ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Review

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Specifciations

Product Specifications

 General
Unique Feature ASRock Super Alloy
– Premium 60A CPU Choke
– Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
– Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
– NexFET™ MOSFET
– Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
– Sapphire Black PCB
ASRock 802.11ac WiFi
ASRock HDMI-In
ASRock Full Spike Protection
ASRock Cloud
ASRock APP Shop
CPU – Supports 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
– Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
– Digi Power design
– 6 Power Phase design
– Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
– Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
– Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
Chipset – Intel® Z97
Memory – Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
– 2 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
– Supports DDR3 3200+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB*
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
– 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

*Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
BIOS – 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
– ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
– SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
– CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, PCH 1.5V Voltage multi-adjustment
 Audio, Video and Networking
Graphics – Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel®HD Graphics 4400/4600
– Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1
– Max. shared memory 1792MB
– Three graphics output options: DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2
– Supports Triple Monitor
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2304) @ 24Hz
– Supports DVI-I with max. resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
– Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2304) @ 24Hz or 4K x 2K (3840×2160) @ 60Hz
– Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
– Supports HDCP with DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
– Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports

*Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.**Due to chipset limitation, the Blu-ray playback of Intel® HD Graphics is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.***Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.
Audio – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec)
– Premium Blu-ray Audio support
– Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
– Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
– TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
– Supports DTS Connect
LAN – Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
– Giga PHY Intel® I218V
– Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology
– Supports Wake-On-LAN
– Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
– Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
– Supports PXE
Wireless LAN – Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
– Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
– Supports high speed wireless connections up to 867Mbps
– 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
– Supports Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0 + High speed class II
 Expansion / Connectivity
Slots – 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
– 1 x mini-PCI Express Slot: For WiFi + BT Module
– 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
Storage – 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 13 and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
– 1 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connector (shared with SATA3_4, SATA3_5 and M.2 Socket)*
– 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3, supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x2 (10 Gb/s)

*Support to be announced.
Connector – 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
– 1 x TPM Header
– 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
– 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
– 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
– 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
– 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
– 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
Rear Panel I/O – 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– 1 x DVI-I Port
– 1 x HDMI-Out Port
– 1 x HDMI-In Port
– 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
– 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
– 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 Other Features / Miscellaneous
Software and UEFI Software
– ASRock A-Tuning
– ASRock Disk Health Report
– ASRock USB Key
– ASRock APP Charger
– ASRock XFast LAN
– ASRock XFast RAM
– ASRock Restart to UEFI
UEFI
– ASRock Full HD UEFI
– ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
– ASRock UEFI Guide
– ASRock Instant Flash
– ASRock Internet Flash
– ASRock Crashless BIOS
– ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
– ASRock UEFI System Browser
– ASRock UEFI Tech Service
– ASRock Dehumidifier
– ASRock Easy RAID Installer
– ASRock Easy Driver Installer
Support CD – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial), Orbweb.ME Professional (Win 8.1)
Accessories – Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
– 2 x SATA Data Cables
– 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
– 1 x Screw for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3
– 1 x Standoff for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3
Hardware Monitor – CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
– CPU/Chassis Tachometer
– CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature)
– CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
– CASE OPEN detection
– Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
Form Factor – Mini-ITX Form Factor
– High Density Glass Fabric PCB
OS – Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certifications – FCC, CE, WHQL
– ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

 

 

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