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Intel® Z87 Chipset Platform Delivers Superior Responsiveness

Ultimate performance tuning

For the ultimate PC experience, the Intel® Z87 Chipset and 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor platform delivers unlocked and uncompromised performance and responsiveness. The platform offers speed on demand with an Intel® Solid-State Drive for fast system boot and application load time that enables quick access to data.

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Feature Benefit
Support for the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors Supports the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 Intel® Pentium® processors, and Intel® Celeron® processors.
Overclocking The Intel® Z87 Chipset also enables overclocking features of unlocked 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)2 With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3Gb/s.
Intel® Rapid Recover Technology (Intel® RRT) Intel’s latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)3 Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.
Intel® Smart Response Technology4 Implements storage I/O caching for faster response times of application startup and quicker access to user data.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology5 Provides faster application refresh by allowing applications to be updated in a low power state.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology6 Allows quick system resumes from the hibernate state.
Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Integrated USB 3.0 support, provides greater enhancement in performance with a design data rate of up to 5 Gb/s with up to 6 USB 3.0 ports.7
Universal Serial Bus 2.0 Hi-speed USB 2.0 support with a design data rate of up to 480Mb/s with up to 14 USB 2.0 ports.
Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s Next generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 6 SATA ports.7
Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s High-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 SATA ports.
eSATA SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.
SATA port disable Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.
PCI Express* 2.0 interface Offers up to 5GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 8 PCI Express 2.0 x1 ports7, configurable as x2, x4, and x8 depending on motherboard designs.
4th generation Intel® Core™ processor PCI Express* 3.0 Interface Intel® Z87-based platforms enable the processor PCI Express* 3.0 port to be configurable as a 1x16, 2x8, or 1x8 and 2x4 which enables support for Intel Thunderbolt™ Technology depending on desktop motherboard designs.
USB port disable Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.
Intel® Integrated 10/100/1000 MAC Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I217-V.
Green technology Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages.

Product and Performance Information

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1. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors. Consult your notebook manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

2. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) requires the computer to have an Intel® RST-enabled chipset, the RAID controller in the BIOS enabled, and the Intel RST software driver installed. Please consult your system vendor for more information.

3. Requires an Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer for more information. Sound quality will depend on equipment and actual implementation. For more information about Intel® HD Audio, refer to www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm.

4. Requires a select Intel® processor, enabled chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software, and a properly configured hybrid drive (HDD + small SSD). Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information. 

5. Requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, and Intel® Solid-State Drive. Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.

6. Intel® Rapid Start Technology requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, and Intel® Solid-State Drive (Intel® SSD). Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.

7. Actual number of ports available may vary by system configuration. Please consult your system vendor for more information.