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ASRock Thunderbolt™ Technology Expert
 

This might shock you, but the masters of motherboard manufacturing ASRock Inc. has partnered with the IC Giant Intel again to implement the shockingly fast Thunderbolt™ technology onto ASRock motherboards. This time, the new Thunderbolt™ certified motherboards ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac is coming strong with superb all-round performance and ASRock's reputation for top notch quality and reliability. If you were in search for the fastest data transfer solution then look no further, your arduous quest has finally come to an end, ASRock's ultra fast motherboard with Intel Thunderbolt™ technology is your answer.

 
 
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Why Thunderbolt™
 

Fastest connection to your PC

Thunderbolt™ technology is a new dual protocol that increases transfer speed with 10Gbps per channel.

   

Bi-Directional Data Transfer with PCI Express and DisplayPort

The innovative design combines PCI Express and DisplayPort I/O protocols with bi-directional high speed.

 
   

Daisy Chain

Thunderbolt™ technology supports daisy chains and hot-plugging Thunderbolt™ devices. With the ability of daisy chain, motherboards can connect up to 6 Thunderbolt™ devices per port.

 
 
 
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4-Channel,Dual-Port Thunderbolt™ Motherboard

ASRock Thunderbolt™-certified motherboard has two Thunderbolt™ connectors supporting 4-Channel technology, bringing blistering fast data transfers ever.

Up to 10 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)

 
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Exclusive DP-In Design

Unravel the true potential of your graphics card with Thunderbolt™! Connect the 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 discover the true strength and overwhelming performance of your graphics card via Intel Thunderbolt™ technology!

 
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Models

Specifications

ModelForm FactorThunderbolt™Digi PowerPower PhaseChipsetMemorySlotsGraphicsAudioLanRAIDSATA3USB 3.0USB 2.0

Z87 Extreme11/ac
EATX212Intel Z874 x DDR3 2933+(OC)4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
(x16/-/-/- | x8/x16/-/- | x8/x8/x8/- | x8/x8/x8/x8)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x mPCIe
by CPU
(HDMI / DisplayPort)
7.1 CH HD
(ALC1150)
GLan 0, 1, 5, 1022127

Z87 Extreme9/ac
ATX112Intel Z874 x DDR3 2933+(OC)5 x PCIe 3.0 x16
(x16/-/-/-/- | x16/x16/-/-/- | x8/x8/x16/-/- | x8/x8/x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x mPCIe
by CPU
(HDMI / DisplayPort)
7.1 CH HD
(ALC1150)
GLan 0, 1, 5, 1010129

Z87 Extreme4/TB4
ATX112Intel Z874 x DDR3 2933+(OC)3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
(x16/-/- | x8/x8/- | x8/x4/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
by CPU
(HDMI / DisplayPort / D-Sub)
7.1 CH HD
(ALC1150)
GLan 0, 1, 5, 10878

Z77 Extreme6/TB4
ATX18+4Intel Z774 x DDR3 2800+(OC)2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
(x16/x8 | x8/x8)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
by CPU
(HDMI / DisplayPort / D-Sub)
7.1 CH HD
(ALC898)
GLan 0, 1, 5, 10468

Features

ModelPremium Gold CapsDual-Stack MOSFETMultiple Filter CapHome CloudPurity Sound802.11ac WiFiUSB KeyFAN-Tastic TuningOMGDehumidifierOthers

Z87 Extreme11/ac
Wi-SD Box

Z87 Extreme9/ac
Wi-SD Box

Z87 Extreme4/TB4

Z77 Extreme6/TB4
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