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ASUS GRYPHON Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1866/1600
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The First micro-ATX TUF motherboard, the GRYPHON Z87, uses high-durability components such as Japanese-made 10K black metallic capacitors, which support 20% greater extreme temperature tolerance and five times the lifespan of generic capacitors. The GRYPHON Z87 provides customers the flexibility of the optional GRYPHON ARMOR KIT (sold separately), which upgrades it using Thermal Armor, TUF Fortifier, and Dust Defender.

•    TUF Thermal Radar 2 - Real-Time Temperature Detection and Heat Removal
•    DIGI+ Power Control - Digital Power Control for Both CPU and DRAM
•    ASUS USB BIOS Flashback - Simple Plug & Press, Hardware-Based BIOS Flashback
•    Server Grade Reliability Test - TUF Motherboards Pass a Rigorous Testing Program
•    TUF Components - Choke, Capacitors, and MOSFETs All Certified by Military Standard, Certified for Tough Duty

  • newegg Real-Time Temperature Detection and Heat Removal Thermal Radar 2 uses sensors to control motherboard temperatures, automatically adjusting fan speeds for better system stability and power efficiency. Customizable fan management joins thermal status notices, showing users real-time motherboard, CPU, and VGA zone cooling status and promoting extended system longevity, power savings, and noise reduction.
  • newegg Certified for Tough Duty Get rugged performance – even in the most challenging conditions – with robust TUF chokes, solid capacitors, and MOSFETs, all certified through third-party, military-grade tests. TUF Chokes, also known as “Alloy Chokes”, are made of a compound of various metals instead of the standard iron, enable the support of up to a massive 40A of rated current – 25% higher than conventional components. Furthermore, the single-piece packaging eliminates the emission of vibration noise, delivering superb characteristics as well as durability under extreme conditions.
  • newegg Server-Grade Reliability Test To best handle the diverse temperature and humidity ranges of different locations, TUF motherboards pass a rigorous testing program during development to verify their endurance and ensure safe and smooth operation, even in the most challenging conditions. These tests result in completely reliable motherboards that are ready for intense daily computing and heavy duty usage with the utmost stability.
  • newegg Leading digital power control solution DIGI+ Power Control includes multiple digital voltage controllers, allowing ultra-precise modulation and tuning for CPU, iGPU, and DRAM. This innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides an extremely accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability, and performance. With the next-generation Intel® VRD 12.5 future power design, CPU wattage can be decreased by half, creating a cooler and quieter PC. This innovation of industry-leading ASUS technology provides the smartest control for better power-saving scenarios.
  • newegg 1.3X Faster than Traditional USB 3.0 With USB 3.0 Boost technology, USB transfer speeds are significantly increased up to 1.3 times, enhancing an already impressive USB 3.0 transfer rate. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals, without the need for any further user configuration.
  • newegg Simple Plug & Press – Hardware-Based BIOS Flashback A truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution, USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions, even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the BIOS Flashback button for three seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

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


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  • Alexander N.
  • 7/1/2015 7:07:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality board and great features.

Pros: The board looks amazing and I haven't had a problem with anything in awkward places or angles. The BIOS is nicely designed and easy to use. The thermal armor kit is also available to purchase which makes it look even better aesthetically.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Installation of some fans may cause a problem in the startup because of fans running lower than 600RPM. This causes a "CPU FAN error" and the way to fix this is to disable or lower the default minimum limit of CPU Fans in the BIOS settings (Default minimum is at 600RPM). As long as you know the fans are running this will not be a problem but it will cause confusion for a beginner.

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  • Leslie E.
  • 5/27/2015 1:27:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good motherboard!!!

Pros: Good and Solid.

Cons: I only have one con and that is if you get a aftermarket CPU cooler, it may block the ram slots.

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  • Gian G.
  • 5/25/2015 2:46:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Everything I have connected has worked so far. Its a good motherboard.

Cons: Top 3.0 slot didn't work the first time I used it, but when I tried after setting everything up(was using the second 3.0 slot for this) it worked. I chalk that up to the GPU not being put in right, but I'm watching the motherboard in case it stops working.

Other Thoughts: The top PCI 3.0 slot initially didn't work with my graphics card. I had to move the card down to the second 3.0 slot. After setting everything up I almost took it all apart and rma'd this board back because of that. Luckily I tried it out again and it worked. I'm guessing I just put the graphics card in wrong the first time. If it stops working I'm definitely sending this board back or getting another entirely.

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  • Pedro T.
  • 5/19/2015 4:24:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBuy at your own risk!

Pros: Since I've had to RMA 2 boards, all I can say is that it looks nice, and it feels like it was well built (see Cons/other). They have a good marketing team which convinced me to go for this board and build my new pc.

