Asrock Z97 Extreme4

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General Information

Asrock Z97 Extreme4 is a motherboard with an Intel LGA1150 socket and Intel Z97 Express Chipset.

Technical specifications

CPU-socket Intel LGA1150
Chipset Z97
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3/DDR3L 3200+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot + 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage 6 xSATA 6 Gb/s - RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 + 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061
Integrated NIC Giga PHY Intel® I218V Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Integrated Audio Realtek ALC1150
USB 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z97) 2 x USB 2.0 Ports 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (ASMedia ASM1042AE)

Kernel Configuration


Select "AHCI SATA support" module.

KERNEL SATA on Asrock Z97 Extreme4
Device Drivers --->
  Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers (libata)  --->
   [*]   ATA ACPI Support
   <*>   AHCI SATA support
   <*>   Platform AHCI SATA support


KERNEL Sound on Asrock Z97 Extreme4
Device Drivers --->
 <*> Sound card support  --->
  <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
   <*> PCI sound devices --->
     HD-Audio  --->
     <*> Build Realtek HD-audio codec support


KERNEL USB on Asrock Z97 Extreme4
Device Drivers --->
  USB support --->
   <*> xHCI HCD (USB 3.0) support
   <*> EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support


KERNEL NIC on Asrock Z97 Extreme
Device Drivers --->
  [*] Network device support --->
   [*]   Ethernet driver support  --->
    [*]   Intel devices 
     <M>     Intel(R) PRO/1000 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet support

Intel MEI

KERNEL MEI on Asrock Z97 Extreme
Device Drivers --->
  Misc devices  --->
   {M} Intel Management Engine Interface
     <M> ME Enabled Intel Chipsets


KERNEL Sensor on Asrock Z97 Extreme
Device Drivers --->
  <*> Hardware Monitoring support  --->
   <M>   Nuvoton NCT6775F and compatibles

PCI Express

KERNEL PCI Express on Asrock Z97 Extreme
Bus options (PCI etc.)  --->
  [*] PCI support
   [*] Support mmconfig PCI config space access
    [*] PCI Express Port Bus support


KERNEL SMBus on Asrock Z97 Extreme
Device Drivers --->
  I2C support  --->
   <*> I2C support
    [*] ACPI I2C Operation region support
    [*] Enable compatibility bits for old user-space
    <M> I2C device interface
    [*] Autoselect pertinent helper modules
    [*] I2C slave support
     I2C Hardware Bus support  --->
      <M> Intel 82801 (ICH/PCH)


All tested and working very well.

user $uname -mvrpo
4.0.5-gentoo #4 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jun 11 11:40:18 GMT 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz GNU/Linux