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Asus Z87-C Mobo Receives WHQL Certification for Win 8

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The Asus Z87-C is the first Z87 motherboard to receive a WHQL certification for Windows 8.1.

Asus has announced that its Z87-C motherboard is the first of its kind to receive certification from the Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) for Windows 8.1, which essentially confirms that both the motherboard’s hardware and drivers are “fully reliable and compatible with Microsoft’s newest operating system."

The Z87-C features a Socket 1150 motherboard that is compatible with 4th Generation Intel processors, four RAM DIMMs that support up to 32 GB of DDR3-3000 memory, six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX, and currently retails for $140.

Speaking on the announcement, Asus stated that it “makes the best motherboards in the world and this pioneering WHQL certification for Windows 8.1 is further testament to the fact.” The company also noted that WHQL certification for other models will be announced “at a later date.”

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    Someone Somewhere , July 23, 2013 12:21 AM
    So? It's not like the others won't support it, or even won't receive certification.
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    damianrobertjones , July 23, 2013 1:30 AM
    Paid for article dude! Everyone deserves to eat
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    gggplaya , July 23, 2013 5:43 AM
    Why is WHQL so important, i've never had a problem before, then again i only buy name brand motherboards which are mostly ASUS.
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    Mike Friesen , July 23, 2013 7:16 AM
    "The Z87-C features a Socket 1150 motherboard that is compatible with 4th Generation Intel processors"
    I should hope so!
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    Novuake , July 23, 2013 9:30 AM
    An excuse to ask a premium? I see the need for this "standard", but it's so irregular that it becomes pointless.
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    Chris Droste , July 23, 2013 10:21 AM
    WHQL certification is important so when crap goes wrong and someone's blaming it on compatibility you can smack them in the face with the cert that's supposed to guarantee it to work, lol