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PCPer Live! ASUS Z87 Motherboard and Intel Haswell Live Event!

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Motherboards, Processors | June 4, 2013 - 07:40 AM |
Tagged: z87, video, overclocking, live, i7-4770k, haswell, ASUS ROG, asus

While we run around with our hair on fire trying to get ready for the Intel Haswell and Z87 product launch this weekend, I wanted to let everyone know about a live stream event we will be holding on Tuesday, June 4th.  JJ from ASUS, a crowd favorite for sure, will be joining us LIVE in studio to talk all about the new lineup of ASUS Z87 motherboards.  We'll also discuss performance and overclocking capabilities of the new processor and platform.

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ASUS Z87 and Haswell Live Stream

10am PT / 1pm ET - June 4th

PC Perspective Live! Page

Be sure you stop by and join in the show!  Questions will be answered, prizes will be given out and fun will be had!  Who knows, maybe we can break some stuff live as well??  On hand to give away to those of you joining the live stream, we'll have these prizes:

  • 2 x ASUS Z87 Motherboards
  • 1 x ASUS Graphics card

Methods for winning will be decided closer to the event, but if you are watching live, you'll be included.  And we'll ship anywhere in the world!

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ASUS and I also want the event to be interactive, so we want your questions.  We'll of course being paying attention to the chat room on our live page but you'll have better luck if you submit your questions about the ASUS Z87 products and Haswell processors before hand, in the comments section below.  You don't have to register to ask and we'll have the ability to read them beforehand! 

I'll update this post with more information after the reviews and stories start to hit, so keep an eye here for more details!!

 

May 31, 2013 | 12:41 PM - Posted by YTech

Event sounds interesting.

Some quick questions:
- Expected price range?
- What are the advantages of this mobo vs an ivy mobo version?
- Which Itel CPU does it support? Haswell only?
- What are the overclocking capability and usability for newbies?
- What is the maximum supported RAM and frequency range?
- How many SATA ports and IDE ports? What bandwidth?
- Any support for eSATA? (I can see USB 3.0 ports)
- On-board Audio? Is it isolated from the motherboard?
- Would this support 2 GPU (SLI) and AVC?
- What are the specs of the NIC?
- Who makes the On-board Audio chipset? What does it support?
- Is Wi-Fi on-board?
- What other monitoring goodies are available on board?
- What comes with a purchase of these
- What is the warranty?
- Any support for Stereoscopic video?
- Any support for multiple monitor - Eagle view?
- Mobo seems small, will 2 Ares fit in there and 2 other cards?

That's all I could think of. Hope it helps :)

May 31, 2013 | 01:28 PM - Posted by ICE (not verified)

good news,

- what are the biggest 3 advantages in haswell vs ivy bridge?
- what has ASUS to offer in RIAD support in the new lines of motherboards?
- with the way intel has been developing for socket 2011, is haswell still considered as mainstram or it is the new enthusiast class?
- can JJ talk a bit about ASUS new SSD-PCIE storage? "controller, type of memory, prices"
- is ASUS going to enter memory market now that they are has SSD products?
- why did ASUS decided on the golden theme over the original blue?
- could JJ talk a little about the haswell overclocking performance, specially since it has its vrms built-in?
- how many pcie lanes does haswell support? what are the speeds of pcie interfaces specially in conjunction with using multiple GPUs?

May 31, 2013 | 02:01 PM - Posted by Matt Owens (not verified)

I hope JJ will bring along their itx board. Interested in seeing that sucker.

May 31, 2013 | 02:33 PM - Posted by Alien0227

When are the promised/advertised Thunderbolt add-in cards coming for ASUS Z77 motherboards that had a built-in Thunderbolt headers coming? If ever? :) Just asking... Cause I spent good money on one. :)

May 31, 2013 | 04:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is there going to be a lot of chips released on this new socket or will it be dead on arrival like the Socket 2011?

May 31, 2013 | 10:05 PM - Posted by Wyatt (not verified)

What OS will have full driver support? Obviously Windows 7 and 8. Z77 mobos have Windows XP drivers, will Z87?

The Maximus VI Hero pictured is a piece of art. Very clean, nice colors, not overstated or in-your-face.

May 31, 2013 | 10:45 PM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

*Any thoughts to TUF getting the enhancements of ROG/Z87/WS boards ie; Smart Digi+, Fan Expert 2, AI Suite II
*What brought on the new Gold color theme?
*Any new highlight's to the TUF/ROG/Z87 Series or is it just a new chip?
*other than better integrated graphics what are the best upgraded features of Haswell vs I7 3rd Gen?
*Will the Haswell 4770K be as easy to Overclock as its predecessor 3770K or even easier?

June 1, 2013 | 02:44 AM - Posted by lowstance

How great potentials can the overclock has in the new generation?

June 1, 2013 | 07:09 AM - Posted by rchris

What is ASUS doing to improve their quality assurance? Although not a perfect indicator, Newegg.com reviews are pretty dismal: about 17% are 1-egg on the -PRO--one of the most popular boards; 12% on the Maximus V. Customer service also seems pretty spotty from the reviews. Come on, ASUS; you've got great products--step up the QA and customer service!

Their competitors are just as bad, but there is nothing worse than having a DOA board on a new build.

June 1, 2013 | 04:56 PM - Posted by rishabh bajpai (not verified)

How many PCIe lanes will there be through Intel and will there be any boards with PLX chips for 4-way x16 SLI or quadfire. Also will there be any liquid cooling options like on the Rampage V with the hybrid cooling. I know it is an Intel event but I would also like to take the time to point out that this Intel RVI will be leaps and bounds ahead of the same RVI for whatever chipset AMD has available for enthusiasts upon release.

