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ASUS Z87-WS Built for Graphics Professionals

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Alt CodeZ87-WS

Built for Graphics Professionals

  • 4-Way Graphics Power

  • ASUS Dr. Power

  • Dual Intel Server-class LAN

  • Beat Thermal Chokes

Four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots enable extreme graphics power

The Z87-WS can carry up to four dual-slot graphics. It supports 4-Way NVIDIA® Geforce® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™, making it an excellent choice for graphics professionals who depend on powerful graphics in areas such as design and modeling, medical research, plus processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications. In addition to graphics cards, extensive Z87 WS expandability offers ample room for RAID cards, PCI Express-based solid state storage drives, video capture cards, and other components.

Dual Intelligent Processors 4

  • Intro

  • Multi-Scenario Design

  • Proven Performance

  • 4 Key Tuning Pillars

Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization

One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.


  • Intro

  • New EZ Mode

  • My Favorites/Shortcut

  • Quick Note/Last Modified

  • SATA Port Renaming

New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more Intuitive

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.

The Latest Transfer Speed

  • USB 3.0 Boost

  • ASUS SSD Caching II

  • Network iControl

  • PCIe 3.0/USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s

USB 3.0 BOOST (UASP Support)

170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0

  • World’s 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

  • Hands-on Video


  • AI Suite 3

  • USB BIOS Flashback

  • MemOK!

  • Q-Design

AI Suite 3

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.

ASUS Windows 8 Exclusive Features

  • DirectKey

  • ASUS Boot Setting

  • Probe II Sense


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 don’t have to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at their best!

Crystal sound

  • DTS Connect & DTS UltraPC II

DTS Connect

Expand Your PC Audio Experience To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system.DTS Interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.


DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.

Multi GPU / Multi-Monitor/4K

  • 3-monitor 4K display

  • 4K Ultra HD

  • 3 Full HD displays

  • Multi-monitor support

  • Intel Collage Display

  • 4-Way SLI™ and CrossFireX™

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.

CPU & Chipset features

  • 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 to support socket 1150 Intel® 4th generation 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 chipset features both the USB 3.0 & SATA6Gb technology for faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel® Z87 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel® integrated graphic performance.



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.



Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon® E3-1200/12x5 v3 series Processors Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.


Intel® Z87


4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800/1600/1333 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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).


Integrated Graphics Processor *1 Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort /Mini DisplayPort ports *2 - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8 or quad x8) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1


Intel® Z87 chipset : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow, Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Marvell® PCIe 9230 controller : 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, Support Raid 0, 1, 10 ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red,


Intel® I210, 2 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)


Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking - High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB (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

IEEE 1394

1 x IEEE 1394a port(s) (1 at mid-board)

USB Ports

Intel® Z87 chipset : 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (1 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® Z87 chipset : 9 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 5 at mid-board) ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (3 at back panel, blue)

Workstation Feature

Quick Gate: 1 x vertical USB 2.0 on board ASUS Dr. Power

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 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 : - TurboV EVO - GPU Boost - USB BIOS Flashback - MemOK! - AI Suite 3 - Ai Charger+ - USB Charger+ - Anti-Surge - Onboard Button : Power/Reset - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - ASUS SSD Caching II - Network iControl - USB 3.0 Boost - Disk Unlocker 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-Shield - ASUS Q-Code - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA) - 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)

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s 2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback) 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 6 x Audio jack(s) 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s) 1 x Mini DisplayPort(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin, blue) 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 vertical port(s) 1 x TPM connector(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 1 x mSATA connector 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) 2 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector 1 x 6-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector(s) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x System panel(s) 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s) 1 x DirectKey Button(s) 1 x MemOK! button(s) 1 x TPU switch(es) 1 x EPU switch(es) 1 x Dr.Power switch(es)


User's manual Accessory Guide ASUS Q-Shield 1 x COM port cable(s) 10 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s) 1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s) 1 x SLI bridge(s) 1 x 2-port USB2.0 + 1394 bracket(s)


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


WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

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

Operating System

Fedora 18 Windows® 8.1 32/64-bit Windows® 8 32/64-bit Windows® 7 32/64-bit RedHat® Enterprise Linux WS 6.3 32/64-bit Open SUSE 12.3 Ubuntu Desktop 13.04

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )


Color Box(5-in-1) Net Weight : 6.65 KG Gross Weight : 10.8 KG Bulk Pack(5-in-1) Net Weight : 4 KG Gross Weight : 5.8 KG


*1 Intel® HD Graphics support *2 DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DisplayPort 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays *3 These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported. *4 supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost
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