Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S Review & Specifications

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S TUF ATX DDR4 LGA1151

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LGA1151 socket for 6th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors
USB 3.1 Type A/C & M.2: Ready for the next-gen devices and storage
Arctic Camo PCB matches well with white-themed builds.
TUF Detective 2 places system information at your fingertips
TUF ICe & Thermal Radar 2 provide customizable total system cooling

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Specs Overview

Model SABERTOOTH Z170 S
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2
SATA Express Ports 2
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors 
    Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z170

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory 
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support 
    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 1024 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 NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology 
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology 
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    2 x SATA Express port, Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*2
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*3
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    Gigabit Intel® LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
    ASUS Turbo LAN Utility

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    - High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
    Audio Feature :
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - BD Audio Layer Content Protection
    - 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
    - Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
    - Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit true BD lossless sound
    Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, teal blue, Type-A)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, , USB Type-CTM, Reversible)

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
    - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
    TUF Features:
    TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
    - 8 +4 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 Radar 2 
    - TUF ICe
    Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
    - TUF ESD Guards 2
    - TUF LANGuard
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - GPU Boost 
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - M.2 & SATA Express
    - Anti-Surge
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Turbo LAN
    - PC Cleaner
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10 , 64bit
    Windows® 8.1 , 64bit 
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 USB Type-CTM
    4 x USB 2.0 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
    1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
    1 x TUF Detective USB port

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    2 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    6 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    2 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (1 x 3 -pin, 1 x 4 -pin, [White])
    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 System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x CPU OV
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    Accessory Guide
    ASUS Q-Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1) 
    1 x TUF Certification card(s)
    1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
    1 x TUF INSIDE sticker(s) (gray)
    1 x STAY COOL BE TUF sticker(s)(gray)
    - 1 x back I/O dust frame 
    - 1 x back I/O dust grid

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1: The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. The PCIe x16_3 is default set at x2 mode.
    Supports Intel® RST for PCIE RAID storage.
    *2: The M.2 socket shares SATA ports with SATA Express_1 port. Adjust BIOS settings to use an M.2 SATA device.
    *3: Supports PCIE RAID configurations via onboard M.2 and PCIEX16_3 slot storages.
    *4: These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *5: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

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