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xlcr1
08-16-2013, 02:29 AM
Please, could someone with a recent August version of the Z87-WS board (or Z87 Intel series) kindly
run CPU-Z and identify if the mainboard Southbridge Intel Z87 Rev. is C1 or C2 thank you.

2nd wave of Z87 ROG series transitioned to Haswell C2 chipset conversion; but, haven't found news
regarding non-ROG Intel platform series Z87-WS/Deluxe/Dual/Pro/A/Expert/Plus/K/C models.
I have a feeling I'll be waiting until Sept/Oct before C2 reaches Z87 Intel series boards.

Is there perhaps a specific model version/code/serial sequence number of the Asus Z87-WS
w/C2 update I can search/confirm with a retailer before purchase?
Only found this info browsing the web..

uk.hardware.info
ASUS Z87 WS 90SB0390-M0UAY0, ATX, Socket 1150, DDR3, Intel Z87
Product code 90SB0390-M0UAY0, Z87-WS, 90SB0390-M0EAY0
EAN code 4716659485339, 0886227485338

www.newegg.com
ASUS Z87-WS LGA 1150 Intel Z87
Item #: N82E16813131998

www.microcenter.com
ASUS Z87-WS Socket LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard
SKU: 633974
Mfr Part #: 630970
UPC: 886227485338

www.tigerdirect.com
Asus Z87 WS Motherboard - ATX LGA1150
Item#: A455-1216
Model#: Z87 WS
UPC No: 886227485338
warranty for item number: A455-1216

Features of the Z87-WS workstation model are great, PLX PEX (8747) bridge PCIe 3.0 x16/x16/etc,
SATA/eSATA/mSATA and S/PDIF ports.
Many consider the USB3 C1 bug a small nuisance impacting a few devices; but, I've got many
superspeed external USB3 controller storage/devices and I use S3 sleep mode.
Thanks.

iatacs19
09-07-2013, 04:15 AM
They have new numbers, here is the list:

25900

aeronaut
09-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Thanks, but the Z87-WS isn't mentioned here. So its possible that
1. current version is C2
2. current version is C1 and there were no plans to build a C2 variant

Anyone?

xlcr1
09-08-2013, 08:19 PM
that's great iatacsl9, may i inquire as to where in the world you found that list if its publicly available?
i heard Asus assigned Z87 C2 refreshed boards an sku part number ending with numeral '5', i guess that's true.
thanks again for sharing that. :)

Kzoax_spain
09-09-2013, 06:28 PM
that's great iatacsl9, may i inquire as to where in the world you found that list if its publicly available?
i heard Asus assigned Z87 C2 refreshed boards an sku part number ending with numeral '5', i guess that's true.
thanks again for sharing that. :)

Ok. Maybe in server mb dont used the same number...

I know that new versions of asus z87 ws have a "A" in the name of the board.

In the pcb you can read:

Asus z87 ws
R1.04A

If you dont see A, ita a C1.

But maybe you like more a C1, new bios for C2 have lock some control turbo for non cpu Ks...

theriel
09-10-2013, 11:51 AM
Hello,
My apologies for a little hijack of the thread. However, does anyone have a similar information with regard to Z87i-Deluxe? The table above presents information only for the full-size board (z87-deluxe), not the mini-itx...

Thank you for help. I have been trying for a couple of weeks to establish how to buy z87i-deluxe with c2 stepping...

xlcr1
09-10-2013, 01:16 PM
hi theriel, my guess is z87i-deluxe is part of the asus 'Intel Series' motherboards and will most likely get a new model number ending with the numeral '5' like all the rest in the series that were revised with a C2 chipset fix.
I can only assume from iatacs19's list is that it is somekind of resellers update list with new SKU #'s and barcodes only for motherboards that were freshed.
What you might try is asking your seller what the exact model number is before buying..

Kzoax_spain
09-10-2013, 03:10 PM
I can confirm that ALL revisions bios limit access to turbo mode in non-k procesors...

I have a 4770s, and can run similar 4770K with bios 0904 in asus z87 ws...

if i install bios 1302, turbo mode stop in x35~x36... not more. 3.5 Ghz...

I think that all versión C2, have more new bios and have limit on turbo mode...


I see bug c1 usb files too... it´s present...

your choice... ; (more turbo mode in auto, or not bug bios usb c1)

Kzoax_spain
09-10-2013, 10:00 PM
other test:

starcraft 2: bios 1302 : 70~120 fps.

starcraft 2: bios 0904: 90~150-160 fps.

load on cpu.

one~two cores.

speed: 1302: 3.5~3.6 Ghz...

0904: 3.9 ghz-4.5ghz.... (OCCT)

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all in auto, non OC, only bios control.


VGA 650 ti boost 2 gb

ram adata 1833 Mhz

Sdd samsung EVO 240 GB