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Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

Asus Z87 Pro V Edition
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Asus Z87 Pro V Edition review: specs and price

Asus Z87 Pro V Edition
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

Why is Asus Z87 Pro V Edition better than the average?

  • Fan headers
    6vs4.53
  • SATA 3 connectors
    8vs5.64
  • Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)
    112dBvs108.15dB
  • USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)
    8vs4.01
  • USB 3.0 ports
    6vs4.37
  • DisplayPort outputs
    1vs0.31
  • Warranty period
    3vs2.99
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6

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General info

1.Supports USB charging boost
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

2.height

244mm

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170mm

3.warranty period

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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4.Supports USB turbo mode
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

5.Has integrated graphics
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

6.CPU sockets

1

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.

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4

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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8

3.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

4.memory slots

4

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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16

5.overclocked RAM speed

3000MHz

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.

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4600MHz

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Connectors

1.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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8

2.fan headers

6

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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3.has a HDMI output
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

4.SATA 3 connectors

8

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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12

5.USB 3.0 ports

6

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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14

6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

8

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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10

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

1

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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7

2.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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3.PCIe x1 slots

4

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

112dB

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.

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127dB

2.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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3.audio connectors

6

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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10

4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.

2.Supports RAID 1
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

3.Supports RAID 0
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.

4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
Asus Z87 Pro V Edition

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

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