Support

Z87-WS

CPU

Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®/for 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.

Chipset

Intel® Z87

Memory

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 www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphic

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 (for iGPU exclusively)
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

Storage

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,

LAN

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

Audio

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 3.1 Gen 1 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(up to 5Gbps) 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)

Accessories

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)

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
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 )

Weight

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

Note

*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
Motherboards / Components
Motherboards