The Sabertooth Z87 is one TUF motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 30, 2013 - 01:45 PM |
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.

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"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."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

July 30, 2013 | 04:21 PM - Posted by overwheat

I bought this board and it is in fact, amazing. Though there is only 8 SATA ports, which is sad.

July 30, 2013 | 08:29 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

cmon, what idiot at asus approved this color scheme?

looks like something found in a full baby diaper.

impressive stats but ugly as f@ck, a no go in any side window build

seriously, fire that guy.

July 31, 2013 | 03:22 PM - Posted by Photonboy (not verified)

The ASSIST FANS in my Z77 Sabertooth are very annoying.

I did set them to NOT turn on until 50degC which they rarely do, but many people wouldn't know how to set that up.

The fans should IDLE without being heard. If you KNOW about this issue I have no problem recommending these boards (I assume this also has the 5-year Warranty). I'm keeping my PC for five years.

August 4, 2013 | 07:37 PM - Posted by ezjohny

I would like to see an "mATX" line of the TUF Series that is AM3+ or FM2+ socket!

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