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First dual Thunderbolt-certified Z87 motherboard with perfectly-tuned system optimization and enhanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi control
- Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization;
- 4-Way Optimization - One Click and Done! Top-up Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power, and System Cooling;
- NFC EXPRESS- One-tap Get Your PC Going!;
- Dual Thunderbolt onboard - Blistering-fast Data Transfers and Daisy Chain Expansion;
- Wi-Fi GO! - Connect Your Life The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads.
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization
One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.
Dynamic Multi-Scenario Design
Figuring out the best settings for your PC a challenge? 4-Way Optimization automatically detects the best configuration for your system based on actual usage.
The design makes sure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and everything else.
Connect your life The perfect fusion of desktop, smartphones and pads
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment and remotely controlling your PC easier than ever! It is the first integration of Wi-Fi hardware and a host of useful connectivity functions in a single intuitive app anyone can make the most of. Its a one-stop utility that links your desktop with smart devices, which can be used to remotely control your PC for a truly connected lifestyle.
Superfast 802.11ac Wi-Fi hotspot setup
Quickly gets an access point running at up to 867Mbps via new-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is 3X faster than 802.11n. Bundled with a 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band 2T2R antenna so you can build your network without an extra router!
One stop to sync and backup for your cloud storage
Your cloud file manager for ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox and Google Drive. Synchronize files across cloud storage accounts with a click, with no more bothersome uploading and downloading to and from different accounts.
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Accesses your PC from smart devices with real-time control for complete comfort. This function creates a virtual desktop on smart devices, offering portable access to content and control over your PC from anywhere at home.
Streaming multimedia content is easier than before
Enjoy HD content, music, and photos from PC on your HDTV via Wi-Fi, perfect for creating your own home theater!
Easy file and screenshot transfers:
File Transfer: send and share files between your PC and smart devices with only a right click on the mouse.
One-tap gets your PC going!
Using Near Field Communication technology (NFC) for instant device pairing, ASUS NFC EXPRESS is an external accessory box that combines several convenient remote access and quick Windows 8 log in functions, activated by simply touching a smart device or the included tag to it.
Automatically backup photos and videos
Cable-free! Transfer photos and videos from NFC-supporting devices to PC with a tap, and intelligently backup all photos and videos added since last sync.
Enabling Remote Desktop without further setup
Working with NFC-compatible smart devices, NFC EXPRESS allows you to use Remote Desktop in the Wi-Fi GO! utility with no complicated setup. Sit back and relax and control your desktop PC from the comfort of your living room or anywhere else at home.
Code favorite applications, games, and websites to your bundled tag and get them going with a quick touch on NFC EXPRESS. This is perfect for launching the content you access most frequently with shorter load times. In addition to the bundled tag, setup multiple quick launch functions on your smart device, which acts as a virtual tag.
Windows 8 Login
With one touch, you can log in to Windows 8 without having to remember your password!
Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easier
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
Fast Clock Adjustment
Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse.
EZ XMP Settings
Quickly apply XMP settings in UEFI BIOS EZ Mode, achieving better DRAM performance.
EZ Fan Settings
As demanded by the community, detailed fan controls come to EZ Mode so you can switch fan profiles for quick cooling and noise-level supervision.
Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices.
Get all your favorite functions on one page
F4 or right click to add settings to My Favorites under Advance Mode, which cuts time spent on searching and further speeds up system tuning.
One press to apply and access frequent settings
Now you can customize your own shortcut log by pressing F4 or right clicking to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings. Instantly access them by simply hitting the F3 hotkey.
You no longer need to have a pen and paper notepad around. Quick Note works inside the BIOS so you can just type remarks and ideas to help you remember important settings info and save time on trial and error.
Always forget those important BIOS changes you did? This friendly function creates a tuning log to track your BIOS settings history , which can be saved onto a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
You can rename your SATA ports for easy identification, including by usage scenario. Get greater convenience and spend less time on finding the right devices when you want to change settings.
The Latest Transfer Speed
ThunderboltUSB 3.0 BoostNetwork iControlPCIe 3.0/USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s.
Worlds 1st dual Thunderbolt-certified Z87 motherboard
ASUS is the first to market with Intel® Thunderbolt-certified Z87 motherboards, helping revolutionize display and accessory data speeds. Thunderbolt works at 10Gbps, or 2X faster than USB 3.0 and an incredible 20X faster than USB 2.0. And with the ability to daisy-chain up to twelve devices to two Thunderbolt ports without a hub or switch, your environment stays clutter-free while performance rises. For example, you can connect multiple Thunderbolt storage devices, an HD video capture device, and a monitor to a single Thunderbolt port while maintaining maximum throughput with no slowdown. You can also connect DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA cards and displays using adapters.
170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
Worlds 1st USB 3.0 UASP support instantly 170% faster
Complete USB 3.0 solution performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
Simple plug and boost auto detection design ensures best performance.
Real-time network bandwidth management
One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility.
Double USB access, double the convenience
ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity.
Extra ports, extra speed and accessibility
ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s.
One-stop access to innovative ASUS features
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing
Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!
Enhanced memory compatibility: save time on trial and error
Memory issues can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to fix or work around. If RAM problems are preventing your system from booting, MemOK! helps by automatically loading failsafe settings to enable basic functionality with a simple push of a button on the motherboard. This troubleshooting feature saves you time and annoyance, and adds to the confidence of DIY builders.
Easy, quick, and accurate connections
Motherboard front panel wires and connectors used to be notorious as the hardest and most tedious part of the build process. You had to figure out which one went where, or consult confusing manuals. This took forever and caused needless frustration. The Q-Connector steps in to take care of all that. Its a one-piece plug that sits on top of the front panel headers, with clearly marked inputs for each. You no longer have to mess with easily-bent pins. The wires go into the Q-Connector, and youre good to go.
