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ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 Intel Motherboard

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  • LGA1150 Socket for the 5th, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
  • Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
  • TUF ICe - Your Total Cooling Commander

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ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 Intel Motherboard

• LGA1150 Socket for the 5th, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
• Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
• TUF ICe - Your Total Cooling Commander
• Thermal Armor with Flow Valve - Total Airflow-boosting Heat Dissipation
• TUF Fortifier - Damage Protection and Improved Cooling
• Dust Defenders - Repel the Dust, Expand the Lifespan
• Thermal Radar 2 - Customized Fan Tuning, Complete System Cooling
• TUF Components [TUF 10K Ti-Caps, TUF New Alloy Choke & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty

Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
More than just a cool military-styled cover, TUF Thermal Armor employs dual fans to provide boosted airflow for rapid cooling. Reversible-airflow technology blows dust up and away from the heatsink VRM, while the exclusive flow-valve design controls the heat-pipe's air contact — great for liquid-cooling setups!

Thermal Radar 2
Z97 Thermal Radar 2 now lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well your case fans! Multiple onboard sensors and the bundled thermistor cables let you monitor graphics card temperatures and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with one click.

ASUS TUF engineering team have forged a brand-new microchip that delivers incredibly precise temperature monitoring and fan controls. With the TUF ICe, you can be assured that monitoring of onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds is always ultra-accurate — whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization.

TUF Fortifier
TUF delivers great strength and cooling via exclusive TUF Fortifier. A reinforced backplate ensures that the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending.

TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components - an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 7°C

Dust Defenders
TUF design protects back I/O ports, expansion and memory slots plus critical connectors from dust and particles that degrade system performance over time if left unchecked. With a filter to ensure the back I/O fan doesn't draw dust into the board, Dust Defenders guards against dust build up, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state longer.

Server-grade Tests
TUF is proud to be a leading total solution provider. That means we test more than just the product itself — we examine system durability as a whole. Our motherboards undergo extreme temperature variations (thermal shock), extensive Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) test and many whole-build server-grade stability tests — so you know that your TUF motherboard can be trusted in all conditions.

TUF ESD Guards
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. TUF ESD Guards are tested to standards that are up to 2X higher than industry standards, ensuring electrostatic discharges are properly grounded from all onboard connectivity — and that means greater component longevity.

Keyboard and mouse connectors:
Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes.

USB 3.0/2.0 connectors:
On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.

Audio connectors:
Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.

LAN port:
ESD transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diode protection on the LAN circuit bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector that increases protection against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.

Media-acclaimed the most intuitive UEFI BIOS
The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS is with improvements to both EZ and Advanced Modes. It benefits both the novice builder as well as the seasoned overclocker.

Cracked-up Content Creation
If design is in your blood, a TUF Z97 motherboard needs to be on your desktop! Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost technology drives data transfer at speeds that are up to 170% faster than standard, while SATA Express connectivity stores and retrieve data at up to 10Gb/s. For you, that means slicker workflow every hour of every day – no more drumming your fingers waiting for images to transfer or files to save or load! You also get our exclusive Turbo LAN technology, which automatically optimizes your internet connection for the fastest and smoothest possible file transfers. TUF Z97 even helps with your multiple-monitor setup, ensuring total stability right up to 4K UHD resolutions!

TUF Audio Design
TUF Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favourite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity.

Your PC, Your world
ASUS HomeCloud creates a world without boundaries. It lets you access your PC remotely, stream multimedia content to wherever you want, and manage all your stuff from anywhere — no matter where it's stored. Use the built-in Wake on WAN feature to remotely wake and control your PC with a single smart device, anywhere and anytime. It even turns your hard drive into private cloud storage, removing worries about storage limits. With HomeCloud, your PC becomes the gateway to your world.
CPU Intel® Socket 1150 for the 5th/New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Chipset 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Graphic Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black)
3 x PCIe x1
Storage Intel® Z97 chipset :
1 x SATA Express port, black
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), beige
LAN Intel® I218V
Realtek® 8111GR
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
Audio Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
Audio Feature :
Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
USB Ports Intel® Z97 chipset :
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel® Z97 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Special Features TUF Features:
TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
8 + 2 Digital Phase Power Design
TUF Components (New Alloy Choke, Ti-Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility
Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
TUF Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
TUF Thermal Radar 2
Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
Dust Defenders
TUF Fortifier
TUF ESD Guards
ASUS Exclusive Features :
AI Suite 3
Ai Charger+
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
USB 3.0 Boost
Disk Unlocker
Turbo LAN
Interactive HomeCloud
Media Streamer
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Multi-language BIOS
Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-Connector
Operating System Support Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Back I/O Ports 1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x SATA Express connector: , compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x TPM header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
3 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (2 x 3 -pin, 1 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
Accessories User's manual
Accessory Guide
ASUS Q-Shield
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
2 x Accessory Fan(s) ( 35 /40 mm )
1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
1 x TUF Inside sticker(s)
1 x Accessory Package(s):
3 x PCIe x16 slot dust cover(s)
2 x DRAM slot dust cover(s)
3 x PCIe x1 slot dust cover(s)
2 x Short fan screw(s)
4 x Long fan screw(s)
3 x Thermistor cable(s)
1 x back I/O dust frame
1 x back I/O dust grid
1 x connector dust cover collection (On board USB 3.0, DVI, HDMI, DP, LAN)
2 x On board USB 2.0 connector dust cover(s)
8 x back I/O USB 2.0 connector dust cover(s)
7 x On board SATA connector dust cover(s)
1 x SATA Express conector dust cover(s)
5 x Audio connector dust cover(s)
BIOS 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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