ASRock Z87 OC Formula Detailed – Live Demonstration of Waterproof With Conformal Coating
ASRock's upcoming Z87 OC Formula motherboard has been detailed thanks to details unveiled by the guys at Hardwareluxx.de. ASRock's Z87 motherboard lineup which includes their Extreme, Formula and FATAL1TY tier of motherboards were revealed a few weeks ago which can be seen here while the A-Style features for their boards was also detailed and can be seen here. You can see a live demonstration of its waterproofing by Conformal coating in the video below:
ASRock Z87 OC Formula With Waterproof Coating Detailed
The Z87 OC Formula is ASRock’s highest tier board made specifically for overclocking professionals and enthusiast. With its feature rich set of components and parts that include dual 8-Pin connectors to supply unprecedented power to the CPU socket, a black/yellow color theme including hybrid (Air + Water) cooling solution that sits on top of the electrical components making use of premium parts such as High C-Caps and a Digital PWM design. ASRock's Z87 OC Formula uses a 12 Phase VRM and includes the following:
- 12 power phase design.
- Nuvoton NCT6776D Super IO chip
- Nuvoton NCT7904D hardware monitor chip
- ASMedia ASM1061 SATA3 chip
- ASMedia ASM1083 chip PCI
- Purity sound with Realtek ALC 1150 audio codec \ nSupports 115dB SNR ratio, DirectDrive and DTS Connect
- I217V Intel Gigabit LAN chip
- Intel I211 Gigabit LAN chip
- ASMedia ASM1074 USB 3.0 Hub
- 1394 VIA VT6351 chip
- 1394 VIA VT6308 chip
The Z87 OC Formula comes with the most amazing Debug OLED system ever developed for motherboards with a fully visual interface that displays CPU temperature/voltage and more as seen in the picture.The design scheme looks absolutely fantastic and has several overclocking features such as the already mentioned Debug LED along with Dual voltage measurement and OC switches near the DIMM slots. The motherboard makes use of four PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots and two PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots for expansion while 10 SATA 6GB/s ports offer storage. There’s also an onboard M-PCI-e slot while audio is provided through the high-quality Purity sound chip onboard. The Z87 OC Formula comes with HDMI for display and several USB 3.0 ports for connectivity.
Once again i would like to mention the OLED display which can display different OC profiles, activated OC profile, clock speeds, temperatures for GPU/CPU, BClCK/Ratio settings, Voltages and CPU usage. The OLED should be a standard for all next generation motherboards.
Specifications wise and technically, the board is a marvel for overclockers and should definitely be ASRock's answer to the Z87 MPower from MSI, Z87X-OC from Gigabyte and Z87 Sabertooth from ASUS. Expect pricing and additional details at launch on 1st June.
Many Thanks to Cyras for the tip!