Intel LGA1151 ATX motherboard with DDR4 3866MHz (OC), dual M.2 and dual U.2, Intel® Optane™ memory ready, USB 3.1 Type-A™ and Type-C™ rear-panel connections.
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.
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!
TurboV Processing Unit
Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and graphic cards, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance that fully exploits the potential of your graphics card.
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.
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!
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.
Exclusive audio features
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.
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!
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!
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.
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® for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
- Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 60 / 24 Hz*1
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz / 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
- Supports High Dynamic Range(HDR),Wide Color Gamut(Rec.2020),HDCP 2.2
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Supports up to 2 displays simultaneously
DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
- Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology *7
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology *7
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology *7
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology *7
- Expansion Slots
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single at x16, dual at x16/x16 mode, triple at x16/x8/x8 mode or quad x8/x8/x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCIe x4 (max at x4 mode)
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*3
2 x U.2 connector*3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)*2
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *5
Intel® I210-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Intel® I219-LM , 1 x Gigabit LAN
Gigabit Intel® LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
Realtek® ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming
120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
Audio Feature :
- DTS Connect
- DTS Headphone:X
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
- EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality
- Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality
Premium Japan-made audio capacitors provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- USB Ports
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)
- Special Features
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
- Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning
- GPU Boost
ASUS EPU :
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 8 + 4 + 2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- USB BIOS Flashback
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Turbo LAN
- Crystal Sound 3
- EZ XMP ASUS Exclusive Features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert 4
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
CPU Installation Tool
- Three-step simplicity and safety
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, HDD LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Performance Optimization :
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control
M.2 and U.2 Onboard (The Latest Transfer Technology with up to 32Gb/s Data-transfer Speeds for M.2 and U.2)
- Back I/O Ports
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 USB Type-CTM
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
- Internal I/O Ports
1 x RGB Header(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) ()
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
2 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 6-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x EZ XMP switch
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
2 x U.2 connector
1 x COM port header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1 x 2-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x COM port cable(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
2 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x CPU installation tool
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-Connector
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
- Operating System
Windows® 8.1 64-bit *6
Windows® 7 64-bit *6
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1 HDMI 2.0 60Hz resolution support requires necessary drivers update.
*2 The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56 ports. When using M.2 PCIe devices in X2 mode, SATA_56 ports will not be disabled.When using M.2 PCIe devices in X4 mode, SATA_56 ports will be disabled.
*3 The M.2_2 socket shares bandwidth with U.2_2 connector and SATA6G_1 port. When using M.2_2 socket with PCIe bandwidth, SATA6G_1 port will not be disabled and U.2_2 connector will be disabled. When using M.2_2 socket with SATA bandwidth, SATA6G_1 port and U.2_2 connector will be disabled. When using U.2_2 connector, SATA6G_1 port will not be disabled and M.2_2 connector will be disabled.
*4 These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
*5 Intel® Optane Technology is only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
*6 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors
*7 Actual number of Multi-graphic supported differs per Vendors' Graphic cards. Please check with Vendor beforehand.