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Asus Gryphon Z97

Motherboard

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The Asus Gryphon Z97 is a premium, MicroATX motherboard in their "TUF" series. That line denotes higher quality components and rugged construction, and Asus stands behind that with a longer warranty and advance replacement in the case of board failures.

In terms of connectivity, this board is well equipped. It has dual video outputs with DVI and HDMI, both analog and digital audio outputs, Intel gigabit Ethernet, and several USB ports: four each of USB 2.0 and 3.0, in fact. Four PCI-Express slots are also present, in varying sizes, with SLI and Crossfire supported as well.
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead) Says:
This is an excellent MicroATX sized motherboard. This means it is a bit smaller than standard ATX motherboards so it can fit in a smaller case. However, this also means that it has a few less PCI-E expansion slots. So if you would like the capability to add more expansion cards (wireless cards, Firewire, USB, RAID controller, or additional video cards) in the future, you may want to consider a standard ATX motherboard instead.
Model: Asus Gryphon Z97

Specifications:
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Socket  1150
CPU Compatibility  Intel Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Processors
Form Factor  MicroATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  Z97
Front Side Bus  Direct Media Interface
Network Connectivity  Gigabit Networking
Network Controller  Intel I218V Gigabit LAN controller
Audio Controller  Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Cooling System  Heatsink
Color  Black
Memory Support
Type  DDR3
Maximum Speed  1600 MHz
Number of Slots  4
Maximum Size per Slot  8 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  32 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Processor Type  CPU Integrated Graphics
Maximum Shared Memory  512 MB
Maximum DVI Resolution   1920x1200
Maximum HDMI Resolution   4096x2160
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution   4096x2160
DVI  1
HDMI  1
DisplayPort  1
External Connections
USB 2.0  4
USB 3.0  4
Audio Out  Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF  Optical
LAN (RJ45)  1
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.0  1 (providing 2 ports)
SATA III 6.0Gbps  6
TPM (module sold separately)  1
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  6 port - Intel Z97
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 2  PCI Express 2.0 x1
Slot 3  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 4  PCI Express 2.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0,1,5,10
Bluetooth  No
Dual GPU Slot Spacing  2-Slot
BIOS Features
UEFI BIOS  Yes
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Dimensions
Height  244 mm (9.6 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)


Configure a custom computer with the Asus Gryphon Z97.