ASUS Z97 Motherboard MSRP & Release Dates, Specs

By Published April 29, 2014 at 7:00 am

As the embargoes are lifted across the web for Z97-equipped motherboards, we see prices and tentative release dates emerging for new platforms. ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA, and ASRock have all put out some sort of Z97 board teaser, but thus far ASUS is the first to supply hard pricing data.

You can visit our Z97 motherboard round-up article for full specifications on the below ASUS motherboards. The 9-series chipset will be compatible with both Devil's Canyon (the Haswell refresh) and Broadwell CPUs. In addition to this, we've previously broken-down ASUS' naming convention over here. To quickly recap, here's a video with an ASUS representative that runs through how the naming convention works:

Motherboard MSRP
ASUS H97I Plus $110
H97M-E/CSM $105
H97M-Plus $110
Gryphon Z97 $170
Z97I-Plus $135
Z97M-Plus $135
Z97-K/CSM $130
Z97-C $140
Z97-A $150
Sabertooth Z97 Mk2 $180
Z97-Pro AC $220
Sabertooth Z97 Mk1 $250
Maximus VII Gene $220
Maximus VII Hero $230
Z97-Deluxe $290
Z97-Deluxe (NFX / WLC) $400

The target release for Broadwell is 4Q14, going off of what Intel told us at PAX East. Devil's Canyon will ship shortly. The architecture for DC remains the same, but it will be running on the 9-series chipsets, so that tells us these boards should ship alongside Devil's Canyon in the near future.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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