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ASRock FaTal1ty Z97 Killer Series Motherboard Review

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Posted June 27, 2014 by Kenny in CPU & Motherboards

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $137.99 on Newegg.com After $15.00 MIR
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great Aesthetic Appeal, Stable Overclocks, SATA Express & M.2 SATA Drive availability.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

SATA Port Layout, Lack of PCIe Lanes on 2nd PCIe slot, No SLI compatibility.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you are looking for a rock solid performing motherboard that has been priced very competitively, ASRock has a "Killer" performance to value ratio with the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Series Motherboard.
by Kenny
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Introduction

Over the last few years we have seen ASRock gain movement in the motherboard arena. They have developed and revamped some rock solid motherboards at a very affordable price. In the past, we have seen many flagship motherboards from ASRock that have been top performers when it comes to overclocking and stability. Not only has ASRock performed well in the past, they have great aesthetic appeal too.

Today, we have a chance to look at their newest variation from their already popular Fatal1ty series. This is the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Series Motherboard. With Haswell’s refresh chipset in full swing, we have tested a number of great performing motherboards. But today, the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Series has another advantage in this arena due to its aggressive pricing. So let’s move forward and put this motherboard to the test and see what it can do with our Intel 4770K Haswell Processor.

 

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Just in case you are unfamiliar with ASRock, let’s take a look at who they are first:

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.

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