Asus Z87-Deluxe/Quad Motherboard Review

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Thunderbolt continues to gain pace in the marketplace, especially amongst professional users to whom time is money. Today we take a look at Asus’s Thunderbolt 2-equipped Z87-Deluxe/Quad, aimed at small-scale professional users who regularly transfer large amounts of data.

Asus has taken its standard Z87-Deluxe motherboard and added an Intel DSL5520 Falcon Ridge controller to provide a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports which support up to four 20Gbps channels. The Thunderbolt interface is maturing and has strong potential amongst professional users who rely on large, high-speed storage arrays. And let’s not forget about the multiple high-resolution display connectivity that Thunderbolt 2′s built-in DisplayPort channel provides.

Additional features for the Z87-Deluxe/Quad include two-stream, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, dual Ethernet connections, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for NFC. Providing an impressive array of USB 3.0 and SATA storage interfaces, as well as support for multiple graphics cards, can Asus’s Z87-Deluxe/Quad prove that it is a worthy choice for users dealing with high-capacity, time-critical workloads?

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Features:

  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports onboard – 20 Gbit/s Transfer Rate and Daisy Chain Expansion
  • 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 Gets Your PC Going!
  • Wi-Fi GO! – Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads
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Rating: 4.4/5 (7 votes cast)
Asus Z87-Deluxe/Quad Motherboard Review, 4.4 out of 5 based on 7 ratings
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  • Eran

    I was going to buy this board as I have a few lightning drives which I also use on my macbook pro. its not a bad price considering the feature set.

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  • kevin

    how much is that delux motherboard asus z87 review

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  • Andy Hawkins

    Please send me a me a quotation for an Asus Z87 -Deluxe/quad Mother board ,processor and other components for itas stated on page 8,also the cost of shipping.
    Andy Hawkins

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  • Nicely

    In your Excellent review, you typed, “…A pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports is provided by a combination of Intel’s I217V chipset, as well as the RTL8111G from Realtek. Asus should make it easier for users to understand which Ethernet connection is fed by each controller..” I found a Great answer!
    I just received my ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad motherboard, and it has an “Intel” sticker that covers the top of the ethernet output port (the one closest to the BIOS feedback button), that states in three lines ” Intel Ethernet, Great Capability, GBit LAN”. Then by default, the Ethernet port next to the Analog port is the Realtek port !

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