ASRock Z87-OC-FORMULA Motherboard - $289.00ASRock Z87-OC-FORMULA MB, Z87, 4x DDR3, 3x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 1x PCI-E 2.0 x16, 10x SATA III, 8x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, EATX, OC Formula Kit, Front USB3.0, SLI
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Z87 OC Formula
Overclocking? Dead Giveaway!
This motherboard supports remote wake with the onboard Intel® LAN, so you can connect with your PC from anywhere in the world. You will be able to power your PC on or turn it off, monitor and take control of it remotely with another smartphone, tablet or computer.
Note: Intel® Remote Wake is supported on Win8 or Win8 64bit OS.
Imagine yourself as a desperado riding into the sunset, an outcast of the society exiled from your country, or simply at the groceries two blocks away from home. You miss your personal computer so much and you'll need Home Cloud for the following real world scenarios:
Conductive liquids such as water pretty much destroy all kinds of electronics on contact. That’s why ASRock has implemented a special layer of Conformal Coating on our motherboards, which makes the motherboards invulnerable to conductive liquids, corrosion and dust. Users won’t have to worry about spilling liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or even clam chowder over their motherboards while overclocking.
Note: Conformal Coating may protect the motherboard against conductive liquids, but only to a certain extent. To avoid damaging your computer and other components, we still advise users to keep liquids a safe distance away.
ASRock’s OC Formula Series motherboards with Conformal Coating guarantees 5 year warranty for any malfunctions that occur under normal use conditions during the warranty period.
*The details of this 5 year warranty service may vary by different regions. (RMA detail conditions)
Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your one and only monitor? From now on just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device (such as a PS3 or Xbox) to the motherboard’s HDMI-In port. With HDMI-In users may conveniently toggle between the computer’s screen and the secondary device’s screen with a hotkey, or even use their secondary device without powering on the computer.
Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. Including 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, TI® 5532 Premium Headset Amplifier which supports up to 600 ohm headphones, cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and support for DTS Connect.
♦ 115dB SNR
♦ Excellent Bass
♦ Less Sound Distortion
♦ More Details
♦ Supports up to 600ohm headphones
Traditional Audio Solution:
♦ 110dB SNR
♦ Poor Bass
♦ More Sound Distortion
♦ Less Details
♦ Does not support high impedance headphones
This frequency response chart is tested under 32 ohm loading to simulate normal headphones. It indicates how traditional audio solution’s frequency response drops drastically at low frequencies, while Purity Sound™ maintains its frequency response and provides better bass with the TI® NE5532 amplifier.
Designed with a 12 Power Phase design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
Compared to iron powder chokes, Premium Alloy Chokes highlight a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss. Moreover, the revolutionary choke construction features a highly magnetic and heat resistant design increasing the board's lifespan.
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is an innovative new design of MOSFETs. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into a MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM can provide larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for CPU Vcore is more efficient.
This motherboard uses a digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, providing CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly.
With the combined power of three kinds of capacitors, MFC allows users to overclock their PC rig to extreme levels without worrying about the hardware components.
ASRock’s new pin design for the memory slots that effectively reduces distortion and promotes performance.
With Hi-Density Power Connectors for the motherboard's CPU power connector, it can reduce 23% power loss and decrease the connector's temperature up to 22℃.
Compared to other boards that come with only 3-4μ gold, this motherboard provides 15μ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots and PCIE x16 slots, thus delivering three times better performance than usual.
Twin-Power Cooling combines active air cooling with water cooling. The ultimate heat pipe cooling design maximizes the system's convection to expel hot air, providing better air flow and faster heat dissipation.
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound is an added bonus that allows overclockers to stabilize the CPU's temperature.
The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, using only carefully selected copper materials for its PCB layers, delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
Status OLED shows various information of the system on a new high resolution OLED screen. Now you can use three buttons to toggle between information of the power on self test, debug codes, the current time, temperatures, frequencies and voltages of various points on the motherboard.
Multi Thermal Sensor provides users the temperature of various parts of the motherboard graphically, so that users may precisely keep track and control the temperature of each part of their motherboard when overclocking.
Nick Shih’s OC Profile offers presets for different levels of overclocking. It’s your chance to learn a few tricks from the champion.
ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. The unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface and brings a lot more amusement.
ASRock Formula Drive is an all-in-one software for fine tuning different features in an user friendly interface.
FAN-Tastic Tuning offers the flexibility to adjust the fan speed (RPM) relative to the system temperature. Users are able to adjust the setting by clicking the "+/-" and confirm by "APPLY" afterwards.
The onboard Rapid OC buttons allows overclockers to manually raise or lower the CPU ratio, BCLK frequency and CPU Vcore voltage. Use it to find your CPU’s best margin.
Use the onboard switch to activate LN2 Mode to disable the CPU’s thermal protection.
Use the onboard switch to toggle Slow Mode for forcing your CPU to run at its lowest frequency.
