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Main Specifications

The main specifications for the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 include:

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z97
  • Super I/O: Nuvoton NCT6791D
  • Parallel ATA: none
  • Serial ATA: six SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5) supporting one SATA Express connector
  • External SATA: none
  • USB 2.0: six USB 2.0 ports, two at the rear panel and four available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: eight USB 3.0 ports, six on the motherboard rear panel and two available through a header, six ports controlled by the chipset and two ports controlled by an ASMedia ASM1042A chip
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): none
  • Thunderbolt: none
  • On-board video: controlled by the CPU; one VGA (D-Sub), one DVI-D, and one HDMI connectors
  • On-board audio: produced by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC1150 codec (7.1+2 channels, 24-bit resolution, 192 kHz sampling rate, 115 dB SNR for the outputs, and 104 dB SNR for the inputs), on-board optical SPDIF output
  • On-board LAN: one Gigabit Ethernet port controlled by an Atheros Killer E2200 chip
  • Buzzer: no
  • Infrared interface: no
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: three PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (working at x16/x0/x0, x8/x8/x0, or x8/x4/x4), three PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, and one M.2 slot
  • Memory: four DDR3-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-3200, 32 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: one four-pin and one three-pin connectors for the CPU cooler, one four-pin and three three-pin connectors for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: two BIOS chips, card with two USB 3.1 ports
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: one
  • Programs included: motherboard utilities and drivers
  • More Information: http://www.asrock.com/
  • Average Price in the U.S.*: USD 160.00

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this First Look article.