Subject: Motherboards | July 30, 2013 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ASUS Sabertooth, ASUS Gryphon Z87, tuf
Along with the very obvious TUF Thermal Armour you can see in the picture below the board comes with ASUS' TUF warranty which lasts for 5 years. The TUF series is different from the ROG series as the focus is more on durability than extreme performance but that doesn't mean that this board is lacking in speed or features. It has three PCIe 16x slots with one running at 4x along with three PCIe 1x slots, a total of 10 SATA ports and a half dozen USB 3.0 ports. [H]ard|OCP found overclocking on this board took a little more effort but did pay off in the end but it was the reliability of the board that truly impressed them. If you are looking at picking up a pair of the biggest GPUs on the market this board would be a good choice as it is strong enough to support that weight without flexing.
"The motherboard we are examining today is part of the ASUS "TUF" series which is an acronym for "The Ultimate Force." The Sabertooth Z87 looks like a promising follow up to the Sabertooth Z77 and given the Sabertooth pedigree, our expectations are high for this entry into the series which sets itself apart in the ASUS product stack."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Overclocking Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
- ASRock Z87 OC Formula/AC @ AnandTech
- ASRock Z87 Extreme6 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate Motherboard Review @ HiTech Legion
- Gigabyte Z87-D3HP @ Kitguru
- Trio of Z87 OC Motherboards Tested @ Madshrimps
- Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Motherboard @ Bjorn3D
- Gigabyte Z87X-OC @ eTeknix
- Intel DZ87KLT-75K LGA1150 @ Benchmark Review
- ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac @ Kitguru
- Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Socket 1150 Motherboard Review @ Pro-Clockers
- ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- MSI Z87 Xpower Motherboard @ Bjorn3D
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- Gigabyte Z87X OC Overclocking Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane
- ASRock Z87E-ITX @ Benchmark
- Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 @ Benchmark Reviews
- BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI Delay Transaction @ TechARP
- ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX ROG Motherboard Review @ HiTech Legion
- ASRock 990FX Extreme9 @ Hardware.info
- ASRock FM2A85X-ITX @ Hardware.info
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Thanks for stopping by our coverage of the Intel Haswell, 4th Generation Core processor and Z87 chipset release! We have a lot of different stories for you to check out and I wanted to be sure you knew about them all.
- The Haswell Review - Intel Core i7-4770K Performance and Architecture
- PCPer Live! ASUS Z87 Motherboard and Intel Haswell Live Event! - Tuesday, June 4th we will be hosting a live streaming event with JJ from ASUS. Stop by to learn about Z87 and overclocking Haswell and to win some motherboards and graphics cards!
- ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Motherboard Review
- MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard Review
Courtesy of ASUS
The Gryphon Z87 is a new form factor being introduced into the TUF (The Ultimate Force) board line with its micro-ATX stature. It does not lack for features in what it lacks for physical size though. ASUS packed this board full of features with the same stability and performance that you have all come to expect from a TUF series motherboard. By default, the Gryphon Z87 does not come with the Thermal Armor overlay, but the armor kit will be offered as an upgrade for a minimal additional outlay. We but the ASUS Gryphon Z87 board through its paces to get a fuller performance picture. At a retail price of $169.00, this board would make a nice addition to any small form factor or normal sized system.
Courtesy of ASUS
The Gryphon Z87 is designed with an 8 phase digital power delivery system for the CPU to ensure the best performance and stability possible under any conditions. The following features are integrated into the board's design: six SATA 6Gb/s ports; an Intel I217-V GigE NIC; three PCI-Express x16 slots for dual-card support; one PCI-Express x1 slot; onboard power, reset, CMOS MemOK!, BIOS Flashback, and DirectKey buttons; and USB 2.0 and 3.0 port support.
Courtesy of ASUS