Thursday, April 18th 2013

ASRock Z87-Extreme4 First Windows 8 Certified 8-series Motherboard

Even though nothing much about ASRock's next generation Intel 8 Series motherboards can be revealed yet, we simply can't restrain ourselves from spilling out the good news that ASRock's Z87 Extreme4 is the world's first Intel 8 Series motherboard to pass Windows 8 hardware certification. So, yeah, users may be ensured that ASRock's Z87 Extreme4 will support the latest operating system from Microsoft without any problems, and bear in mind that it's coming to you real soon.

ASRock is always striving for the most advanced hardware designs, as well as the latest software applications. The company is dedicated to offer users only the best cutting edge technology, which of course includes the latest Windows 8 operating system. Why settle for second place when you can be number one? Be the first to lay your hands on the 8 Series computers with ASRock.
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18 Comments on ASRock Z87-Extreme4 First Windows 8 Certified 8-series Motherboard

#1
Dj-ElectriC
ASRock has the first certified unreleased Z87 board, how ecxiting and totally gonna make me buy ASRock it is.
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#2
Kaynar
I think they should be preocupied with Windows 8.1 "Blue", Windows 8 will be forgotten soon.
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#3
Anusha
What does this even mean? I would expect all future motherboards would support Windows 8. Who cares about motherboards that aren't available?
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#4
Prima.Vera
Can anyone explain, what exactly Windows 8 certification means. That the drivers are compatible with Win 8 also, or it has some features that only works on Win 8?
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#5
Bo$$
I love how they still show a windows xp window in the image :roll:
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#6
aussiebear
by: Prima.Vera
Can anyone explain, what exactly Windows 8 certification means. That the drivers are compatible with Win 8 also, or it has some features that only works on Win 8?
Basically, getting a Windows certification involves a manufacturer paying a fee to Microsoft for them to test the manufacturer's hardware under a specific Windows version.

So in this case, a Windows 8 Certification involves ASRock paying Microsoft to test and make sure everything functions for a particular mobo model. Once it passes Microsoft's testing process, they're given the right to say their product has been officially tested by Microsoft and there's little likelihood of issues. ie: "Windows 8 Certified".

For the consumer or tech enthusiast (like the audience of this website), it doesn't mean much.

This is more suitable for businesses and formal organisations who pay extra for the assurance that the software and hardware functions right out of the box.
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#7
RaZZ3R
And ...

... they couldn't used a Windows 8 to show the certificat because it would crash constantly so now Microsoft blames ASRock for bad drivers and ASRock Microsoft for bad Windows ... :nutkick:
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#8
ensabrenoir
..........just a marketing "FIRSTY" worth the word of mouth alone....
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#9
EarthDog
by: Dj-ElectriC
ASRock has the first certified unreleased Z87 board, how ecxiting and totally gonna make me buy ASRock it is.
:laugh: :rockout:


I just pictured Bigfoot from Howard Stern saying that...hahaha!
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#10
ur6beersaway
by: Prima.Vera
Can anyone explain, what exactly Windows 8 certification means. That the drivers are compatible with Win 8 also, or it has some features that only works on Win 8?
More than just Windows 8 "Ready".
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#11
Jorge
Since no one with a clue is using WinDOZE 8, that selling point is moot. The mobo may be just fine in spite of the misfortune of being WinDOZE 8 certified, i.e. tested by Microsucks and confirmed to meet all requirements. Bear in mind Microsucks products have more defects than any other product in history and that Microsucks is unable to fix even a small percentage of them...
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#12
_JP_
Meh, they bragged abut the same thing when Vista came out
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#13
Sasqui
by: _JP_
Meh, they bragged abut the same thing when Vista came out
[SPOILER]http://img.techpowerup.org/130314/SANY0722.jpg[/SPOILER]
"ASRock, and expert in Windows Vista (TM)" :laugh:

I swear, 90% of every laptop and PC has had "Certified for Windows XXX"

For Joe consumer it's a peice of mind. And it does mean the drivers do work they way they intend (at the time of certification!).
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#14
Hayder_Master
they always do the same, same as last time with win 7
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#15
drdeathx
by: aussiebear
Basically, getting a Windows certification involves a manufacturer paying a fee to Microsoft for them to test the manufacturer's hardware under a specific Windows version.

So in this case, a Windows 8 Certification involves ASRock paying Microsoft to test and make sure everything functions for a particular mobo model. Once it passes Microsoft's testing process, they're given the right to say their product has been officially tested by Microsoft and there's little likelihood of issues. ie: "Windows 8 Certified".

For the consumer or tech enthusiast (like the audience of this website), it doesn't mean much.

This is more suitable for businesses and formal organisations who pay extra for the assurance that the software and hardware functions right out of the box.
What the hell are you smoking? Asrock pays nothing to Microsoft.
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#16
aussiebear
by: drdeathx
What the hell are you smoking? Asrock pays nothing to Microsoft.
ALL manufacturers pay Microsoft to attain "Windows XXX Certified" or "Designed for Windows XXX".

If you haven't gone through this process like I have, (when I used to work for a hardware company), I suggest you keep your ignorance to yourself. :slap:
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#17
NdMk2o1o
by: drdeathx
What the hell are you smoking? Asrock pays nothing to Microsoft.
by: aussiebear
ALL manufacturers pay Microsoft to attain "Windows XXX Certified" or "Designed for Windows XXX".

If you haven't gone through this process like I have, (when I used to work for a hardware company), I suggest you keep your ignorance to yourself. :slap:
This is true, though yes it means jack to anyone semi-technical as it's just a BS marketing ploy aimed at less tech-savvy consumers who will believe it's better than non Windows 8 certified hardware :toast:
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#18
micropage7

personally its like they make it through word and saving on pdf
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