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ASUS Z97-WS Intel LGA1150 HDMI/DisplayPort /Mini DisplayPort Dual server-grade Intel LAN ATX Server Workstation Motherboard for Quad-strength Graphic Power

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3400(OC)/3200(OC)
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Quad-Strength Graphic Power with Optimized Power Efficiency

  • Quad Strength Graphic Power – Four-Way NVidia Geforce SLI and AMD CorssFireX on demand
  • Supreme Power Solution – Premium components deliver industry-leading power efficiency
  • Five-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 – One click, total system optimization!
  • New UEFI BIOS – BIOS innovation continues
  • SATA Express & M.2 Support – Speed up your system up to 10Gbps!

Workstation Exclusive

Built for Graphic Professionals

The Intel Z97 chipset-based workstation motherboard features on-demand NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ technology, plus hassle-free troubleshooting features for minimized downtime.

Z97-WS Four PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots Enable Extreme Graphics Power
The Z97-WS can carry up to four dual-slot graphics. It supports four-way NVIDIA® Geforce® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™, making it an excellent choice for graphics professionals who depend on powerful graphics in areas such as design and modeling, medical research, plus processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications. In addition to graphics cards, extensive Z97 WS expandability offers ample room for RAID cards, PCI Express-based solid state storage drives, video capture cards, and other components.
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Supreme Power Solutions

Z97-WS Couples Innovative Thinking with Premium Components to Deliver Industry-Leading Power Efficiency

Carefully engineered with Beat Thermal Chokes made of highly conductive and efficient gold-treated coating for minimal-loss power delivery and integrated Dr.MOS MOSFET that both saves space and reduces operating temperatures. For the latest workstation motherboard, ASUS introduce the industry's most durable 12K solid capacitors, and exclusive ASUS ProCool power connectors. Z97-WS is built to stay cool under pressure — and boosts performance, power efficiency and product longevity into extreme levels!

Z97-WS 12K Hour Caps - Capacitors with World's Best Longevity
ASUS is the world's first motherboard manufacturer to introduce 12K solid capacitors, and Z97-WS is of course equipped. These Japanese-made capacitors are the most durable in the industry, able endure up to 12,000 hours' exposure to temperatures as high at 221°F (105°C). This is far higher than the temperatures generated by everyday computing, so Z97-WS is built for endurance. Our 12k capacitors also boast lowered equivalent series resistance (ESR) for increased efficiency and minimized heat generation — improving overall performance!
Z97-WS ProCool Power Connectors
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the Z97-WS motherboard. This design is much stronger, and it also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature.
Higher Stability and Lower Power Loss with Beat Thermal Choke

ASUS Beat Thermal Chokes deliver great durability and up to 93% power efficiency under normal operation. A special fin design results in 3 - 5°(C) lower choke temps for added stability, which is increased exponentially by use of highly conductive and efficient gold-treated coating. This translates into minimal-loss power delivery.


Dr. MOS - The Do-More MOSFET

Z97-WS benefits from an integrated Driver-MOSFET (Dr. MOS) that both saves space and reduces operating temperatures. Compared with traditional MOSFET designs, the Dr. MOS high-side and low-side MOSFETs and built-in driver extend component lifespan and enhances power efficiency.

Hassle-Free Troubleshooting

Z97-WS

Q-Code Logger – One-Touch Troubleshooter

Q-code logger is your one-touch troubleshooter that lets users easily check system status at any time. Plug a flash drive into adjacent USB port, press the motherboard's dedicated Q-Code logger button and all ASUS Q-Code event logs for the current live session will be copied to the drive even with the system off.

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ASUS Dr. Power Hassle-Free Power Supply Health Monitoring

As the Z97-WS is meant for professional users who rely on non-stop operation, stable power delivery is critical. Real time power supply health detection helps prevent sudden system shutdown and provides hassle-free notifications should power delivery be insufficient. Additionally, LED messages on the board clearly indicate any relevant power issues in the event your system fails to boot.


High Performance

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 Five-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, five-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)

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


Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

All-Round 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!


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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)

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.



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-WS
  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-WS Special Memory Overclocking Design

Now you can drive memory up to 3300 (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

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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.

Z97-WS

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-WS 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.

*Available to purchase separately.

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-WS
  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-WS 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.

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*Testing configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz ¦ Z97-DELUXE ¦ Transcend JM1600KLH-16GK DDR3 1600MHz*2 ¦ Windows Win8.1 Ultimate 64-bit
  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) 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!


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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.

Z97-WS

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.




Learn more about the ASUS Z97-WS

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Warranty

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


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  • Simon-Pierre V.
  • 9/21/2014 8:42:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plenty BIOS options, fans control and OC stuff. Overall solid board !

Cons: 1e was DOA, i went through a painless RMA with newegg and the second mobo is great.

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  • Jeremy G.
  • 9/16/2014 2:53:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZ97-WS plays no games when it comes to stability.

Pros: Stable, High quality components, Nice BIOS, Everything you need without everything you don't need.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: RIG:
4790K
16GB G.Skill @ 2400MHz
SeaSonic Platinum 1200w
Intel 730 Series 480GB
2x EVGA GTX Titan Black

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  • Simon-Pierre V.
  • 9/7/2014 6:32:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: ...None yet.

