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Asus Z87-C Mobo Receives WHQL Certification for Win 8

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.”

  • Someone Somewhere
    So? It's not like the others won't support it, or even won't receive certification.
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  • damianrobertjones
    Paid for article dude! Everyone deserves to eat
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  • gggplaya
    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
    "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
    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
    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
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