If you’re building a new PC based on one of Intel’s Haswell-class CPUs, you won’t find a motherboard with more features than Asus’s Z87 Deluxe. This bad boy has it all, including Thunderbolt 2.0.
The Thunderbolt 2.0 interface combines PCI-Express with DisplayPort 1.2 (including that standard’s multistream transport feature, which lets you daisy-chain high-resolution displays).
The Z87 Deluxe boasts plenty of other juicy features, too, including three PCIe x16 slots, ten SATA 6-gigabits-per-second (gbps) ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and an integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter.
And as a convenient segue to my next component topic, this board supports both AMD’s CrossFire and Nvidia’s SLI multi-video-card solutions.