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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z77
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)

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Z77 Extreme4

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Z77 Extreme4

Virtu Universal MVP - Uncompromised Game Response Performance

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ASRock motherboard supports Lucid Virtu Universal MVP technology which improves your PC's visuals with faster response times, improved video processing, and smoother media playback, all with low power consumption. Brilliantly designed for gaming, Virtu Universal MVP™ switchable graphics software assigns tasks dynamically to the best graphics resource and features two exciting techniques – HyperFormance™ and Virtual Vsync™.

1. HyperFormance™ - Optimized Game Responsiveness:

Game responsiveness is all about how fast your eye → brain → mouse click → game response behaves. When interacting with your computer, the responsiveness is a key factor to your productivity and overall systems experience. When it comes to playing games, especially fast moving ones like First Person Shooters, responsiveness becomes critical for both mastering the game and enjoying and immersive experience.

HyperFormance intelligently removes redundant rendering tasks within the graphics pipeline, the CPU-GPU-Display system.

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  • Boosts responsiveness and FPS of any game
  • Improves gaming frame rates 30-70%
  • Increases Vsync frame rates - 120 FPS+
  • Sharpens visual quality without tearing
  • Works seamlessly with hundreds of games

2. Virtual Vsync™ - Resolve the Everlasting Debate Between Quality and Performance:

Lucid's Virtual Vsync technology takes visual quality and performance to the next level. A proprietary solution for Virtu Universal and Virtu MVP, Virtual Vsync enables games to run at any FPS, with no image tearing, stuttering, lags and latency artifacts.

  • Enhanced performance - when system has dGPU and iGPU
  • Unlimited frame rates - beyond traditional in-game Vsync
  • Flawless visual quality without tearing
  • Up to 250% better responsiveness vs. standard Vsync

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3. Switchable Graphics:

Dynamically assigns tasks to the best graphics resource regardless of physical cable connections.

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8 + 4 Power Phase

This motherboard is designed with an 8 + 4 Power Phase design. It features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capability and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

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Four DDR3 2800+ (OC)

This motherboard unlocks maximum memory performance, coming with four DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, supporting up to DDR3 2800+MHz!

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Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support

This ASRock motherboard supports the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth of the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, thus providing ultimate graphics performance.

    Get PCI-E 3.0 Benefits
  • Higher bit rate - 8.0GTps
  • Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GBps
  • Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency
  • 100% backward compatible with previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard
PCI-E architecture Raw bit rate Bandwidth per lane per direction Encoding Efficiency
PCI-E 2.0 5.0GTps 500MBps 80%
PCI-E 3.0 8.0GTps 1GBps 98.5%

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Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals

Intel® HD Graphics simplifies your designs by eliminating additional discrete graphics hardware, while integrating stunning visuals and performance for immersive gaming.
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HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)

This motherboard supports High-Definition Multimedia Interface™ (HDMI) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.

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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. The major features of UEFI include:
1. Graphical Visual Experience – UEFI provides an improved visual interface with colorful icons and makes your computing environment more versatile to replace the traditional dull BIOS page.
2. Mouse Enabling – Besides keyboard control, you can freely use mouse to select your ideal settings in UEFI as well.
3. Supports 3TB bootable HDD - UEFI breaks the limitations of 2TB bootable HDD on traditional BIOS. With UEFI, you can enjoy 3TB bootable HDD size.

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UEFI System Browser

UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations that users are currently using in their PC. With the UEFI system browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in UEFI setup.

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AXTU - The All-in-One Tuning Software

ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software to fine-tune different features in a user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA, IES and XFast RAM. 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. In XFast RAM, it fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® OS 32-bit CPU.

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Free Bundle - Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial

CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 trial now supports hardware transcoding and is optimized to accelerate conversion of all your favorite media files for your favorite portable players. Now you can easily display your favorite movies, songs and photos on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Youtube, Facebook, etc. Compile, convert and enjoy images and songs as much as you want and enhance your videos to new levels with TrueTheater Technology. Try it today!

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Intel® Smart Connect Technology

Intel® Smart Connect Technology keeps content always up-to-date! It means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. Smart Connect will periodically wake up the PC while in a sleep state and check updates for things like email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered - just enable this function and you're up-to-date and ready to go.

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Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Intel® Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep, saving time and battery life. It quickly returns where you left off with a PC that goes from deep-sleep to full awake in a flash. The ultra-responsive capability gives your device the power to quickly resume to Windows® 7 OS within few seconds and ensures ultra-low power consumption when on standby. With Intel® Rapid Start Technology, users can jump right back into everything they were doing!


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Intel® Smart Response

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 connect the SSD and HDD on ASRock motherboards, 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 hard drive-only system.


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Dehumidifier

Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling "Dehumidifier Function." When enabling the Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.

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ASRock Online Management Guard (OMG)

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, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will charge for internet curfew service, which controls "all" the PCs connected at home. However, ASRock OMG is a free tool for controlling internet access of each single PC. Parents can easily control internet access through the BIOS setup to protect their kids from using the Internet at inappropriate times, and meanwhile, enjoy their own internet space.

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Internet Flash

Internet Flash searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock servers. System can auto-detect the latest UEFI from our servers and flash them within UEFI setup without entering Windows® OS.

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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.

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Premium Gold Caps

Top-Class Quality Guaranteed

Premium Gold Caps are luxury capacitors. These 100% Japan-made solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a premium gold coating representing long life and stable performance.

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Digi Power

More Precise, More Efficient

By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.

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MAGIX Multimedia Suite

The ultimate solutions to enhance your media experience - from music management, music creation, video editing to photo management. Simply do more with your media than you ever thought possible.


