ASRock Reveals Z77 OC Formula Motherbaord - Overclockers Best Friend
ASRock today released its first OC-oriented motherboard called the Z77 OC Formula. Exclusively designed by the world’s OC legacy performer, Nick Shih, this board aims at the enthusiast end of the market, is full to the brim with features. This celebrity board opens up overclocking possibilities and delivers control opportunities in every way, featuring the most detailed and considerate design of any overclocking motherboard. The board is available now on sites like Newegg for $239.99 plus shipping. If you are looking into building an Intel LGA1155 platform and want something that is overclocking friendly, be sure to check this board out!
An overclockable motherboard relies on the stable current delivery. Formula Power Kit consists of 5 different enhanced solutions, delivering efficient power supply over the board. Equipped with CHIL 8328 silicon, ASRock Digi Power features a digital PWM, providing CPU Vcore voltage more smoothly. Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) gives larger die area with lower Rds(On), so the power supply for CPU Vcore is improved too. Compared to iron powder choke, the new Premium Alloy Choke (PAC) highlights a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss. Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) includes a combination of highly conductive MLCC, DIP caps and POSCAP, helping the system filter noise from high-freq, mid-freq to low-freq, delivering enhanced and higher current to the CPU. A hefty 12 + 4 Power Phase Design features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery as well. Nice cooling can unleash the overclocking capabilities. Formula Cooling Kit keeps mobo having good breaths when overclocking heavily. Twin-Power Cooling combines active air cooling with water cooling which maximizes the system’s convection to expel hot air out. Built on an 8-layer-PCB design, ASRock Z77 OC Formula comes with 4 sets of 2OZ copper inner layers, delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking. ASRock/GELID partnership provides an exclusive GELID GC-Extreme Thermal Compound as the free gift. ASRock/GELID applicator can even make the compound non-freezing even at low temperatures when doing LN2 extreme overclocking.
Posted by | Fri, Aug 17, 2012 - 10:36 AM