Cons: After installing a 4790k and plugging everything outside a case, the only thing working is fan and led. With a ddFE error that's not even in the MANUAL, how am i suppose to know what's wrong ???

Other Thoughts: I'll update this review when i get a replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you experienced issues with the motherboard sir. What was the error code that you received? If NewEgg is not able to assist you with an RMA for an exchange, 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 troubleshooting steps you were able to try, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Cs#N140917219

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Guy B.
  • 8/31/2014 12:57:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblem with BIOS

Pros: Should be a great board.

Cons: BIOS has conflicts that we also known on previous ROG board. I run Windows 7 64 bit with two GTX 750ti cards and an Adaptec 6805E RAID card. Windows will NOT come out of sleep mode. After two months of troubleshooting with all three manufacturers, everything points to the ASUS BIOS not handling the IRQ (or other) conflict. Waiting for BIOS update ... slow in coming.

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  • Emilio G.
  • 8/27/2014 1:22:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThere's something wrong with the design

Pros: None

Cons: The Asmedia SATA ports don't seem to do anything. So I bought a PCIe RAID card from Intel (a $300 one with support for up to 24 drives, so not some el-cheapo thing) and put it on the last slot (opposite the CPU). The BIOS said there was no card there, and Windows didn't detect it. So I guess that's a dummy slot? OK, so I moved it to another slot. However since the USB3 was also not working, I deleted the drivers from device manager. I did this because the drivers says "Intel" even though the BIOS claims the controller is from ASMEdia.

Now I kid you not, I've bricked it! I cannot get a USB keyboard to be detected in Windows - not even Windows Setup!!! So what now? Linux, so that I can type? This must be a nightmare....

Other Thoughts: Asus is about to lose a very loyal customer. I can't even remember buying another brand in the last 10 years.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with your 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 if necessary. When you have the chance, please provide me with what other additional troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Cs#N140848936

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Leigh R.
  • 8/24/2014 3:33:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless

Pros: None

Cons: TOO MANY TO MENTION. Totally bad news. Slow. Very Slow.

Other Thoughts: Very sorry wasted my time and money. Never again.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings ,

I am sorry that you had problems with the motherboard and found it slow. If you can clarify or perhaps would like to elaborate on the issues you experienced, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line. We can discuss this case further as well as RMA the board if necessary. Please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N140848955

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Riley R.
  • 8/20/2014 7:32:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid and Stable

Pros: Stable, powerful, no gimmicky features I don't really care about. It comes with a single M.2 SSD slot, which I plan on utilizing when 10Gbps M.2 drives are launched, as well as 2 SATA Express ports, which I'm not sure I'll use yet.

Cons: No bluetooth, but that can be easily remedied.

Other Thoughts: I'm fairly wary about the considerable number of negative reviews on this board, especially the apparently high rate of failure people seem to be experiencing. Hopefully I don't run into any issues with it. I intentionally waited to write this review solely because of this.

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  • David D.
  • 8/19/2014 1:52:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsZ97-WS

Pros: 2 x16 pci gen 3

Cons: not able to set trim on raid 0 intel 520 ssd, but it is not a major issue

Other Thoughts: connected this board with 4790k, 2133mhz C9 ram and 2 GTX 680 4gb cards, 2 ssd raid 0. this thing flys, havent even bothered to oc the 4790K yet

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  • John S.
  • 8/18/2014 10:20:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Board

Pros: none. doesn't work

Cons: Board posts but does not enter bios setup, just a blank screen. ASUS support is incompetent and inept.

New Egg does not allow RMAs for this board.

Tried flashing the bios and machine is still not booting up.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that you are currently having issues with your motherboard. Why were you not able to RMA the board with Newegg? Please contact me through email and I would be happy to assist you. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried so far including your reference number within the subject line, as well as the complete parts list you are using and we can discuss this case further. Thank you. Cs#N140834023

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Julie S.
  • 8/16/2014 2:12:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood but Failed

Pros: This MOBO has some great stuff on it! Very impressive features that allow you to scale your build over time. The over all quality appears to be good.
I have never overclocked on this board but there are many option to tweak the performance.

Cons: I did run into some issue about a month after everything was setup and running sweet. One morning I found the board locking up on boot at 98 and 99 of the Q-table error list and the sound failed. A 10 second boot turned into a 5 minute boot. After pulling the board and trouble shooting from the bench I found the onboard USB was randomly failing. This is a surprise since I only had a keyboard mouse connected to USB. The sound I was never able to get to work again even after reloading drivers and trying different devices.

I will be running this thru the warranty at Asus and will update here on the outcome of it.

Other Thoughts: I haven't heard of many problems with this board. But as IT for a company that uses ASUS products I have experienced other failures, this put me and the company I work for on fence over buying their products again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear that you had a few issues with the board sir. Did you happen to RMA it already? If not, please let me know and I will be happy to assist you with setting up an RMA so that I may look into your case further. Please include your reference number within the subject line. 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# N140931420

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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