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ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Motherboard Review

Rating: 8.0.

Forming the entry-level Z87 board in ASRock’s gaming-orientated Fatal1ty series, is the Z87 Killer able to prove itself as a good-value gaming motherboard?

Designed to meet the requirements of gamers, ASRock outfits its Z87 Killer with a number of premium add-on components which it calls Gaming Armor. An audio upgrade is supplied in the form of ASRock’s Purity Sound which utilises the Realtek ALC1150 codec.

The high-end Killer E2200 series NIC is used to reduce lag and ping during games. Power components form the remaining features of ASRock’s Gaming Armor.

Featuring underlying support for 3-way CrossFire and 2-way SLI, a red and black colour scheme, and premium add-on gaming components, can ASRock’s Fatal1ty Z87 Killer deliver the performance that budget-conscious gamers will demand?



  • Hi-Density Power Connector.
  • 15μ Gold Finger.
  • SLI/CrossFireX™ Power Connector.
  • Qualcomm Atheros Killer™ E2200 Series LAN.
  • Purity Sound.
  • Key Master.
  • Free 3 Month XSplit Trial.
  • HDMI-In.

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  • Jamie

    Thats a great board for the money.

  • Chris

    Wow! Look at those graphs!

    There… are no comparisons at all! Sweet! Thanks for wasting my time.

  • Hi Chris,

    This was the first board tested on an updated system, hence the lack of comparison numbers (as stated on the testing methodology page).

    Our latest motherboard review includes comparison data for other Z87 motherboards, including the ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer. It can be viewed here: http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/luke-hill/msi-z87-g43-gaming-motherboard-review/.


  • Bro

    Stay away of As Rock and the fatality boards.
    They do not perform any quality control. Mine was blown up and the copper lines on the back side were literally falling in pieces.
    I contacted the client support and they confirmed this was normal…. WFT!!!!!

    I have never seen conductive lines of an electronics board detaching never ever.

    Do not waste your money and time. avoid AsRock