ASUS Z97-A Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅11-05-14
Introduction


Product on Review Z97-A Motherboard
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: £119 GBP / $149 USD

In the first of our ASUS Z97 motherboard reviews for the Intel 9 Series launch we focus our attention on the mainstream segment. For us, it’s essential to look at this category because computer hardware affordability is key for a huge number of interested parties and many system builders simply desire to step-up to this new line in a bid to gain compatibility for forthcoming Intel 5th Generation Processors.

The Z97-A may be an entry-level Z97 motherboard but it is by no means boring. Styled with ASUS’ new black/gold theme, this new motherboard has been furnished with a variety of high-end features including Crystal Audio 2, SATA Express and M.2 to name just a few. Additionally one of the major attractions with Z97-A is the price, but will a lower price-tag mean a sacrifice in performance?



About ASUS
ASUS takes its name from Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that symbolises wisdom and knowledge. ASUS embodies the strength, purity, and adventurous spirit of this fantastic creature, and soars to new heights with each new product it creates.

This visionary approach is the reason ASUS is able to bring high-quality innovation and design to all, and the reason for its widespread acclaim. ASUS products won 4,168 international awards and accolades in 2012 – that’s over 11 a day, every day. ASUS has consistently achieved significant year-on-year growth in terms of consumer notebook units shipped too, and closed 2011 on a high with revenues hitting US$11.9 billion.


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