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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1866/1600
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ASUS Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • LGA1150 Socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium®, & Celeron® Processors
  • Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
  • TUF Fortifier - Bolsters boards against bending damage
  • Thermal Armor with Flow Valve - Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation
  • Thermal Radar 2 - Complete system cooling, customized fan tuning
  • Dust Defenders - Repels dust, extends lifespan
  • TUF Components (10K Ti-Cap, Alloy Choke & MOSFET; certified by military-standard) – Certified for tough duty

Tactical Armor, Fortified Reliability
Sabertooth Z87

"TUF" Stands for The Ultimate Force
The TUF series delivers a "tough" image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.

Sabertooth Z87
TUF Fortifier
Sabertooth Z87

Bolsters Boards Against Bending Damage

TUF Fortifier adds a strong backplate so the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers. Reduced PCB bowing and bending means an end to potentially damaged circuitry.

With a thermal pad directing heat away from VRM and other key components, TUF Fortifier combines great strength and cooling.

Windows 8 Exclusive Features
Dedicated Direct BIOS Access Button

Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS when the PC is on standby power with a simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up as you don't have to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at their best!
Sabertooth Z87

Additional Features
USB 3.0 BOOST (UASP Support)
170% Faster Transfers over Traditional USB 3.0

ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.

  • World's first USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster
  • Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices
  • Simple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance
Sabertooth Z87

Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
Sabertooth Z87 Total Airflow-Boosting Heat Dissipation

Covers the entire board and features dual fans to direct cool air to critical parts and dissipate heat faster for better stability. Drastically boosts airflow and cooling with dual fans and a smart shunt design that draws hot air away from critical components. Air power is improved with a back I/O fan that pulls in cold air and expels even more heat. Exclusive flow valve design controls heatpipe air contact, better-utilizing liquid cooling setups.
Thermal Radar 2
Complete System Cooling, Customized Fan Tuning

With multiple onboard sensors and bundled thermistor cables, you can monitor temperatures in real-time in areas around key components other than the motherboard itself. Customizable fan control gives you the flexibility of adjusting fan speeds manually and achieving optimal thermal tuning with one click.
Sabertooth Z87

"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel
Dust Defenders
Repel Dust, Extend Lifespan

TUF design protects back I/O ports, expansion and memory slots, plus critical connectors from dust and particles that degrade system performance over time if left unchecked. With a filter to ensure the back I/O fan doesn't draw dust into the board, Dust Defenders guard against dust build up, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state longer.
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TUF Components
Certified for Tough Duty

TUF 10K black metallic capacitors and MOSFETs are screened by seven rigorous military-grade tests to ensure superior lifespan even under the most demanding conditions.
Sabertooth Z87

New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier and More Intuitive
Exclusive EZ Mode Adds Useful Info to Become even Easier

Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.

Sabertooth Z87

Multi-GPU / Monitors
4K Ultra HD Ready
Discover Future Visual Experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you're ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.
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CPU, Chipset Features, and Latest Transfer Technology
Sabertooth Z87 Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors Ready

This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 / 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

Sabertooth Z87 Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 provides a maximum six USB 3.0 ports and six SATA 6Gbps ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Sabertooth Z87 GreenASUS

Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with ASUS's vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.

Five-Year Warranty
Sabertooth Z87 The ultimate reliability of TUF Series is not only based on advanced thermal design, military-standard components and strict reliability tests, but also on the 5-Year Warranty*, proudly provided by ASUS.

*This service will follow the local standard and service policy. **This service only covers failures or malfunctions that occur during the warranty period and under normal use conditions, as well as any material or workmanship defects.

Learn more about the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87



Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th-generation Core i3,i5,i7,Pentium,Celeron(LGA1150)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


Intel Z87


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 1866/1600/1333 MHz
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
2(x16 or dual x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1(running at x4)
PCI Express x1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s support by Intel Z87
2 x SATA 6Gb/s support by ASMedia ASM1061
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V

Rear Panel Ports

1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x TPM header
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
2 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (2 x 3 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


Exclusive TUF Features

"Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution
- TUF Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
- TUF Thermal Radar 2 with Thermistors
"We Got Your Back!" Shape Force
- TUF Fortifier
"TUF ENGINE!" Power Design
- 8+2 Digital Phase Power Design
- TUF Components (Choke, Ti-Cap & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
- ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility
"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel
- Dust Defender with connector covers and back I/O dust filter
- ESD Guards
- MemOK!

