ASUS 9 Series Motherboards Introduced

ASUS 9 Series Motherboards Introduced

One Click, Total System Optimization

ASUS motherboards are often copied, but never perfected by competitors. Established as the industry leader in motherboard technology, our motherboards are always the most award-winning and best-selling in the world.

The all-new ASUS 9 Series represents the new pinnacle of motherboard innovation, combining state-of-the-art automation with intuitive controls to satisfy the entire range of users, from novice to expert. On top of improved control, ASUS 9 Series also features superior on-board audio, optimized networking, and a full array of upgraded connectivity.

ASUS 9 Series Motherboards Introduced

All-New Aesthetics

With the new technical design, comes with a new ID: The ASUS 9 Series features a muted approach to board aesthetics, resulting in a look and feel that blends high tech with class.

5-Way Optimization

The most intelligent and dynamic optimization process to date, ASUS 9 Series boards with 5-Way Optimization deliver the best computing experience with one simple click of a button. Refined to accommodate a variety of overclockers, 5-Way Optimization gives the user additional flexibility when autotuning. Set target CPU frequencies, temperature ceilings, and even change the duration of the stress test, ensuring a stable overclock.

5-Way Optimization Enables:

Automated CPU overclocking – Immediate performance gains of up to 95% of the processor’s total potential
Maximum energy savings – Through EPU adjustments, ensure minimal voltage use when system is idle
Reinforced digital power stability – With DIGI+VRM, take full advantage through OCP and LLC presets for the most precise and stable overclocking
Balanced cooling between performance and acoustics – Fan Xpert 3 calibrates each fan and adds customizable profiles that can be further tweaked to best fit the user
Prioritized network bandwidth, customized audio settings, and overclocking profiles for specific applications – With Turbo App, assign increased performance for intensive applications and reduce frequencies to preserve longevity for normal operations

State-of-the-Art Connectivity

With modern SSDs rapidly approaching saturation point for data transmission with SATA 6 Gb/s connectors, ASUS 9 Series extends the boundaries two ways.

SATA Express – With up to 10 Gb/s transfer speeds per port, SATA Express is future ready. Also backwards compatible with traditional SATA drives, SATA Express is also able to be utilized as 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports with an adapter.
PCIe M.2 – Supports both 2260 and 2280 M.2 SSDs and can achieve up to 10 Gb/s transfer rate with PCIe-based M.2 drives

Currently under development exclusively by ASUS, the Hyper Express enclosure is the first, and currently only, device allowing users to fully access the cutting-edge transfer speeds of SATA Express.

ASUS Z97 Series is also able to support Thunderbolt 2 technology through ThunderboltEX II add-on cards, the first of its kind to be fully certified by Intel. ThunderboltEX II addon card is compatible with all ASUS Z97 motherboards and select Z87 motherboards*.

Additionally, all ASUS 9 Series motherboards also come with a Trusted Platform Module header, enabling hardware encryption capabilities.

Superior Audio

ASUS 9 Series motherboards are the first to feature Crystal Sound 2, an ASUS original audio solution designed specifically for this generation of boards. Optimize audio settings for specific applications such as gaming, video chatting, movies, music, or other media. Improved with on-board physical shielding for EMI isolation and premium components, including Japanese-made audio capacitors, Crystal Sound 2 delivers exception clarity and fidelity for any audio media.

The Most Ideal Networking

Offloading from the CPU, the on-board Intel® Gigabit Ethernet minimizes CPU usage and power consumption by up to 90% during high loads, allowing the CPU to focus on intensive tasks without having to devote cycles to regulate network traffic. Combined with Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic shaping technology, the combination of hardware and software delivers increased overall performance and lowers lag without being complicated. Expert users can access the advanced controls for additional tweaking to best suit their usage needs.

Streamlined and Upgraded UEFI

Embracing the philosophy of being accessible to both novices and experts, the new UEFI on the ASUS 9 Series motherboards provide a streamlined experience to help users find their way quickly and easily while providing seasoned builders even more granular overall control.

EZ Mode

Fan Controls – Monitor fan RPMs and make on-the-fly fan curve customizations
SATA Information – Easily recognize installed device details at a glance
Clock Adjustment and Language Selection – With native mouse control
Guided Wizards – Overclock or set up a RAID array with guidance

Advanced Mode

Full Fan Controls – Calibrate DC/PWM fans and select temperature source for monitoring
Full IRST Integration – Set up a custom RAID array from start to finish all in UEFI
OC Profiles – Save all UEFI settings to profiles that can be transferred via USB drive
My Favorites – Adds frequently used settings to a single, easy-to-access menu

Upgraded Fan Controls

ASUS Z97 motherboards feature full Pulse Wave Modulation (PWM) on all fan headers (4 pin). This allows users far better granular control over fan speeds on top of the capability of having far quieter operations. The 4 pin fan headers can automatically detect PWM or DC type fans.

Robust Software Control

ASUS 9 Series boards take functionality to the next level with a dedicated selection of optimized software, enabling significantly convenient control otherwise unavailable.

ASUS HomeCloud – With 802.11ac, access your PC remotely, stream multimedia content to nearly any device or smart TV, and manage your files all with an intuitive interface on a multiplatform app.

AI Suite 3 – Now with large monitor support, AI Suite 3 combines all system controls into a clean, intuitive interface, completely eliminating the need to switch between multiple utilities.

Intel Points Now On ASUS 9 Series Motherboards

ASUS has extended the Intel® Points Program to 9 Series motherboards, as well as all 8 Series purchases from April 1st onward. Gold and Platinum Intel® Technology Providers can earn up to 20 Intel® Points per motherboard, up to a maximum of 2000 points per month, when purchasing ASUS 8 and 9 Series motherboards from ASUS authorized distributors.

ASUS Z97 Motherboards are available now!
Contact an ASUS representative for more information on the entire ASUS Z97 Family today!

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