One click, total system optimization
Get robust overclocking, energy savings, digital power, customized fan control and tailored networking and audio settings
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. Your PC is smart with ASUS 5-Way Optimization. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use - so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and now even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
- Games 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
- Movies play without stutter
- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money
Advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and quietness Fan Xpert 3
Fan Xpert 3 puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures detected by hardware thermal sensors. Make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Fan Xpert 3 supports hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode for both the CPU and case fans. It even can reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.
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, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
Map to MyFavorite: Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the MyFavorites list!
EZ Tuning Wizard - OC and RAID: Select your hardware and use scenarios to tune system performance or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
EZ XMP Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
Intuitive graphical fan control Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse!
Real-time hardware monitor Benefit from instant information from the critical parts of your system!
- Fan Profile: Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
- SATA Information: Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
- Fast Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
- EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
- Shortcut: Press Enter to create shortcuts to favorite settings, or select an existing shortcut and press F4 to go straight there!
- Quick Notes: Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
- Last Modified Log: Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
- SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
Special memory overclocking design
Now you can drive memory up to 3200 (OC)! Our exclusive T-Topology design provides superb memory overclocking capability under full load by minimizing the coupling noise and signal reflection effect. The memory channels are equidistant to the CPU, providing the most balanced control over multiple memory modules and enhanced overall memory compatibility.
Ultra-fast transfer speed
Evolve your storage speed with SATA Express
SATA Express provides up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds from two PCIE 2.0 lanes, resolving the higher bandwidth request in the near future. The current SSDs consume up to 550MB/s, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard - and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.
Speed up your system with M.2
With two native PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system drive, making your whole PC work that much faster. It supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology to ensure even faster access to data, refresh applications automatically and awake from sleep in just seconds!*
*Refer to model specifications for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology support
Upgrade to super-fast ThunderboltT2 speed today
ASUS ThunderboltEX II series are the first Intel®-certified ThunderboltT 2 add-on card, offering the flexibility to upgrade your own build to Thunderbolt 2 technology whenever you want. You can enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 20Gbit/s - that's four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0! Experience video in incredible detail on the latest 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays while using bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time.
Intel® LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
12.0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Intel® Z97 Express
2200 MHz,2133 MHz,1866 MHz,1333 MHz
1333, 1600, 1866, 2000, 2133, 2200, 2400, 2600, 2666, 2800, 2933, 3000 MHz
Memory channels support : Dual
Memory slots type : DIMM
Memory slots : 4
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
4 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x LAN (RJ45)
1 x D-Sub
6 x Audio Ports
4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0
Supported hard disk drive interfaces : Serial ATA III
Number of SATA 3 connectors : 6
0, 1, 5, 10
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector
4 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
TPM connector : Yes
1 x DisplayPort
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
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 4960 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
LAN controller : Intel I218V
Ethernet LAN : Yes
ACPI version : 5.0
Windows® 8.1 ,Windows® 8 ,Windows® 7