ASUS Z87 series feature new technologies such as 802.11ac technologies
Intel will be launching a new chipset next month. In conjunction with the upcoming launch, ASUS held an event in Singapore late last month to introduce their line up of boards at CHIJMES, Singapore.
The ASUS Z87 Series now comes in a Golden colour scheme that makes it stands out from the rest. The Z87 boards comes in different feature set. The Z87 Deluxe / Dual being the top of the range comes with DIP4 with 4 way optimization, WiFI 802.11ac 5Ghz. The Z87-Pro,Plus,-A and -C are lower range models of the series. As it is a new chipset, the socket type is changed to LGA1150 which is incompatible with existing socketed processors. The new chipset supports native PCIe 3.0×16, 6 USB 3.0 and 6 SATA 6Gbps. It can also support up to 3 indepdendent displays from DP/HDMI/DVi/VGA. Displayrtport 1.2 monitor can daisy chain up to 3 displays. ASUS new Z87 board features 4 Way Optimization and they are Digi+Power, TPU, fan Xpert2 and EPU. It can all be done in real time or by a single click. TPU:Overlclocking CPU, EPU:CPU voltage, Digi+:Power, Fan:Speed and noise.
ASUS also is the first to incorporate 802.11ac which delivers higher data throughput of up to 867Mbps compared to 802.11n’s 300Mbps. Lastly, the Z87 series has a revamped UEFI BIOS to make tuning much simpler than before.
On the next page, we take a look at the TuF Series boards – SABERTOOTH Z87 and GRYPHON Z87.