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ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
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One-Click Total System Optimization and the Fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity!

  • 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 – One click, total system optimization!
  • M.2 & SATA Express - Speed up your system with lightning-fast 10Gbps transfer speed
  • Crystal Sound 2 and Intel Gigabit Ethernet - A game-winning combo!
  • ASUS HomeCloud with 802.11ac Wi-Fi - Access your PC remotely and stream multimedia content anywhere, anytime
  • Proven Quality – 5X Protection. 1000+ compatible devices. 7000+ validation hours.

  1. USB 3.0
  2. Dual-Band Wi-Fi + BT 4.0
  3. DisplayPort
  4. HDMI
  5. Intel® LAN
  6. Audio with DTS Support
  7. PCIe 3.0 (GEN3) Quad SLI & 3-Way CFX Support
  8. Crystal Sound 2
    • EMI protection cover
    • Audio shielding
    • Top notch audio profile
    • Separate layer for left/right track
    • Premium Japan-made audio capacitors
  9. DIGI + Power Control (12 Digital Power Phase)
  10. Support 22nm CPU intel LGA 1150 Socket
  11. DDR3 3200 (O.C.) support
  12. Front USB 3.0 Header
  13. 10Gbps SATA Express
  14. SATA 6.0Gbps ports
  15. 10Gbps M.2 Socket 3
  16. USB BIOS Flashback

High Performance

One Click, Total System Optimization

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) 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

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)


*Testing configuration: Intel LGA1150 i7-4770K | Z97-DELUXE | Delta AUB0812VH | AVEXIR 1600 AVD3U16001104G-4CI x 2 | EN9600GT MG/HTDP/512MD2/A x 1 | Seagate ST500DM002-500G x 1

**Intel LGA1150 i7-4765T 35W | Z97-DELUXE | SanDisk SSD 64 GB | SUPER FLOWER_SF-350P14XE_350W | ASUS PA238Q 23" | Kingston KHX1600C9D3LK2/8GX
Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

CPU Performance Boost

TPU


Unleash your PC's full performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The Turbo Processor Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and to exploit the potential out of your graphics card*.

*Refer to graphics card QVL


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All-Around Energy Efficiency

EPU


With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you will enjoy from system-wide real-time power savings, controlled via a simple onboard switch or the AI Suite 3 utility. EPU detects and adjusts power consumption according to the PC's needs — automatically. It can also reduce CPU wattage to an indicated level or enjoy even more savings with Away Mode, which creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the graphics cards' power level while you're away, so the PC consumes only the energy it needs — and not a drop more!


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

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.


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Precise Digital Power Control

DIGI+ Power Control


Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU power draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® VRD12.5 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

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.
Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

  1. Map to MyFavorite:
    Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the MyFavorites list!
  2. 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!
  3. EZ XMP:
    Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
  4. Intuitive Graphical Fan Control:
    Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse!
  5. Real-Time Hardware Monitor:
    Benefit from instant information from the critical parts of your system!

EZ Mode
  • 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!
Advanced Mode
  • 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!

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) 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

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Evolve Your Storage Speed with SATA Express

SATA Express provides up to 10Gbps data-transfer speeds from two PCIE 2.0 lanes, resolving the higher bandwidth request in the near future. The current SSDs consume up to 550MBps, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbps 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.

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Speed up Your System with M.2

With two native PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 10Gbps 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


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) Upgrade to Super-Fast Thunderbolt™ 2 Speed Today

ASUS ThunderboltEX II series are the first Intel®-certified Thunderbolt™ 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 20Gbps — 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.


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Gaming Scenario



Game Faster, Rank Higher!

Turbo App

The distant sound of enemy footsteps. You turn, focus, and unleash a crackle of rapid gunfire. Another frag for you! As a gamer, you know that only the swiftest actions win the game, and that's why you need exclusive ASUS Turbo App — an intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles! Overclock your CPU, prioritize game data across your network and optimize the audio settings for fantastically clear audio and in-game-chat. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)
  1. Speed Boost
    Easy overclocking for ultra-fast gaming performance!
  2. Networking Boost
    Prioritized game data for no-lag gameplay!
  3. Sound Boost
    Advanced audio design for crystal-clear sound and in-game chat!


