Asus Z87-Plus Schematic Circuit Diagram with BoardView || Asus Z87-Plus LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard Review

Asus Z87-Plus Schematic Circuit Diagram with BoardView || Asus Z87-Plus LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard Review

Asus Z87-PLUS Motherboard Box

Asus Z87-Plus Motherboard Review

We had the Asus Z87-Plus motherboard and all of its glory. I want to say this is a standard motherboard in terms of the platform. That's on being on the Z87 chipset. We have a lot of the standard features that come with that and nothing else, but as I said, this Asus Z87-Plus motherboard price is only $130. The Asus Z87-Plus motherboard has a lot of awesome features. We have the processor socket middle of the top motherboard. Once again, socket 1150 all have well is at this point Core i3 i5 i7. You can even throw a Xeon in here. I said this would be a server but more of a Learning organization. I have a little core i3 placed in the CPU socket, and that'll work with no problems.

However, suppose you're serious about having a server on your home network that may be a file server or something. In that case, you may want to consider using an i5 or i7 in the CPU socket, but no, for me, as I said, it's just a little Learning Lab machine, so that a core i3 processor will do me just fine. We have our RAM slots on the right side of the CPU socket. It is very standard of the Haswell platform. It supports up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, and that Ram can be running up to 2800 megahertz. It is a very fast, overclocked Ram.

Once again, for a $130 motherboard, that will be more than plenty for most people. Out there, just below the RAM, we have our little heatsink for our chipset, and to the right, we have our sad options. Now well brings native support for up to six SATA 3 ports. The Asus Z87 WS, which I just recently posted on my website. If you're interested, that motherboard has 10 SATA 3 ports. The way they do that is they add a secondary SATA controller onto the motherboard that just has the six natives by Haswell, so you're not going to get any additional. But once again, the whole price thing for how much you paid. I'm sure most people will be fine with having six SATA ports.

Asus Z87-PLUS Motherboard Circuit

So once again, they're all SATA three. You can plug in a solid-state drive to any of these and theoretically get you to know the maximum throughput along the bottom right of the motherboard. We have some USB 2.0 headers, three of them to be exact, and I skipped over this up here by the RAM slot, which is a very typical spot for it. Nowadays, we have a single USB 3.0 header, so you know if you want some USB 3.0 and 2.0 on the front of your case. You could do that with no problems. Our PC options on this board are a little restricted but move the CPU socket down. We have a PCI Express 3.0 by 16 slot.

So you know, if you have a dedicated GPU, this will be the slot you want to put in the PCI slot. We have two PCI 1x slots which is good for just me, like a little wireless card or any similar accessory, and down there, we have a PCI Express 2.0 by 16 slot. Now I know this motherboard does support crossfire well. You know, after all, it does stay right there. I believe it also supports SLI, but of course, you're not going to get those fantastic speeds as if both of these slots were generation 3.

So that's something to keep in mind. If you're a gamer, you probably do not want to go for a motherboard like this. But if you're just someone you know has a single GPU or even if you're even using the onboard graphics, then PCI options here really aren't that big of a concern for you right above that top PCI slot. We have a front panel audio header, so there's that and a fan header. Now on this motherboard, that's a 4-pin fan header; on this motherboard, we have three. We have one upper of the PCI slot and then next to that audio port, and we also have two additional ones top end of the motherboard.

So once again, these are all four-pin connections. So you know, if you have a case fan, those RPMS or the fans will adjust depending on how much your CPU is being utilized, which is a nice feature. On the left of the CPU socket, we find a single heatsink. There are no heat pipes or anything like that. That's something to keep in mind if you want to do some video editing or something on this motherboard that requires, I've, you know, a lot of CPU usage. If you want to throw in a core i7 in the CPU socket and have it running a lot, then cooling on this motherboard is probably not optimal for you moving above is heatsink speaking of heat.

We find an 8-pin CPU power header. You can overclock on this motherboard. The Z87 chipset does a lot for that. However, as I previously discussed, the cooling around the CPU socket is not great, and therefore if you have, you know, a 4770k, you're probably going to want to overclock it. That's not necessarily something that. I would recommend it on this motherboard, at least not particularly high frequencies, but that defeats the point of having a processor in the first place. So you can overclock on this motherboard. You do have the option to give that CPU some more juice.

Now I'm going to give you an overview of the rear I/O. We have a PS2 port, USB 2.0 ports, two of them optical audio HDMI VGA and DVI video outputs, four USB 3.0, a single Ethernet controlled by an Intel chipset, and our various audio outputs, which are found on every single motherboard.

However, it's not something that I would particularly recommend. So that's about all there is for the face of the motherboard. Let me know what you think about the Z87-Plus from Asus down below in the comments.

Asus Z87-PLUS Schematic Circuit Diagram

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