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ASRock Z87 OC Formula
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ASRock Z87 OC Formula


Overall rating 8/10

The ASRock Z87 OC Formula supports the latest LGA1150 Intel processors, and boasts of a VRM heatsink that supports both air and liquid cooling systems.


Performance:
7.5
Features:
8
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Unique waterproof PCB feature
Water cooled VRM option
Supports up to 4-way NVIDIA SLI setup
THE BAD
EATX mobo form factor
Average performance
Pricey

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
  • Supports Intel 22nm CPU
  • Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel Z87 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports 3000 (O.C.) / 2933 (O.C.) / 2800 (O.C.) / 2400 (O.C.) / 2200 (O.C.) / 2133 (O.C.) / 1866 (O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports (via ASMedia ASM1061 controller)
Audio
  • Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Supports Purity Sound
  • 115dB SNR DAC with differential amplifier
  • TI NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 ohm headsets)
  • Direct Drive Technology
  • EMI shielding cover
  • PCB isolate shielding
  • Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x HDMI port
Networking Intel I217V
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
  • 1 x HDMI-out
  • 1 x HDMI-in
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 8 x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 6 x Audio jacks
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
Internal Connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector
  • 4 x Chassis Fan connectors
  • 1 x Power Fan connector
  • 1 x MOS Fan connector
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connectors
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
  • 2 x 7-set of onboard voltage measurement points
  • 1 x PCIe on/off switch
  • 1 x Post status Checker (PSC)
  • 1 x Slow mode switch
  • 1 x LN2 mode switch
  • 1 x BIOS selection switch
  • 1 x Power switch with LED
  • 1 x Reset switch with LED
  • 1 x Clear CMOS switch
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8 / x4 / x4)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1
Form Factor EATX Form Factor, 30.6 x 26.8cm

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