ASRock has just unveiled their latest Z87 Motherboard in the Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Series. This gaming motherboard features the Killer LAN E2200 chip which should offer you a lag free gaming experience. This is the first motherboard in ASRock Z87 Killer Series and they plan to bring more boards to market at a later date.
Just like the name suggest the Fatal1ty Z87 Killer motherboard features the Z87 Express chipset that will support Intel’s latest 4th Generation Core “Haswell” processors. The board has an 8 phase digital power design with Hi-Density power connectors and gold solid-state capacitors which reduce power loss up to 23% and help maintain a lower power connector temperature. The power delivery components and PCH sit below black heatsinks that have the Fatal1ty logo on them. Keeping with the Fatal1ty theme the motherboard uses a black PCB with red and black accents.
There are 4 memory slots that support up to 64 GB of DDR3-3050 (OC+) memory. Expansion slots include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and 4 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 which offer NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX support. Storage includes six SATA 6GB/s ports. The rear I/O is made up of four USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 Series Gigabit LAN port, a Fatal1ty mouse port, 7.1 channel audio, VGA, DVI, HDMI out and HDMI in.
What makes ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Series motherboards so special is that it adopts Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, which boosts the performance of online games, high quality streaming media and other time sensitive UDP (User Datagram Protocol) based applications up to 5 times! Experiments at ASRock labs have proven that Killer LAN is especially good at reducing the latency in online games, for instance the latency in League of Legends can be reduced by 136%, and the latency in Diablo3 is reduced by 60% and DOTA2 by 47%. When it comes to professional gaming, even millisecond decisions may turn the tides of war, either you kill LAG, or be killed by LAG. Hence with the onboard Killer E2200 LAN solution, LAG will never be an excuse for losing anymore.