Asus Gryphon Z97


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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 (Tier 3 Consulting Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Tier 3 Consulting 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


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
DisplayPort 1
External Connections
USB 2.0 4
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (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 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 1
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
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles Yes
Height 244 mm (9.6 in)
Width 244 mm (9.6 in)