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ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard Driver

Most reasonable chassis have a cutout near this section - to enable the connecting PSU cable to be brought around the back of the chassis - but we'd still prefer it in the usual position. More prosaically, ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard to Intel's XMP 1.

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Said chunky heatsink also requires fan-headers to be positioned in the centre, ASRock teams two CPU fan-headers 4-pin and 3-pin alongside a 4-pin for a chassis fan. Two further headers 4-pin and 3-pin again provide enough cooling opportunity for most users.

USB 3. Further down the board are two USB 2.

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Making installation that little bit easier and quicker, we'd like to see manufacturers adopt colour-coded front-panel pins, as seen on rival Asus boards. The low-profile nature of the heatsink, meanwhile, ensures it doesn't obstruct any longer cards.

Speaking of expansion ports, there's a solitary x16 PCIe 3. Should there be a second one, for multi-GPU setups, when such a move doesn't add a whole deal to the overall cost? We believe there should be, so do be aware of this if considering this board for two, or more, graphics cards.

A further four USB 3. ASRock makes serious compromises with respect to video outputs. Note the silkscreened section between the USB 3.


DisplayPort is the biggest miss as it allows the board to output to a 4K screen, primarily for productivity purposes. The reason for its omission, we imagine, can only be based on keeping costs in check. Good question.

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The answer has to do with a little tweak in the BIOS. Put the requisite CPU in the socket, fire up the board, and you are met with the left-hand picture.


ASRock Z97 Anniversary review: The new Pentium processor was announced in early June this year, and it is meant to commemorate the 20th anniversary its predecessor, the original Intel Pentium from According to the company, the board has a 4-phase digital power delivery system. In terms of appearance, ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard board has a no-nonsense look, with its blue and black color scheme.

Speaking of black, the board has a "sapphire black" PCB that ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard supposed to convey its "rock-solid" build quality - according to the marketing material. The minimalist nature doesn't come as a surprise for a board that's designed to be mated with a budget class CPU. There is only a single PCIe Gen 3. If you were looking forward to building a multi-GPU system with an affordable Z97 board, you will be sorely disappointed.

The selection of headers ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard connectors that line the bottom of the board are also as sparse as its expansion slots.

Even its USB 2. There is a glaring absence of a USB 3. The last two headers are one for the Power LED, and the system panel headers.


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