ASRock Unveils The FATAL1TY Z87 Killer Series Motherboard For Lag Free Online Gaming

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Sep 18, 2013
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ASRock has unveiled their latest FATAL1TY Z87 Killer series motherboards for online gamers featuring the Killer LAN E2200 chip for a lag free gaming experience. The motherboard is the first in ASRock’s latest Z87 Killer series motherboards and would be expanded with additions later on.

ASRock Unveils The FATAL1TY Z87 Killer Series Motherboard

The ASRock FATAL1TY Z87 Killer motherboard features the Z87 Express chipset to support Intel’s Haswell CPUs and comes with a strong 8 Phase DIGI Power design fitted with Hi-Density Power Connectors and Gold solid-state capacitors that reduce upto 23% power loss and help in maintaining a lower power connector temperature. The motherboard is powered by a single 8-Pin connector that powers the LGA 1150 socket, both the PCH and power delivery are seated beneath large heatsinks which provide them adequate cooling. The motherboard stays loyal to its black and red FATAL1TY color theme.

There are four memory slots on the motherboard that can support upto 64 GB of memory capacity with rated frequencies of upto DDR3 3050+(OC). Expansion slots include 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 and 4 PCIe 2.0 x1 with NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU support. Storage includes 6 SATA 6 Gbps ports while I/O features Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 Series Gigabit LAN port,  6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port), 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect and D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI-Out, HDMI-In as display outputs. You can find more information at the product page here.

ASRock Fatal1ty Killer Series Motherboards Unveiled!

If you consider online gaming as a fundamental belief, pwning opponents online as a religion that fulfils your life, and the pursuit of a fast and stable internet connection as one of your core values, then ASRock has the answers to probably not all but at least most of your life’s questions: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Series motherboards! With the integrated Killer LAN chip, serious players may game carelessly with no lag, just frag!

No Lag, Just Frag with Killer LAN!

What makes ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Series motherboards so special is that it adopts Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, which boosts the performance of online games, high quality streaming media and other time sensitive UDP (User Datagram Protocol) based applications up to 5 times! Experiments at our lab have proven that Killer LAN is especially good at reducing the latency in online games, for instance the latency in League of Legends can be reduced by 136%, and the latency in Diablo3 is reduced by 60% and DOTA2 by 47%. When it comes to professional gaming, even millisecond decisions may turn the tides of war, either you kill LAG, or be killed by LAG. Hence with the onboard Killer E2200 LAN solution, LAG will never be an excuse for losing anymore.

Besides boosting the networking performance for UDP based applications, Killer LAN also automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter free in game performance and the competitive edge, giving users the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

Gaming Armor + A-Style + Key Master + XSplit = Pure Gaming

Gaming Armor and A-Style isn’t missing the killer party either! For CPU power, ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Series boasts Hi-Density Power Connectors that reduces 23% power loss and decreases the power connector’s temperature. Meanwhile, there’s 15μ Gold Fingers within the VGA PCIe slot that delivers triple performance than usual. An additional SLI/CrossFireX Power Connector to provide more juice and stability for graphics cards.

There’s also the whole Purity Sound™ onboard audio solution for the pickiest ears and 600 ohm headphiles, and HDMI-In for connecting a secondary device to your PC while sharing the same monitor. The ultimate keyboard and mouse enhancement utility Key Master? You betcha! And how could anyone forget the best live broadcasting and recording tool XSplit, we are giving away the $24.95 three month premium license for free again with the Killer Series!

As usual, an awesome motherboard dedicated for gaming deserves Premium Gold Caps to ensure stable performance and extra long endurance. At the same time, the motherboard uses Digi Power to provide the CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Next to the gold caps are the 8 Power Phase design for delivering smooth power with the lowest temperature, so that users may overclock and squeeze out every drop of performance effortlessly. As for the memory, be prepared for a jaw breaking 3050+(OC) MHz Dual Channel DDR3!

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