ASUS Z87-DELUXE/DUAL is the first Intel 8 series-based motherboard certified for Intel Thunderbolt, shipping with two ports of the advanced connectivity standard. Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with Four-Way Optimization dynamically detect and adjust the best PC configuration based on actual usage. An updated UEFI BIOS improves usability by adding access to a wealth of new user-friendly functions, and Wi-Fi GO! includes new generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity and cloud-dedicated capabilities. NFC EXPRESS allows for convenient wire-free pairing of desktop PCs with Android smart devices, quick content sharing, and remote PC control — all with one tap!
A new premium gold color scheme symbolizes ASUS’s insistence on delivering the highest standards of innovation, performance, and reliability. Multiple offerings cover a wide range of customer segments, led by the high-end Z87-DELUXE/DUAL, which delivers the most features and advanced connectivity. All ASUS, ROG, TUF, and WS Z87 motherboards launch following a strict validation process that guarantees the best quality and compatibility in the industry. ASUS tests each motherboard with literally hundreds of memory, expansion card, and external device combinations from nearly every brand and vendor on the market. ASUS Motherboards also pass the most demanding stress-testing process in the industry, verifying their stability, reliability, and longevity.
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with Four-Way Optimization
The Latest 802.11ac Standard – Up to 3X Faster than 802-11n!
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost - Lightning Fast Transfer Speeds!
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! - Connect Your Life, The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones, and Pads
AI Suite III - One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features!
Highlighted Key Features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with Four-Way Optimization
ASUS delivers Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with Four-Way Optimization, integrating features that enhance the ways customers control their PC. The TPU performance tuning chip, EPU energy consumption manager, DIGI+ Power Control, and Fan Xpert 2 can all be activated with one click of the mouse to ensure real-time performance optimization, better energy efficiency, precise digital power control, and detailed case fan management for reduced noise and improved cooling. When users are away from the PC, the design intelligently shifts to Away Mode, allowing customers to download and stream content or backup data with minimal power draw. Exclusive Four-Way Optimization fully readies PCs for better gaming, entertainment, productivity, and all other uses.
Dual Thunderbolt – Word’s First Thunderbolt-Certified Z87 Motherboard
ASUS worked closely with Intel on the implementation of Thunderbolt technology onto ASUS motherboards. The Z87-DELUXE/DUAL is the first Thunderbolt-certified Intel 8 Series motherboard in the industry. Connect up to 14 high-speed devices in a daisy-chain using dual-Thunderbolt ports without using any hub or switch.
Based on near-field communication technology, the external NFC EXPRESS accessory enables instant pairing with Android smart devices, and the included NFC tag, through simply touching them to the sensor box.
Content such as photos and videos can be transferred from smart devices to desktop PCs with a tap. NFC EXPRESS automatically backs up content added to Android devices since last syncing them with a desktop PC. The Remote Desktop function allows for viewing and controlling PCs via Android smartphones and tablets. The Quick Launch saves shortcuts to favorite apps, which can then be started with the ease of a single tap. NFC EXRPESS also allows for password-free Windows 8 login, so users can go directly and quickly into the operating system.
With NFC EXPRESS, simplified Windows 8 access and interaction become available to a wider user audience, whether for personal or professional use. As an added bonus, the device includes two USB 3.0 ports that transfer data at up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0. The Z87-DELUXE/DUAL motherboard ships bundled with NFC EXPRESS, which is also available to purchase as a separate accessory.
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones, and Pads
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment and remote control capabilities easier than ever by linking PCs, pads, smartphones and TV together. With a Wi-Fi module on board, ASUS Wi-Fi GO! adds a host of useful and free Wi-Fi functions. These provide DLNA streaming: you can enjoy a home theater PC, while also having remote access to your PC with a smart device. This feature leads the market by integrating Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA access and all smart devices with a one-stop utility for a futuristic connected lifestyle.
Onboard Wi-Fi GO! support for new generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi translates into desktops that are ready-made for three times faster connectivity than 802.11n standards. Contributing to truly connected living, ASUS Z87 motherboards employ dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 2T2R antennas with up to 867Mbit/s bandwidth. New Wi-Fi GO! makes ASUS Z87 boards perfect for cloud computing. The Cloud GO! function offers detailed yet user-friendly file management, which syncs and backs up content from desktops to ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox, and Google DriveTM with one click.
ASUS Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost for 1.3X Faster than Traditional USB 3.0
With USB 3.0 Boost technology, USB transfer speeds are significantly increased up to 1.3x, enhancing an already impressive USB 3.0 transfer rate. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any further user configuration.
Upgraded UEFI BIOS with new functions and sleeker mouse control
Redesigned especially for ASUS Z87 motherboards, the latest version of media-acclaimed ASUS UEFI BIOS has been made even more accessible to customers of all skill levels. Shortcuts lead to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings, and a simple but useful Quick Note feature allows users to write down performance tuning ideas and info for future reference. UEFI BIOS now has a Last Modified activity log that records setting changes, and allows naming SATA ports for instant storage device identification. UEFI BIOS EZ Mode has received a major makeover. It now supports more intricate system fan controls, XMP (extreme memory profile) settings, and extra-quick mouse-controlled system clock adjustments, all of which are as easy as changing the time on a smartphone or tablet.
Simple Plug & Press - ASUS Hardware-based BIOS Flashback
A truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution, USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions, even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the BIOS Flashback button for three seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!
Windows 8 - One Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Users can now experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released — all without any compatibility issues!
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 4 x SATA 6Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Second LAN Chipset
Max LAN Speed
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
Rear Panel Ports
1 x HDMI
2 x Thunderbolt Port
6 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB ports (19-pin) 2 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 4 USB ports
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 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 Reset button(s) 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
Dimensions (W x L)
12.0" x 9.6"
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization
4-Way Optimization - One Click and Done! Top-up Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power, and System Cooling
NFC EXPRESS- One-tap Get Your PC Going!
Dual Thunderbolt onboard - Blistering-fast Data Transfers and Daisy Chain Expansion
Wi-Fi GO! - Connect Your Life - The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads
ASUS Z87-DELUXE/DUAL motherboard 1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant) 6 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector ASUS Q-Shield 2 in 1 Q-connector User's manual