Intel will release in May the upcoming Haswell processor upgrade, but this upgrade intensity is not large, the new processor family scientific name is called Haswell Refresh, a new mention frequency 100MHz, basically nothing highlights.
At the same time, Intel will also release with Haswell Refresh supporting Z97 series motherboards, but with the release date draws near, the current number of Z97 motherboards are exposed out, Taiwan media VR-Zone version just today got from Asus The Z97-DELUXE motherboard.
It is understood that Asus will launch three of this series (TUF, ROG and Channel) totaling “10” Z97 motherboard, the Z97-DELUXE and this will be the first product in a high specification.
From the picture we can see that although Intel canceled the native support for SATA Express interface, but Asus or through third-party chip to the interface integrated in the Z97-DELUXE motherboard, also can see six SATA 6Gbps interface and a M.2 interfaces . This M.2 interfaces taking PIC-E × 2 channel bandwidth than SATA 6Gbps higher, capable of supporting up to 2280 specifications SSD, the longest 22110 is not supported.
Expansion slots can see four PCI-E × 1 and three PIC-E × 16 slot (after two actual bandwidth × 8), maximum support three-way crossfire.
I/O section, the board provides a DisplayPort + mini DP + HDMI video output interface, in addition to two USB 2.0 and six USB 3.0 interface, but also integrates a wireless LAN chip and two RJ-45 network interface.