TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 16, 2014 â After the resoundingly debut, ASRock Z97 Extreme4 has won a significant recognition on the international stage immediately. It defeats other opponents and earns 2014 Approved Award from the authoritative hardware website, Tom’s Hardware!The review was released on May 13, 2014 by Tom’s Hardware. Comparing five Z97 enthusiast motherboards in the price range of $120 to 160, the candidates included the award-winning ASRock Z97 Extreme4, ASUS Z97-A, Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5, ECS L337 Gaming Z97-Machine, and MSI Z97 Gaming 5. Competing against these fearsome opponents, ASRock Z97 Extreme4 has managed to keep leading in most of test results and finally reaped the laurel.
An ASM1042AE controller adds two USB 3.0 ports to the rear panel, bringing the total to six without sacrificing the chipset-driven USB 3.0 front-panel connector. Two USB 2.0 ports are also seen here, along with VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort display outputs for the CPUâs integrated graphics engine. Only ASRock was willing to add third-party controllers in this price range. Said Thomas Soderstrom, Editor of Tom’s Hardware.
Let’s take a look at the champion more closely. With ASRock Super Alloy Technology, the Z97 Extreme4 is equipped with numerous high-end components to ensure its stabilities and reliabilities. Furthermore, there are tons of unique features onboard, including Purity Soundâ¢ 2 with Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps, ASRock HDD Saver Technology, APP Shop, and ASRock Cloud for connecting to your PC anytime, anywhere. Obviously, it’s not hard to understand why the other opponents had to go home with empty hands.
Loaded with various splendid components and a lot of useful software tools, ASRock Z97 Extreme4 possesses not only solid stabilities and reliabilities, but also incredible overall performance. With the latest Approved Award of Tom’s Hardware, we have 100% confidence to say that ASRock Z97 Extreme4 is the best Z97 motherboard for you!