ASRock’s upcoming Z87 motherboard lineup includes a wide variety of products including the Z87 Formula, Z87 FATAL1TY and Z87 Extreme series. With the new Z87 series of board ASRock has come up with a feature set they are calling A-Style. Up until now we did not know the full details of A-Style, but now we do as Chiploco has leaked the features. Read on as we go over each in detail.
ASRock Z87 Motherboards A-Style Features Detailed
ASRock’s A-Style features include:
- Conformal Coating
- Purity Sound
- 802.11ac WiFi + Wi-SD Box
- Home Cloud
ASRock A-Style Water Proof Technology With Conformal Coating
This has to be one of the coolest features of ASRock’s new Z87 motherboards. Each motherboard uses conformal coating technology that allows them to be waterproof. The conformal coating tech is achieved through the use of Polysiloxanes also known as Silicon which protects the motherboard against conductive liquids, dust, moisture, corrosion, extreme temperatures, oxygen, Ozone and UV light.
ASRock A-Style Purity Sound
All ASRock Z87 motherboards (minus Z87 Professional) will feature A-Style Purity Sound for high quality audio. Purity Sound is powered by a Realtek ALC1150 chip which allows for 7.1 channel audio and is coupled by dual TI NE5532 amplifiers (Headset 600 Ohms/ Differential 115db Sonar). The audio chip is located under an EMI cover to reduce EMI and distortion. Gold solid state capacitors are used for the best stability.
ASRock A-Style 802.11ac WiFi + Wi-SD Box
ASRock Z87 motherboards are the first that are certified to offer 802.11/ac support that gives you a wireless connection to local area networks on the 5GHz band. The 802.11/ac chip will be available on ASRock’s Z87 Extreme 6/ac, Z87 Extreme 9/ac, Z87 Extreme 11/ac and Z87 OC Formula/ac. There is also an included Wi-SD box that includes antennas, four USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot that will be available on select models.
ASRock A-Style Home Cloud
ASRock’s A-Style Home Cloud allows you to power your system on and off wirelessly from anywhere in the world by sending a signal through the mobile devices that are supported by both Qualcomm and Intel Ethernet LAN. So don’t worry about forgetting to turn off your PC, you can do it remotely!
ASRock A-Style HDMI-IN
ASRock will allows the use of multiple devices through a single HDMI port through the use of HDMI-in technology. This way users can connect two devices to one monitor without having to re-plug connectors each time.
To see which boards support each A-Style feature see the chart below. Remember we have detailed each one of those boards already!