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ASUS Z97-A 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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ASUS Motherboard

One-Click Total System Optimization!

  • Five-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 - Access your PC remotely and stream multimedia content anywhere, anytime
  • Proven quality – 5X Protection. 1000+ Compatible devices. 7000+ Validation hours.

High Performance

One Click, Total System Optimization

Get Robust Overclocking, Energy Savings, Digital Power, Customized Fan Control and Tailored Networking and Audio Settings

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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
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CPU Performance Boost
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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.



All-Around Energy Efficiency
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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!



Advanced Fan Controls for Ultimate Cooling and Quietness
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Fan Xpert 3

Fan Xpert 3 puts 4-pin or 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.



Precise Digital Power Control
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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.



Game Faster, Rank Higher
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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.



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.


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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 Data Transfer
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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.

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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!


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Upgrade to Super-Fast Thunderbolt 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 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.

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.

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Flawless Audio that Makes You Part of the Game

Crystal Sound 2

Crystal Sound 2 makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, be it gaming, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components, including Japanese-made audio capacitors and operational amplifiers (op-amps), result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule!

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!

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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.

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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.

UDP Game-Data Performance Up to Two-Times Faster

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!

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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.

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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.

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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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  • Cody M.
  • 3/3/2015 11:42:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest motherboard i have ever owned

Pros: Super easy to overclock. Currently running my 4690k @ 4.5ghz without issue. By far the best bios i have ever navigated trough. Setting up raid is easy as well. I currently have 2 512gb ssd's in raid 0 and 2 1.5tb's in raid 1.

Cons: Only 4 sata ports, but i knew that buying it.

Other Thoughts: Built in wifi would have been nice, but i'm just nit picking here. Overall an awesome board.

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/2/2015 6:01:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice board, Easy install.

Pros: Features, name brand reliability, BIOS

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Paired this with an I7-4790K, EVO 212 cooler, GSkill ARES 2400 RAM, Samsung 250GB SSD and this thing fired up first time with no issues. Once it was fired up, I had to go into the BIOS and enable XMP for it to recognize the 2400 memory. Has been running solid. Different GUI for the BIOS, I haven't played with it much yet. Don't forget is had a small riser for the front panel controls - it will make your life easier during the install.

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  • Christopher B.
  • 3/1/2015 10:14:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFancy

Pros: Lots of fancy optimization tools included none really necessary though.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good board got it on sale so the price was lower.

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  • VIKTORIYA D.
  • 3/1/2015 3:40:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy!

Pros: It works

Cons: - the second PCI Express 3.0 x16 died after 1 month of use (black screen on boot)
- poor Asus support - creating a Service Case on http://www.service.asus.com/#!create-case/c55r was not possible. It returns error after filling all fields and hitting the submit button

Other Thoughts: CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15
MB: ASUS Z97-A (now looking for a new one, NON-ASUS this time)
RAM: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400
GPU: SLI 2 x MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4GB
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500GB
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2

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  • Matthew D.
  • 2/28/2015 2:38:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFrustrated. . .so frustrated

Pros: Nice feature set and aesthetically a very nice board.

Cons: This board would randomly choose which SSD's and HDD's it wanted to acknowledge, although all were initially recognized once windows was installed. This however changed quickly after the computer was rebooted to complete the installation.

My SSD is set at my boot drive, this was only rarely an option in the UEFI BIOS, which were flashed up to date. On top of that it refused to recognize my WD 1TB Black after it was installed, it works on my other machine and was recognized immediately after install on my test bed.

Long story short, this is not the only bad review based on this boards now notorious inability to recognize properly installed hardware.

Other Thoughts: This is by no means a bash of ASUS as a whole. They have been the cornerstone of almost all of my previous builds, both personal and for clients with a relatively good track record as far as hardware reliability goes. Their customer service on the other hand is another story.

As I'm typing this I'm hoping that Newegg will do the right thing and approve my RMA as they have many times in the past.

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  • James H.
  • 2/28/2015 12:03:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst RMA from newegg in 10 years

Pros: Looks nice, easy installation.

Cons: Pins were bent on the 1150 socket. Didn't notice it until machine would not boot after build. Looks like it damaged my 17 as well. Had to RMA both items. Chose replacement option but I wish I could just get a different board at this time, Ive heard of this happening a lot with this board.

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  • Diane S.
  • 2/25/2015 3:16:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsRefuses to POST.

Pros: Great features for the price - has pretty much everything you could want or need and a bit more.

Cons: All the features in the world don't mean squat if the darn thing won't work. I got to see the BIOS once - but it refused to work if I had any keyboard installed (PS/2 or USB). Now it just turns on and off alot - leaving me with a black screen and no signs of life beyond spinning fans and an LED light on the board. Very, very frustrating.

Other Thoughts: Just learned that ASUS isn't offering RMA on this board - but returns only.. Not sure why.

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  • Leland H.
  • 2/24/2015 4:27:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: It fired up the first time without a hitch. I haven't tested out the second PCIE slot yet, but I don't foresee any issues.

Cons: No PATA connections, but this was my oversight.

Other Thoughts: A lot of reviews for this product are not so positive, this made me super careful during installation but luckily everything is working as it should. No bent pins, ram slots all functional...

I did opt for the extended warranty from Newegg just in case though.

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  • Donald L.
  • 2/24/2015 8:45:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid MotherBoard

Pros: If you need a solid MB and uber overclocking is not your desire, This is the board for you. It is well designed and well put together. I finished my build quickly, posted, and into BIOS with no problems. If installing XP to then upgrade to 7 or 8, set the PCH storage from ahci to ide, and you should have no problem. If you get a blue screen, try pressing f7 when prompted to press f6 for proprietary drivers right at the start.

Cons: none

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  • David H.
  • 2/23/2015 6:53:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRunning like a champ

Pros: It POSTed without issue and seems to be stable so far. I like the visual layout with the UEFI BIOS and the temp and fan monitors in there were a nice touch. I also thought the layout of all the connector positions on the board were well thought out

Cons: The couple of things I didn't care for were where some of the advanced BIOS options reside. They seemed counter intuitive at times.
The other thing was the CPU Fan connector was not close enough to the stock cooler to use it without having to unwind the fan cabling from its management on the cooler so it would reach.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'd say this was a good value... Especially paired with the Devil's Canyon i5 combo that Newegg was running when I bought this.

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