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ASUS Announces Z87 Deluxe Quad Motherboard

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ASUS is excited to announce the world's first motherboard certified by Intel with Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Z87-Deluxe/Quad. Based on the new Intel Z87 chipset and ready for the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors, the ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad ATX motherboard has two Thunderbolt 2 ports which allow for up to 12 simultaneously connected devices. Each port is capable of up to a 20Gbit/s transfer rate and is backward compatible with first generation Thunderbolt.

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Does this mean in 2-4 weeks MSI will release a motherboard with Thunderbolt 2 and say "We are proud to announce the WORLD'S FIRST motherboard certified by Intel with Thunderbolt 2 technology"?

:roll:
 

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Thunderbolt 2, apple will be spitting chips.

I bet it's expensive.
 
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Does this mean in 2-4 weeks MSI will release a motherboard with Thunderbolt 2 and say "We are proud to announce the WORLD'S FIRST motherboard certified by Intel with Thunderbolt 2 technology"?

:roll:
Yes, followed by Gigabyte's
 
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Thunderbolt 2, apple will be spitting chips.

I bet it's expensive.

Expensive,....

Well lets see,.....

The current Asus Z87 Deluxe goes for about ~$289.99 USD and the Thunderbolt equipped Asus Z87 Deluxe / Dual goes for about ~$349.99 USD. Add to that the Asus NFC Express which goes for about ~$39.99 USD.

Carry the one,....

Yeah,.... you're looking at about ~$400 USD ,.....if you consider the FU we were first to Thunderbolt 2 tax,...
 
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Now if only Asus would give us an mITX board with dual thunderbolt 2.0 I'd be sold. Really the Maximus VI Impact is perfect for dual thunderbolt already, but it seems like Asus doesn't care to put thunderbolt on ROG boards this generation like they did with Ivy/Z77 boards.
So you want a $300 iTX board? :roll::roll:
 
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@OP - my future board me thinks.... ;)
 
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@OP - my future board me thinks.... ;)
What about the "Premium" board? Should be along any week now, if Z87 launches mimic the Z77 rollout. And cost even more than the Quad.