection levels compared to traditional MOSFETs.
NexFET MOSFETs in memory areas use a special design for protecting them from electrostatic discharge and offer up to 7.5 times the ESD protection levels compared to traditional MOSFETs.
* Human Body Mode
ASRock's New-Gen NexFET MOSFETs
Others’ Traditional MOSFET
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.
ASRock Motherboard With Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps
Others' High-End MBs Caps
* Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.
The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for connecting Next Genereation Form Factor (NGFF) SSDs or other devices. ASRock is the first in the world to implement PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 socket on motherboards. The ultimate Ultra M.2 interface pushes the speed up to 32Gb/s which is 6X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5Gb/s.
Speed Test with PCIe x4 M.2 SSD:
Ultra M.2 is 46% faster than normal M.2
Speed Test with PCIe x2 M.2 SSD:
Ultra M.2 is 8.8% faster than normal M.2
Horizontal installation design prevents any interferences with discrete graphics cards and occupation of PCIe slots
Support 4 types of M.2 devices: 42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm, and 110 mm
M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA)
ASRock supports M.2 SATA3 6Gb/s modules and M.2 PCI Express modules up to Gen2 x2 10Gb/s, which is 2X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5Gb/s.
Support 5 types of M.2 devices: 30 mm, 42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm, and 110 mm
Purity Sound™ 2
Purity Sound™ 2 includes 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding, and DTS Connect. As Nichicon audio capacitors are what every audiophile has been longing for on a PC, ASRock applied these high quality capacitors for Purity Sound™ 2.
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)!
SATA Express Connector
The SATA Express* interface provides PCIe Gen2 x2(10Gb/s) data transfer speed. ASRock offers the latest SATA Express Connector to enthusiasts to enjoy the ultimate performance.
* Support to be announced.
ASRock Cloud – Orbweb.ME Professional
ASRock Cloud* technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly and supports multi devices for accessing File Explorer cloud service simultaneously! We offer a one-year subscription to Orbweb.ME Professional version, a personal cloud service which is $49.99 per year. It allows you to get connected with your PC's files, music, photos, and video clips remotely with tablets anytime, anywhere. Plus an additional one-month upgrade to Orbweb.ME Ultimate package with Remote Desktop function is also available. Now, download Orbweb Me Host, enter ASRock Cloud promotion code "ASR2014B", ASRock's users are allowed to enjoy all services above.
*OrbWeb ME is provided by Kloudian Systems Inc. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by Kloudian Systems Inc. without prior notice. OrbWeb ME IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS ORIMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASROCK BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHERIN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OrbWeb ME OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN OrbWeb ME. Please visit the website for further details: http://www.asrock.com/feature/cloud/index.html
HDD Saver Technology
There is a dedicated 4-pin HDD Saver Connector placed near the SATA ports. By connecting it to the HDDs, you can switch on and off the HDDs via software when needed. HDD Saver Technology secures more privacy, saves more energy, and extends the HDDs' life spans.
2 HDDs connected to the motherboard can be switched
on or off when needed.
2 HDDs connected to the power supply unit can be switched on or off along with the PC only.
Use the Hotkey [Ctrl + Alt + S] to run HDD Saver under OS.
Once you shut down your connected HDDs, they will disappear from your file explorer screen. Therefore other people won't even know these HDDs existed, nor can they access your private data stored on these HDDs. You can protect your privacy easily.
Shut down and hide up to 2 HDDs for privacy when needed
Without HDD Saver Technology, all HDDs are visible all the time. Your privacy is NOT protected!
Many HDDs are used for storing data only, while ODD is not frequently used. However, these occupied HDDs/ODD still consume a lot of energy and increase the internal temperature of the chassis when idle. This eco-friendly design allows you to shut down those devices for saving more energy. You can turn them back on anytime you need them.
Switch on or off the connected HDD/ODD whenever you want! Save more energy!
It is always annoying when your HDDs fail, not to mention the loss of your precious photos, videos, data, etc. By avoiding shutting your HDDs on and off frequently, you can protect them from any potential damage and prolong your HDDs' life.
ASRock APP Shop
We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock APP Shop.
ASRock APP Shop is in the only all-in-one software package that delivers you the most practical PC apps and tools, in one integrated interface – from ASRock exclusive tools to the most update-to-date options of the latest technology.