Puget Systems print logo

Asus Sabertooth Z87


[ Rear Ports ][ Schematic ]

Asus Sabertooth Z87  Picture 24094Asus Sabertooth Z87  Picture 24093Asus Sabertooth Z87  Picture 24158Asus Sabertooth Z87  Picture 24157
The Asus Sabertooth Z87 is a premium, ATX motherboard in their "TUF" series. That line denotes higher quality components and rugged construction. Asus stands behind that with a longer warranty and advance replacement in the case of board failures.

In terms of connectivity, this board is very well equipped. It has dual video outputs with HDMI and Display Port, both analog and digital audio outputs, Intel gigabit Ethernet, two eSATA ports, and several USB ports: four each of USB 2.0 and 3.0, in fact. Six PCI-Express slots are also present, in varying sizes, with SLI and Crossfire supported as well.
Ruben Romero (Quality Control Subject Matter Expert)
Ruben Romero (Quality Control Subject Matter Expert) Says:
I really like the large backplate that is installed on the motherboard to help keep it from warping or flexing. The armor on the 'front' side of the board is pleasing to the eye and has options to increase airflow to motherboard components. Asus also includes accessories to plug unused ports and slots to keep potential dust out.
Model: Asus Sabertooth Z87

Socket  1150
CPU Compatibility  Intel Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Processors
Form Factor  ATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  Z87
Front Side Bus  Direct Media Interface
Network Connectivity  Gigabit Networking
Network Controller  Intel I217V Gigabit LAN controller
Audio Controller  Realtek ALC1150 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  1024 MB
Maximum HDMI Resolution   4096x2160
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution   3840x2400
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
External SATA  2
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  8
TPM (module sold separately)  1
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  6 port - Intel Z87
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 2  2 port- ASMedia 1061
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  PCI Express 2.0 x1
Slot 2  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 3  Slot not available on this board
Slot 4  PCI Express 2.0 x1
Slot 5  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 6  PCI Express 2.0 x1
Slot 7  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
BIOS Features
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Height  305 mm (12.0 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)

-PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots run at single x16/- or x8/x8 mode.

-The PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (black) shares bandwidth with PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot, PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot, and PCIe 2.0 x1_3 slot. Running this slot in x4 mode disables the PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot, PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot and PCIe 2.0 x1_3 slot. Running it in x1 mode allows all the PCIe 2.0 x1 slots to be enabled.

-The PCIe 2.0 x1_1 (top) slot shares bandwidth with eSATA 6Gb/s ports. Using this slot will disable the eSATA ports.

Configure a custom computer with the Asus Sabertooth Z87 .