Monday, March 11th 2013

ASUS Teases Trio of Z87-based Motherboards

Even as most motherboard vendors showed off at least half-baked versions of their socket LGA1150 motherboards based on the Intel Z87 Express chipset, supporting 4th generation Core "Haswell" processors; ASUS has been relatively mum. The company doesn't even have a motherboard booth at CeBIT, to begin with. The company did manage to release teaser pictures of three new motherboards, which lead its three consumer motherboard lines: Republic of Gamers (ROG), The Ultimate Force (TUF), and mainline (P9Z87?).

The teaser pictures reveal nothing more than the plaque printed on the center of the motherboard. The first picture below teases what could be P9Z87 Deluxe. Someone at ASUS loves M&Ms. The second picture teases TUF Gryphon Z87. It looks like ASUS had enough of the Sabertooth brand extension. The third picture, dissimilar from the others, is of a new innovation ASUS will introduce with its next ROG motherboard based on the Z87 chipset. It appears to be a device that plugs into one of the motherboard's headers. Probably an external overclocking module akin to EVGA EVBot?
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14 Comments on ASUS Teases Trio of Z87-based Motherboards

#1
arbiter
I have my plans to upgrade my old first gen i7 with a 4th gen
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#2
15th Warlock
Gryphon? Is this going to be a new board series?

I'm interested in that connector shown in the last pic, I gather it'll be included with the MVIE or probably any other ROG series?

I skipped Ivy Bridge, but was thinking of upgrading to Haswell, will wait and see how much of a performance improvement over the SB/IB series we will get from this new architecture...
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#3
Delta6326
hmm lets see M&M's at 35c+ = a very messy motherboard.

I can't wait till we get some reviews of all these new boards and cpu's going from a Core 2 quad to Haswell will be a huge improvement in all directions.
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#4
Chaitanya
by: Delta6326
hmm lets see M&M's at 35c+ = a very messy motherboard.

I can't wait till we get some reviews of all these new boards and cpu's going from a Core 2 quad to Haswell will be a huge improvement in all directions.
motherboards get hotter than that, then it will be extremely messy. ;)
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#5
btarunr
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I've popped M&M's at my lovely Indian summer temperature of 50°C. The chocolate turns liquid, but the shell holds up pretty well.
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
I'm quite jelly of your weather BTA, expect a visit in summer :).


Anyway, i get that Z87 motherboards gonna rock our socks off but this is probably my most unexciting launch yet. That is, because the CPUs that will probably bring almost nothing new in terms of computing performance.
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#7
15th Warlock
Remember, it's supposed to melt in your mouth, not in your hands (or motherboard for that matter :p)

And quite frankly, all recent Intel chipset releases have been unexciting in one way or another ever since Cougar Point was released, it's almost as if they were afraid to introduce any new features on their chipsets or something...
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#8
jihadjoe
* off to go buy some M&Ms
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#9
radrok
*Came here to see new Asus Z-87 motherboards.

*Gets shown M&Ms.

Still satisfied :D
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#11
Hayder_Master
by: btarunr
I've popped M&M's at my lovely Indian summer temperature of 50°C. The chocolate turns liquid, but the shell holds up pretty well.
what about try in IRAQ with 60 C :D.
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#12
badtaylorx
nice, haswell launches right smack-dabb in the middle of Blueberry pick'n season....(the big ones go for 5$ per pound in Maine)

2days picking should at least cover an i7 and new mobo!!!
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#13
arbiter
by: Delta6326
hmm lets see M&M's at 35c+ = a very messy motherboard.

I can't wait till we get some reviews of all these new boards and cpu's going from a Core 2 quad to Haswell will be a huge improvement in all directions.
ATM from core 2 q9550 to current ivy bridge 3770k there is a good 50% performance increase. Haswell 4770k is expected to be 10% faster then 3770k so look at what 65% ish
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#14
tacosRcool
They should just do a M&M themed mobo
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