ASRock Z97 and H97 Super Alloy (Extreme, Fatal1ty Killer and OC Formula) Motherboards Now Official – See Features and Specs

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ASRock has recently officially announced their latest Intel 9 Series motherboards featuring Z97 or H97 chipsets and comes with ASRock Super Alloy technology. These new lineup includes the ASRock Z97 Extreme Series that is designed for high-end PC setups; the ASRock Z97 and H97 Fatal1ty Gaming series targeted for the PC gamers; and the ASRock Z97 OC Formula series designed for PC enthusiasts and overclockers. As of today, there are a total of 18 new motherboards from ASRock with an Intel Z97 or H97 chipset. Check out their respective features and specifications below.

ASRock Z97 and H97 Motherboards
UPDATE: Prices and where to buy added below.

ASRock Intel 9 Series Super Alloy Motherboards

The 9 series motherboard are specially designed with ASRock Super Alloy technology, including 12K Platinum Capacitors with the longest lifespan in the industry, the next-gen NexFET MOSFET, Dual-Stack MOSFETs (DSM), Premium Alloy Chokes, and XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsinks. Clearly, ASRock has shown its ambition to redefine the horizon of motherboard craftsmanship.

12K Platinum Caps – Industry’s Longest Lifespan
Supreme 12K platinum capacitors with the longest life spans in the industry. These high class capacitors possess not only eye-catching appearances, but also ultra durability of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have life spans of around 10,000 hours, these platinum capacitors have 20% longer life spans and provide more stability and reliability.

NexFET MOSFET For Memory Power – Lower Temperature, Higher Efficiency, Better ESD Protection
The next-generation NexFET MOSFETs control the power supply to DRAM slots more efficiently. They provide lower RDS(on) 2.9 mΩ, delivering higher efficiency and lower temperature. NexFET MOSFETs in memory areas are specially designed for protecting them from electrostatic discharge and offering up to 7.5 times the ESD protection levels compared to traditional MOSFETs.

Dual-Stack MOSFET For CPU Power – Coolest Temperature & Most Efficient Power Delivery
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is another innovative MOSFETs design. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into one MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM with larger die area provides extreme lower Rds(on) 1.2 mΩ, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.

Premium Alloy Chokes – Highly Magnetic & Heat Resistant Design
The new generation alloy chokes effectively increase up to 90% saturation current and feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant design, making the motherboard more efficient, stable and reliable. Compared to other motherboards that adopt iron powder chokes, Premium Alloy Chokes highlight a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss.

XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design – Greater Heat Dissipation
The extra large aluminum alloy heatsinks take away heat dramatically. As the MOSFETs and chipsets areas are well covered by these massive heatsinks to protect them from overheating, MOSFETs and chipsets can perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.

In addition to the Super Alloy, the ASRock’s Fatal1ty Killer Gaming series features Gaming Armor which includes: hi-density power connector in CPU power, 15μ Gold contact in memory DIMM slots, 15μ Gold contact in VPA PCIE slot (PCIE2) and PCIE power connector, Qualcomm Atheros Killer LAN and Purity Sound 2 audio processor.

Highlighted Features and Specifications

ASRock Z97 OC Formula Series

ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Asrock Z97 OC Formula

  • Intel® Z97 Chipset
  • Supports 4th Gen & 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • HDMI, Killer LAN
  • OC Formula Power/
  • Connector/ Cooling/
  • Monitor Kits
  • Purity Sound™ 2
  • 4-Way CrossFireX™
  • 8 SATA3 6Gb/s, 8 USB 3.0, 6 USB 2.0

ASRock Z97M OC Formula
ASRock Z97M OC Formula

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • OC Formula Kit
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3300+(OC)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 2 & DTS Connect
  • Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer™ LAN
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 eSATA, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports Fine-Tuning V-Controller, Timing Configurator, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, NickShih’s OC Profile, Formula Drive

ASRock Z97 Extreme Series

ASRock Z97 Extreme6
ASRock Z97 Extreme6

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3000+(OC), 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 mini-PCIe, 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 2 & DTS Connect
  • Dual LAN: 1 Intel® Gigabit LAN, 1 Realtek Gigabit LAN
  • 1 SATA Express, 10 SATA3, 1 eSATA, 1 Ultra M.2 (Gen3 x4), 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear), 5 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 1 Vertical Type A)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97 Extreme4
ASRock Z97 Extreme4

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC), 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1, 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 2 & DTS Connect
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97 Extreme3
ASRock Z97 Extreme3

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3100+(OC)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 3 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97 and H97 Fatal1ty Gaming Series

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Gaming Armor
    • CPU Power – Hi-Density Power Connector, Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)
    • Memory – 15μ Gold Contact
    • VGA Card – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2), PCIe Power Connector
    • Internet – Intel® I218V LAN, Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer™ E2200 LAN
    • Audio – Creative
  • Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC)
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 mini-PCIe
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™, NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 2 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 eSATA,1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 8 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Gaming Armor
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC)
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect, Purity Sound™ 2
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 1 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Gaming Armor
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer
ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Gaming Armor
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance
ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Gaming Armor
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 3 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97 and H97 Legacy Motherboards

ASRock Z97 Pro4
ASRock Z97 Pro4

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Digi Power
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3100+(OC)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97M Pro4
ASRock Z97M Pro4

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Solid Capacitor design, Digi Power
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3100+(OC)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 Printer Port Header, 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97 Pro3
ASRock Z97 Pro3

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Solid Capacitor design, Digi Power
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3100+(OC)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac
ASRock Z97E-ITX ac

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Digi Power
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC), 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 mini-PCIe for WiFi + BT Module, 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
  • VGA Output/Input Options: DVI-I, HDMI, HDMI-In, DisplayPort
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • WLAN: 1 x 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + BT v4.0 Module, 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock H97 Pro4
ASRock H97 Pro4

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • All Solid Capacitor design, Digi Power
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock H97M Pro4
ASRock H97M Pro4

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • All Solid Capacitor design, Digi Power
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 Printer Port Header, 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock H97M
ASRock H97M

  • Solid Capacitor design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • Qualcomm® Atheros® Gigabit LAN
  • 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • 1 Printer Port Header, 1 COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

ASRock H97M-ITX/ac
ASRock H97M-ITX ac

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Solid Capacitor design
  • Intel® H97 Chipset
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 Vertical Half mini-PCIe for WiFi + BT Module
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • Supports Triple Monitor
  • Qualcomm® Atheros® Gigabit LAN
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 5 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 4 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear)
  • WLAN: 1 x 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 module, 2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, A-Tuning, Full HD UEFI

Price and Availability

Prices for these new ASRock Z97 and H97 motherboards are not yet available as of today. I’ll update this article or post a new one once these motherboards hit online stores. Expect that they will become available in the following days or weeks to come.

 

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