ASRock makes quality motherboards that are often priced with budget boards. The latest edition to the ASRock lineup has been exclusively designed by Nick Shih, a leading overclocker. The board is designed for the high-end enthusiast market, and is "full to the brim with features" and is sure to perform beautifully.
"My vision for the OC Formula Brand is to allow overclockers to smash the overclocking limits effortlessly." said Nick Shih, OC Mater of ASRock. "Z77 OC Formula is just the one you've always expected. I live for challenges and welcome OC rockers to take my OC crown!"
James Lee, V.P. of ASRock Sales and Marketing:
ASRock OC Formula was born for rewriting the overclocking numbers! Z77 OC Formula is the first baby from ASRock OC segment. We've thrown in everything essential, ensuring users to build up an unbeatable rig.
The motherboard comes with some unique features:
- Formula Power Kit
- Formula Cooling Kit
- Formula Connector Kit
- NEW UEFI GEARS
- NickShih's OC Profile
A bit more about the BIOS features:
NickShih's OC Profile provides a taste of Nick's secret recipe for overclocking. It will automatically detect your CPU and offer you different levels of overclocking. Fine-Tuning V-Controller delivers more than enough voltage configuration options for overclockers who wish to pursuit extremes. Timing Configurator is a fast and easy tool that provides users with an abundant collection of subtle DRAM settings for professional tweaking. ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals, providing a more attractive interface and a lot more amusing. Multi-Thermal Sensor allows users to track and control the temperature of various parts of the motherboard graphically in both UEFI setup and Formula Drive.
I have been unable to find any information regarding pricing. Since this board is so feature-filled and comes with such high-quality build components, it's likely not going to be cheap. The fact its aimed at the enthusiast market is also an indicator that it's going to cost a chunk of change. However, it is likely worth it if you want to overclock your processor to the limit.