ASUS has just announced a new motherboard in the Z87 Deluxe Quad. This is the world’s first motherboard certified by Intel with Thunderbolt 2 technology. This board has two Thunderbolt 2 ports which allow for 12 simultaneously connected devices. Each port is capable of up to a 20 Gbit/s transfer rate and is backwards compatible with the first generation of Thunderbolt.
The board is of course based on the Z87 chipset and is ready for Intel’s 4th Generation Core Processors. The board comes with many ASUS exclusive technologies. Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization is an easy-to-use tuning tool that dynamically adjusts performance and cooling for reduced noise and increased efficiency with a single click. The UEFI BIOS presents a friendly graphical interface, making it easier than ever to set up shortcuts and favorites for quick access to the options that are used most often.
You will also get a NFC Express accessory with the Z87 Deluxe Quad. This device can automate common PC tasks simply by tapping the supplied NFC tag or NFC-compatible smart devices to the box.