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)
  1. Audio Shielding
    Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
  2. EMI Cover
    Prevents electrical noise to affect the audio quality
  3. Audio Amplifier
    Enhances the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
  4. Unique De-Pop Circuit
    Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
  5. Premium Japanese-Made Audio Capacitors
    Provides warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
  6. Special Layout Design
    Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) A Double Win for Gaming!

The difference between defeat and victory can be measured in milliseconds. That's why ASUS motherboards are equipped with state-of-the-art networking technology that puts your frags first!


Turbo LAN

Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and 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.

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)
  1. Real-time speed monitor
  2. Grouping your own favorite list
  3. Set priority to speed up for your application
*Testing configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50 GHz ¦ Z97-DELUXE ¦ Transcend JM1600KLH-16GK DDR3 1600MHz*2 ¦ Windows Win8.1 Ultimate 64bit


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) Intel® Gigabit Ethernet — Top Gaming Choice that Goes Faster with Your CPU

Faster, smoother gaming – always. Intel® Gigabit Ethernet has the serious double advantage of communicating directly with CPUs and offering high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.

Up to 2X-Faster UDP Game-Data Performance

ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 byte) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with Z97 your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Multi-GPU Support

With support for both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™, the Z97 motherboard enables multi-GPU setups so you can harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies.

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

4K / Ultra HD Visual Excellence

Native support for 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) resolutions of 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.

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Work with Up to Three Displays

Connect up to three independent monitors at once using video outputs such as DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. Choose your outputs and set displays to either mirror mode or collage mode.


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Warranty

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


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  • Shelby M.
  • 9/6/2014 9:54:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes it all

Pros: Hey it's ASUS. This is my 5th ASUS board in 20 years.
1150 socket (can you say 5th Gen 4.0ghz i7?)
Comes with bluetooth, WiFi (11.02ac). These work great with my smartPhone and my wireless speakers.
, Crystal 2 sound (better than my sound blaster)
M.2 PCI and SATA Express. Supports up to 3200 DDR3 RAM. Inmy opinion the easiest BIOS with the most options on the market. It supports up to 14 USB ports (6 of them 3.0)

Cons: Not the cheapest board by a long shot. Linux doesn't recognize the buit-in WiFi (not a big deal, I use an external adapter)

Other Thoughts: I've been building my own PC's for almost 20 years. Some for friends also. There's a reason I use more ASUS boards than all the others put together.

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  • Dan T.
  • 9/6/2014 4:15:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsASUS Z97 Pro (WiFi AC)

Pros: This is a really good motherboard. It does everything its supposed to and hasn't done anything that it wasn't since i got it all set up. It super durable and rock solid in performance. If you are looking for a reliable and solid motherboard this one is for you

Cons: The WiFi AC is terrible. I cannot connect to my router on the 5ghz band and the 2.4ghz band was very unreliable,even though my iPhone and Macbook can connect perfectly fine to both bands. I have the ASUS RT-AC68U router so I thought I could have taken advantage of the AC capabilities but I guess not. I had to bring the router exceptionally closer to my room to have it connect but when it did, the 5G band was insanely fast. I ended up getting power line adapters so i can run a wired connection to my modem because i couldn't place the router in an acceptable location. so if you are getting this board for the WiFi, I would recommend just saving your 30 dollars and get the Z97 Pro without WiFi and invest the 30 dollars on the higher grade wireless adapter with bigger range. This one sucks!

Other Thoughts: Other than the wifi capabilities this board is pretty sweet. kinda annoyed me because i could have saved 30 bucks and gotten the Z97 without WiFi

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  • Marc W.
  • 8/25/2014 7:16:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Rocks!

Pros: Everything is clearly marked and super simple to put a system together. LOVE IT!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have always used ASUS motherboards and this one just solidifies my reasoning. The WiFi is super fast and it runs so smoothly.
If you want a quality motherboard packed with a ton of features without going to the poorhouse, then your search stops here.

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  • John B.
  • 8/20/2014 10:18:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome motherboard

Pros: great motherboard great wifi adapter great features!

Cons: none

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  • Cody G.
  • 8/17/2014 5:00:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery satisfied!

