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TAIPEI, TAIWAN, April 6, 2012 – One of the world’s top 3 motherboard manufacturers, ASRock Inc, introduced its latest Intel 7-Series motherboards during its 2012 Annual Global Tour. The latest 7-Series motherboard uses the Intel 7-Series chipset to support 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel® Core i7 / i5 / i3 Processors. Featuring XFast 555 technology (XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB), ASRock’s 7-Series motherboards allows users to experience “REAL” performance boosts (up to 5X better) in overall PC performance, LAN speeds and USB transfer speeds. ASRock has built a reputation for its bulletproof motherboards with very competitive price tags.
Commenting on the new release, James Lee, V.P of ASRock Sales and Marketing, noted, “ASRock is hitting another new market: gaming-focused motherboards, aiming to build the strongest rig with 12X World Champion Gamer Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendel. The newly launched 7-series motherboards are available in enthusiast, mainstream and budget level designs. ASRock’s superb 7-Series motherboards, XFast 555 software package, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n support, Wi-SB BOX and mSATA connector, allow users to achieve the highest level of computing power.”
Give Me 5! Exclusive XFast 555 Technology
Not only focusing on developing rock-solid hardware components, ASRock also pays special attention to user-friendly software tools. All the innovative features of XFast 555 Technology can be used not only on the latest motherboards, but also on all ASRock motherboards.
XFast RAM creates a virtual disk from the system memory to boost system performance. For Photoshop, it can perform 5X faster than before. XFast LAN can lower latency in game after setting online game priority higher and deliver 5X faster performance for gamers. XFast USB is the world’s fastest USB transfer technology and provides up to 5X faster performance in USB data transfer speed.
Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
ASRock’s 7-series motherboards support Lucid Virtu Universal MVP technology that 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 new exciting techniques. HyperFormance™ combines integrated and discrete graphics for uncompromised performance and improves gaming rate 30-70%! Virtual Vsync™ solves the ever lasting debate between quality and performance. It even brings GPU retaining Vsync image quality with no tearing.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
OMG is unique to ASRock! It 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. Plus, it is a free tool for controlling the internet access of each single PC. Parents can easily control internet access through BIOS setup to protect their kids from using the Internet at inappropriate times, and meanwhile, enjoy their own time on the Internet.
ASRock Internet Flash
Internet Flash is a user-friendly tool that searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock servers. It can auto-detect the latest UEFI from our servers and flash the firmware without entering the Windows® OS.
Select Your Overclocking Beast: Z77 Extreme9
At the very top end of ASRock’s Z77 line is the Z77 Extreme9. The board is dominated by a fancy LED heatsink design. In addition, the metallic and minimalist look of the package is enhanced by the stylish brushed aluminum heatpipe design that also ensures effective heat dissipation.
The ASRock Z77 Extreme9 is a very powerful, future-proofed, highly overclockable motherboard with the most overclocking configurations. On the memory side, the Z77 Extreme9 breaks the memory overclocking barrier, pushing rates to DDR3 3000+ (OC) MHz! Moreover, this board is unprecedentedly equipped with the PLX PEX 8747 bridge, which is able to run dual VGA cards (2-Way SLI / CrossFireX) at PCIe Gen3 x16 / x16 mode or four VGA cards (4-Way SLI / CrossFireX) at PCIe Gen3 x8 / x8 / x8 / x8 mode. In addition, the ASRock Z77 Extreme9 comes with an exclusive 2T2R Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n + BT v4.0 module that offers support for WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity standards and Bluetooth v4.0. It supports Dual Band frequency 2.4 / 5 GHz as well. The board also includes an exclusive Wi-SB Box (with 2 antennas) that offers superior WiFi and Bluetooth signal quality, as well as 2 front USB 3.0 ports. ASRock believes its rich and exciting Z77 Extreme9 package will definitely make geeks swoon!
The77E-ITX: The Most Compact Mini Motherboard To Date
Small size, huge performance. ASRock’s Z77E-ITX is a well-built motherboard paceds to the gills with features. There’s a remarkable mSATA connector onboard. The mSATA connector can be used to connect a Solid–State Drive (SSD) for internal storage. Coupled with SSD and HDD, users are able to take advantage of Intel’s Smart Response Technology and enjoy smart caching performance easily. The board also comes with an exclusive WiFi module that supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity standards.
The H77 Pro4/MVP: The World’s First& Only H77 MB Supporting Virtu MVP
The H77 Pro4/MVP motherboard is based on the Intel H77 chipset. This motherboard is unprecedentedly able to support Lucid Virtu MVP technology. Designed for the perfect gaming experience, the H77 Pro4/MVP iss equipped with top-tier specifications, such as Digi Power, Multi-VGA display (D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI), 7.1-CH HD Audio with THX TruStudio and On/Off Play technology. The ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP comes with extinct features and rich packages; you don't have to spend a fortune to get a stunning rig!
Fatal1ty Family Gaming Motherboard
The much-anticipated 7-Series platform comes with several models growing out of ASRock’s relationship with Fatal1ty: the Z77 Professional, the Z77 Professional-M and the Z77 Performance (two ATX, one Micro ATX). The ASRock / Fatal1ty Series gaming motherboards are designed with the high-end features that gamers need, and nothing they don't want.
The Fatal1ty Z77 Professional was designed to exceed the expectations of even the most dedicated gamer. The Z77 Professional’s 100% precise Fatal1ty Mouse Port technology and all-in-one tuning program, F-Stream, will take your gaming experience to a whole new level. The Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M is the first Micro ATX Fatal1ty gaming motherboard. The board brings ultimate performance and high-end specifications that are able to satisfy gamers who want a small chassis. Designed for budget gamers, the Fatal1ty Z77 Performance comes with everything essential and helps gamers control their gaming experience!
In summary, ASRock’s new Intel Series-7 motherboards offer the features that gamers and builders demand. Key features include XFast 555 Technology, OMG, Internet Flash, Lucid Virtu MVP, Intel Smart Connect and Intel Rapid Start Technology. Picking the ideal board is easy with ASRock’s Intel 7-Series Motherboards!
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ASRock Inc., established in 2002, specializes in the motherboards. Using the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while also paying attention to ecological issues by developing eco-friendly products.
ASRock has been growing fast and is now the world’s third largest motherboard brand. The company has its main headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets entry level, mainstream and enthusiast motherboard users and has a worldwide reputation around for the reliability and efficiency of its products. Further information, please visit http://www.asrock.com/.