ASUS announces the first motherboard with Thunderbolt 2

ASUS has presented motherboard Z87-Deluxe/Quad, the first certified to support second-generation interconnect technology equipment and devices Intel Thunderbolt 2.

ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad

An interface that doubles the theoretical bandwidth of the thunderbolt original offering data transfer speeds to 20 Gbps and adding support for 4K resolutions. Thunderbolt 2 is compatible with existing wired devices and although in this case limited speed to 10 Gbps.

In addition to two Thunderbolt 2 ports, this ASUS motherboard offers another ten USB ports, six of which version 3.0. It is normal, as we still do not know any device with Thunderbolt 2.

The ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad is intended to accommodate the new Haswell microprocessors and will be one of the most advanced motherboard of the Taiwanese firm, adding to the previous, ten SATA-III ports, BT 4.0, two PCI Express 3.0, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

Sadly, the new technologies are expensive and the unofficial price for this motherboard is $350. As for Thunderbolt 2 should receive a boost when Apple includes them this falls in the new MacBook Pro. In any case we believe that USB will be the standard reference in the medium term.