ASUS Z97-A (Intel Z97) REV 1.03A REV 1.03B Schematic Circuit Diagram (BaordView)

ASUS Z97-A (Intel Z97) REV 1.03A REV 1.03B Schematic Circuit Diagram (BaordView)

ASUS Z97-A Motherboard

Introduction of the ASUS Z97-A

After looking at a few less expensive video card options recently, it's time to return to the delightful world of motherboards. We plan to spend the next few weeks working our way through the Z97 motherboards that are circulating around the workplace, as the new high-end X99 chipset is due out in about a month. Of course, it's important to realize that the X99 chipset will not replace the Z97, but rather will work side by side it to cater to two different user groups. The X99 is designed for power users that want to get the most out of their computers. The Z97 chipset, on the other hand, is targeted at those who want something in the center of the pack with more value.

Today we're going to have a look at another ASUS Intel Z97 motherboard. We've looked at a few so far, and they've all done a fantastic job at impressing us. This one comes in at a lower price point, making it a more attractive alternative for us. It's also the first ASUS board we've used that will use our new Intel i7-4790K processor. We already know a lot about both ASUS and the Intel Z97 chipset, so there's no need to go into too much detail. So, with that out of the way, let's dive into the package and see what ASUS has to offer with its Z97-A motherboard today.

Total system optimization in just one click

All of the complicated adjustment is taken care of with a single click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It automatically optimizes key parts of your system depending on real-time usage, resulting in excellent CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and now even networking and audio settings matched to the programs you're using. In a nutshell, 5-Way Optimization makes your PC ideal for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and just about anything else!
  • With excellent performance, priority bandwidth, and realistic sound, games run quickly and smoothly.
  • For ordinary computing, fans are whisper quiet, yet during gaming, they offer high cooling efficiency.
  • Movies play without the stutter.
  • You will save money by reducing energy waste.

Fan Xpert 3

Asus Z97-A Expart Fan 3 Cooling System
The 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls are combined in Fan Xpert 3. It analyzes the characteristics of each fan and generates individual settings for each one based on the dedicated area temperatures recorded by hardware thermal sensors. Ascertain that each fan delivers the best possible combination of cooling performance and low noise. For both the CPU and case fans, Fan Xpert 3 provides hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode. During light loads, it can even reduce the CPU fan RPM down below the default minimum for extra-quiet and power-saving operation.

RPM Fixed Mode
Designed for customers who want to lower noise levels to near 0dB by controlling fan speed with absolute accuracy.

Informative fan controls
Provides complete data that enables you to exert extensive control on each fan.

Auto-Tuning Mode
With a single click, scans fan parameters using proprietary automated speed detection to deliver specific settings for each fan.

Overclocking memory in a unique way

You can now run memory at speeds up to 3200 MHz (OC)! By reducing coupling noise and signal reflection, our patented T-Topology architecture allows for excellent memory overclocking under full load. The memory channels are equidistant from the CPU, allowing for the most balanced control of many memory modules and improved memory compatibility overall.

SATA Express allows you to increase the speed of your storage

SATA Express uses two PCI-E 2.0 lanes to enable up to 10Gbit/s data transfer speeds, addressing the greater bandwidth demand in the near future. Current SSDs utilize up to 550MB/s, which is close to the SATA 6Gbit/s connection's saturation point. SATA Express is the next-generation communication standard, and it ensures that you and your system don't get left behind. It's backward compatible with up to two SATA disks.

Asus Z97-A M2 Feature

M.2 will help your computer run faster

M.2 enables up to 10Gbit/s data transfer speeds thanks to two native PCI Express 2.0 bandwidths. It's an excellent choice for an operating system drive, as it speeds up your entire PC. It supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for even faster data access, automated application refresh, and waking up from sleep in seconds!

Intel CPU and chipset features

Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation, New 4th Generation, and 5th Generation CoreTM i7/CoreTM i5/CoreTM i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors are now available

This motherboard supports Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® CPUs in the LGA1150 packaging, with integrated iGPU, memory, and PCI Express controllers to allow onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This results in excellent graphics performance.


Chipset Intel® Z97 Express

Intel® LGA1150 4th, New 4th, and 5th Generation CoreTM i7/CoreTM i5/CoreTM i3/Pentium®/Celeron® CPUs are supported by the Intel® Z97 Express Chipset, which is a single-chipset design. It improves performance by using serial point-to-point communications, which provide more bandwidth and stability. For speedier data retrieval, the Z97 has a maximum of 6 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports, and 1GB/s M.2 compatibility. Furthermore, the Intel® Z97 Express Chipset supports iGPU functionalities, allowing customers to take advantage of the most recent Intel integrated graphics performance.


Intel® Smart Response Technology

For frequently accessed data, an installed fast SSD (minimum 18.6GB accessible capacity required) is used as a cache. Reduced load and wait times, as well as lower power consumption due to the reduction of superfluous hard disk spin, are two major advantages. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, resulting in a system that is up to 6 times faster than a hard drive-only system.


Smart Connect Technology from Intel®

Shorter wait times and auto-refreshing applications. Even when your computer is in sleep mode, it can get web updates with new content for selected programs. This means you'll spend less time waiting for apps to update and sync with the cloud, resulting in a more productive computing experience.


Intel® Rapid Start Technology (Intel® RST)

Immediately wake up your computer from sleep mode. Allows your computer to wake up fast from a low-power hibernation state. It gives your computer a faster wake-up response time while yet using less energy by saving your system memory to the selected SSD.


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