June 3, 2013 | 06:24 PM - Posted by hih64

Mr Ryan Shrout
have you managed to play 4K videos smoothly With Haswell or no on PC ?

June 2, 2013 | 05:30 PM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

*there have been lots of reviews regarding haswell 4770k and its lack luster overclock performance as well as heat concerns worse than the 3770k, wont this have a dramatic impact on the release of the Z87 line of motherboards?

*did I miss the boat, I was going to get a 3770k/1155 last fall (current system 4 yr old intel extreme)but decided to wait for the 'tock', with the lack luster reviews of the haswell what will encourage me to get the 1150 motherboard besides a couple more 6gb sata?

*bottom line what is your selling point going to be for the Z87 line if haswell 4770k continues to show minimal benefits, whats the future look like for 1150 Z87 MB's?

June 2, 2013 | 06:17 PM - Posted by psyence

- How is Asus going to handle the USB3.0 sleep bug in the original Z87 chipset? Do these motherboards feature a fixed version of the chip? or perhaps a workaround solution? or are they going to offer a free recall later on, similar to what happened with Sandy Bridge?

This is very important.
My purchasing decision depends on the answer from Asus on this matter.

Thanks.

June 2, 2013 | 06:55 PM - Posted by JOE_E

Hi Ryan and JJ. My question is about the integrated sound. I recently bought the asus rog phoebus sound card and was wondering what are the differences between it and the new on board sound coming on the Z87 boards. Is my phoebus still better than the new on board sound (i hope so cause i spent some money on that thing) and why?

June 3, 2013 | 06:41 PM - Posted by JOE_E

I'm referring to the rog series board with the upgraded integrated sound .

June 4, 2013 | 10:28 AM - Posted by Jrjy3

Most of the time, a dedicated sound card (like your Xonar Phoebus) will be better than the on-board audio of any motherboard. Even though the on-board audio is fantastic on the ROG series of boards, the Xonar Phoebus is better.

June 2, 2013 | 08:11 PM - Posted by Mack (not verified)

Hi, JJ I am a hardcore gamer/over clocker I have the Maxiums IV Extreame with the 2600K oc to 5.0 GHZ 24/7. Is it now time to upgrade to the new ASUS Z87 products and Haswell processors? GPU 2 GTX 680 Classified in SLI, Water cooled,G skill ram 2133 etc.

Thanks,
Mack

June 2, 2013 | 08:19 PM - Posted by Mack (not verified)

What performance gains will I see with the new 3.0 vs 2.0 8x vs 16x PCI lanes. I have 1,200 dollars of GTX 680 all water cooled Classified with the Evbot over volted to 1439.

June 2, 2013 | 08:24 PM - Posted by Mack (not verified)

What water blocks are on the market for the new 1150 socket?

June 2, 2013 | 08:34 PM - Posted by Mack (not verified)

What is the price point the maximus vi extreme MB ? Could you list some of the key up grades from my Maximus iv MB / 2600 K chip?

Thanks,
Mack

June 2, 2013 | 08:41 PM - Posted by wsjackson5 (not verified)

Will there be an Asus P8Z87 line released?

June 3, 2013 | 06:38 PM - Posted by slugbug55

Any Z87 Mini-ITX motherboards in the works?

June 4, 2013 | 07:57 AM - Posted by Robogeoff (not verified)

For those of us still using i7 920s overclocked to 4.00ghz, will there be any performance benefits in upgrading to Haswell?

June 4, 2013 | 08:03 AM - Posted by Aaron Robinson (not verified)

In pure computing power, is haswell and a z87 board better or worse than the sandy bridge-e for animation/rendering? Will there be support for quad channel ddr3 in the future or is it limited to dual channel by design?

June 4, 2013 | 08:09 AM - Posted by David (not verified)

What are the warranty options?

June 4, 2013 | 08:11 AM - Posted by Winsrp (not verified)

Hi All,

Question here:

-what innovations has been done in the supremefx implementation for the z87 boards?

-will the displayport support 1.2a with mst (Multi Stream Transport) and hbr2 (High Bit-rate 2), in order to stream 4k monitors at 60hz?

-will all rog motherboards have included 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0

-will the Maximus VI Gene support dual PCI-Express 3.0 x16 cards in a x16/x16 configuration due to the reduced usage of the pci-express lanes for other components?

-when will the cards be available to purchase

-and last but not least... expected MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)?

thanks Winsrp

June 4, 2013 | 09:15 AM - Posted by PapaDragon

1. Why the choice to incorporate the TUF color scheme on all the mainstream motherboards , especially the Deluxe, And will there be a return to the original colors in a future update.

2. From Sandy Bridge, Ivy, Socket 2011 and now Haswell, I always wanted to know, Why are Sabertooth mobos listed at rated max 1866 memory clocks when they can clearly perform at higher frequencies.

3. Off Topic: Price and Availability of the new 32 and 39 Inch 4K monitors and when can Ryan get his hands on a review sample.

4. Asus and Nvidia have a great relationship , especially in regards to the tablet business and the use of Tegra Chips, Does Asus have any plans to get into the Console Market and colaborate with the Green Team on a project such as that using desktop grade GPUs.

June 4, 2013 | 09:46 AM - Posted by noble118

Ok what advantages are there to these new chips other then a smaller die and added gpu on chip i really don't see what the point is? how long before we break these temp/power walls down and get some serious power? Thoughts?

June 4, 2013 | 09:52 AM - Posted by james c nichols (not verified)

when will you be releasing one of your new ROG tower computers for review ??? and what kind of pricing should be expected ???

June 4, 2013 | 09:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What is the deal with the new haswell power supply issue?

Do I need a compatable PSU just to use the new sleep states? Will an older PSU still atleast function just without those states?

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