PCPer Live! ASUS Z97 Motherboard Event! May 8th, 10am PST / 1pm EST

Subject: Motherboards | May 7, 2014 - 11:46 PM |
Tagged: z97, video, pcper live, overclocking, motherboards, live, giveaway, ASUS ROG, asus

Don't let me shock you with this one - the Intel Z97 chipset is a thing. And our good friends at ASUS are stopping by the offices this week to tell us ALL ABOUT the new motherboards they have built based around said chipset. If you have been paying attention then you'll know we posted a review of the brand spanking new ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard on our website last week.

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ASUS Z97 Motherboard Live Stream

10am PT / 1pm ET - May 8th

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:

  • 1 x Z97-A Motherboard
  • 1 x Maximus VII Hero

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 Z97 products 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!!


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May 5, 2014 | 03:21 PM - Posted by YTech

Great! The last ASUS show with JJ was great!
I enjoyed the informative discussion about recommended boards for various task. I expect the same for these new goodies!

Here's a start for new PC builds:
-Gamers (Mid+High)
-3D Simulation
-StereoScopic Projects
-Video Editing
-Movie Streaming/Watching (3D,Blu-ray,etc.)
-Broadcast Cards
- Etc...

More precisely; DDR4 Support, Expectation, Releases, Improvements, etc.

BTW- Great prizes! The show is marked on my paper calendar! :D

May 5, 2014 | 04:14 PM - Posted by Geekavenger (not verified)

The thing I would like them to talk about is in detail how they have improved the EZ overclocking features. I know in the past it has been easy to overclock to a small degree auto-magically with Asus boards but early reports from around the web are claiming that the EZ overclock is hitting very close to what you can accomplish via manual overclocking. I was wondering what sort of specific changes if any they have made to this chipset that accomplish this or if it is just a refinement of the software over time?

May 5, 2014 | 04:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

A live event for a MOBO review...I'm confused.

May 5, 2014 | 10:07 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

I'll be tuning in as always , cant miss it. I hope the contest is random with a form, hopefully not trivia cause by the time I see and hear the question on my end, people had already answered 5 seconds prior..lol..........

Morry did a pretty good job of covering the basics in his review of the Z97 Deluxe motherboard..so the only question I can come up with is....

I see that Intel Nics are heavily promoted for all the Asus Z97 motherboards, will all the H97 Asus boards also use Intel Nic exclusively?

May 6, 2014 | 08:12 AM - Posted by YTech

I agree about the contest process. Random selection with a form is the best! I am sure many other people are watching while they do other work or simply their system is not up to speed (ISP+PC+NETWORK+FIREWALLS).

I recall seeing my browser crash or froze-up in a middle of a "QUICK ACTION" draw because of both the Cast and Chat Channel were using up too much resources. Sadly, I had to watch the replay during the next day.

May 7, 2014 | 08:10 PM - Posted by Paul Thomsen

I mostly build virtual computer hosts, so I treat them like servers. The Push Notice feature is particularly interesting to me as a seemingly easy, flexible way to monitor them.

Where can I find more information? Preferably some kind of programming option, so I can customize it to my needs, but also to better understand everything it can push?

May 7, 2014 | 11:49 PM - Posted by meganerd

+1 for the Intel NIC question.
Also, are there any Thunderbolt accesories planned to compliment this board?

May 8, 2014 | 12:04 AM - Posted by greg reavis (not verified)

Will the EZoverclock be configurable in anyway? Like a low overclock, or a I don't care give me more power overclock? I like to overclock myself, but haven't done so since the core 2 duo days, so I'm a bit rusty with this kind of stuff.

May 8, 2014 | 04:58 AM - Posted by Possumjones2 (not verified)

Can't wait for the show. I think these boards look great , I love the vrm heatsinks. I'm wondering how far out are the matx and mitx versions are? And what ROG versions are in the works?

May 8, 2014 | 08:35 AM - Posted by Humanitarian

I've got a few questions for JJ.

1.Who's responsible for the gold colour scheme? What feedback have you had from it?

2. What would you say to people that are on z87(not worried about being on the bleeding edge)and considering upgrading but are reluctant due to the minimal performance increase? Are the updated Asus features alone enough of a reason?

May 8, 2014 | 09:49 AM - Posted by EndTimeKeeper

My Question is, what are some of the biggest changes between the Z87 and Z97 chip-set's, and how did those changes influence Asus's newest line of motherboards in terms of features and design?

May 8, 2014 | 10:19 AM - Posted by dtkflex

I am not currently running Windows 8.1, but if I did a new build with a new Z97 chipset motherboard, I would consider it.
How is the support for Xonar add in cards or onboard audio under Windows 8.1?
I have heard that there are compatibility issues with Asus current Xonar soundcards and Windows 8.1 in general.
Are there going to be any updated Xonar type add in sound cards to complement the new motherboards?

May 8, 2014 | 11:18 AM - Posted by BlueSkyOnMars (not verified)

Looks like work, after all, is gonna keep me from tuning in but hopefully I can catch the archive.

I'm building a new DAW soon and figured I'd wait for the new boards and chips coming. Someone mentioned discussion about the best boards for various tasks but I rarely see it asked which one might be best suited for a Digital Audio Workstation? Does it matter much or will any mid to high range board do?


May 9, 2014 | 11:29 AM - Posted by Cannonaire

For the most part, you do not need to be too picky for a DAW motherboard. Most will do about the same.

That said, I do have a few recommendations. A lot of good audio interfaces use firewire (1394), which is a rare feature on motherboards these days. I would not go out of my way to get one, however, because a lot of interfaces have issues with firewire controllers which are not made by Texas Instruments. Instead, you should probably get a good PCIe add-in board with a TI controller if it is required.

I am being pedantic with this next one, but it is also a good idea to find DPC latency numbers for any motherboard you are looking at if possible. It's a little rare for reviewers to test this aspect, but HardOCP recently started doing so. I honestly don't know how much DPC latency will effect a DAW, but I do know that audio is particularly sensitive to any kind of latency.

Lastly, I always recommend getting ECC memory (with a CPU and MB that fully supports it) for a real workstation. Some people will say it isn't necessary, but it's a good consideration for actual work. ECC is more expensive, and you will probably be fine without it.

May 8, 2014 | 11:18 AM - Posted by BelgianWaffle (not verified)

I know this event is for z97 but if JJ could update us on anything to do with their Gsync monitors that would be great. I am very eager for such things and impatiently waiting. Thank you

May 8, 2014 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Raven6

Will it cook me breakfast? Will there be an easy Auto overclocking feature? Will we have at least 8 Sata 3 ports?

May 8, 2014 | 08:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will you guys have the video up on this on your youtube channel? Or was is a live stream only? Thanks

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