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ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 Socket AM3+ 7.1 CH HD Audio ATX Motherboard

  • AMD 970 / SB950 Chipset
  • Socket AMD AM3+
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio
  • ATX Form Factor

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Mfr part code: 90-MXGNW0-A0UAYZ

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    ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 Socket AM3+ 7.1 CH HD Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 Socket AM3+ 7.1 CH HD Audio ATX Motherboard

    Product Specifications

    General

    CPU
    Support for Socket AM3+ processors
    Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom™ II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron 
    processors
    Supports 8-Core CPU
    Supports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core)
    Digi Power Design
    4 + 1 Power Phase Design
    Supports CPU up to 140W
    Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
    FSB 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s)
    Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
    Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology

    Chipset
    Northbridge: AMD 970
    Southbridge: AMD SB950

    Memory
    Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
    4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
    Supports DDR3 2100+(OC)/1866*(OC)/1800*(OC)/1600*(OC)/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB**
    *1866/1800/1600MHz memory speed is supported depend on the AM3/AM3+ CPU you adopt. For detail CPU specification, please refer AMD official website.
    **To reach the maximum 64GB of system memory, memory modules with 16GB capacity or above are required. ASRock will update the memory support list on the official website once these memory modules are available on the market.
    ***Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows 32-bit OS. For Windows 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

    BIOS
    32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
    Supports "Plug and Play"
    ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
    Supports jumperfree
    SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
    CPU, VCCM, NB, SB Voltage Multi-adjustment

    Audio, Video and Networking

    Graphics  - n/a

    Audio
    7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
    Premium Blu-ray audio support

    LAN
    PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    Realtek RTL8111E
    Supports Wake-On-LAN
    Supports LAN Cable Detection
    Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    Supports PXE

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Slots
    2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x4 mode)
    2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
    2 x PCI slots
    Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX

    SATA3  - 5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions

    USB 3.0
    2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ188H, support USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
    1 x Front USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) by Etron EJ188H, supports USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s

    Connector
    5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
    1 x IR header
    1 x CIR header
    1 x COM port header
    1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
    1 x Power LED header
    2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
    1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
    24 pin ATX power connector
    8 pin 12V power connector
    Front panel audio connector
    3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
    1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)

    Rear Panel I/O
    I/O Panel
    1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
    1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
    1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
    1 x eSATA3 Connector
    2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
    1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

    Other Features / Miscellaneous

    Unique Feature
    ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
    ASRock Instant Boot
    ASRock Instant Flash
    ASRock APP Charger
    ASRock XFast USB
    ASRock XFast LAN
    ASRock XFast RAM
    ASRock Crashless BIOS
    ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
    ASRock Internet Flash
    ASRock On/Off Play Technology
    ASRock UEFI System Browser
    ASRock Dehumidifier Function
    ASRock Fast Boot
    ASRock X-Boost
    ASRock Restart to UEFI
    Hybrid Booster:
    CPU Frequency Stepless Control
    ASRock U-COP
    Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
    Good Night LED

    Support CD  - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar

    Hardware Monitor
    CPU Temperature Sensing
    Chassis Temperature Sensing
    CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
    CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
    CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
    Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore

    Form Factor
    ATX Form Factor
    ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time) (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)

    OS  - Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit / Vista 32-bit / Vista 64-bit / XP 32-bit / XP 64-bit

    Certifications
    FCC, CE, WHQL
    ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 5 x 7pin SATA - 5 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 -connectors: 1 x 7pin external SATA - 1 devices
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (front surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 970 / AMD SB950
    Max Bus Speed 2400 MHz
    Data Bus Transfer Rate 4.8 GT/s
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6 ( Except Phenom II 920 / 940 )

    Supported RAM

    Max Size 32 GB
    Technology DDR3
    Bus Clock 1800 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 800 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2100 MHz
    Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
    Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
    Features Dual channel memory architecture

    Audio

    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC892
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, THX TruStudio Pro

    LAN

    Network Controller Realtek RTL8111E
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    BIOS Type AMI
    BIOS Features JumperFree, SMBIOS 2.3.1. support, ACPI 1.1 support, Untied Overclocking Technology, UEFI BIOS
    Manual Settings Processor core voltage, memory voltage, chipset voltage
    Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, power supply fan tachometer
    Sleep / Wake Up Wake on LAN (WOL)
    Hardware Features ASRock Hybrid Booster, ASRock U-COP, ASRock Instant Boot, 4+1 Phase Power Design, ASRock Instant Flash, ASRock CPU Frequency Stepless Control, ASRock Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.), ASRock Turbo UCC, ASRock UCC, ASRock APP Charger, ASRock SmartView, ASRock XFast USB, AsRock On/Off Play Technology, Conductive Polymer Capacitors, ASRock XFast LAN, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support

    Miscellaneous

    Software Included Drivers & Utilities, AMD OverDrive, ASRock Software Suite, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility, Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 (30-day trial), ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play, WHQL, FCC, ACPI 1.1, EuP Ready, ErP Ready
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 21.8 cm

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