Other Special Features

- USB 3.0 Boost featuring speedy USB 3.0 transmission
- USB BIOS Flashback with USB BIOS Flashback Wizard for EZ BIOS download scheduling
- USB Charger+ featuring quick-charging function for all smart devices
- ASUS Remote GO! with Cloud GO!, DLNA Media Hub, Remote Desktop, File Transfer
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- AI Suite 3
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- EZ Update
- Disk Unlocker
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- Multi-language BIOS


Package Contents
1 x ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 motherboard
4 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector 7cm
1 x ASUS Q-Shield
1 x 2 in 1 Q-connector
2 x Accessory Fans(35mm)
1 x TUF Accessory Package
- 3 x Thermistor cables
- 1 x back I/O dust frame
- 1 x back I/O dust grid
- 1 x connector dust cover collection (On board USB 3.0, DVI, HDMI, DP, LAN)
- 10 x USB 2.0 connector dust covers (On board x 2, back x 8)
- 9 x SATA connector dust covers (On baord x 7, eSATA x 2)
- 6 x Audio connector dust covers
- 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
- 1 x 40mm I/O Cover fan lid
- 1 x Adhesive Sponge for 35mm Fan
1 x TUF Inside sticker
1 x TUF Certification card
1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual (by region)
TUF Accessory Installation Guide
User's manual

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years

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  • Tri N.
  • 4/15/2014 12:29:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssturdy

Pros: armor
dust free

Cons: none

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  • tung n.
  • 4/11/2014 12:46:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmemok problem

Pros: good looking,good design main

Cons: memok problem, can not POST and can not run dual channel RAM.

Other Thoughts: Before I used many asus main but this one really disapointed me,the MEMOK suck and I can not run dual channel RAM with this mainboard.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 4/10/2014 1:16:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI couldn't be happier

Pros: Loving this board, It has everything I wanted from the PCI-E 3.0 to the Thermal armor. It came with extra mini fans to mount to the board, and covers for my slots. Not to mention that it looks awesome.

Cons: None as of yet, Its working great.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you put the ram into the correct slots or you will get a strange display feed when first turning it on accompanied by freezing. I was afraid it was a bad board then slowed down and double checked everything. Read every page of the manual as you put it together so you don't miss anything.

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  • James F.
  • 4/7/2014 1:26:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsunstable

Pros: Good layout. Good instructions, Excellent features. If you can get it to work, it is really fast.

Cons: If you like the blue screen of death you will love this motherboard. They are random and Microsoft provides no help. Usually they cannot be cured with a restart. The clock does not work - shuts off when not actually in the operating system. Has problems recognizing mice and keyboards after booting.

Other Thoughts: Should not have been released.

Manufacturer Response:


I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. At your earliest convenience, please send me an email regarding this case. Within the email, please provide the following information: drivers installed, operating system installed, troubleshooting steps tried, and your computer part list. 3599585.


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2014 8:24:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggssabertooth z87

Pros: Just bought this from Newegg and wow... Fantastic board within my price range with all kinds of nice features. Up to 8 inboard sata drives usb3 and everything else you can think of. The small armor cooling fans work great and are extremely quiet. I mounted this beastie in a GMC Phantom-100w case and it rocks. My 4770k is right at home with it. With the corsair h-60 water cooling unit, my cpu temp is 78 degrees FAREIHEIGHT or 25 C. I find that totally amazing. The bios is a little weird for me but only because I was so used to the old award style bios that was hard to navigate. The mousable bios is a real treat. It was a little difficult to migrate my win7 system to this but, only because I didn't do a fresh install and used all the old settings. Took a while to get everything set up and working right. Now it just screams.

