Excerpt: The Z87-Pro was among the first offerings from ASUS designed around the Intel Z87 chipset and offering support for the forth generation Intel Core CPU line, code named Haswell. The board sports the yellow/gold and black coloration common to ASUS' mainstream board line with more than enough features to satisfy most gamers and enthusiasts. At a retail MSRP of $209.00, the Z87-Pro becomes a hard proposition to turn down with its mix of features and performance.
Summary: The Z87-PRO is a pretty sweet motherboard. Its is higher than the going rate for a lot of Z87 boards, but the PRO has enough extras to justify the premium. Take the integrated networking, for example. Gigabit Ethernet is handled by an Intel controller, the 802.11n Wi-Fi is a dual-band implementation, and Bluetooth 4.0 is thrown in for good measure.
Summary: At a price point of $209.99, the ASUS Z87-PRO is in the mainstream category of Intel Z87 motherboard systems.
Performance was on par with what is expected from a high-end mainboard except at the price of a mainstream board. Most notable are the impressive showing in both the wired and wireless tests.
Excerpt: The Asus Z87-Pro ATX motherboard has an LGA1150 socket and only supports Intel’s 4th-generation 'Haswell' processors. As implied by its name, the Z87-Pro uses the Z87 chipset, which can potentially provide up to six SATA3 and USB3 ports. However, the Z87-pro uses extra SATA and USB controllers to enhance its connectivity.