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

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Motherboards, Processors | June 4, 2013 - 10:40 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 | 03:41 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 | 04:28 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 | 05:01 PM - Posted by Matt Owens (not verified)

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

May 31, 2013 | 05:33 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 | 07:47 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?

June 1, 2013 | 01:05 AM - 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.

June 1, 2013 | 01:45 AM - 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 | 05:44 AM - Posted by lowstance

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

June 1, 2013 | 10:09 AM - Posted by rchris

What is ASUS doing to improve their quality assurance? Although not a perfect indicator, 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 | 07:56 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 | 09:24 PM - Posted by hih64

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

June 2, 2013 | 08:30 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 | 09:17 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.


June 2, 2013 | 09:55 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 | 09:41 PM - Posted by JOE_E

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

June 4, 2013 | 01:28 PM - 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 | 11:11 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.


June 2, 2013 | 11:19 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 | 11:24 PM - Posted by Mack (not verified)

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

June 2, 2013 | 11:34 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?


June 2, 2013 | 11:41 PM - Posted by wsjackson5 (not verified)

Will there be an Asus P8Z87 line released?

June 3, 2013 | 09:38 PM - Posted by slugbug55

Any Z87 Mini-ITX motherboards in the works?

June 4, 2013 | 10:57 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 | 11:03 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 | 11:09 AM - Posted by David (not verified)

What are the warranty options?

June 4, 2013 | 11:11 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 | 12:15 PM - 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 | 12:46 PM - 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 | 12:52 PM - 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 | 12:54 PM - 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?

June 4, 2013 | 12:55 PM - Posted by james c nichols (not verified)

sorry for my post I thought this was an ASUS site, that is what I get for not thoroughly reading the post !!!

June 4, 2013 | 01:00 PM - Posted by Mack (not verified)

Hi guys, My 2600K oc to 5.0 GHZ 24/7 I am water cooled. Why would I want upgrade to the Z78 MB and 4770 K when the oc are under 5.0 GHZ?


June 4, 2013 | 01:04 PM - Posted by Daniel T (imagination) (not verified)

Will we ever see wireless display capabilities Z87 boards?
Also some thunderbolt capabilities but a cable included too.

June 4, 2013 | 01:07 PM - Posted by Nickben (not verified)

Question1: HDMI 1.4b support is now listed on the GTX 700 series. Please elaborate and does it support true 10 bit output over HDMI at 4K resolution

Question 2. Minimum ASUS recommended GPU for 4K gaming and DDR5 RAM amount, 3GB or more?

Question 3. Do the GTX 700 series support new TYPE 2 displayport 1.2 connectors for conversion of DP to HDMI at 4K resolution.

Question 4. Is the ASUS RAIDR now released and how does it compare to the ioFusion ioFX for creative content use and gaming.

June 4, 2013 | 01:11 PM - Posted by Earon W. (not verified)

Greetings JJ!

Just wanted to ask a quick question about the wifi capabilities on the Z87 series (primarily the pro). I was wondering if the wireless dongle/antenna can be used also as some sort of access point or router for other wifi capable devices to access.


June 4, 2013 | 01:12 PM - Posted by EnnonGShamoi (not verified)

1) How likely is it that this Z87 chipset will support Broadwell CPUs in the future?

2) Will 1155/1156 CPU coolers work with the 1150 boards?

June 4, 2013 | 01:29 PM - Posted by tgamer007

Greetings JJ!

Just wanted to ask a quick question about the wifi capabilities on the Z87 series (primarily the pro). I was wondering if the wireless dongle/antenna can be used also as some sort of access point or router for other wifi capable devices to access.


June 4, 2013 | 01:37 PM - Posted by pcjunkie209

Hey JJ so what is the biggest benefit to change over from Ivy? And when is Vivian gonna start allowing Denis and Patti to work more with us modders? :)

June 4, 2013 | 01:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i don't think u will answer this question ,but y didn't u include a PCIe 2.0 x4 in the IV formula ,thanks jj and rayan

June 4, 2013 | 01:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

CORRECTED .. i don't think u will answer this question ,but y didn't u include a PCIe 2.0 x4 in the VI formula ,thanks jj and rayan

June 4, 2013 | 01:41 PM - Posted by Nickben (not verified)

Do the HDMI connectors on the Haswell boards support HDMI 1.4b like the new Asus Nvidia 700 series GPU?

June 4, 2013 | 01:47 PM - Posted by jaju123 (not verified)

Do the new Asus z87 boards have PCI legacy slots? Some highest-end sound cards still use PCI, like the Xonar ST (which I have). That would be necessary for me to upgrade!

Also, the boards which have 8 SATA slots - do they use 3rd Party Controllers with PCIe x1 interface (only 5Gb/s) or better, newer alternatives?

Thanks for this and I hope they're answered!

June 4, 2013 | 01:47 PM - Posted by pcjunkie209

JJ you are by far one of the only people in the industry that i met that is fully dedicated to knowing ur products. Awesome job as always.

June 4, 2013 | 01:48 PM - Posted by Daniel T (imagination) (not verified)

I have one question of ASUS guys. First, they need to know i love them. Great boards, fantastic vision, engineered to exceed expectations. Keep up the good work.

But as i want to live performance and not wait for it...Could we have in the near future some kind of (rookies:) ) button with OC Safe - with setting a bit more high than stock speed just for some increase of performance without any risks?

June 4, 2013 | 01:51 PM - Posted by fourpixel

Hows the iGPU performance in haswell?

June 4, 2013 | 01:59 PM - Posted by phil59

Any issues using 1.65v memory with Haswell on Asus board?

June 4, 2013 | 02:00 PM - Posted by dacul

That's a very good question Jasper. Will be better than amd?

June 4, 2013 | 02:01 PM - Posted by azstraph

Has all the issues with the Intel USB 3.0 chipset been fixed with this line-up from when the computer wakes up from S3 sleep mode and not responding?

June 4, 2013 | 02:11 PM - Posted by Driosenth (not verified)

The TUF line of motherboards have been a godsend to those of us who's computers are put through hellish conditions. Has considered making TUF branded Graphics cards?

June 4, 2013 | 02:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Joined the stream a little late but I'd like to hear about Fan Xpert 2 in lower models like the Z87-A, Z87-Plus.

June 4, 2013 | 02:46 PM - Posted by dacul

About the Gryphon? How much would be the price?

June 4, 2013 | 03:19 PM - Posted by phil59


June 5, 2013 | 10:25 AM - Posted by jjcruz78

who won the prizes ?

June 5, 2013 | 10:26 AM - Posted by jjcruz78

I saw the first one but had to step away for 20 min

June 5, 2013 | 02:34 PM - Posted by Pete (not verified)

Can we still participate in the giveaway?
Z87 Pro is my favorite board. Has great features and a good price. Intel NIC and wifi is really great :)

June 8, 2013 | 02:42 PM - Posted by kileysmith33

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June 29, 2013 | 08:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will windows xp be able to work with the new Hero VI board?

July 4, 2013 | 11:55 AM - Posted by andre (not verified)

let's make the things clear :|
Drivers for XP yes or no ?

July 10, 2013 | 02:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nope, No XP drivers, just win7 and 8

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