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Asrock Z97X Killer

86

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 14 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Branded with the Fatal1ty logo, the Asrock Z97X Killer motherboard is designed to be a gamer's best friend. The Z97X Killer sports the Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 series PCIe x1 Gigabit LAN controller. The board also features three PCIe x16 slots, though the configuration is slightly different. The Z97 Extreme6 only offers two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots with a third PCIe 2.0 x16 slot hardwired for x2 bandwidth.


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Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

The Z97X Killer is a great looking board that will handle 3-way multi-GPU setups better than the Z97 Extreme6. Our only concern is that the Killer E2200 network controller will inflate the price (think original Gigabyte Killer series), but pricing seems realistic as the Z97X Killer costs just $160, a great value considering the package.

By TechSpot on

Competition is a good thing and without it, we all lose out. Unfortunately, Intel isn't facing much in the way of competition in the desktop CPU market right now, and they haven't for some time. AMD's year and a half old Piledriver-based FX processors...

By APC Magazine on 70

To keep prices low, the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer doesn't include extras such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Thunderbolt ports, though does have both SATA Express and M.2 compatibility. During testing the ASRock is only slightly slower in most benhcmarks...

By pcGameware UK on 100

To say that the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer motherboard was a great motherboard, would probably be an understatement. Not because it's equipped with more features than you can shake a stick at, but because it's got pretty much all of the features a...

By techPowerUp! on 87

Sometimes coming out with great stuff, but often not, I have no idea where to begin with ASRock. Their products have been hit or miss. A whole new generation of gamers is about to be sprung on us. A LOT of kids play video games. A couple billion exist,...

By Kitguru.net on 80

A competitive motherboard packed with useful features, but many users will be inconvenienced by the awkward settings affecting the part’s ease-of-use. A good option if you’re confident when entering the UEFI....

By Bit-tech on 83

At the lower end, things are equally tight and it's also worth noting that both boards support M.2 and SATA Express too. The ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer managed a slightly higher overclock and also looks fantastic, but the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI offers better dual graphics support plus slightly better features and layout. As such it gets our vote if you want to keep your money splurging below £110.

By Hardware Secrets on

The ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 is a top mid-range socket LGA1150 motherboard based on the Intel Z97 chipset, supporting the fourth- and the fifth-generation Core i processors from Intel. Besides two USB 3.1 ports, it brings a high-end network...

By eTeknix on

We've covered an absolute ton of Intel Z97 based motherboards since the chipset launched back on June 11th, a couple of weeks ago, but in that time we've yet to see an offering from ASRock. Today, and over the coming weeks, we will be rectifying that by...

By Legion Hardware on

Competition is a good thing, especially for the consumer, and without it we all lose out. Unfortunately in the desktop CPU market right now Intel isn’t facing much in the way of competition and in fact they haven’t been for some time...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 85

Så er tiden kommet til, at vi skal have rundet dagens review af med en samlet konklusion, hvilket jeg nu vil give mig i kast med. Der er jo ikke meget nyt at berette om, når vi snakker om designet, da man fra ASRocks side blot har taget et...

International Review By Le comptoir du hardware on 80

Mooortaaaaaal Koooombaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !La carte kitu ?Raté, on bouge toujours.ASRock ne s'est pas foulé côté design en proposant une carte qui a juste été repeinte en rouge, d'ailleurs si on gratte y a bel et bien du bleu dessous. Aucun gros souci sur...

International Review By Hardware-Test on 90

Z97 chipsettet har været ude i et stykke tid, men det betyder ikke at vi stopper med at kigge på forskellige kort. Denne gang er turen kommet til ASRock der har sendt os et Z97X Killer.Bundkortet er ASRock's største spillebundkort der leverer alt hvad...

International Review By buycoms.com on 90

เมนบอร์ด LGA1150 ที่มีความครบเครืองเป็นอย่างมาก ครบครันครบถ้วนสำหรับผู้ใช้งานทีต้องการประสิทธิภาพแบบสุดขั้วติดต่อ บริษัท ซินเน็ค (ประเทศไทย) จำกัด (มหาชน) โทร. 0-2553-8888 www.synnex.co.thติดต่อ บริษัท เอสวีโอเอ จำกัด (มหาชน) โทร. 0-2462-5822...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 80

Endnu engang kom vi igennem et bundkortreview, og denne gang var det et ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer, som faktisk klarede sig rigtig godt. Men uden videre tøven vil jeg nu komme i gang med den endelig konklusion. Indpakningen fulgte den samme stil,...

International Review By HwBoX on 91

Ο Johnathan Wendel, γνωστός περισσότερο με το nickname του "Fatal1ty", ήταν ένας από τους "αυθεντικούς" Pro-Gamers που με τα κατορθώματά τους στα Quake III Arena & 4, Painkiller, Doom 3 και Unreal Tournament 2003 κατάφερε να κάνει τον εαυτό του άρθρο...

International Review By techstation.it on 80

Siamo giunti al termine della recensione della Asrock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer. Partiamo dal principio: confezione e bundle comprendono tutto il necessario all'installazione della scheda madre, gli abbonamenti ad XSplit Gamecaster e Broadcaster e le due...

International Review By hwlegend.com on 100

ASRock, da tempo una delle realtà decisamente tra le più attive per la realizzazione di componenti per PC, ha introdotto di recenste sul mercato una line completa di schede madri basate sul nuovo PCH Serie 9, pensate per soddisfare le esigenze di...

International Review By insidehardware.it on 86

Il brand Fatal1ty rappresenta ormai da diversi anni una garanzia assoluta per i gamer di tutto il mondo, che acquistandone i prodotti sono sicuri di trovare una risposta precisa alle proprie esigenze. La Z97X Killer in particolare è una soluzione di...

International Review By complete-tv.com on

กล้าพูดได้เลยว่าเป็นรุ่นใหญ่สุดแล้วในบรรดารุ่นเกมมิ่ง หรืออาจจะมีใหญ่กว่านี้ก็แล้วแต่ แต่ในส่วนนี้ถ้ากับการเล่นเกมถือว่ามีมากเพียงพอทั้งฟีเจอร์ของ Gaming Armor เองที่ตอบโจทย์ของนักเล่นเกมได้ดีและที่สำคัญเลย 2 ส่วนสำคัญกับ Purity Sound™ 2...