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    Default ASRock Z87 C2?

    When will ASRock motherboards with the C2 stepping of the Z87 chipset be available for purchase in the USA?


    I'm specifically interested in the Z87E-ITX, but only if it has the C2 chipset.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    The Z87 C2 stepping chipset boards are supposed to be available in August or September.

    IMO, the C2 stepping USB wake from sleep issue is not a big deal, none of the USB devices I use have any problems after waking from Sleep.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    In the short time I had a Z87E-ITX, I experienced the issue with three of my five USB3.0 drives...

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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    Hopefully the newer C2 motherboards versions will have an updated model name, such as Z87E-ITX-C2.
    USB wake from sleep issues seem to be a problem with some systems and might be worse with some USB drives but not others.
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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Synomenon View Post
    When will ASRock motherboards with the C2 stepping of the Z87 chipset be available for purchase in the USA?


    I'm specifically interested in the Z87E-ITX, but only if it has the C2 chipset.
    Spotted at the Microcenter in Cambridge, MA last night. There were three Z87E-ITX motherboards on the shelves, but only one had this sticker. They were all the same price.


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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    Thanks for the update.
    If motherboard manufacturers don't add C2 to the full model name, it will be impossible when buying a motherboard from the web to know if they will receive the updated version.
    Hopefully web vendors will add the C2 designation to the model name once they have sold out of their C1 motherboards.
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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    The model I want to buy (changed my mind, I want an ASRock Z87M OC Formula now) is listed at Amazon as "Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.". Hopefully when they get this model back in, they will all be C2s.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    A quick Amazon search shows that the 2 to 4 week wait model Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
    Is there any way that you can contact them to have them verify if it will be the C2 model before it is shipped to you?
    Even though the C2 models are apparently available now, it's possible that the new stock might be the original C1 chipset.
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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    Amazon won't do that. When you call them, you speak to someone at a call center which is usually on the other side of the world of where their warehouse is.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z87 C2?

    I'm interested in this board but there is a report mSata doesn't work properly, and the person had (2) sep. motherboards. Has anyone here tested the mSata?

    Also, it sounds like C2 won't be at Newegg until end of October.

    cheers

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