ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Review & Specifications

ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Socket 1150 Z87 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
TUF Fortifier - Bolsters boards against bending damage
Thermal Armor with Flow Valve - Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation
Thermal Radar 2 - Complete system cooling, customized fan tuning
Dust Defenders - Repel the dust, expand the lifespan
TUF Components [10K Ti-Cap, Alloy Choke & MOSFET; certified by military-standard] – Certified for tough duty

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Specs Overview

Model
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date October 2016
Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I217-V
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Intel LAN controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Thermal armor and thermal management system work great

Cons

  • Thermal Armour may obstruct some larger CPU heatsinks
  • 35mm motherboard fans can get noisy in AUTO mode

Score Pangoly

90

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
    Supports Intel® 22 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® Z87

  • Memory

    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)
    * 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
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports *1
    - 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™

  • 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 (x16 or dual x8)
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
    3 x PCIe x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z87 chipset :
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *2
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), beige
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *2
    2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

  • LAN

    Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • 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
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - BD Audio Layer Content Protection

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z87 chipset :
    6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z87 chipset :
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
    - 8 +2 Digital Phase Power Design
    - TUF Components (Alloy choke, Ti-Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
    Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
    - TUF Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
    - TUF Thermal Radar 2
    Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
    - Dust Defender
    - TUF Fortifier
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - Remote GO!
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - ESD Guards
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - Network iControl
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - DirectKey
    - Precision Tweaker 2
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    - 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 eSATA 6Gb/s
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, moss green)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM header
    8 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)
    2 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (2 x 3 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x DirectKey Button(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 mm )
    1 x TUF Certification card(s)
    1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
    1 x TUF Inside sticker(s)
    1 x Accessory Package(s):
    - 1 x 40mm I/O Cover fan lid(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)
    - 1 x Adhesive Sponge(s) for 35mm Fan
    - 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)
    - 2 x eSATA Connector dust cover(s)
    - 6 x Audio connector dust cover(s)

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS,
    ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions, 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
    ASUS/TUF CPU-Z
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

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

  • Note

    *1:DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
    *2: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

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