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ASUS Z87-EXPERT LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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Thunderbolt™-Certified Z87 Motherboard with Perfectly-Tuned System Optimization and Enhanced Wi-Fi Control

  • Dual Intelligent Processor 4s
  • Four-Way Optimization - One Click and Done! Top-up Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power, and System Cooling
  • Thunderbolt Technology Onboard- Blistering-Fast Data Transfers
  • Wi-Fi Go! - Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads
  • Fan Xpert 2 - The Most Customizable Fan Controls

One-Click, Four-Way Optimization


Dual Intelligent Processor with Four-Way Optimization
One Click for Better Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power Control, Reduced Noise, and Improved Cooling


Wi-Fi Go!

Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads

ASUS Wi-Fi Go! makes enjoying home entertainment and remotely controlling your PC easier than ever! It is the first integration of Wi-Fi hardware and a host of useful connectivity functions in a single intuitive app anyone can make the most of. It's a one-stop utility that links your desktop with smart devices, which can be used to remotely control your PC for a truly connected lifestyle.

Wi-Fi Hotspot Setup

Quickly gets an access point via 802.11n Wi-Fi. Bundled with a 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band 2T2R antenna so you can build your network without an extra router!




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.


CPU and Chipset 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, two-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 that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® 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 provides a maximum six USB 3.0 ports and six SATA 6Gbps ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

5X Protection

ASUS 5X Protection
All-Round Protection Provides the Best Quality, Reliability, and Durability

ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields - all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.


Multi-GPU / Multi-Monitor / 4K

4K Ultra HD Ready
Discover Future Visual Experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you're ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.



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


ASUS is the first to market with Intel® Thunderbolt-certified Z87 motherboards, helping revolutionize display and accessory data speeds. Thunderbolt™ works at 10Gbps, or two times faster than USB 3.0 and an incredible 20X faster than USB 2.0. And with the ability to daisy-chain up to six devices to Thunderbolt™ port without a hub or switch, your environment stays clutter-free while performance rises. For example, you can connect multiple Thunderbolt™ storage devices, an HD video capture device, and a monitor to a single Thunderbolt™ chain while maintaining maximum throughput with no slowdown. You can also connect DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA cards and displays using adapters.



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.

Windows 8 Exclusive Features

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!


Learn more about the ASUS Z87-EXPERT



Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th-Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron (LGA1150)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


Intel Z87


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2666(OC)/2600(OC)/2500(OC)/2400(OC)/2200(OC)/2133(OC)/2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)/1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
3(x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4)
PCI Express x1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87
2 x SATA 6Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed
Wireless LAN
WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth v3.0 + HS

Rear Panel Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI + Thunderbolt
1 x HDMI
Thunderbolt Ports
1 x Thunderbolt Port
USB 3.0
6 x USB 3.0
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
4 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 8 USB ports
Other Connectors
1 x TPM header
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)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switch(es)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization

4-Way Optimization - One Click and Done! Top-up Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power, and System Cooling

Thunderbolt Technology Onboard- Blistering-fast Data Transfers

Wi-Fi GO! - Connect Your Life - The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads

Fan Xpert 2 - The Most Customizable Fan Controls


Package Contents
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antenna (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n compliant)
4 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
ASUS Q-Shield
2 in 1 Q-connector (Retailor Version Only)
User's manual

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the ASUS Z87-EXPERT

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  • Bill C.
  • 3/30/2014 11:31:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood mobo

Pros: It does what I got it to do

Cons: I like the BIOS set up, boot up screens, and support site better on the ASRock boards I have, no biggie, just a "me" thing.

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  • Adrian K.
  • 3/15/2014 4:13:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery well built wioth excellent control software

Pros: Looking for a replacement for my 7-years-old Xeon-based workstation, I found this board that is very well built, has all the bells and whistles that will probably last me another 6 or so years and has the control software to do overclocking without having that particular knowledge or experience. Even with a moderate i7-4770S processor this board is extremely fast.

Cons: I'll update this if I find any.

