ASRock Z77 OC Formula motherboard at Computex 2012
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
ASRock’s high end motherboards for Z77 currently include the the Extreme and Fatal1ty series. However, at Computex they have been showing off the Z77 OC Formula board, the new top of the range ASRock Z77 motherboard. Sacrificing some connectivity for all-out performance and overclocking features this motherboard is a great option for enthusiasts. The CPU gets a 12+4 phase VRM which is digitally powered. High current chokes and tantalum capacitors are used while the MOSFETs get active cooling provided by a 40mm Fan inside the VRM heatsinks.
Memory wise ASRock have gone all out, the board will natively support 3000MHz+ memory with overclocking. And the memory slots get a large 8 phase VRM meaning you will be able to push your memory to the max too.
“Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8, when both are populated), one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4, wired to the PCH), and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1. The Z77 OC Formula packs a total of six SATA 6 Gb/s ports (four from third-party controllers, two from the PCH), and four SATA 3 Gb/s ports. HDMI is the only display output available. 8-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet (Broadcom-made PHY) make for the rest of the connectivity.
The ASRock Z77 OC Formula packs a host of overclocker-friendly features including consolidated voltage measurement points across a wide range of domains, two sets of diagnostic displays, onboard OC control buttons, and ASRock-exclusives such as XFast 555, dehumidifier, UEFI system browser, etc. ASRock quite obviously trained its guns on ASUS Maximus V Formula, with the Z77 OC Formula”