Summary: Generally speaking our ASRock experiences have been positive save for one or two minor complaints. We’ve looked inexpensive but very popular ASRock model motherboards. Today we are taking a look at a higher end more expensive ASRock offering.
Summary: The Z77 OC Formula is one of the high performance motherboards from ASRock, was built in cooperation with the well-known overclocker Nick Shih and features a 12 + 4 VRM design covered by a massive waterblock/heatsink, an 8-layer PCB, measuring points, plenty of thermal sensors and more.
ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review: Living In The Fast Lane
25 December 2012
Conclusion: Final Words When the Z77 OC Formula was first shown to the public at Computex 2012 (we covered it here ), there was a small outcry on the basis of its name more than anything else. We already had the Gigabyte X58A-OC and ASUS Formula boards, so there was a large inkling that ASRock wanted a piece of...
Excerpt: There are a ton of electrical features that have been added to this Z77 OC Formula to help you succeed in your overclocking adventure, one which we will talk about in this review. However, it is not all about caps, VRMs and MOSFETs with this motherboard, nay, as ASRock recruited the aid of Gelid for...
ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review: LGA 1155 Mainboard for Overclocking and Breaking Records
10 October 2012
Summary: The long list of various peculiarities and features of this mainboard should make overclocking and performance optimization very easy. Free from any major issues, this award-winning product is definitely worth your attention.
Summary: So, what can I really say about the ASRock Z77 OC Formula? Really, not that much. The packaging is simply phenomenal, making an impact like no other. There are several unique features on the board itself, many of which will affect your system's ability to overclock.
Pros: Excellent onboard cooling., Many overclocking-specific features, too many to list, Pretty decent pricing, considering all the features, Good audio rendering, Big software package, Simple color-scheme that can easily match any other components well, Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS, including mouse ...
Cons: Color scheme matched by very few other parts on the market today., Limited Video output, with only HDMI possible without add-on cards., ADD-on 40mm nearly useless., Overclock ability is not as good as expected, and requires manual tuning with current BIOS., Limited accessories, like no V-Check ca...
ASRock Z77 OC Formula review: designed by Nick Shih
4 October 2012
Excerpt: ASRock has a new high-end Socket 1155 motherboard specially aimed at overclockers. Professional overclocker Nick Shih assisted with the design of the ASRock Z77 OC Formula board, and also added a number of custom overclocking profiles.
Summary: Final Thoughts
When ASRock first offered to send me the Z77 OC Formula for review, I couldn’t be happier. I originally purchased the
for my own personal use before writing the review on it, but I always kept looking at the OC Formula (or extreme9) that I’d like to eventually get to...
Pros: – Overclocks like a champ, – Price, – Aesthetics, – Water cooling ready, – Unique features like Rapid OC and PCIE on/off are actually USEFUL, – High quality
Cons: – Not the greatest stock performance, – Water cooling channel designed for 3/8″ ID tubing – most enthusiasts prefer 1/2″ ID or higher
Summary: ASRock has long been known to be a budget or ‘bang for your buck’ type motherboard maker… and things haven’t changed much at all in that regard. ASRock brings quality boards to the table, and usually at a lower price than other major board manufacturers.