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  • Dylan O.
  • 1/2/2014 11:43:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Board for Hackintosh

Pros: Board is stable and is well prepared for SLI setups. The BIOS is easy to use and the dual boot function is great. RAM is stable running at 1600 32gb. Thunderbolt works perfectly and works very well on the OSX side. OSX installed without a hitch and didn't require any boot cammands

Cons: When the board arrived there were a couple bent pins on the south side of the board. Upon closer inspection I decided to fix it myself seeing as Newegg/ Asus would never accept the board back (I heard many horror stories saying they would claim it was user error) After purchasing a magnifying glass I fixed all the bent pins and board functions perfectly.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this as well as an Asrock z87 dual thunderbolt 9/ac board for my two systems. The Asrock is more stable but for running OSX this board would be my choice.

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  • Wesley M.
  • 12/20/2013 4:09:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Motherboard -

Pros: Awesome. I don't know why others have had problems, but mine does everything it's advertised to. Works with 2 Corsair Vengeance 8GB kits (CML8GX3M2A1600C9) just fine, even though they're not on the compatibility list.

Cons: Documentation (and descriptions in Bios) was NOT written by a native English speaker (maybe a computerized translation?), because much of it is unintelligible. Doesn't affect funtionality though, so I won't doc an egg.

Other Thoughts: So, some people had some DOAs, and were super whiny about it. So what? Everything works very well. I would buy again, and I already have recommended to friends.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 11/8/2013 4:30:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent board

Pros: Asus has always been #1 on my list for motherboards since the original Pentium era. Excellent gaming performance

Cons: None aside from minor initial boot issues. Wish the color scheme was a bit more red/blue/black as I upgraded from a ASUS ROG Rampage Extreme.

Other Thoughts: As long as you are careful to follow standard ESD procedures and take extra precaution around the LGA area of the board when installing the CPU it should work great.

i7-4770, 16gb Mushkin RAM, EVGA Geforce 760, WD5003AZEX / WD10EALX / Asus BW-14D1XT/ Antec 1200w Quattro PSU / Antec P193 / CoolerMaster Blademaster 120mm fans/CoolerMaster Vortex sink

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  • noah b.
  • 10/30/2013 8:55:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: works well, looks good, allows 3-way sli

Cons: I had to go through a few forums to find out that the 51 Q-code is the motherboard recognizing the thunderbolt controller and not an actual memory error

Other Thoughts: 51 Q-code is the motherboard recognizing the thunderbolt controller and not an actual memory error and will stay that way until a new bios update when it will change

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  • 10/16/2013 7:26:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSomewhat Functional Product, Terrible Support

Pros: Great features, so many 6Gb SATA, really utilizing latest Intel chipset features to their potential

Cons: I purchased RAM for this board specifically based on ASUS published documents (Patriot Viper). First boot and got ASUS Q Code 51 (a memory error according to manual). Additionally, my VGA attached monitor would not achieve native resolution 1920x1200 (it limited to 1920x1080, although ASUS publishes on their website higher support from this port). I switched monitors, cables, etc - no matter, the maximum resolution from VGA did not change. Driver un/re-installs from both ASUS and directly from Intel have been no help. I've supported enterprise IT infrastructures for years, let's say the basics are covered.
I submitted a support ticket on ASUS website 7/17/2013 specifically requesting help for memory errors. The response the following day was to check my monitor cables and reinstall drivers, nevermind the initial request spelled out what I had done. With that in mind I respectfully stated I had tried that and asked that we troubleshoot the memory errors. The second response was to try another monitor. Again, no help for memory. Set aside the remainder of the details, I never received any help what-so-ever for the memory errors. Three months later, a BIOS update resolved them. A BIOS update that ASUS' BIOS update tool could not detect was available, I just decided to check their site directly.
My VGA monitor will still not adjust to 1920x1200, even though every other computer I attach it to supports the resolution just fine.

Other Thoughts: When you sign up for an ASUS account and when you register your product, your occupation and technical skill level are requested. Why doesn't ASUS use this information and adjust their responses accordingly. Better still, why not just read the content of the request and answer accordingly. Furthermore, why not answer all of the questions asked?

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for posting your review.

I am sorry the customer you have received so far has not been up to par. If I may, I would like to help. Please send your complete system specifications, including the model number of the monitor, and I will be able to look into this issue further. Your reference number for this case is 3070655.

