ASRock Z97 Anniversary Driver
The ASRock Z97 Anniversary is touted as the ideal full ATX motherboard for the Intel Pentium G Anniversary Edition processor. The perfect partner to the G Anniversary Edition CPU? Z97 Anniversary. ASRock Super Alloy. - Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke).
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ASRock Z97 Anniversary Driver
Speaking of black, the board has a "sapphire black" PCB that is supposed to convey its "rock-solid" build quality - according to the marketing material. The minimalist nature doesn't come as a surprise ASRock Z97 Anniversary 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 ASRock Z97 Anniversary to building a multi-GPU system with an affordable Z97 board, you will be sorely disappointed.
The selection of headers and connectors that line the bottom of the board are also as sparse as its expansion slots. ASRock Z97 Anniversary its USB 2. There is a glaring absence of a USB 3. The last two headers ASRock Z97 Anniversary one for the Power LED, and the system panel headers. The six SATA 6Gbps connectors of the board face upwards, similar to entry level boards, but are properly labelled. As this board is built for overclocking the Pentium Anniversary Edition chip, the DIMM slots fortunately support overclocked memory modules that have been rated to operate up to MHz.
Speaking of overclocking, we were surprised the board even lacks a basic collection of onboard buttons like power and reset ones.
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They would definitely make operating the board in an open workbench environment a cinch. 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 ASRock Z97 Anniversary 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 ASRock Z97 Anniversary 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.
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The reason for its omission, we imagine, can only be based on keeping costs in check. Good question.
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. Anyone familiar with a BIOS can set those parameters themselves in a matter of seconds, but it's a nice touch that plays well ASRock Z97 Anniversary the amateur enthusiast.
A fourth option, 4. There's nothing stopping you getting more granular with each setting, maximising performance, and ASRock lays out all the required options simply and logically.