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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-2400
  • 6 x SATA III, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
  • Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel HD Audio
  • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN Controller
  • USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C
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ASUS Z170 MARK 1 overview

  • 1Description

The SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. The 12.0 x 9.6" SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 supports 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, as well as the Intel Z170 chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (32 & 64-bit), and through its OC design, offers a full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance.

The ATX form factor of the SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of 2400 and 2133 MHz non-ECC and unbuffered DDR4 RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 has a total of 8 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports (4 from SATA Express), 2 x SATA Express ports, and 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3 port. It also has 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port, 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at the back panel, 4 at mid-board), and 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 at the back panel, 4 at mid-board). Using the Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition audio codec featuring Crystal Sound 3, it can support 8-channel HD audio.

The SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI and 1 x DisplayPort. Its HDMI port supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, while the DisplayPort supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz. It is able to use up to 1,024MB of shared memory and also supports Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, and Intel Insider. DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport allows up to 3 displays to be daisy chained together, while multi-GPU use is also supported through NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI, NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX, and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technologies.

The SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 has also been designed with 8 +4 Digital Phase Power Design, TUF components, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution, UEFI BIOS, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, Ai Charger+, USB 3.1 Boost, ESD Guards, and more. This motherboard includes an ASUS Q-Shield, 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s cables, 1 x M.2 screw package, 1 x CPU installation tool, 1 x HYPER M.2 X4, 1 x SLI Bridge, 1 x Q-Connector, 2 x Accessory Fans, 3 x PCIe x16 slot dust covers, 2 x DRAM slot dust covers, 3 x PCIe x1 slot dust covers, 2 x Short Fan Screws, 4 x Long Fan Screws, 3 x Thermistor cables, 1 x back I/O dust frame, 1 x back I/O dust grid, 1 x connector dust cover collection, 2 x On board USB 2.0 connector dust covers, 8 x back I/O USB connector dust covers, 7 x On board SATA connector dust covers, 2 x SATA Express connector dust covers, and 5 x audio connector dust covers. It is protected by a limited 5-year warranty.

Tough Inside and Out

QLED Indicators
With a design inspired by an armored cockpit, you can see the power and act on the alerts, with an indication of five key boot actions


Thermal Armor
TUF Thermal Armor is more than a shield - it employs dual fans to help provide maximum airflow and rapid cooling board-wide, as well as a new interior shunt design to boost air cooling to the M.2 slot. Reversible-airflow technology blows dust up and away from the heatsink VRM, while the exclusive flow-valve design controls the heat-pipe's air contact and is great for liquid-cooling setups
TUF Fortifier
The SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 delivers strength and cooling via the TUF Fortifier. A reinforced backplate helps ensure that the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending. The TUF Fortier even helps reduce internal temperatures by up to 55°F / 13°C - an 18% improvement on the previous design
OC Design
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400 MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo Processor Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control
The mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

EZ Flash 3
Update the BIOS via the Internet and from within the BIOS

Check up your storage devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) logs to gauge reliability and even determine if they're about to fail

EZ Tuning Wizard - OC and RAID
Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups

My Favorites
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list
ASUS TUF engineers have forged TUF ICe, a dedicated processor that monitors on-board temperature sensors and fan speeds for accurate cooling - whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization via Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2
Thermal Radar 2
Thermal Radar 2 now has 13 fan connectors and is able to connect with TUF Detective 2 wirelessly for fan control via your smartphone or tablet. Moreover, multiple onboard sensors and the bundled thermistor cable let you monitor graphics card temperatures and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with one click.

The SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 Thermal Radar 2's fan management has been expanded - so now you can control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well as multiple case fans

Fan Control
With customizable settings for each fan, you can tune the Dust de-Fan technology to extend your motherboard's lifespan. Switch on your PC and Dust de-Fan briefly spins in the reverse direction to disturb settled dust before switching to normal rotation to blow the dust out of the case. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system's fans to create a balance between quietness, cooling, and performance

Thermal Tuning
You can also choose to optimize the whole system's fan setup with a single click. Based on the characteristics of each fan connected to your motherboard, all fan profiles can be quickly optimized

Thermal Status
With thermal-status reports showing CPU and graphics cards zone temperature in real-time, your system fan control can be as precise as you like. Additional CPU thermal assessments gauge temperature rises with increasing voltage, providing a benchmark to judge your CPU cooler's performance

Critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds are recorded over time, so you can review your system's history and make informed judgments for improved operation

Digi Power Control
DIGI+ Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs and TUF offers precise memory tuning in addition to accurate CPU voltage control. Best in class power efficiency and stability helps reduce wasteful voltage discrepancies and provides a more stable CPU and memory setup
TUF Detective 2
A free companion app puts detailed system information and a user-friendly interface at your fingertips - right on your smartphone or tablet. You're able to detect and diagnose errors and adjust your system's operation with touchscreen ease. Moreover, you can control your fan and monitor your system wirelessly via the app. Your PC doesn't even need to be switched on for you to make use of the app

24/7 Durability

Limited 5-Year Warranty
This service will follow the local standard and service policy
TUF Defenders
TUF design protects back I/O ports, expansion, and memory slots, while also preventing dust and other airborne particles from entering critical connectors. Dust Defenders guards against dust build up, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state for longer
TUF Components
TUF Alloy Chokes:
13.6% cooler for increased durability

TUF 10K Ti-Caps:
+20% temperature tolerance and up to 5x longer lifetime usage

Military-grade certified MOSFETs with lower RSD(on)
TUF ESD Guards 2
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. TUF ESD Guards 2 technology is tested to standards that are up to 2X higher than industry standards and pin-level on specific rear IO connectors (USB, LAN, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort) testing is up to 30% higher than previous TUF standards, helping to ensure electrostatic discharges are properly grounded from all onboard connectivity - and that means greater component longevity.

