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ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Intel LGA 1155 Review

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Over the past several weeks we've taken a look at many Intel Z77 Express products from various manufacturers, all of which take a slightly different approach in their implementation. Today we have yet another Z77 Express-based product, but this time from an OEM I've not had the chance to cover before, none other than ASRock. ASRock has been in the motherboard business for just a bit over ten years now, and since they spun themselves off from ASUS as a seperate entity, they've slowly gained market share to the point that they are considered one of the top three motherboard OEMs globally, selling 8 million boards during 2011. With that widespread adoption, many of our readers have asked us to cover ASRock products, and at the beginning of June during Computex I managed to secure a contact and shortly after a couple of samples arrived at my door, the first of which is the ASRock Z77 Extreme9. So what makes ASRock so popular? I'm about to find out.


CPU SUPPORT:2nd & 3rd Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor family for the LGA 1155 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 8+4 Phase
PCH Power: 1 Phase
Memory Power: 2 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z77 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Dependant on installed CPU
MEMORY:4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 3000+
BIOS:AMI EFI BIOS with 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode or PCIE1/3/5/7 @ x16/x0/x16/x0 or x8/x8/x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE4 @ max x4 electrical)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (ASMedia 1061)
NETWORKING:2x Broadcomm BCM57781 PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel, 6 at front panel)
12 x USB 3.0 ports (8 at back panel, 4 at front panel)
2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 5 audio jacks
1 x SPDIF Output(Optical)
1 x HDMI port
1 x FireWire port
1 x eSATA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
FAN HEADERS:6(2 x 4-pin PWM and 4 x 3-pin)
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 240 mm)
  • ASRock Instant Boot
  • ASRock Instant Flash
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • ASRock SmartView
  • ASRock XFast USB
  • ASRock XFast LAN
  • ASRock XFast RAM
  • ASRock Crashless BIOS
  • ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
  • ASRock Internet Flash
  • ASRock Dehumidifier Function
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