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Z97-AOne-click total system optimization!
High performanceOne click, total system optimizationGet robust overclocking, energy savings, digital power, customized fan control and tailored networking and audio settingsOne click takes care of all that complex tuning. Your PC is smart with ASUS 5-Way Optimization. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and now even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid soundFans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gamingMovies play without stutterEnergy waste is reduced so you'll save moneyFan Xpert 3Fan Xpert 3 puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures detected by hardware thermal sensors. Make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Fan Xpert 3 supports hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode for both the CPU and case fans. It even can reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
- 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 One click, total system optimization!
- M.2 & SATA Express - Speed up your system with lightning-fast 10Gb/s transfer speed
- Crystal Sound 2 and Intel Gigabit Ethernet a game-winning combo!
- ASUS HomeCloud - Access your PC remotely and stream multimedia content anywhere, anytime
- Proven quality 5X Protection. 1000+ compatible devices. 7000+ validation hours.
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.Map to MyFavorite:Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the MyFavorites list!EZ Tuning Wizard OC and RAID:Select your hardware and use scenarios to tune system performance or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!EZ XMPImprove your DRAM performance with a click!Intuitive graphical fan controlFine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse!Real-time hardware monitorBenefit from instant information from the critical parts of your system!Special memoryoverclocking designNow you can drive memory up to 3200 (OC)! Our exclusive T-Topology design provides superb memory overclocking capability under full load by minimizing the coupling noise and signal reflection effect. The memory channels are equidistant to the CPU, providing the most balanced control over multiple memory modules and enhanced overall memory compatibility.Ultra-fast transfer speedEvolve your storage speed with SATA ExpressSATA Express provides up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds from two PCIE 2.0 lanes, resolving the higher bandwidth request in the near future. The current SSDs consume up to 550MB/s, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.Speed up your system with M.2With two native PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system drive, making your whole PC work that much faster. It supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology to ensure even faster access to data, refresh applications automatically and awake from sleep in just seconds!**Refer to model specifications for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supportUpgrade to super-fast Thunderbolt2 speed todayASUS ThunderboltEX II series are the first Intel®-certified Thunderbolt 2 add-on card, offering the flexibility to upgrade your own build to Thunderbolt 2 technology whenever you want. You can enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 20Gbit/s that's four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0! Experience video in incredible detail on the latest 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays while using bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time.*Available to purchase separately.Gaming scenarioGame faster, rank higher!Turbo AppThe distant sound of enemy footsteps. You turn, focus, and unleash a crackle of rapid gunfire. Another frag for you! As a gamer, you know that only the swiftest actions win the game, and that's why you need exclusive ASUS Turbo App an intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles! Overclock your CPU, prioritize game data across your network and optimize the audio settings for fantastically clear audio and in-game-chat. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.Speed boostEasy overclocking for ultra-fast gaming performance!Networking boostPrioritized game data for no-lag gameplay!Sound boostAdvanced audio design for crystal-clear sound and in-game chat!Flawless audio that makes you part of the gameCrystal Sound 2Crystal Sound 2 makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, be it gaming, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components, including Japanese-made audio capacitors and operational amplifiers (op-amps), result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule!Audio ShieldingEnsures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interferenceEMI coverPrevents electrical noise to affect the audio qualityAudio amplifierEnhances the highest quality sound for headphone and speakersUnique de-pop circuitReduces start-up popping noise to audio outputsPremium Japanese-made audio capacitorsProvides warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelitySpecial layout designSeparate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signalsA double win for gaming!The difference between defeat and victory can be measured in milliseconds. That's why ASUS motherboards are equipped with state-of-the-art networking technology that puts your frags first!Turbo LANTurbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.Intel® Gigabit Ethernet top gaming choice that goes faster with your CPUFaster, smoother gaming always. Intel® Gigabit Ethernet has the serious double advantage of communicating directly with CPUs and offering high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.Up to 2X-faster UDP game-data performanceASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 byte) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in and with Z97 your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!Multi-GPU supportWith support for both NVIDIA® SLI and AMD CrossFireX, the Z97 motherboard enables multi-GPU setups so you can harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies.4K/Ultra HD visual excellenceNative support for 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort that's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.Work with up to 3 displaysConnect 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.ASUS HomeCloudYour PC, your worldASUS HomeCloud creates a world without boundaries. It lets you access your PC remotely, stream multimedia content to wherever you want, and manage all your stuff from anywhere no matter where it's stored. Use the built-in Wake on WAN feature to remotely wake and control your PC with a single smart device, anywhere and anytime. It even turns your hard drive into a private cloud, removing worries about storage limits. With HomeCloud, your PC becomes the gateway to your world.Total control anytime,anywhere with Remote GO!Remote GO! gives you complete control of your PC even when you're away from home! Access your forgotten files at home, work on your PC while your are in the traffic or outside. Plus one step to manage all your public clouds or sync files among your PC and devices in a click.Cloud GO!Gather your ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox® , Google Drive, and SkyDrive® accounts in one place and even backup to PC at the same time!Remote DesktopEasily access and control your PC, anytime and anywhere!File TransferSync files between your PCs and smart devices with just a click!Remote Keyboard & MouseControl media playback from your sofa!A digital PC hub perfect for sharing and home theaterMedia StreamerEnjoy your PC's multimedia content anywhere! Pipe music from your PC while sipping coffee in a café or sit back with friends and stream a favorite movie to a smart TV. With ASUS Media Streamer, your entertainment goes wherever you go.Touch the futureNFC EXPRESS 2 & Wireless ChargerInteract with your PC and smart devices wirelessly and efficiently with NFC Express 2 and Wireless Charger! Tap to control your PC or pop down your mobile gadget and charge, as if by magic. Wires are so last century.*Available to purchase separately.Proven quality. Enduring trust.Strict compatibility and validation5X ProtectionHardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.1000+ Compatible DevicesIncluding CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.7000+ Validation HoursExtensive testing for extreme reliability, compatibility and safety.We are the world's biggest motherboard manufacturer, and renowned our design thinking that revolves around users just like you. Our engineers employ exacting standards to guarantee quality throughout the product's life, choosing the finest components for real-world protection. Our motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and undergo a minimum of 7,000 hours of strict validation. That gives you the peace of mind of knowing that ASUS motherboards are fit for all environments and applications. To build your PC with the best foundations, build it with an ASUS motherboard.PC DIY has never been this easyWe understand how you use your PC. From assembly, system setting and monitoring, and to firmware and hardware updates we're all about making your life easier. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and free from hassle!1 assemblyASUS Q-Design makes PC building quick and easy2 settingsASUS AI Suite 3 is a one-stop shop for adjusting your settings3 monitoringASUS Push Notice monitors your PC status on the go4 BIOS updatesASUS USB BIOS Flashback updates your BIOS without a CPU installedIntel CPU and chipset featuresIntel® LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors ReadyThis motherboard supports Intel® 4th , New 4th and 5th 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® Z97 Express ChipsetThe Intel® Z97 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports Intel® LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z97 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports and 1GB/s M.2 support for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z97 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.Intel® Smart Response TechnologySSD speed with HDD capacityUses 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.Intel® Smart Connect TechnologyAuto application refresh and shorter wait timesYour 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.Intel® Rapid Start TechnologyInstantly awaken your PC from sleep modeAllows 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.
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