Cons: I purchased this board on February, 2015. The board's audio did not work; I tested different speakers and headphones, updated drivers, uninstalled and re-installed audio drivers, but still no luck to get sound. Had to RMA thinking that these sorts of things happen. Asus couldn't (or didn't want to) repair the board so they sent me a brand new one. I was without a computer for 2 weeks during this process. Unfortunately, the new z87 Gryphon was not any better as it was Dead On Arrival (DOA). The motherboard wouldn't even go to the BIOS when pressing the "on" button or "Direct Key" (onboard on button).

2 dysfunctional boards made me suspicious about this board and made me lose my trust in the company. If you will purchase this board, I hope it works for you and that you don't have to be without a computer for a month (RMA time). I however, cannot recommend this board or brand.

Other Thoughts: The previous computer I built was an MSI and I had no problems building the PC; I hope the third Asus board (which is in the mail) works so I can get to work.

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  • Peter A.
  • 5/17/2015 9:18:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price after Rebate. The board shipped with the 1707 bios and I was able to enter and flash the bios with the I5-4690K. Multiple on-board fan headers is a big plus for a uATX board.

Cons: Not a Z97.

Other Thoughts: I bought an ASUS Z97-A board and 4960K and was looking to build another system with the same CPU. I saw the Z87 Gryphon for a decent price and found out it supported the Haswell refresh cpus. I didn't know if it would boot, but was happy to know it has the USB Bios Flashback which does not require the CPU to be attached to do an update. I am impressed with the overall build quality and color scheme.

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  • Hailey M.
  • 5/4/2015 5:41:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat quality, space and price

Pros: Great layout and quality. Plenty of space.

Cons: None yet.

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  • ellen k.
  • 4/24/2015 11:09:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDVI-D

Pros: Only Just installed it.
No problems with Windows 7 install.

Cons: Just a warning if you want to use the onboard video,
its DVI-D

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  • drake r.
  • 4/18/2015 1:08:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsExtremely Frustrating

Pros: When it worked it worked well. I never got crashes from in Windows or because of games or settings. Nothing ever overheated, fan control worked OK, OC was stable. I never had driver issues or issue with the Asus software.

The layout is pretty standard and ports are easy to get to. It also looks pretty good in my case.

Cons: I have had this board since Jan, 2014 and I have had some issues from day one. The first and most persistent issue is that I could not shut down my computer. I would shutdown from in Windows, it would all turn off, then a few seconds later it would turn back on again. I was told this was from something keeping the computer awake, but it wasn't from Windows. I removed every accessory and device I had and still the issue was there. BIOS updates did nothing. I could live with this since I very rarely turn my computer off so I decided all was well and continued to use it daily for a year.

Towards the beginning of the year I started to have problems with the board forgetting which drive was my boot drive, so when I did have to restart and random USB device would be chosen.

I started to have massive issues after enabling bitlocker. After enabling, it was lucky to boot into Windows. I reset the BIOS more times than I can count and tried to update the BIOS 3 times with nothing more than luck letting me boot.

After I somehow got the settings stable and could boot to the correct drive and get the bitlocker password prompt, I enter my password and whether or not it goes in to Windows or restarts for no reason is, again, pure luck. I let it sit in time out for an hour or two and I can boot like nothing even happened. No windows error logs or anything to go by.

In my opinion, it is completely a BIOS issue and Asus was no help when I contacted them. I'm going to buy a different board, RMA this one, then sell the replacement.

Other Thoughts: No actual component failures, so that's a plus I suppose. I have never had the kind of weird and inconsistent issues on any piece of hardware in my life that I get on this board.

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  • David H.
  • 2/13/2015 6:31:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS ROCKS!

Pros: Inexpensive, FAST,

Cons: Won't allow use of WIndows XP

Other Thoughts: Purchased this motherboard and messed up the CPU socket during the install. I sent it back to ASUS for repair fully expecting to pay for the repairs. ASUS replaced the socket on the motherboard free of charge and returned it to me quickly. ASUS ROCKS! Customer for Life! This thing boots FAST. I love this motherboard.

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  • Hongtao Z.
  • 2/12/2015 8:41:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCompatibility issue with Xeon E3-1231V3

Pros: appears to be very well made; optional protection kit reasonably priced ($20 after rebate)

Cons: While some websites claimed it would work with Xeon E3-1231V3, I was able to get this MB running with mine. I switched to a Gigabyte Z97 MB and it is working great so far. My wild guess is that you probably need to update the BIOS to solve the compatibility issue. So if you want to build on a new Xero CPU, keep this in mind.

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