ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Review & Specifications

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Socket 1150 Z87 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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A-Style : Home Cloud, HDMI-In
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» CPU Power - Hi-Density Power Connector, Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM), Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)
» VGA Card - 15μ Gold Finger in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
» Cooling - 2oz copper PCB, Heat Pipe Design
» Internet - Intel® LAN
» Audio - Creative Sound Core3D
Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package
Premium Gold Capacitor Design, Digi Power, 12 Power Phase Design
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2900+(OC)
3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 mini-PCIe
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™, NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
Dual VGA Output Options : HDMI, DisplayPort
Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD Audio, Supports SBX Pro Studio, Scout Mode, Premium Headset Amplifier
Intel® Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming
Supports A-Style, F-Stream, Key Master, XFast 555, Easy Driver Installer, FAN-Tastic Tuning, USB Key
10 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA, 8 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0 (1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
Free Bundle : XSplit 3 Months Premium License, 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel with 2.5" HDD/SSD Rack, 1 x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket

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Specs Overview

Model Z87 PROFESSIONAL
Release Date June 2013
Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 10
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Dual Intel LAN
  • Fatal1ty Mouse Port (up to 1000Hz polling rate)
  • USB 3.0 front panel
  • Overclocking capabilities

Cons

  • High price

Score Pangoly

92

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General
A-Style - Home Cloud
- HDMI-In
CPU - Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package
- Digi Power Design
- 12 Power Phase Design
- 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 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
 

*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 - 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
- Dual VGA Output: support HDMI and DisplayPort ports by independent display controllers
- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 24Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 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 and DisplayPort ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI and DisplayPort 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 / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit.

***Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.

Audio - 7.1 CH HD Audio
- Creative Sound Core3D quad-core sound and voice processor
- Supports SBX Pro Studio
- Supports CrystalVoice
- Supports Scout Mode
- Supports EAX1.0 to EAX5.0
- Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA)
LAN - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- 1 x Giga PHY Intel® I217V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
- Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology (on Intel® I217V)
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Dual LAN with Teaming
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
 Expansion / Connectivity
Slots - 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE3/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE3); triple at x8 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE3) / x4 (PCIE4))
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 1 x mini-PCI Express slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports AMD Quad 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
- 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug (SATA3_A4 connector is shared with the eSATA port)
- 1 x eSATA connector by ASMedia ASM1061, supports NCQ, AHCI, Hot Plug and Port Multiplier
Connector - 1 x IR header
- 1 x COM Port header
- 1 x Power LED header
- 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX power connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V power connector
- 1 x SLI/XFire power connector
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x SPDIF Out connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.0 headers (support 4 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
- 1 x Power Switch with LED
- 1 x Reset Switch with LED
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 DisplayPort
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x eSATA Connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0)
- 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (ASMedia Hub)
- 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 Other Features / Miscellaneous
Unique Feature - ASRock F-Stream
- 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
- ASRock USB Key
- ASRock Key Master
- ASRock Home Cloud
- 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, XSplit
Accessories - 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 8 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
- 1 x WiFi Module Screw
Hardware Monitor - CPU/Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
- CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
Form Factor - ATX Form Factor
- Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)
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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