Z270-WS

    Z270-WS

    Intel LGA1151 ATX motherboard with DDR4 3866MHz (OC), dual M.2 and dual U.2, Intel® Optane™ memory ready, USB 3.1 Type-A™ and Type-C™ rear-panel connections.

    • Ultimate graphics power with 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD® Crossfire X™
    • Next-gen transfer speeds with 32Gbps Dual M.2 and U.2, 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C connections
    • 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and Fan Xpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum performance and dynamic system cooling
    • Realtek® S1220A audio codec provides crystal-clear sound and powerful output
    • SafeSlot technology employs an insert-molding process to integrate with fortifying metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
    • Server-grade design with built-in dual Intel Gigabit LAN
      Product Photo with feature description
      1 Display Port
      2 HDMI
      3 BIOS Flashback
      4 USB 3.1 Type A Port
      5 USB 3.1 Type C Port
      6 Dual Intel® LAN
      7 8CH Audio with DTS Support
      8 PCI-E Gen 3x16 (x16/8 Link)
      9 PCI-E Gen 3x4 (x4 Link)
      10 Crystal Sound 3
      11 PCI-E Gen 3x16 (x0/8 Link)
      12 Q-Code
      13 DIGI + Power Control
      14 7th & 6th Generation Intel®
      CoreTM i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium®/
      Celeron® Processors
      15 DDR4 3866(O.C.) Support
      16 32Gb/s U.2 Connector
      17 Dual 32Gb/s M.2 Connerctor
      (Intel® OptaneTM Memory Ready)
      18 Intel® Z270 Chipset
      19 6 x SATA3 6Gb/s Ports
      20 32Gb/s U.2 Connector
      21 Q-Connector
      22 USB 3.1 Header
      Workstation Exclusive
      Up to 4-Way multi-graphic power
      The Intel Z270 chipset-based workstation motherboard features on-demand NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™, NVIDIA Quadro® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFireX™ technology, plus robust troubleshooting features.

      Four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots enable extreme graphics

      ASUS Z270-WS accommodates up to four dual-width graphics cards and supports up to 4-Way NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™, AMD® CrossFireX™, and 2-Way NVIDIA Quadro® SLI™. This makes Z270-WS an excellent choice for designers or other professionals who depend on powerful graphics and performance for tasks such as design and modeling, processing-intensive simulation and 3D-rendering applications — or even for gamers looking for multi-screen gaming and live streaming.

      SLI Performance

      Power At Your Fingertips
      One-click overclocking and cooling
      Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, networking and audio tuning — all tailored with just one click.

      ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time usage — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and now networking and audio settings that are tailored to your apps. In short, 5-Way ASUS Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment and productivity!

      • Games and demanding applications run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
      • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
      • Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
      • Energy-conserving design saves you money.
      Overclock CPU
      • CPU performance boost
      • Energy-efficient design
      • Advanced fan controls
      • Precise Digital Power Control
      • Game faster, rank higher
      CPU performance boost

      TurboV Processing Unit

      Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and graphic cards, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance that fully exploits the potential of your graphics card.

      Energy-efficient design

      Energy Processing Unit

      With the Energy Processing Unit you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode. This creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers and reducing power to the graphics cards while you're away, so your PC consumes miniscule amounts of energy.

      Flexible cooling controls for air and liquid

      Fan Xpert 4

      ASUS Z270-WS features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 and the UEFI BIOS.
      • All-in-one water-cooling set

        PWM or DC water pumps can be fully controlled, creating the perfect solution for custom or self-contained cooling setups.
      • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

        Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
      • High-amp fan support

        A dedicated fan header supplies up to 3A for high-speed, high-current fans.
      • Smart protection

        A dedicated, integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent.
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      • Comprehensive fan controls

        Fan speeds, hysteresis, and fan-stop modes on every header can be fully controlled via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
      • Auto-Tuning mode

        All fan parameters can be scanned with a single click.
      • Extreme Quiet mode

        All fan speeds automatically adjust to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
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      Precise digital power control

      Digi+ Power Control

      Power control is a vital aspect of motherboard design. Intelligent CPU-power-draw detection with ASUS Digi+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel IMVP8 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility.
      App-specific optimization for professionals and gamers

      Turbo App

      Whether you're a professional designer or hardcore gamer, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo App. Its intuitive tuning panel boosts a range of hardware: overclocking your CPU, tuning your fans, prioritizing network data, and optimizing audio settings — all with automated ease!
      ASUS Pro Clock technology
      A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies of up to 425MHz* — or beyond! This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
      Advantages of Pro Clock
      • Reduced boot time
      • Lower jitter under extreme conditions
      • Increased stability under heavy overclocking

      * Base-clock overclocking range varies according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options. Ranges up to 650MHz are possible under select conditions.
      DDR4 overclocking Strength in numbers
      Third-generation ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 3866MHz and beyond. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality and minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, so you'll enjoy the thrill of overclocking DDR4 with time-aligned signaling along with superior stability and compatibility.
      Up to 3-way native M.2/U.2/NVMe PCIe RAID support for lightning-fast storage speeds
      Not satisfied with single-storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array with up to 3-Way PCIe storage drives for data transfers at lightning-fast speeds!

      M.2+M.2

      M.2+PCIe

      PCIe
      +
      U.2 via Hyper Kit*

      *Purchase separately
      Connect with unparalleled speeds
      Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
      Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet connectors, Z270-WS keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With both LAN ports teamed* you'll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if anything goes wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.

