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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)
  • DDR3 3200(OC)/3100(OC)
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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
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CPU Performance Boost


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


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.

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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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Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

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  • Tony M.
  • 12/11/2014 8:20:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet Motherboard

Pros: Does everything that it says it will. I love it. It recognised my Team Xtreem 2400 ram and no problem with my Core i7 4790k Wifi works very well. Usb 3.0 works great.

Cons: No Cons, I have read that people complain it will not do 5 way optimization it crashes etc. So.... I installed the board and fired it up and went into Bios did the 5 way optimization and it crashed..... So... I installed the software and ran the EZ update software and it updated the BIOS then no problem.... Come on People just think this through... 1+1 = 2... Not Purple... Not March... 2!!!!!

Other Thoughts: My System Specs

- Corsair Carbide 500R Black case with side panel fan.

- ASUS Z97 Pro (WIFI) AC Mobo
Model #: Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

- Intel Core I7 4790K
Model # BX80646I74790K

- EVGA 850 B2 Bronze PSU
Model #: 110-B2-0850-V1

- Team Xtreem (2x8) GB DDR3 2400 Ram
Model #: TXD316G2400HC10QDC01

- EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SC Blower style
Model # 04G-P4-1972-KR (Replacing due to fan noise)

- Samsung EVO 500gb SSD
Model # MZ-7TE500BW

- 1TB WD Blue 6gb/s Hdd
Model # WD10EZEX

- LG Blu-Ray Burner
Model # WH16NS40

- Arctic MX-4 Carbon-Based Thermal compound
Model # AC-MX4

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  • Alfonso A.
  • 11/22/2014 5:52:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid and reliable, tons of features

Pros: It will boot from the first time, it will support your mem sticks without hesitation and its software control features are nice enough.

Paired with an Intel i7 4790K CPU, 32 gigs of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM and one EVGA GTX 780 6GB,. I haven't had the necessity to OC at all, but I have the feeling it will also rock on that area.

Best description: server-solid like.

Choose this MB if you are looking for stability above all, but with room for nice features.

Cons: Not really so far.

Other Thoughts: ASUS AI Suite (to control fans and stuff) actually works well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2014 10:05:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIncredibly let down

Pros: The board sounds promising and looks great but thats about where it ends. I read tons of reviews and despite some concering reviews thought those might have been isolated incidents.

Cons: The issues im having with the USB ports and DPC latency on this board are flat out absurd for a $200 board. I have tried every solution imaginable from updating drivers, bios, fine tuning power settings, disabling nearly everything and still Latency monitor is showing horrible spikes all over the place, even on a fresh Windows install on SSD card with every driver having the most recent update.

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  • Justin F.
  • 11/15/2014 12:32:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised, the software package on the other hand...

Pros: The motherboard works great at a reasonable temp. (low 30s). The motherboard had plenty of fan headers (4 CHAFAN, 1 CPU, 1 OPT), which is plenty for most users out there such as myself.

The wifi is amazing, even without the software. My internet hotspot is all the way across the house and I have great reception for games such as SMITE, WARFRAME, & HON. The wifi was necessary since a hardlined connection was not an option for me. Perhaps one day.

Cons: While the motherboard thus far is flawless, the software that came with the motherboard caused a complete nightmare. One of the programs (I couldn't pinpoint the exact application) consistently corrupted the windows 8.1 os. I had to re-install windows four times before ultimately deciding to trash the disk completely. At this point, Im afraid to download the AI Suite & related programs from their respective websites in fear of having to go through this nightmare/hell again. Too bad, because those features were nice during the amazingly short time they were up and running. I docked a star because of this. After all, it seemed that I could do so much more if the installation was actually successful, yet the motherboard works great on its own merit.

Other Thoughts: Parts used in System for Review:

This Motherboard
Kraken x61
Gygabyte OC gtx 760 4GB
Corsair Vengeance 32 GB
Asus optical drive
windows 8.1
WD 2tb Black HD
Plextor 256GB SSD
Fortress 750w Modular Power Supply

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  • Byron T.
  • 11/9/2014 3:14:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: -Powerful Z series motherboard
-Excellent onboard audio
-Wifi/AC and bluetooth
-Good BIOS
-M.2 slot (if you are spendy)

Cons: -Expensive
-Mine was obviously used (Scratch marks on mounting holes, no cpu slot cover (no bent pins or anything, but I was nervous)
-Mine had no anti-static bag, worked fine.

Other Thoughts: I got an open box unit, it came with all the documentation and cds but no anti-static bag, or cpu slot cover. I had both laying around from old customer builds so not a giant deal, but I payed the new premium and got a used product. I knocked off an egg for it, not for the functionality of the board itself which is excellent.

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  • Trey S.
  • 10/22/2014 12:35:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIffy but operable

Pros: Does, for the most part, what it claims to do. It handled my i7-4790K well enough and has no trouble waking up.

Cons: Has been giving me a "00" on the debugger since day 1 (usually means a bad mobo) but somehow manages. However, the "optimize 5 way" function crashes the computer every time, and for the first two weeks the mobo would cause a crash randomly.

Other Thoughts: It's working, but I'd wish it gave me 100% what I paid for. If you want a future-proof mobo, I wouldn't suggest my current mobo to anyone. But maybe they fixed the bugs since when I bought it (4 months ago).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. The "00" Q-code usually means CPU is not initializing or detected. It does not mean the motherboard is bad necessarily. It could possibly be a power issue or bent CPU pin as well. It can even be caused by an over torqued cooler on the CPU. What BIOS version are you on and have you tried testing of your board outside of the system/case? At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141065581


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ryan H.
  • 10/1/2014 10:35:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSerious Problems With Board

Pros: Boots up

Cons: Freezes doing basic things like installing drivers, etc. ASUS support already determined the board is bad, but they still have not issued an RMA after a week. It does not appear they intend to resolve the issue. This is the second ASUS product this year that has had issues and their customer support failed to resolve it. I guess they could offer a 50 year warranty, it would not matter if they do not honor it.

Other Thoughts: Find another brand. I wanted to trust ASUS, but they worked hard to make sure they could not be trusted.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear about the issues you ran into with the board and RMA process sir. I will be happy to assist you with your current RMA if you would like. When contacting me, so that I may look into your case further, please provide me with your RMA number or case number. Please include your reference number listed here within the subject line as well. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you!Cs#N141003848


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nicolas G.
  • 10/1/2014 7:22:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Finally a motherboard that is not red and black! It's color scheme compliment my stealth build perfectly. The gold on the mother board is the same that on my evga 770 acx so it's awesome. It is very stable and haven't got any problem overclocking with it. The UEFI is great.

Cons: non

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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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