Audio Connectors
Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits

LAN Port
ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit is bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector that helps increase protection against extreme events, such as lightning strikes

Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes help protect HDMI and DisplayPort functionality

All USB Connectors
Add on-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface mount and dual-inline packages

Fast Transfer Speeds

10 Gb/s with USB 3.1 On-board
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port for fast USB connections, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s - or twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is also completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices. With ASUS' USB 3.1 Boost technology, USB 3.1 performance will be accelerated even further
SATA Express
SATA Express provides speeds up to 10 Gb/s
M.2 provides speeds up to 32 Gb/s
Turbo LAN
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge. If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls
TUF Audio Design
TUF Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, chat, watch movies, or relax to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered designs, and premium components result in sound output that has high clarity and fidelity.

Audio Shielding
Helps ensure precision analog/digital separation and reduced multi-lateral interference

Unique De-Pop Circuit
Helps reduce start-up popping noise to all audio outputs

Audio Amplifier
Enhance high quality sound for headphones and speakers

Layout Design
Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals

Intel CPU and Chipset Features

Intel Z170 Express Chipset
Intel Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA 1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, 32 Gb/s M.2, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy Intel integrated graphics performance
Ready for 6th-Generation Intel LGA 1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA 1151 package, with graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes
In the Box
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • HYPERM.2 X4 with M Key design, type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports PCIe SSDs only)
  • SLI Bridge
  • Q-connector (1-in-1)
  • 2 x Accessory Fans (35/40 mm )
  • 3 x PCIe x16 Slot Dust Covers
  • 2 x DRAM Slot Dust Covers
  • 3 x PCIe x1 Slot Dust Covers
  • 2 x Short Fan Screws
  • 4 x Long Fan Screws
  • 3 x Thermistor Cables
  • Back I/O Dust Frame
  • Back I/O Dust Grid
  • Connector Dust Cover Collection (On-board USB 3.0, DVI, HDMI, DP, LAN)
  • 2 x On-board USB 2.0 Connector Dust Covers
  • 8 x Back I/O USB Connector Dust Covers
  • 7 x On-board SATA Connector Dust Covers
  • 2 x SATA Express Connector Dust Covers
  • 5 x Audio Connector Dust Covers
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ASUS Z170 MARK 1 specs

    CPU - Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
    - Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
    - Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    Chipset Intel Z170
    Memory - 4 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    - Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    - Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort ports
    - Supports HDMI with a max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with a max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1,024 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)
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
    Storage Intel Z170 Chipset:
    2 x SATA Express ports, compatible with 4 x SATA III 6 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)
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, gray
    Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology

    ASMedia SATA 6Gb/s controller:
    2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, beige
    LAN - Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
    - Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN
    - Gigabit Intel LAN Connection - 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
    - ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
    - ASUS LAN Guard
    Audio Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3 - High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)

    Audio Features:
    - Optical S/PDIF out port 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 high 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 192 kHz/24-bit true BD lossless sound
    Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both tracks deliver equal quality
    USB Ports Intel Z170 Chipset:
    6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 at the back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)

    Intel Z170 Chipset:
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 at the back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

    ASMedia USB 3.1 Controller:
    1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port (back panel, teal blue, Type-A)

    ASMedia USB 3.1 Controller:
    1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port (back panel, Type-C, 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-standards)
    - ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility

    Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution:
    - TUF Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
    - TUF Thermal Radar 2 with Thermistors
    - TUF ICe

    Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel:
    "We Got Your Back!" Shape Force
    - TUF Fortifier
    - Dust Defenders with connector covers and back I/O dust filter
    - TUF ESD Guards 2

    ASUS Features:
    - GPU Boost
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Ai Charger+
    - M.2 & SATA Express
    - Anti-Surge
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring a friendly graphics user interface
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Turbo LAN
    - PC Cleaner

    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    - 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-Connector

    Overclocking Protection:
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    Operating System Support Windows 10, 64-bit
    Windows 8.1, 64-bit
    Windows 7, 32 & 64-bit
    Back I/O Ports - 1 x DisplayPort
    - 1 x HDMI
    - 1 x USB 3.1 (teal blue) Type-A
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
    - 4 x USB 2.0
    - 2 x USB 3.0 (blue) (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
    - 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    - 5 x Audio jacks
    - 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
    - 1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
    - 1 x TUF Detective USB port
    Internal Ports - 1 x AAFP connector
    - 2 x USB 3.0 connectors support an additional 4 USB 3.0 ports (19-pin)
    - 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support an additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
    - 2 x SATA Express connectors: Compatible with 4 x SATA III 6 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 SSDs)
    - 8 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    - 1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
    - 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector (4-pin)
    - 6 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
    - 3 x Assistant Fan connectors (1 x 3-pin, [White])
    - 1 x S/PDIF out header
    - 1 x Thunderbolt header
    - 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
    - 1 x System panel (Q-Connector)
    - 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN (Extension Fan) connector
    - 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    - 1 x DRCT header
    - 1 x MemOK! button
    - 3 x Thermal sensor connectors
    - 1 x CPU OV
    - 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    - 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    - 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    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
    12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
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    Package Weight 5.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.8 x 10.9 x 3.5"

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