Up to 4-Way multi-graphic power
The Intel Z270 chipset-based workstation motherboard features on-demand NVIDIA GeForce SLI, NVIDIA Quadro SLI and AMD CrossFireX technology, plus robust troubleshooting features.
Four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots enable extreme graphics
ASUS Z270-WS accommodates up to four dual-width graphics cards and supports up to 4-Way NVIDIA GeForce SLI, AMD CrossFireX, and 2-Way NVIDIA Quadro SLI. This makes Z270-WS an excellent choice for designers or other professionals who depend on powerful graphics and performance for tasks such as design and modeling, processing-intensive simulation and 3D-rendering applications — or even for gamers looking for multi-screen gaming and live streaming.
Power At Your Fingertips
One-click overclocking and cooling
Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, networking and audio tuning — all tailored with just one click.
ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time usage — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and now networking and audio settings that are tailored to your apps. In short, 5-Way ASUS Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment and productivity!
- Games and demanding applications run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
- Energy-conserving design saves you money.
Fan Xpert 4
ASUS Z270-WS features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 and the UEFI BIOS.
All-in-one water-cooling set
PWM or DC water pumps can be fully controlled, creating the perfect solution for custom or self-contained cooling setups.
4-pin PWM/DC fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
High-amp fan support
A dedicated fan header supplies up to 3A for high-speed, high-current fans.
A dedicated, integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent.
ASUS Pro Clock technology
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies of up to 425MHz — or beyond! This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
Advantages of Pro Clock
- Reduced boot time
- Lower jitter under extreme conditions
- Increased stability under heavy overclocking
DDR4 overclocking Strength in numbers
Third-generation ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 3866MHz and beyond. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality and minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, so you'll enjoy the thrill of overclocking DDR4 with time-aligned signaling along with superior stability and compatibility.
Up to 3-way native M.2/U.2/NVMe PCIe RAID support for lightning-fast storage speeds
Not satisfied with single-storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array with up to 3-Way PCIe storage drives for data transfers at lightning-fast speeds!
Connect with unparalleled speeds
Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet connectors, Z270-WS keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With both LAN ports teamed you'll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if anything goes wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.
Ready for Intel Optane memory
Intel Optane is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Z270-WS. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
Super-fast transfers at up to 32Gbps with onboard M.2 and U.2
Z270-WS is built to fit both M.2 and 2.5-inch NVM Express SSDs, with onboard M.2 and U.2 connectors. This technology exploits the maximum PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth of 32Gbps for transfer speed that are up to 5.3X faster than traditional storage devices.
10Gbps USB 3.1 onboard
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C ports, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — twice as fast as USB 3.0.
ThunderboltEX 3 for blistering speeds and USB-C connectivity
Z270-WS supports the ThunderboltEX 3 card for breathtaking bi-directional Thunderbolt 3 transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, 4X USB speeds and 2X video bandwidth, as well as reversible USB 3.1 Type-C compatibility and high-powered 36W charging!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you find your way, quickly and easily.
Best Audio Performance
Exclusive audio features
Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio
ASUS Z270-WS has a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek. The Realtek S1220A features an unprecedented 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality.
Immersive headphone audio
Offers 3D surround-sound technology for incredibly rich audio with all types of headphones.
More throughput, less CPU usage
Z270-WS features the very latest Intel Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead while offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game!
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge — by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced mode for hardcore controls.
Extend your keyboard to infinity and beyond!
Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive onboard microprocessor. Leverage the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10 to launch any application with a single press, or to power on your PC or flash your BIOS — even from S5 mode!
Reliable Stability and Compatibility
Protect your graphics card investment
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process to integrate the slot with fortifying metal support for an inherently stronger design, SafeSlot is then firmly anchored to the motherboard through additional solder points.
Easier DIY, every day
You will love DIY!
From assembly, system settings and monitoring, to firmware and hardware updates — ASUS strives to provide the best user experience. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and hassle-free!
Intel CPU and Chipset Features
Intel Z270 Chipset
Intel Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z270 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
The ASUS Z270-WS motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCIe controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes — all combining to ensure great performance.