Asus Z87-WS Motherboard Schematic Circuit Diagram or BoardView file || Asus Z87-WS Motherboard Review
Asus Z87-WS Motherboard Review
What's going on, my honorable visitors. Today I continue my Asus Motherboards schematic circuit diagram with review series with the Asus Z87 WS motherboard. The WS stands for the workstation. What the Asus did with this motherboard was take a lot of features from higher-end workstation-grade motherboards and put them in a more affordable package. As a result, the Asus Z87-WS motherboard price of under $300 will make just about any type of user happy. Whether you're an avid gamer content producer or anything in between, one thing that makes this motherboard stand out from other similar motherboards in this price range is the amount of PCI bandwidth.
This motherboard packs native support for Gen 3 4 Way SLI or crossfire. Possible configurations are dual GPUs at by 16 bandwidth, 3 GPUs at by 16 by eight by 8, or even 4 GPUs at 4 Way by eight. Not bad for a sub $300 motherboard. When running that many GPUs, you may find yourself needing more power. Asus has thought this through and added a six-pin power header for some extra juice when dealing with these high-end configurations in terms of processors.
Asus Z87-WS motherboard utilizes socket 1150 processors, including 4th generation Intel core i3 i5 i7 and even Xeon processors, making this an excellent choice for a home server or content producer. Thanks to this board's dual CPU power headers, you can take advantage of overclocking. These connectors will allow for overclocks provided. Voltages and frequencies are proper, and you have a very efficient CPU cooler when using this high-end motherboard. The processor's cooling is essential. For this reason, Asus put some extra effort into cooling the area around the processor; a combination of heat sinks and a heat pipe help keep that critical area as cool as a cucumber.
Asus Z87-WS Motherboard conforms to Haswell's maximum of 32 gigabytes of memory. But it takes the performance to the next level by supporting memory up to 2800 megahertz, which is ridiculous. Another advantage among the board is the amount of SATA ports, although split among the native separate Marvel controller. This motherboard offers ten seven three ports. This feature is sure to make content producers and server admins happy. Getting audio up and running will be no problem as this board uses the ALC 1150 chipset. A simple kernel extension installation is all it takes to have available audio.
Some other features found in the motherboard are two USB 2.0 headers and an internal USB connection. A single USB 3.0 header for both debug and temperature LEDs. Onboard power and reset buttons and a total of five four-pin fan headers. That is a lot to love here, taking a quick look at the rear I/O. One thing to note is that we have a unique display configuration in the back I/O, which I'll get more into in just a second from top to bottom of the motherboard. We have a PS2 port, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, dual eSATA ports, mini Display Port, HDMI and full-size Display Port video outputs, optical audio, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, two more USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports as well as the usual audio outputs.
One thing you won't find built-in is DVI. Something to keep with that in mind. I had no problems with any of the rear display outputs. I was interested to see if the built-in mini Display Port would work, and as I hope it fires right up, the HDMI and full-size DisplayPort also worked great for those who like to use dual display setups. You can even use any combination of the three ports. USB compatibility is also excellent. On this motherboard, I could plug any USB 2.0 or 3.0 device into any 2.0 or 3.0 port without any problems. The dual Ethernet ports run off Intel I 210 chipsets, which worked natively in OS 10. One more important thing to keep in mind is that Asus generation 8 boards such as this one don't allow booting from GUI drives to boot successfully into OS 10.
When you need to boot from a USB drive, check out the internet regarding the UEFI partition to allow automatic booting on this motherboard. I can recommend the Asus Z87 WS for your Hackintosh computer. The UEFI fix can be kind of a hassle initially. But once the system is up and running, the performance is fantastic. The amount of PCI bandwidth here is impressive for the price range and will keep power users happy without needing to invest in the more expensive X79 platform. The cooling system number of the SATA port also makes this motherboard a great choice.
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