HEVC 10-bit Decoding/Encoding
Supports HEVC 10-bit Decoding/Encoding to provide substantially improved video quality and higher bit depth video experience.
Sapphire Black PCB
Pure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.
High Density Glass Fabric PCB
High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
4K x 2K
Composed by a minimum of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p format.
3 Graphics Outputs
Complete with all three types of most used connectors! Packed with a D-Sub + DVI-D + HDMI combo. Plus the HDMI port supports 4K resolution.
Water Pump Header
This is not only a standard CPU fan header, but also supports water pumps! This header provides a maximum of 1.5A power for supporting the most popular water pumps. User also can adjust the voltage of water pump to get higher cooling performance with lower noise.
ELNA Audio Caps
Who says high quality audio is only available on high-end motherboards? ASRock applied ELNA audio capacitors on mainstream and entry-level motherboards! Compared with traditional solid caps, the leakage current of ELNA audio caps is merely 3uA. This is the key to reduce noise level significantly and satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
Solid Capacitor Design
ASRock applied solid capacitors on this motherboard. With these solid caps, this motherboard is allowed to perform more stably and ensure longer lifetime.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities.
Full Spike Protection
Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.
Live Update & APP Shop
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
|CPU Support||Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports CPU up to 95W
4 Power Phase design
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
|Memory Support||Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
2 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
Supports DDR4 2666 / 2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB*
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
*Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
|Graphics||Supports Intel® UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel® UHD Graphics
HWA Encode/Decode: AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 8-bit, HEVC/H.265 10-bit, VP8, VP9 8-bit, VP9 10-bit (Decode only), MPEG2, MJPEG, VC-1 (Decode only)
Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI**
Supports HDMI 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 30Hz
Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 1.4 Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
Supports HDCP 2.2 with DVI-D and HDMI 1.4 Ports
Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 1.4 Port
*Intel® UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
**Supports up to 2 displays simultaneously
|Audio||7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec)*
Supports Surge Protection
ELNA Audio Caps
*To configure 7.1 CH HD Audio, it is required to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode)*
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
*Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
|Storage||4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug|
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x TPM Header
1 x Chassis Intrusion and Speaker Header
1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)*
1 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)**
1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
*The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.
**The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
CHA_FAN1/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
|Back Panel Connectors||1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
4 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
|LAN||PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
1 x Realtek RTL8111H
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
|Form Factor||Micro ATX Form Factor: 7.5-in x 7.4-in, 19.1 cm x 18.8 cm
Solid Capacitor design
|H/W MONITORING||Temperature Sensing: CPU, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
Fan Tachometer: CPU, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
CASE OPEN detection
Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
|BIOS||128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
SMBIOS 2.7 Support
DRAM, PCH 1.05V Voltage Multi-adjustment
|Special Features||ASRock Super Alloy
- Sapphire Black PCB
- High Density Glass Fabric PCB
ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
- ASRock A-Tuning
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock EZ Mode
- ASRock Full HD UEFI
- ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock Internet Flash
*These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
|Operating System Support||Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit|