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ASRock Z97 Pro4

The ASRock Z97 Pro4 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1150 socket.

It has 32 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.

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ASRock Z97 Pro4

help iconCPU SocketLGA 1150help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetZ97help iconOnboard GPUno
help iconForm FactorATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x4 v2.0
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v3.0
help iconMax RAM32 GB DDR3help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 2.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 1600 MHz
  • DDR3 1866 MHz
  • DDR3 2133 MHz
  • DDR3 2400 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear4help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
help iconUSB 3.0 Rear4help iconBack Panel I/O
    help iconGraphics Card InterfaceNot sure

    ASRock Z97 Pro4 compatibility review

    The ASRock Z97 Pro4 uses the Intel LGA 1150 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 2400 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 32 GB RAM.

    Conforming to the ATX standard, the ASRock Z97 Pro4 should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.

    The ASRock Z97 Pro4 does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of Not sure, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the ASRock Z97 Pro4's Not sure. The ASRock Z97 Pro4 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

    The ASRock Z97 Pro4 has 4 USB 2.0 slots and 4 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.

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