      * Teaming supported with Windows 7 or 8.1 and dual Intel Ethernet only.

      Ready for Intel Optane memory
      Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Z270-WS. Intel® Optane™ memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
      Super-fast transfers at up to 32Gbps with onboard M.2 and U.2
      Z270-WS is built to fit both M.2 and 2.5-inch NVM Express® SSDs, with onboard M.2 and U.2 connectors. This technology exploits the maximum PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth of 32Gbps for transfer speed that are up to 5.3X faster than traditional storage devices.
      10Gbps USB 3.1 onboard
      With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C ports, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — twice as fast as USB 3.0.
      ThunderboltEX 3 for blistering speeds and USB-C connectivity
      Z270-WS supports the ThunderboltEX 3 card for breathtaking bi-directional Thunderbolt™ 3 transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, 4X USB speeds and 2X video bandwidth, as well as reversible USB 3.1 Type-C compatibility and high-powered 36W charging!
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      *Available to purchase separately.
      Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
      The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you find your way, quickly and easily.
      EZ Flash 3
      Flash the latest BIOS via the internet — from within the BIOS!
      S.M.A.R.T
      Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and determine potential failures.
      EZ Tuning Wizard
      Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
      My Favorite
      Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
      EZ mode
      • Intuitive graphical fan control Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
      • EZ XMP Improve DRAM performance with a click.
      • SATA information Display SATA port details for easier device identification.
      • Fast clock adjustment Use mouse controls to quickly change time and date settings.
      Advanced mode
      • GPU POST See recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information about selected ASUS graphics cards.
      • Secure erase Restore SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
      • Last-modified log Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
      • SATA port renaming Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
      Best Audio Performance
      Exclusive audio features
      Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio
      ASUS Z270-WS has a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek®. The Realtek® S1220A features an unprecedented 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality.
      Flawless audio that draws you in
      Crystal Sound 3
      1
      Clean Power
      Power pre-regulator

      Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.

      2
      Noise Isolation
      Audio shielding

      Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.

      3
      Separate layer for left and right tracks

      Ensures that both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.

      4
      Audio Enjoyment
      De-pop circuit

      Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.

      5
      Audio amplifier

      Produces the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers.

      6
      EMI protection

      Prevents electrical noise to preserve audio quality.

      7
      Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors

      Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

      Immersive headphone audio
       DTS Headphone:XTM
      Offers 3D surround-sound technology for incredibly rich audio with all types of headphones.
      Intel Ethernet
      More throughput, less CPU usage
      Z270-WS features the very latest Intel® Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead while offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game!
      Turbo LAN
      Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
      Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge — by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced mode for hardcore controls.
      1Real-time speed monitor
      2Grouping your own favorite list
      3Set priority to speed up for your application
      Extend your keyboard to infinity and beyond!
      Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive onboard microprocessor. Leverage the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10 to launch any application with a single press, or to power on your PC or flash your BIOS — even from S5 mode!
      Function keys
      Assign everyday tasks to function keys, making it easier to complete small jobs such as securely removing a USB drive or switching between rear speakers and the headset.
      Macro keys
      Program and store up to 15 sequential keystrokes.
      Shortcut
      Assign shortcut keys to launch any application or to open any folder.
      Reliable Stability and Compatibility
      ASUS SafeSlot
      Protect your graphics card investment
      SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process to integrate the slot with fortifying metal support for an inherently stronger design, SafeSlot is then firmly anchored to the motherboard through additional solder points.
      Easier DIY, every day
      You will love DIY!
      From assembly, system settings and monitoring, to firmware and hardware updates — ASUS strives to provide the best user experience. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and hassle-free!
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      CPU Installation Toolkit
      Three-step simplicity and safety
      One mistake during fitting could damage your processor or socket — but not with the ASUS CPU Installation Toolkit. Just pop your CPU in the special tool, insert the tool directly into the CPU socket and close the latch positions — then you're good to go!
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      PC Cleaner
      Work faster, start quicker and smoother
      Your computer is running slow? PC Cleaner cleans up unused and unwanted files and programs that take up space in your storage drives. It also accelerates PC start-up with a click!
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      Q-DIMM
      Easy memory removal
      Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out — removing memory is that simple!
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      Q-Slot
      Effortless PCI Express component removal
      The Q-Slot clip has a large wing — making it easy to insert or remove graphics cards. Lightly press the wing, and the graphics card will pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
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      Q-Connector
      Easy, quick, and accurate connections
      You no longer need to worry about which front-panel wire goes where: Just pop the wires into Q-Connector's one-piece plug and you're done.
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      Q-Shield
      Easy and safe on fingers
      Unlike other I/O shields with sharp edges, the exclusive Q-Shield is soft and pliable — reducing cut risks.
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      Q-LED
      Easy PC diagnostics
      Q-LED indicates problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device — so you can quickly diagnose and remedy any issue.
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      Q-Code
      Detailed PC status display and diagnostics
      Q-Code instantly recognizes and displays POST status, allowing for precise troubleshooting. Just check the code in the user guide to identify and resolve any issue.
      Intel CPU and Chipset Features
      Intel Z270 Chipset
      Intel Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z270 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
      Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
      The ASUS Z270-WS motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCIe controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes — all combining to ensure great performance.

      Overview Content

      • Ultimate Graphic Power
      • Power At Your Fingertips
      • Ultimate Transfer Speed
      • Audio Enhancement
      • Connections to beyond
      • Easy PC DIY