Cons: bios is a little confusing for someone who has never worked with the new bios systems. Once you get it set up, it rocks

Other Thoughts: great board with great cooling and I can see how they can offer a 5 year warranty with temps running that low.

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  • Michael B.
  • 3/28/2014 7:59:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs2 RAM slots didn't work!

Pros: I've always used ASUS motherboards in all of my builds and never had any major issues. Most of my boards I have used have been TUF boards due to their certified testing and durable components.

Cons: RAM slots A1 and A2 did not work. The DRAM led came on every time no matter what memory I threw at it! I was able to boot and install windows with one stick either in B1 or B2. I Updated the BIOS and still no luck with A1 or A2.

Other Thoughts: I deducted 1 egg for the faulty board and another for Newegg's policy. I was unable to RMA the board due to Newegg's RMA policy. I understand I purchased the board more than 30 days ago(November) but I was not able to build the system until now. Seeing that it is a TUF motherboard which is covered by a 5 year warranty and suppose to be made of elite components, I figured someone could bend the rules a little bit like the old days and take care of a frequent customer!

Luckily ASUS was able to RMA the board and I am sending it in today. I really didn't want to go this route knowing ASUS is going to give me a refurbished board in return but we will see if they honor their warranty or tell me I bought a $300 dollar paperweight!

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  • Pier-Yves F.
  • 3/25/2014 10:43:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice MB!!

Pros: Looks good
UEFI very easy to use
Very easy to update
No memory issues, used one on QVL
5 yr warranty
TUF armor!! and cooling!

Cons: Sometimes the connectors on the MB feel cheap

Other Thoughts: Used this card for my first tower build.
Very neat and easy to mount.

Loved working with this MB

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  • Richard M.
  • 3/24/2014 6:08:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Bulky Mobo

Pros: Awesome extra added cooling features built into board, laid out very well and very user friendly when connecting all periphrials. The TUF armor made conecting the CPU fan i chose a mo@$%^#@cker to bolt down but i eventually got after some crafty tweezer and wrench action.

Cons: I Do Not recommend the Cooler Master V8GTS cpu cooler with this mobo, too difficult to install for an average pc builder.

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  • Kirk T.
  • 3/4/2014 9:29:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice board!

Pros: It's just a good reliable TUFF board! Been running for over a year with no problems! Running a 4770k, Corsair Vengeance (approved ram), Kingwin Mach1 1220 PSU, 2 ASUS HD4870's until the GTX800's come out. My son is very happy with it and so am I!

Cons: People who can't OC that then complain about the product. It OC'd just fine for me on air up to 4.0Ghz. I turned it back down to stock after a week because it's just not needed at this point.

Other Thoughts: I'm getting to the point I need glasses to work on these with how tight everything is getting on today's products!

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  • Perry S.
  • 3/1/2014 10:02:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard with 1 MAJOR flaw :(

Pros: I absolutely love this motherboard. It is almost perfect aside from the one downfall listed below.

It is very well built and feels rigid and strong due to the TUF plating on the back. One of my favorite features is the Dust Defender concept with includes covers for every port and slot on the board to keep dust out of all the important places.

The BIOS is extremely user friendly and I love the fact that I can use my mouse in it :) The included AI Suite 3 software to monitor temps and adjust fan speeds from within windows is great and you can assess the flow of air in your case and optimize it as needed.

To top it all off, it comes with a 5 year warranty!!

Cons: The only con I see to this board is a pretty major one I think. Grant, it may not be true with every case, but it's true with my Corsair Carbide 500R.

The USB 3.0 female header on the board is located on the far right of the board sticking out on the side. The way the board sits in the case, it is IMPOSSIBLE to get the massive male plug from the front of my case plugged into it without putting dangerously unwanted upwards force on the header/board.

To remedy this they either need to change the header so it is perpendicular to the board, or include a 90 degree adapter or low profile cable. After searching the interwebs for over 2 hours, I was able to find something that I am hoping will work on another site out of china.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great board and I am looking forward to it lasting for all 5 years :)

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