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
I bought this board and it is
I bought this board and it is in fact, amazing. Though there is only 8 SATA ports, which is sad.
cmon, what idiot at asus
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.
The ASSIST FANS in my Z77
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.
I would like to see an “mATX”
I would like to see an “mATX” line of the TUF Series that is AM3+ or FM2+ socket!