Pros: After more than 5 years of going with Asrock and EVGA (Bad choice for MBs) I've come back to Asus and so glad I did! It made OC'ing my i-4790k a piece of cake. This board has been rock stable since it booted up the first time. No more will I resort to Asrock or EVGA for my main PC builds. You get what you pay for!

Cons: The only thing I can think of is the price, but again you get what you pay for. If you're not going to be doing anything like OC'ing I would recommend a basic Asrock board. They are stable and the company is a spin off of Asus itself.

Other Thoughts: Longtime Asus fanboy returns.

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  • Shuning W.
  • 8/15/2014 9:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsVery disappointed with this motherboard

Pros: Looks good, built quality seems solid

Cons: Keeps freezing after sleep

Other Thoughts: I bought Z97-Pro motherboard with Intel i7-4790K CPU last week, but the system keeps freezing after sleep. When I tried to wake up the computer, the CPU fan and system fan were running, but there was no video output to the monitor, also the keyboard and the mouse were not working. I had to press the power button for several seconds to force the system shut down then reboot the computer.

I switched the whole system back to my old MSI Z87 MPower motherboard, then the freezing problem is completely gone, I can wake up my computer without any problem. So it seems that Asus Z97-Pro motherboard is defective.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. If you have not contacted NewEgg for an exchange already, please let me know and we can discuss your case as well as setting up an RMA with ASUS. When you have the chance, please provide me with what additional troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Cs#N140907520

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Justin K.
  • 8/1/2014 8:38:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: This board is simply great. I was looking for a high quality board with built in networking ability. I purchased the board not too long after the release date. I have had only a slight issue with the BIOS and the XMP system not clocking the ram to the full extent, but otherwise happy.

The board has a great color scheme to it and feels sturdy. I wanted a great quality board and definitely got it with this Asus Pro series. I was comparing it to the newer ROG Hero VI, but didn't feel it was a quite robust in features per dollar. I don't plan on overclocking because the I7-4770K I have installed simply doesn't need any additional tuning and is blazing fast to begin with.

If you are a serious overclocker and want the next level, then go with ROG, otherwise go ahead with this board and it shouldn't let you down. (Of course it is unfortunate when it happens, but sometimes boards are DOA. Don't let that necessarily influence your decision on this board.

Cons: No cons that I can think of except for a minor issue with XMP settings not clocking my ram to their capable speed of 1800 MHz, which should not need overclocking at that speed.

Other Thoughts: Great board. Solid quality.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 7/24/2014 4:59:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well enough

Pros: Intel chipset compatible with new Core i-series
integrated Wifi has been great, the Netgear USB adapter with my last machine was a pain.

Cons: xHCI USB controller had to be disabled in the BIOS as I was running into extensive USB keyboard type peripheral issues. From what i have been able to find out the devices would need firmware updates to address compatibility with this drastic of an architecture change. I knocked a star off as this was a direct cause of frustration and means a chipset feature is not a functional option. With this option disabled USB devices are working fine.

Other Thoughts: Build
Define R4 Blackout Case
z97 Pro wifi
Core i7-4790K /w Noctua D15 cooler
Trident 2x 4GB Ram running @ 2400Mhz via XMP
AMD R9 290 Asus Direct CU II
1000W PSU

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  • Robert C.
  • 7/24/2014 9:54:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredibly Impressive

Pros: Very easy overclocking, fan control, and user interface. The software based overclocking is simply awesome. I highly recommend this board.

Cons: In certain games my sound card has had some popping like the intro to Arkham Origins but in game it sounds great. Not enough of an issue for me to knock an egg off of my rating.

Other Thoughts: If you have wanted to overclock in the past but we worried about voltages and complication. This is a great board for you overclock with.

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  • Erik G.
  • 7/22/2014 4:31:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2nd motherboard is great

Pros: 2nd motherboard is perfect. The features are incredible and I really like the interface. I'm extremely impressed with it all around.

Cons: I only wish the first one had worked out of the box.

Other Thoughts: Do not let Windows 8.1 try to install drivers from Windows Updates. It will mess up the USB 3 drivers and causing random freezing. Use the latest drivers from their support website.

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