ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • LGA1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-2400
  • 6 x SATA III, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel Audio
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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  • 1Description

The ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard lets you build a Windows computer system using an Intel 6th-generation processor and up to four 2400/2133 MHz DDR4 memory modules. This motherboard comes with integrated designs that protect its connectivity ports as well as your components. To regulate the temperature inside the case, it's armed with eleven fan connectors along with multiple onboard sensors. ASUS has included TUF Detective 2 that is a companion app for your mobile device so you may wirelessly monitor and control system operations. For enhancing your components, ASUS PRO Clock technology lets you overclock the processor and RAM. In addition, Q-LED indicator lights help you narrow the problem with the processor, RAM, graphics, boot system, or power if the computer doesn't start.

ASUS has equipped this motherboard with six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports that can connect to hard drives and optical drives. To utilize an SSD's performance fully, it offers an M.2 and two SATA Express connectors that run on the PCI Express lanes. Accessing a network can be accomplished using the Intel Gigabit Ethernet jack. For external peripherals, it offers four USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. Moreover, two USB 3.1 ports deliver data at a rate of 10 Gb/s, and one of these ports features a Type-C connector, which has a reversible design.

This SABERTOOTH Z170 motherboard comes outfitted with three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots so you can install dedicated graphics cards linked via SLI or CrossFireX. Using integrated Intel HD graphics, it outputs 4K visuals through the DisplayPort and HDMI ports. Three PCI x1 slots are also available to expand the motherboard's capabilities. There's also a built-in Realtek ALC1150 audio chipset that immerses you in 8-channel sounds using your speakers or headset.

White QLED Indicators
Five white Q-LED indicator lights alert you to a problem with the CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot, or Power.
ASUS PRO Clock technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator is designed for 6th-generation Intel processors and supports overclocked base clock frequencies of 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.
UEFI BIOS
The BIOS menu features a mouse-controlled graphical design and offers EZ and Advanced Modes.
SMART - Check a storage device's Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) logs to gauge reliability and if it's about to fail
EZ Flash 3 - Update the latest BIOS via the internet within the BIOS
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 this list
Armored Ports and Add-On Cooling
The connectivity ports are protected with a white covering. This protection also supports an optional 40mm fan for cooling critical components.
TUF ICe
TUF ICe is a dedicated processor that monitors the onboard temperature sensors and the speeds of the fans. It lets you adjust the settings manually or automatically thorough one-click optimization via Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2.
Thermal Radar 2
Thermal Radar 2 now has 11 fan connectors and is able to connect with TUF Detective 2, which offers a wireless control of these fans via your smartphone or tablet. Moreover, multiple onboard sensors let you monitor key components in real time.
  • Thermal Tuning - all the fan profiles can be quickly optimized based on the characteristics of each fan connected to your motherboard
  • Fan Control - customizable settings for each of the 11 fan headers allow you to individually monitor, manage, name, and control your system's fans
  • VGA - control fans on ASUS graphics cards as well as multiple case fans
  • Thermal Status - reports showing CPU and graphics cards zone temperatures in real-time. A CPU gauge monitors the temperature when you increase the voltage to the processor
  • Recorder - critical voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds are recorded over time
  • DIGI Power Control - offers precise memory tuning and accurate CPU voltage control, providing a more stable CPU and memory setup
TUF Detective 2
This free companion app features a user-friendly interface that puts detailed system information at your fingertips - right on your smartphone or tablet. You're able to wirelessly monitor key parameters, detect and diagnose errors, and adjust your system operation with touchscreen ease. Moreover, you can easily download and upgrade the latest BIOS version via the app. Your PC doesn't even need to be switched on for you to make use of this app.
TUF LANGuard
TUF LANGuard integrates signal-coupling technology and surface-mounted capacitors to improve the throughput of the Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller. In addition, it protects this motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
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
TUF MOSFETs: 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 two times higher than industry standards. The pin-level on specific rear IO connectors (USB, LAN, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort) is tested up to 30% higher than previous TUF standards. This technology helps to ensure electrostatic discharges are properly grounded for all onboard connectivity and offers 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
  • HDMI/DP- 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
USB 3.1 onboard
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port, this motherboard is able to transfer data at up to 10 Gb/s speeds - or twice as fast USB 3.0. With older devices, USB 3.1 is backwards compatible. In addition, ASUS USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates the USB 3.1 performance even further. This motherboard comes with 10 Gb/s SATA Express ports as well as an M.2 slot that transfers data at a rate of 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, an Advanced Mode is available for detailed 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 - enhances 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 LGA1151 package, which has integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for graphical performance.
In the Box
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • Supporting DVD
  • SLI Bridge
  • Q-connector (1-in-1)
  • TUF INSIDE Sticker (Gray)
  • STAY COOL BE TUF Sticker (Gray)
  • Rear I/O Dust Frame
  • Rear I/O Dust Grid
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    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 1024 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
    LAN - Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
    - Gigabit Intel LAN Connection - 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
    - ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
    Audio Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    - 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)
    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)
    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 (Alloy Choke, Ti-Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standards)
    - ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility

    Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution:
    - TUF Thermal Radar 2
    - TUF ICe

    Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel:
    - TUF ESD Guards 2
    - TUF LANGuard

    ASUS Features:
    - GPU Boost
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - 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 EZ DIY:
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - 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-DIMM
    - 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
    - LAN RJ45 port
    - 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 (compatible with SATA & PCIe SSDs)
    - 6 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)
    - 2 x Assistant Fan connectors (1 x 3-pin, 1 x 4-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
    Dimensions 12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 10.9 x 3.2"

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