ASUS Z270-WS LGA1151 DDR4 DisplayPort HDMI 2.0 4-Way SLI CrossfireX M.2 U.2 Z270 ATX Motherboard with Dual Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1

    • LGA1151 socket for 7th and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 Desktop Processors with support for 64GB DDR4 3866
    • 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum performance and dynamic system cooling
    • Maximize your connectivity and speed with support for 64GB of DDR4 RAM, integrated dual M.2 / U.2 connectors, and rear USB 3.1 Type A / Type C ports
    • 4-Way SLI / CrossfireX support with Patent-pending SafeSlots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
    • Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio enhanced by ASUS exclusive Realtek S1220A driven by Japanese capacitors for warm, immersive sound
    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 Connector
    (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.
    • 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.
    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_1 + M.2_2

    U.2_1 + U.2_2

    U.2_1 + M.2_2
    Hyper kit (M.2_1)

    U.2_1 + U.2_2
    Hyper kit (M.2_1)

    *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!
    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
    Clean Power
    Power pre-regulator

    Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.

    Noise Isolation
    Audio shielding

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

    Separate layer for left and right tracks

    Ensures that both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.

    Audio Enjoyment
    De-pop circuit

    Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.

    Audio amplifier

    Produces the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers.

    EMI protection

    Prevents electrical noise to preserve audio quality.

    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.
    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!
    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!
    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!
    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!
    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!
    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.
    Easy and safe on fingers
    Unlike other I/O shields with sharp edges, the exclusive Q-Shield is soft and pliable — reducing cut risks.
    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.
    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