ASUS Z87-PLUS Review & Specifications

ASUS Z87-PLUS Socket 1150 Z87 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization
4-Way Optimization - One Click and Done! Top-up Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power, and System Cooling
Remote GO! - Wireless Media Streaming and Remote Desktop Made Easy
Fan Xpert 2 - The Most Customizable Fan Controls

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Specs Overview

Model Z87-PLUS
Release Date November 2013
Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Lots of USB 3.0 ports
  • 6x 4-Pin Fan connectors
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Overclock capabilities

Cons

Score Pangoly

85

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Critic Reviews

100

The Z87-PLUS is a pretty sweet motherboard. Performance wise the Z87-PLUS has no problem keeping up with the rest of Haswell pack. The UEFI BIOS works stably. On the software side, ASUS has completely revamped its AI Suite III tweaking utility. Begin ...

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80

Ports and slots galore: The Asus Z87-Plus offers plenty for upgraders and builders planning a Haswell power PC, especially given its price....

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
    Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z87

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB/Mini DisplayPort ports *1
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports Mini DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
    Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology *2
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x2 mode)
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    2 x PCI

  • Storage

    Intel® Z87 chipset :
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Dynamic Storage Accelerator, Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology*3
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *4
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), dark brown

  • LAN

    Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z87 chipset :
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
    Intel® Z87 chipset :
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s)

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :
    - The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
    ASUS 5X Protection :
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 8 Phase digital power design
    - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
    - ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
    - ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
    - ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    - EPU switch
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 8 Phase CPU Power Design
    - Industry leading Digital 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
    - CPU Power Utility
    - DRAM Power Utility
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - Remote GO!
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - USB Charger+
    - Anti-Surge
    - Onboard Button : Power
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - Network iControl
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 2
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - DirectKey
    - Precision Tweaker 2
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 8.1
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 7

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    6 x USB 3.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x Mini DisplayPort(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
    4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM header
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    4 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x DirectKey Button(s)
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x TPU switch(es)
    1 x EPU switch(es)
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS,
    ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    EZ Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 23.37 cm )

  • Note

    *1: DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
    *2: With 2 PCIex16 graphics card.
    *3: Supports on Intel® Core™ processor family
    *4: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported

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