ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Review

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Introduction

Since their formation in 2002, ASRock have focused on bringing consumers great looking motherboards packed with a host of innovative features.  Being relatively young compared to some of the other big guns out there, they are a top 3 motherboard brand in the world which is impressive.  Consumers not only want a product that performs well, they also want one with looks to match at a price that makes their jaw drop.

ASRock are well known for their aggressive pricing on motherboards, usually coming in at one of the best priced solutions available, but do they have the enough performance to make it worthwhile for consumers?  This is one of the things I intend to find out!

In particular today, I will be taking a look at the Z97E-ITX/ac motherboard which features built in Wi-Fi capability, 2 x DIMM slots which is down to the small M-ITX form factor and also features compatibility for use with the next gen CPUs (including Devils Canyon).  Let’s get on with the review though, starting with the specifications…

A little more information about ASRock:

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.

 

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