ASRock Z77 OC Formula

  • ASRock Z77 OC Formula
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Based on 11 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent on-board cooling.
  • Many over clocking specific features.
  • Pretty decent pricing.

Cons:

  • Color scheme matched by very few other parts on the market today.
  • Limited Video output, with only HDMI possible without addon cards.

Expert reviews and ratings

By HardOCP on

ASRock is a well known brand in the current motherboard market landscape. It has quickly grown into a force to be reckoned with as sales increase alongside its reputation which according to our HardForum readers is generally positive. ASRock is hugely...

By MadShrimps on

With the new Z77 OC Formula, ASRock is trying to detach from the older, regular motherboard designs and step-up by proposing a build on a new layout, with many of the legacy components removed and an UEFI interface with a lot of options available. ...

By AnandTech on

Enthusiasts and speed freaks are always looking for an edge – a little something that will help push their gear that little bit faster. There is already a market for pre-overclocked GPUs and now SSDs are coming with internal RAID to push the boat...

By Ocaholic on 80

The first impression the OC Formula from ASRock leaves, makes us want more We like the individual design of this board, which actually isn't that easy to achieve anymore Since ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and co finally found out that people, especially in the...

By Neoseeker on

The ASRock Z77 OC Formula's performance was what I would expect from a high end board priced attractively at $239.99. With a long list of features and accessories normally reserved for motherboards in the $400 price range, this should help propel the Z77...

By HotHardware on

We’ve seen more than our share of motherboards sporting the Z77 chipset, but today we have a pair of Z77 boards--one each from ASRock and MSI--that are designed specifically for overclocking. Even better, both of these mainboards are actually...

By Overclockers Club on

After recently looking at ASRock's Z77 Extreme 4 I found that ASRock had indeed improved its stock with a board that overclocked well and could be had for a remarkably low price point. You usually cannot get much better than that. ASRock's growing...

By VR-Zone on 90

In recent years ASRock moved up to the number three spot when it comes to consumer motherboard makers, rapidly overtaking MSI and other smaller manufacturers. One of the reasons is because ASRock's parent company Pegatron is a huge manufacturer of...

By Kitguru.net on 90

ASRock have been aggressively targeting the overclocking audience in the last year and we have reviewed many of their motherboards for the Intel Z77 and X79 platform. Today we are focusing on a rather special design, created by overclocking guru...

By TechRadar on 80

Motherboards are dull. Decide the specs you need, compare on price and, maybe, take branding and reputation into account, and pull trigger. It's that simple. Not so fast. In a market that's become a bit stale, feisty upstart ASRock may just have produced...

By techPowerUp! on 95

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...

By X-bit Labs on

When we started reviewing ASRock Z77 OC Formula mainboard, we weren’t prejudiced against it. ASRock mainboards are currently among the best in the market, but we were still somewhat alerted, to be honest. We have been witness to several situations...

By Tom's Hardware on

Expanded graphics card support, enhanced on-board features that include Thunderbolt on some models, and more-robust voltage control are all good reasons to consider paying a little extra for a higher-end motherboard. Today we examine five top choices. ...

By uk.hardware.info on

It's a very nice motherboard, the Z77 OC Formula. It looks good, has excellent specifications and the extra features are clearly useful for the intended target group. The overclocking profiles created by Nick Shih are a nice source of inspiration for...

By ThinkComputers on 100

When ASRock first offered to send me the Z77 OC Formula for review, I couldn’t be happier. I originally purchased the Z77 Extreme6 for my own personal use before writing the review on it, but I always kept looking at the OC Formula (or extreme9) that...

By overclockers.com on

Boy oh boy, look what was brought to the table today. As I mentioned in the first paragraph of this review, ASRock has teamed up with Nick Shih to bring a board bred for overclocking to the store shelves, and it appears they have achieved it. Robust...

By Pureoverclock on 100

The ASRock Z77 OC Formula has great style and if your looking for a high end Z77 motherboard without paying top dollar, it should certainly be on your short list. Discuss in the...

By TweakTown on 97

ASRock with the help of its newest star recruit Nick Shih have put together a really strong performing motherboard here that really ticks all the right boxes. The first thing we've got to talk about is the overclocking side of things. We've never...

By Hardware Secrets on

The ASRock Z77 OC Formula is targeted to the sophisticated overclocking enthusiast, who wants to play with a system based on an “Ivy Bridge” CPU.The most important features of this motherboard are “under the hood.” The voltage regulator circuit, for...

By Pro-Clockers on

ASRock has put together the most overclock family motherboard to ever come from their manufacturing plant. The Z77 OC Formula offers everything and I do mean everything to make the overclocking experience easier and more complete and this applies to the...