Easy PC diagnostics
When there's a problem with your PC, quickly being able to diagnose and remedy the issue can eliminate a great deal of frustration. ASUS Q-LED immediately indicates when there's a problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device by lighting up in the vicinity of that component.
Dedicated direct BIOS access button
Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS when the PC is on standby power with a simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up as you dont have to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at their best!
Multiple startup options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, you can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
Handy system monitoring
Popular ASUS real-time system monitoring software now available for Windows 8. It helps you supervise your entire PC through a live tile on the Windows 8 start screen, and make quick adjustments. Probe II Sense is a free app available from the Windows Store.
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.
Precise Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM
Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU power draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® VRD12.5 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.
Strong ESD protection for extended component lifespan
Electrostatic discharges (ESD) can happen suddenly, and their damaging effects are often underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards offer an active protective circuit design that ensures electrostatic discharges are properly grounded, providing greater component longevity.
2.5X longer lifespan with excellent durability
ASUS high-quality solid state capacitors assure a 5,000-hour lifespan, equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. They pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degrees centigrade to meet Japanese industrial standards, providing excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.
3X more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance anti-corrosive properties. Passing 72-hour spray salt endurance tests, ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.
Ready for 4K Ultra HD on three screens
The board features advanced onboard graphics that support up to three monitors at once, each displaying in 4K Ultra HD. Three digital outputs make it easy to connect three monitors, which is great for a wide range of applications. Experience super-detailed and immersive visuals for gaming, multimedia entertainment, and productivity.
Discover future visual experiences
Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and youre ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. Thats four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.
Connect up to 3 Full HD monitors via one port
DisplayPort 1.2 with Multi-Stream Transport (MST) allows you to connect up to three 1080p displays to a single output with daisy chaining, splitting the signal into three Full HD ([email protected]) links.
Work with up to 3 displays
Connect up to three independent monitors at once using video outputs such as DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. Choose your outputs and set displays to either mirror mode or collage mode.
Intel® Collage Display
Intel® Collage Display allows images to be shown across multiple monitors, with each depicting a portion of a larger image. You can connect multiple displays to a single system and get video on several monitors with higher quality and resolution up to 4K. Connect up to six displays to drive a total resolution as high as 7680 x 1200 for Horizontal Collage Display or 3840 x 2400 for Vertical Collage Display with special dongles, like DisplayPort splitter adapters. Horizontal mode offers an extended desktop experience thats ideal for commercial applications such as finance, while vertical mode offers a simple way to enjoy 4K ultra HD content using standard HD displays.
Quad-GPU SLI and 3-Way CrossFireX Support
Brings you multi-GPU support using NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFireX. The Z87 chipset optimizes PCI Express allocation in multiple graphics card configurations, so you can expect brand-new gaming like youve never experienced before.
CPU and chipset Intel ® features
Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready
This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports and 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
SSD speed with HDD capacity
Uses an installed fast SSD (min18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently-accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to 6X faster than a hard drive-only system.
Auto application refresh and shorter wait times
Your computer can receive web updates with fresh content for selected applications, even when the system is in sleep mode. This means less time waiting for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.
Instantly awaken your PC from sleep mode
Allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still keeping energy use low.
Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.
Specifications Memory Memory slots 4 Memory slots type DIMM Supported memory types DDR3-SDRAM Memory channels Dual Non-ECC Yes Supported memory clock speeds 1333, 1600, 1800, 1866, 2000, 2133, 2200, 2400, 2600, 2666, 2800, 3000 MHz Supported memory module capacities 8GB Maximum internal memory 32 GB Unbuffered memory Yes Processor Compatible processor series Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium Processor socket Socket H3 (LGA 1150) Processor family Intel Internal I/O USB 2.0 connectors 2 USB 3.0 connectors 1 Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA III TPM connector Yes Number of SATA III connectors 10 Number of chassis fan connectors 4 Front panel audio connector Yes EPS power connector (8-pin) Yes CPU fan connector Yes ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes Back panel I/O ports USB 2.0 ports quantity 4 USB 3.0 ports quantity 6 Thunderbolt ports quantity 2 S/PDIF out port Yes Microphone in Yes Headphone outputs 1 HDMI ports quantity 1 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2 Technical details Motherboard chipset family Intel Motherboard chipset Intel Z87 Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA III Parallel processing technology support 3-Way CrossFireX, Quad-GPU CrossFireX, Quad-GPU SLI On-board graphics adapter Yes Motherboard form factor ATX Component for PC Audio Audio system Realtek ALC1150 Audio output channels 7.1 Networking Ethernet LAN Yes Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi standards 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n LAN controller Intel I217V, Realtek 8111GR Ethernet interface type Gigabit Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth version 4 Performance Windows operating systems supported Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64 Motherboard chipset family Intel Motherboard chipset Intel Z87 RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 Audio system Realtek ALC1150 Audio output channels 7.1 Motherboard form factor ATX Component for PC Graphics Maximum graphics adapter memory 1024 MB Parallel processing technology support 3-Way CrossFireX, Quad-GPU CrossFireX, Quad-GPU SLI On-board graphics adapter Yes Maximum resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels Expansion slots PCI Express x16 slots 3 PCI Express x1 slots 4 PCI Express slots version 2.0, 3.0 BIOS BIOS type UEFI AMI BIOS memory size 8 MB ACPI version 5 Clear CMOS button Yes Video Maximum graphics adapter memory 1024 MB Maximum resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels Storage controllers RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 Operating system/software Windows operating systems supported Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64 Drivers included Yes Weight & dimensions Width 30.5 cm Depth 24.4 cm Packaging content Quick installation guide Yes Drivers included Yes Cables included SATA
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