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Mufin player

The next generation music player plays all standard audio formats, manages large music collections, helps you discover music, offers a free online hard drive, and more.

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Music Maker Silver

The easiest way to arrange, remix, record and create your own music. Develop your musical style now - without any prior skills.

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Video Easy SE

With this program you can easily edit your movies, add transitions, text and background music, and even quickly enhance image and sound quality.

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Photo Manager 10

Put an end to your digital photo chaos and organize your photo collection with ease. The program is fully equipped for fast import, photo and video clip management, photo editing and presentation.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Chris H.
  • 2/4/2016 7:20:51 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggstreated me well for 2 years

Pros: No complaints. Fit my ATX (mid tower) case nicely. and I was able to cram 2x pcix fullsize graphics cards in there too in SLI.

Cons: none

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  • sebastien l.
  • 1/28/2016 12:03:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSadly the only z77 board on the market ...

Pros: The only z77 board you can find ...
good uefi bios

Cons: Asrock didnt honor their mail-in rebate even if i sent them everything in time Great joke + you only have 10 day after the purchase date to send it ... another great joke good job scamming 30$

Over Priced

a lot of noise in the microphone started after less than a month of use and no the problem is not my tiamat 7.1

ugly color... but yeh when you have a i7 3770 you have to find a motherboard thats fit it ....

Other Thoughts: After all i kind of regret thats i brought this board .. i would have been better selling my i7 3770 and brought something else and not having to buy this motherboard ... newer motherboard have twice the functionality and feature for half the price.

So think twice before buying this .. and dont count on the mail-in rebate they will probly just scam you like they did to me.


i'm taking 1 egg for the noise problem in the microphone , 1 for the price and another 1 for not honoring their rebate.

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  • GUY P.
  • 1/22/2016 12:56:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Perfect

Cons: perfect like

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  • Kristopher C.
  • 1/22/2016 6:31:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 2 months - nice while it lasted

Pros: UEFI Bios
Excellent Overclocking all around.
Great specifications.

Cons: It arrived with a broken PCI Express 3.0 x16 clip.
Dead USB port on the back.
Feels fairly flimsy

It's sorta-kinda DEAD AFTER 2 MONTHS OF REGULAR USE

Other Thoughts: This board is easily the best available for LGA1155 unless you want to pay close to $300, and honestly, I think it's better than the next best boards as far as specifications go.

Though the clip was broken {cons} it works fine with the GPU secured to the back of the case, so that's not a terribly big problem. Like the clip, I'm not terribly worried about the dead USB port on the back {it was a 2.0 for me} as the board has quite a number of ports besides that one.

UPDATE:
The above cons held true up until up until the board died during a routine cable clean-up. Completely unplugged the computer, made sure all my cables were sorted, plugged it back in...deader than a door-nail with no readily visible problems.

RMA'd to Newegg, beyond their ability to do anything with. Don't know if I'll buy ASRock again. I was already wary as it's a brand I've never used and a lot of reviews seem to start their boards as hit and miss...guess we'll see, but for now think I'm going to get something I know I can trust.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kristopher,

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the USB ports, please turn the power off, clear the CMOS.
Test these USB ports in the UEFI BIOS with keyboard and mouse to verify USB hardware is working.
If they are working in the BIOS that indicates hardware part is working.

Please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

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  • Chaz
  • 1/15/2016 3:43:46 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDoes it's job perfectly.

Pros: Really good product. No issue with the board after 2 years of usage. Would recommend to any one.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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  • Lee C.
  • 1/14/2016 9:22:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDreaded A2 Debug error right out of the box.

Pros: Board is very aesthetically pleasing.

Cons: A2 error out of the box. After following all advice on Tom's hardware website I decided to RMA this mobo back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Lee,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Code A2 should have screen display, please press F2 to check if it changed to code Ab (BIOS screen).
If does not seen the screen display, please check the monitor connection, cable and monitor has set to appropriate output source.
Test with another known good monitor if does not seen the screen.

The Dr.Debug codes are technical reference and should be ignored once get the screen display.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

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  • N/A
  • 1/9/2016 11:30:07 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: great board lots of great features and bought at a good price (about 130$)

Cons: dead. second dead ASrock board. yes it lasted 2 years but still I would not expect the board to be dead already

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that mainboard having issue with dual channel memory.
We will be more than happy to replace the mainboard if it’s malfunctioned.
Please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/7/2016 8:52:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 week into it, it's a great Mobo. Haven't had any issues.

Pros: -Easy to install, plenty of headers for everything I needed.
-Pretty much everything else so far.

Cons: -None

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/7/2016 11:25:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: - Dr Debug system is wonderful, helps troubleshoot issues while testing
- Overall good motherboard

Cons: - None so far

Other Thoughts: First time building a PC, this motherboard was easy to use and setup.

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  • Don S.
  • 1/5/2016 9:26:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: All the fans came on, nothing else happened. Went through all the steps I saw in several of the other posts. Took out my video card, took out ram, reset CMOS, reseated the CPU, unplugged everything. Nothing. no beeps, no LED error code. just fans. It doesn't even beep with no ram in it. All the parts are back in my old MSI board working fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Don,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
• Unplug the ATX power, remove all components from mainboard.
• Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
• Clear the CMOS.
• Check the mainboard’s CPU contact pins are normal (should be pointing same way and pattern).
• Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan if socket pins are normal.
• Test with single memory module.
• Test with onboard video (CPU with iGPU/APU or test with VGA card).
• Connect the monitor.
• Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
• Turn on the power (using onboard power button) to check if its post.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp

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