++++ The ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard is available for approx. 280 Euro (12/2015) and is therefore already in the upper price segment of the Intel LGA1151 motherboards.
We are excited! The ASRock Z170 OC Formula LGA1151 DDR4 motherboard offers all wished by overclockers hearts and a lot more. Overclocking is possible only as far as the weakest component and this is definitely not the motherboard!
The ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard provides to the numerous OC settings in the innovative UEFI BIOS still a powerful equipment and many OC features such as rapid OC buttons, the XMP switch, slow mode switch, LN2 switches, PCIe switches, direct key button, 8-layer with 4x 2oz copper PCB, hyper BCLK engine, 18 power phase design, the new graphical surface for the fan controller in the UEFI Setup, the easy mode Setup and a lot more.
As basic equipment, the Z170 OC Formula motherboard offers a total of six PCI Express slots, four DDR4 slots, ten SATA3 ports, three SATA Express 10 Gb/s ports, three Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, an USB 3.1 Type-C, an USB 3.1 Type-A, up to nine possible USB 3.0 ports, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit LAN port, 7.1 Purity Sound 3 with DTS Connect support, analog sound output with five audio jacks, digital sound output over optical S/PDIF, internal Thunderbolt AIC 2/3 ports, TPM connector and much more …
All in all, the ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard is absolutely the right motherboard for OverClockers or enthusiasts or OC enthusiasts.
With this awesome result, the ASRock Z170 OC Formula receives the OCinside.de Overclocking Dream Award 12/2015 !
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All LGA 1151 motherboard reviews since 01.08.2015 are based on an Intel Core i5-6600K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200U memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, SiSoftware Sandra 2013, Futuremark 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.