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Z97-AR Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
One-click total system optimization!
- 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 - One click, total system optimization!
- M.2 & SATA Express - Speed up your system with lightning-fast 10Gb/s 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
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
One click, total system optimizationOne 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!
Digital Power Control
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control features two digital voltage controllers, including both VRM and DRAM controllers that offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides the best in class control for better efficiency, stability and performance.
All-round 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!
Fan Xpert 3
Advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and quiet
Fan Xpert 3 is an extremely advanced fan-management tool that puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and intelligently 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 has the upgraded ability to reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.
Game faster, rank higher!
Game faster, rank higher! 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.
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*.
|CPU Support|| Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket |
|Memory Support|| 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/ |
2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
|Multi-GPU Support|| Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI Technology |
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
|Display Outputs|| Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports |
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4960 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
|Expansion Slots|| 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) |
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x2 mode)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 *1
2 x PCI
|Storage|| Intel® Z97 chipset : |
1 x SATA Express port, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *2
|LAN|| Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN, Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) |
Gigabit Intel® LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
|Audio|| Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 2 |
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
DTS Ultra PC II
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality
|Connectivity|| Intel® Z97 chipset : |
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z97 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 6 at mid-board)
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor 12.0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
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