Asrock 970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

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  • AMD 970 / SB950 Chipset
  • Socket AMD AM3+
  • 7.1 Channel audio
  • ATX Form Factor

Product Description

Asrock 970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Digi Power, Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
2 x USB 3.0, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3
Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies
Supports On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, AXTU, APP Charger, Turbo UCC
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio

Product Specifications

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*/1800*/1600*/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB**
*1866/1800/1600MHz memory speed is supported depend on the AM3/AM3+ CPU you adopt. For detail CPU specification, please refer AMD official website.
**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

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

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

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 USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ168A, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 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
CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
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)

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

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 On/Off Play Technology
Hybrid Booster:
CPU Frequency Stepless Control
ASRock U-COP
Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
Turbo UCC

Support CD

Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, AMD OverDrive Utility, AMD Fusion, AMD Fusion Media Explorer, ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)

Accessories

Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
2 x SATA Data Cables

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: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm
All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)

OS

Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant

Certifications

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

Technical Specification

Asrock 970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

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

Supported RAM

Data Integrity Check Non-ECC
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

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

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)
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

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

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