Editors Liked

  • Packed with features and accessories
  • Excellent power consumption under stock and overclocked settings
  • Provided fan connectivity and control is excellent
  • Thunderbolt, NFC, and WLC included in the box
  • Excellent software package
  • Wideopen BIOS
  • 10 GB/s SATAExpress expansion ports
  • BlueTooth 4.0 wireless functionality
  • Includes ASUS ThunderboltEX II/Dual

Editors Didn't Like

  • High price
  • Bundled accessories do require additional hardware to make the most of them
  • Seems like the Z97DELUXE (WLC& NFC) is trying to do everything at once when it does not need to
  • Color scheme used may not appeal to all
  • Z97 chipset lacks innovative features