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|Intel 3rd and 2nd Generation Core i7/i5/i3 Processors Ready
This motherboard supports Intel 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) and 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel 3rd generation Core processor-based platforms are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
|Intel Z77 Express Chipset
The Intel Z77 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel 3rd generation and 2nd generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z77 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel Z77 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.
By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), this motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltages more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to an analog PWM a digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.
|PCIe 3.0 Ready
The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It’s a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.
|LucidLogix Virtu MVP
LucidLogix Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance Technology boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance through the test of 3DMark Vantage. Designed for Intel processor graphics and Windows 7 PCs, it perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards with fast computing iGPU. Also with the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. LucidLogix Virtu MVP could also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power, performance and system load. This allows users to fully utilize 3x faster video conversion with Intel Quick Sync Video technology while retaining high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance, provided by both NVIDIA and AMD graphic cards. When the discrete graphics card is not required, power consumption goes automatically down to near zero, making the system more environmentally-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu MVP provides great graphical performance and the best flexibility and efficiency.
|AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
|Dual-Channel DDR3 2800+ Support
The motherboard supports up to 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of up to 2800+ MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
|XFast RAM - Fully Optimize Memory Usage
ASRock XFast RAM is a new function that is included in our ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) software. It fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows 32-bit OS. ASRock XFast RAM also shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop by up to 5 times. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
|USB 3.0 Support
The SuperSpeed USB3.0 technology supports data transfer rates up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with the optimized power efficiency.
ASRock XFast USB Technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in the motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB Series Motherboards integrate with the latest XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed.
|SATA 6Gb/s Support
The Intel Z77 Express chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfers
|XFast LAN Technology
ASRock XFast LAN is a smart productivity tool to help you manage the priorities of internet applications, simplify your digital life and accomplish more. The innovative features include : Internet Application Prioritization, Lower Latency in Games, Traffic Shaping and Real-Time Analysis of Your Data. It's the smartest way to control your web programs.
THX TruStudio is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios to the PC.
|No-K OC Technology
Overclocking is no longer for K-series CPU users only, for those CPUs that aren’t K-series, ASRock No-K OC can unleash your CPU’s power by boosting its frequency with just one click.
|AXTU - The All-in-1 Tuning Software
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software utility to fine-tune different features in an user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance.
|Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions.
|On/Off Play Technology
Even when the system is powered off (in ACPI S5 mode), On/Off Play Technology still allows users to play their portable audio device through the PC speakers.
Most people these days don't like to switch off their computers everyday, we keep our computer up and running 24 hours a day, because it takes such a long time for our system to boot up again. ASRock Instant Boost allows you to turn on your PC and boot up to Windows in 4 seconds! this not only improves the Boot speed, but also provides clean boot to OS and saves energy.
ASRock Instant Flash is a user-friendly BIOS flash utility developed by ASRock. It is embedded in Flash ROM which is used to update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows.
App Charger is an ASRock utility that increases the speed at which connected devices (such as mobile phones) charge by up to 40%. App Charger supports continuous charging when your computer enters into standby mode, hibernation or power off completely.
|ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users. Normally, ISPs (Internet Service Provider) will charge for an internet curfew service.
|ASRock Internet Flash
Internet Flash searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock servers. The system can auto-detect the latest UEFI from our servers and flash them within UEFI setup without entering Windows OS.
Prevents motherboard damage due to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. The computer will power on periodically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
|Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows 7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.
|Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology accelerates the system response experience by putting frequently-used blocks of disk data on a solid-state drive (SSD), providing dramatically faster access to user data than the hard disk alone can provide. For users who are tempted to use both SSD and HDD on the motherboard, Intel Smart Response Technology can make the SSD become the "Cache of the HDD" to boost up the HDD access speed. ASRock motherboards with Intel Smart Response Technology are able to drive 4X faster performance boost than a HDD-only system.
|Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered—just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go.
|Windows 8 Ready
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, this motherboard provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASRock hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
|Part Number||Z77 Pro3|
|Model Number||Z77 Pro3|
|Compatible Processors||Intel 3rd Generation Core i7/i5/i3
Intel 2nd Generation Core i7/i5/i3
|Socket Type||LGA 1155|
|Chipset Type||Z77 Express|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 32 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 2800+/1600/1333/1066 Mhz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (running at x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI slots
|Video Controller||Supports Intel HD Graphics|
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
Lucid Virtu MVP
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port
1 x HDMI Port
4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED
HD Audio Jack
|Ports Present & Quantity||4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors
2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
1 x IR header
1 x CIR header
1 x COM port header
1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
1 x Power LED header
CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector
3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
|Intel Z77||2 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection
Premium Blu-ray audio support
Supports THX TruStudio
|Feature List||ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
ASRock Instant Boot
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 No-K OC
ASRock On/Off Play Technology
Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
CPU Frequency Stepless Control
Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
Good Night LED
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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