For those who constantly need to remove and reinstall their PCIe cards, but fear of damaging the motherboard and its components, use the PCIe ON/OFF switches to enable or disable the PCIe slots with a flick of your finger.
Fine-Tuning V-Controller is a new collection of voltage fine tuning options in the ASRock UEFI Setup Utility. It provides more than enough voltage configuration options for overclockers who wish to pursuit extremes.
V-Probe™ is a set of detection points laid on the motherboard. It allows overclockers to get accurate voltage readings via a multitester.
Timing Configurator is a fast and easy tool that provides users with an abundant collection of subtle DRAM settings for professional tweaking. It is an independent application that runs under Windows® OS and your changes will take effect immediately.
ASRock’s unique XFast 555 Technology (XFast RAM, XFast LAN, and XFast USB) allows users to experience 5 times performance boost in terms of system performance, LAN speed and USB transfer speed.
In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
DTS Connect is a blanket name for a two-part system, including DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC, it is used on the computer platform only, in order to convert PC audio into the DTS format.
This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.
|A-Style||- Home Cloud |
- Conformal Coating
- Purity Sound™
|OC Formula Kit||OC Formula Power Kit |
- 12 Power Phase Design
- Digi Power
- Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
- Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filters different noises by 3 different capacitors: DIP solid cap, POSCAP and MLCC)
- Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
OC Formula Connector Kit
- Hi-Density Power Connector (8 pin)
- 15μ Gold Finger (CPU sockets, memory sockets and PCIE x16 slots)
- Distortion-Free Slot
OC Formula Cooling Kit
- Twin-Power Cooling (Combine active air cooling and water cooling)
- 8 Layer PCB
- 4 x 2oz copper
- GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
OC Formula Monitor Kit
- Status OLED
- Multi Thermal Sensor
|CPU||- Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package |
- Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
- Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPU
- Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
|Chipset||- Intel® Z87|
|Memory||- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology |
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 3000+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB*
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
- Distortion-Free Slot
|BIOS||- 2 x 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with Multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS) |
- Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance 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
- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 24Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports HDCP function with HDMI port
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI port
|Audio||- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec) |
- Premium Blu-ray audio support
- 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
- Supports DTS Connect
|LAN||- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s |
- Giga PHY Intel® I217V
- Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Slots||- 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2); triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE4)) |
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE6: x4 mode)
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
- 1 x mini-PCI Express slot
- PLX8605 embedded
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 4-Way CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™
|Storage||- 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Intel® Z87, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 12 and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions |
- 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
|Connector||- 1 x COM Port header |
- 1 x Power LED header
- 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)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX power connector
- 2 x 8 pin 12V power connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x SLI/XFire power connector
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x Vertical Type A USB 3.0
- 2 x USB 3.0 headers (support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (ASMedia Hub)
- 1 x Power Switch with LED
- 1 x Reset Switch with LED
- 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
- V-Probe™: 2 x 7-set of onboard voltage measurement points laid
- Rapid OC Button: +/- buttons to adjust OC frequency
- 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
|Rear Panel I/O||I/O Panel |
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x HDMI-Out Port
- 1 x HDMI-In Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z87)
- 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Etron EJ188H)
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- 1 x Clear CMOS Button
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
|Other Features / Miscellaneous|
|Unique Feature||- ASRock Formula Drive |
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock XFast USB
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Crashless BIOS
- ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
- ASRock Internet Flash
- ASRock UEFI System Browser
- ASRock UEFI Tech Service
- ASRock Dehumidifier
- ASRock Easy RAID Installer
- ASRock Easy Driver Installer
- ASRock Interactive UEFI
- ASRock Fast Boot
- ASRock Restart to UEFI
- NickShih's OC Profile
- Fine-Tuning V-Controller
- Timing Configurator
- ASRock USB Key
- ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Good Night LED
|Support CD||- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial), MeshCentral, Splashtop Streamer|
|Accessories||- 1 x ASRock Flexible SLI Bridge Connector Cable |
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 10 x SATA Data Cables
- 2 x SATA 1 to 1 Power Cables
- 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel with 2.5" HDD/SSD Rack
- 4 x HDD Screws
- 6 x Chassis Screws
- 1 x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket
- 10 x OC Stands
- GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
- 1 x WiFi Module Screw
|Hardware Monitor||- CPU/Chassis/Power/MOS Temperature Sensing |
- CPU/Chassis/Power/MOS Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis/MOS Quiet Fan (Allows Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
- CPU/Chassis/MOS Fan Multi-Speed Control
- Multi Thermal Sensor
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
- 1 x Status OLED
|Form Factor||- EATX Form Factor |
- Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)
|OS||- Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit compliant|
|Certifications||- FCC, CE, WHQL |
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
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- ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival to Scorptec Clayton, subject to change.
- ETA (days/weeks): We do not have this product in stock – it will take the specified time period to arrive into stock, assuming the supplier has stock on hand.
- ETA: UNKNOWN: Product is on back-order and is not currently available.