ASRock Z77 OC Formula
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ASRock Z77 OC Formula


Overall rating 7.5/10

The ASRock Z77 OC Formula is an Intel Z77 chipset board that is engineered for overclocking with the assistance from a famous overclocker – Nick Shih.


Performance:
7.5
Features:
8.5
Value:
6.5
THE GOOD
Good engineering build
Well equipped and geared for overclocking
Lots of USB 3.0 ports
THE BAD
Overall performance no better than mainstream boards
Overclocking needs to be tricked out
Unleashing the board's potential requires expensive LN2 equipment
Very expensive

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Processors
  • Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel Z77 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • Supports DDR3 3000+(OC)/2800(OC)/2666(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • Intel Z77 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (support for Raid 0, 1, 5, 10)
  • Marvell SE9172: 4 x SATA 6Gbps ports (support for Raid 0, 1)
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel Rapid Storage
Audio Integrated HD audio codec by Realtek ALC 898
Video
  • Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
  • Supports HDCP function with HDMI port
  • Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with HDMI port
Networking Broadcom BCM57781, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
FireWire (IEEE 1394) N.A.
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 6 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Internal Connectors
  • 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
  • 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x IR header
  • 1 x CIR header
  • 1 x COM port header
  • 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
  • 1 x Power LED header
  • V-Probe™: 2 x 7-set of onboard voltage measurement points laid
  • 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
  • 4 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 3 x 3-pin)
  • 1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
  • 1 x MOS Fan connector (3-pin)
  • 24 pin ATX power connector
  • 8 pin 12V power connector
  • 4 pin 12V power connector
  • SLI/XFire power connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
  • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1 x Power Switch with LED
  • 1 x Reset Switch with LED
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • Rapid OC Button: +/- buttons to adjust OC frequency
  • 1 x PCIe ON/OFF Switch
  • 1 x Post Status Checker (PSC)
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4) or dual at x8/x8 mode)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE5: x4 mode)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
Other Features Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)
Form Factor EATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 26.7cm