Asrock AM3+ ATX 970 Pro3 R2.0 Motherboard - Computer Alliance
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Asrock AM3+ ATX 970 Pro3 R2.0 Motherboard, BONUS Steelseries Mouse Pad!

Web ID: 18858

AMD Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 4 x DDR3 Dual Channel, 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2: x16 mode; PCIE3: x4 mode), 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot, 2 x PCI slots, 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 HD Audio, ATX Form Factor., BONUS SteelSeries 63004 QcK Gaming Mouse Pad PN 63004 CASH PRICE
Manufacturer PN: 970 PRO3 R2.0
Warranty: 1 Year
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X-Boost


ASRock’s X-Boost Technology is a smart auto-overclocking function and is brilliantly designed to unlock the hidden cores of your CPUs. Simply press "X" when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 116% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU or unlock CPU cores can become a near one-button process.
* The functionality of “Unlock CPU Cores” feature might vary by different processors.

4 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Back)


Rich storage options! This motherboard offers 4 USB 3.0 (2 from onboard header, 2 from rear I/O) to facilitate computing environment.

High Density Glass Fabric PCB


What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity or whatever you’d like to name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.

XFast 555 Technology : XFast RAM / XFast LAN / XFast USB

 

Fully Optimize Memory Usage

Faster Internet Access

Boosts up your USB speed

5X Faster for
Photoshop Execution

XFast RAM will create a virtual disk from the system memory to boost the performance. For Photoshop, It can even perform 5X faster than before.

Lower Latency
In Game

XFast LAN can lower latency in the game after setting online game priority higher.

Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
* Lower is better

USB Performance
Comparison

ATTO Disk Benchmark 4K Read

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*The performance boost percentage may vary with a different configuration.

 

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Fast Boot


With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds* to logon to Windows® 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user experience and behavior.

*The boot time may vary with a different configuration.

Restart to UEFI


Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.

AM3+ 8-Core Processor Support


This board is designed to build up the most powerful system and delivers the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU Ready motherboard.

C.C.R. (Combo Cooler Retention Module)


The unique combo cooler retention module greatly improves heat dissipation and is backward compatible with AMD previous AM3/AM2+ coolers.

ASRock APP Shop


ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock APP Shop.
 

 

ASRock APP Shop is the only all-in-one software package that delivers you the most practical PC apps and tools, in one integrated interface – from ASRock exclusive tools to the most update-to-date options of the latest technology.

Orbweb ME :
Get Connected with ASRock Cloud Anytime, Anywhere

App Charger :
Fast Charge & Charge Anytime

Google Chrome :
Better Browsing with Google Options

XFast LAN :
Your Smartest Internet Access Manager


Dehumidifier


Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
 

 

ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)


Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users. Normally, ISPs (Internet Service Provider) will charge for internet curfew service, which controls “all” the PCs connected at home. However, ASRock OMG is a free tool for controlling internet access of each single PC. Parents can easily control internet access through the BIOS setup to protect their kids from using the Internet at inappropriate times, and meanwhile, enjoy their own internet space.

Internet Flash


Updating the UEFI is easier than ever with ASRock Internet Flash! Simply by a few clicks it searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock's servers, then it automatically downloads and flashes the latest UEFI file within the UEFI setup utility without having to enter Windows® OS.

Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions. The major features of UEFI include: 
1. Graphical Visual Experience – UEFI provides an improved visual interface with colorful icons and makes your computing environment more versatile to replace the traditional dull BIOS page. 
2. Mouse Enabling – Besides keyboard control, you can freely use mouse to select your ideal settings in UEFI as well.
3. Supports 3TB bootable HDD - UEFI breaks the limitations of 2TB bootable HDD on traditional BIOS. With UEFI, you can enjoy 3TB bootable HDD size.* 

*Windows® Vista™ 64bit or Windows® 7 64bit OS is required.



UEFI System Browser


UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations that users are currently using in their PC. With the UEFI system browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in UEFI setup.

Google Chrome Browser & Toolbar


Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Google Toolbar is designed to help you find what you're looking for quickly and discover new things along the way. Now ASRock has both Chrome and Google Toolbar bundled with our motherboards so users may enjoy better internet surfing experiences.

Free Bundle - Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial


CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 trial now supports hardware transcoding and is optimized to accelerate conversion of all your favorite media files for your favorite portable players. Now you can easily display your favorite movies, songs and photos on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Youtube, Facebook etc. Compile, convert and enjoy images and songs as much as you want and enhance your videos to new levels with TrueTheater Technology. Try it today!
 

Limitations:
30-day trial limitation 
Convert videos to the H.264 format 50 times

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)
- 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; PCIE3: x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
Connector - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 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)
- 2 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 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) (Etron EJ188H)
Rear Panel I/O I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 6 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (Etron EJ188H)
- 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 APP Shop
- 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
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
- All Solid Capacitor design
OS - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 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)