ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Review

Published by Hiwa Pouri on 12.05.14
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Connectors and I/O

Totally ASRock equipped the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer with six straight SATA ports. All ports offer 6Gbps bandwidth and four out of six SATA III ports are natively wired to the Z97 PCH. The two additional SATA 6Gbps ports get backed up by two PCI Express Gen 2.0 x1 lanes offering a total of 10 Gigbit bandwidth. What's also practical about SATA Express is the fact, that the two SATA-III connectors which are use, can also be used indivudually, which leaves the user with a choice wether to attach one SATA Express or two SATA drives. Unfortunately you won't find practical onboard power- and reset-buttons and there is also no debug display.

     

   


Totally you'll find six fan header on the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer which is enough, to provide a well equipped gaming rig with fresh air. The fan headers are located around the CPU socket as well as spread over the motherboard.

 


Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel ASRock equipped the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer with one PS2 mouse/keyboard connector, four USB 3.0/2.0 ports, four USB 2.0/1.1 ports, one gigabit ethernet port, an HDMI connector, a VGA out, a DVI port and an optical out as well as an analogue audio panel.



Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  




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