For support information, please visit For service, visit For motherboard warranty, visit!Motherboard%20Warranty/c1c20; Refurbished products/accessories:!refurbished-warranty/c16us. For RMA status, visit:


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  • David M.
  • 10/9/2013 7:26:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAsus Expert BIOS Clock does not work

Pros: Overclocking was easy

Cons: The BIOS clock stopped working shortly after I purchased the board. Like one of the other reviewers, the CMOS battery was suspect. Asus customer service instructed me to buy and replace a new battery which I did and clock worked for about 2 months and then stopped working again. After several rounds w/ Asus customer service and moving jumpers, replacing CMOS battery again, they now are instructing me to either RMA the board or buy a new BIOS chip from them @ $20. They refuse to send me a new board first even after I offered them my CC as collateral, so my options are buying a new BIOS chip which is what I'm doing or being w/o a rig until Asus tries to fix the board.

I have a lot of Asus products and this is my first major disappointment with the company. They definitely dropped off my favorites list.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Dave,

If I may, I would like to help.

At your earliest convenience, please send a message to my email including the serial number of the motherboard, and we can discuss what options are available in this case. Your reference number is 3051954.

For support information, please visit For service, visit For motherboard warranty, visit!Motherboard%20Warranty/c1c20; Refurbished products/accessories:!refurbished-warranty/c16us. For RMA status, visit:


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  • Robert F.
  • 9/27/2013 12:27:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, mostly

Pros: I like ASUS products and wanted a mother board with at least one Thunderbolt port, so I got this the Z87-Expert.

Here's the quick review: I install the board in a Corsair 650D case with a 4770K cpu, and 16GB of G.Skill sniper memory, turned it on, booted Linux Mint 15 and it worked without a problem.

The board seems solid and well built, and has worked perfectly for about 3 weeks.

But.... (see cons)

It is now working perfectly under windows 7 x64 with a OCZ SSD and a few other drives. I plan to get a H100i cooler and overclock it. More when that happens.

Cons: My main OS is WIndows 7. I was moving from a 2008 ASUS Striker II Extreme.

I use Acronis True Image to back up my system, and it can restore from a different build by re-creating the Window's HAL at restore time. This worked well, I restored and Windows came right up with no problem.... except the USB 3.0 ports. They didn't work, period. (Remember, everything worked fine with Linux.)

I did everything I could think of, then finally called ASUS. They tried everything they could think of, and finally recommended a re-install of windows from scratch.

That did the trick, but I was this |<->| close to having my old system up on new hardware.

I don't remember the specifics, but this board uses an Intel chip with a known flaw for USB, and that may have been the cause of the moving from the old system issue. Intel has a new chip, fixed chip it now sells.

If you are not planning a Windows install-from-scratch, I would look for another board.

Other Thoughts: I like the board, but don't love it, and will probably end up replacing it in the next year or two.

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  • Joshua S.
  • 8/5/2013 5:47:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Apple Thunderbolt Monitor

Pros: I purchased this motherboard as an upgrade from my Sandy Bridge system. I wanted a Thunderbolt port so I could attempt to use the extra Apple Thunderbolt display we have in our house. After setting up the new PC and updating all drivers the monitor works! So do the built in speakers and HD camera.

Motherboard seems solidly built with a great feature set. Definitely a big upgrade over my last Asrock board. The easy setup options in BIOS alone are worthwhile. Fan tuner is a really nice feature as well.

Cons: Only con I have is not really the fault of Asus. Official drivers for some of the ports on the back of the Apple monitor are not available so they show up as needing updates in System.

I had an issue with the screen being too dim until I found an awesome free program called "Brightness Controller". It works perfectly and even includes the auto-adjust to ambient light feature. Just need to run it once and its set for every subsequent restart.

If you are running a discrete GPU (I have a GTX 760 in mine) then you will not see the boot screen on the Thunderbolt display (you will if you are only using the iGPU). Remember to enable the iGPU in BIOS to get the display over Thunderbolt working. Virtu software allows me to game on the Thunderbolt monitor with the GTX 760 doing the processing and handing the image to the iGPU for display. Works really well.

Other Thoughts: Overall its a wonderful board. I don't think the cost over similar featured boards WITHOUT Thunderbolt ports is justified if you don't have devices that need them. If you are, however, in a similar position its definitely worth the price.

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