ASRock Z97 Anniversary
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ASRock Z97 Anniversary

Overall rating 6/10

The ASRock Z97 Anniversary is touted as an ideal ATX board for overclocking the Intel Pentium G3258 AE CPU as the former boasts of ASRock Pentium Anniversary Boost technology.

BIOS UEFI utility allows for overclocking and system tweaking
Pentium Anniversary Boost feature allows for easy overclocking
Rear I/O ports are limited
Multi-GPU configurations aren't supported
Overclocked performance could be better
Other boards offer more for the same price

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports 5th/new 4th/4th generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1150 package
  • Intel Z97 Express Chipset
  • Dual Channel Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM support
  • DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*(*OC) HMz memory modules
  • Supports non-ECC memory modules
  • Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
  • Maximum system memory capacity of 32GB
  • Intel Z97 Express Chipset:
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA0~5)
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel Rapid Start Technology
  • Realtek ALC887 Codec
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
Networking Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN controller
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 4 x USB 3.0 ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 3 x audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
  • 2 x CPU fan connectors
  • 2 x system fan connectors
  • 1 x TPM module connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x COM port header
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (support x16 mode)
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
Form Factor ATX Form Factor; 30.5 x 24.4cm

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