ASUS Z87-Deluxe Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 30.08.13
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Allgemein   + -
As expected the ASUS Z87-Deluxe is a high-quality product that comes with an extensive number of features. Regarding the new color scheme (black/gold/yellow) we would wish that ASUS throws it over board as soon as possible and goes back to black/blue. We mentioned the reasons for this on page 4.   - Features - Design
Layout   + -

Generally the ASUS Z87-Deluxe's Layout is very well thought. Once more very practical are the angled SATA connectors, of which there are ten, as well as the power- and reset-buttons. Also the debug display is very useful in case you should have issues with a component in your system or the board itself. Furthermore the placement of the PCI-Express x16 slots is well thought an therefore nothing needs to be criticized at this point. There are for example to slots between the first and the second PCI-Express x16 slot. Should you decide to build an SLI/CrossFire setup, then the first card will still be able to get plenty of fresh air. Another thing that is good with this board is the fact, that there as plenty of space between the CPU socket and the heatsinks on the power design as well as between the CPU socket and the DIMM slots. Something else we like is the fact that ASUS equipped this board with WiFi, which supports 802.11 b/g/n as well as ac standards. In case the board can connect to either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz networks.

  - Angled SATA connectors - Power/Reset-Button onboard
- Debug display
- Space around CPU socket - Onboard WiFi (5 GHz)
Performance   + -
Let's first have closer look at overall 3D performance. Calcualting the average of all 3D benchmarks we ran, we see that this board ranks in the bottom third of our comparison tables. Concerning the average of all 2D benchmarks we ran, this board reaches a solid 5th place. Overall the performance of this board isn't bad at all. It is somewhere in the center span, which is a rank that suites this board well. On another note we had a look at power consumption and in this case we clearly see that we have a board here that has been equipped with an armada of additional chips. In the end this means, that power consumption is high. In fact, it was the second highest value in idle and under load.   - SiSoft Sandra Multimedia
-  SiSoft Sandra Kryptographie
- Metro Last Light Low
- 3DMark Ice Storm
- Bioshock Infite Low
Overclocking / BIOS   + -
As you might have expected from ASUS you get an excellent BIOS which offers not only a boatload of tuning and tweaking options but is also very easy to use. Especially with the entry screen ASUS is trying and also succeeding to add elements which make the BIOS much easier to use also for unexperienced users. For example the feature that the boot order can be changed by drag'n'drop is a neat addition.   - Clear arrangement - Sheer amount of options  
Recommendation   + -
Should you be looking for a very well equipped and rock solid motherboard, then the Z87-Deluxe will be a great choice. The only flaw it has, is the power consumption, which is astonishingly high, but apart from that, there are no other issues that really need mentioning.   - Workstation
- Enthusiast
- Gaming
We give the ASUS Z87-Deluxe very good 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  


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