ASUS Z87-PRO Review & Specifications

ASUS Z87-PRO 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
Wi-Fi GO! - Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads
Fan Xpert 2 - The Most Customizable Fan Controls

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Specs Overview

Model Z87-PRO
Release Date May 2013
Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
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

  • Intel LAN controller
  • Good onboard audio
  • WiFi/Bluetooth support
  • Overclock capabilities

Cons

Score Pangoly

89

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Critic Reviews

80

In reality, the stock specs are only of academic interest, since the really big differences come with overclocking. Here again the Asus is level pegging with Gigabyte, and Intel's frankly a bit off the pace. That makes the Asus Z87-Pro one of two...

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100

Great for users who want modern expansion slots and good overclocking potential...

Expert Reviews

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92

The ASUS Z87-PRO takes all of the performance of the higher end series and adds it to a more value package. For this it earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award...

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/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/DisplayPort 1.2 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 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
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) *3
    4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 *4

  • 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*5
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *6
    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)

  • Wireless Data Network

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth V4.0
    Bluetooth V3.0+HS

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
    Audio Feature :
    - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
    - DTS Ultra PC II
    - DTS Connect
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - BD Audio Layer Content Protection

  • USB Ports

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

  • 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 - 12 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 12 Phase Power Design
    - Industry leading Digital 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
    - CPU Power Utility
    - DRAM Power Utility
    ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
    - Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Media Streaming Hub, Smart Sensor Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
    - Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
    - Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - 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-Code
    - 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 DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)

  • 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) (4 x 4 -pin)
    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
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n compliant)
    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 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 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: The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIe x1_2/3/4 slots. The PCIe x16_3 slot is set to x1 mode by default.
    *4: The PCIe x1_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_E12. The SATA6G_E12 is enabled by default for system resource optimization.
    *5: Supports on Intel® Core™ processor family
    *6: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

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