The GRYPHON Z97 Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support a micro-ATX form factor. The 9.6 x 9.6" GRYPHON Z97 supports 5th, New 4th, and 4th-Generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1150 socket, as well as the Intel Z97 chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), and 7 (64-bit).
The micro-ATX form factor of the GRYPHON Z97 has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 32GB of 1866, 1600, 1333, or 1066 MHz non-ECC, unbuffered DDR3 RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The GRYPHON Z97 Motherboard has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. It also has 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x8/x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (x4 mode),1 x PCIe x1 slot, 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 at the back panel, 2 at mid-board), and 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 at the back panel, 4 at mid-board). Using the Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition audio codec, it can support 24-bit 8-channel HD audio at up to 192 kHz.
The GRYPHON Z97 has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, and 1 x DVI. Its HDMI port supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, its DisplayPort supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, and its DVI port supports a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. It is able to use up to 512MB of shared memory and also supports Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, and Intel Insider. There is also multi-GPU support for NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX technologies. Additionally, the GRYPHON Z97 is DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream transport compliant and supports DisplayPort 1.2 monitor daisy chaining of up to three displays.
The GRYPHON Z97 has also been designed with Thermal Radar 2, TUF ICe, 10K Ti-Caps, Alloy Chokes, military-grade MOSFETs, a UEFI BIOS, and more. This motherboard includes an ASUS Q-Shield, 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s cables, 1 x SLI Bridge, and 1 x Q-Connector (2-in-1). It is protected by a limited 5-year warranty.