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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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  • Joshua S.
  • 5/9/2014 12:34:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoard is junk!

Pros: The board seems nice based on the spec's... But that's about it!

Cons: I own two of these boards. The first stopped posting after about 2 months. RMA'ed the board. They "fixed" the issue and sent me the same board back. It did post but then would cause Blue Screens when ANY add-on card was installed. RMA'ed it a second time, they sent it back again but I still have the same problem. They do not provide ANY information on what the problem was or what was supposedly "fixed". Now my second board is having the same issue where it does not POST.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY THIS BOARD!

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. When you have the time, please send your complete computer part list, along with any troubleshooting steps tried so far, and I will do my best to help. I can be reached by email. 3691703.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Eric S.
  • 5/5/2014 3:55:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: UEFI BIOS-able to use a mouse. Nice GUI
Military grade? TUF components. (Hopefully true)
3- 4 pin chassis fan headers laid out on the edge on 3 different sides.
1- 4 pin CPU OPT header
1-4 pin ASST fan header
I/O shield easy install.
BIOS flashback utility
4-Rear 3.0 USB ports
Header for 2-front 3.0 USB
Angled SATA ports makes it easy for good cable management
Nice board for gaming
ASUS brand

Cons: Not really a con but not crazy about the light brown/brown color scheme. And with all the mods in today’s world, it would be nice if we could choose any color scheme for any board. Maybe someday. I suppose you could just buy the optional armor kit and paint that. Idk

Other Thoughts: My first board was an A7N8X bought in 2003 at Newegg. This board is still running, and for the most part used, in a printer server computer in my first build of that same year. That lifespan alone for a motherboard is good enough for me to keep using ASUS. 11 years and still kicking. What can I say?

A big plus for me on this board was the 3 chassis 4-pin fan headers. I have a 3 pairs of fans so I was able to take advantage of those headers without a fan controller. Computer fired right up the first time, recognized cpu, ram, and reported cpu temps and fan speeds immediately. Since I was using a Laing D5 Vario pump with the speed control lead plugged into the CPU fan header, that too was reported immediately and accurately. Sure, every mb is going to have advantages and disadvantages, but honestly, the positives far outweigh the negatives.

btw- this business of the board feeling flexible? Felt to me lke any board I've ever worked on. It is perfectly fine. It is bound to feel flexible to a certain degree.

My son’s gaming rig:

Corsair 350D Case
ASUS Gryphon Z87
i5 4670K 1150 3.4Ghz
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
G.Skill Sniper Series (2x4GB) 1866
Seasonic SS 760XP2 PSU
XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ EX240 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res
Primochill Advanced LRT tubing 7/16" x 5/8"
Monsoon Free Center 6-pk matte black 7/16" x 5/8"
2- Corsair SP 120 PWM High Performance Edition Fans
2-GELID Solutions Wing 12 PL Silent 120mm PWM Case Fans
Lutro0 Customs 550 paracord Royal Blue
GIGABYTE GV-R7265WF2OC-2GD Radeon R7 265 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
Windows 7 Pro x64

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  • Yautang T.
  • 5/2/2014 2:10:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far

Pros: Zero problems with installation, BIOS is easy to use. Board design is intuitive, although it does flex a little. Just feels like a quality product when you crack open the box. The little TuF marketing doesn't hurt campaign

Cons: A little pricey for a mATX, but after the recent price drop, it's not bad at all.

Other Thoughts: Got this product within 2 days with free shipping. Glad to be buying everything from Newegg!

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  • Ronald O.
  • 4/29/2014 1:34:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot too shabby.

Pros: UEFI

Cons: UEFI

Other Thoughts: Setting up a dual-boot Linux/Windows box is more complicated with the new motherboards. After trying to get Debian up and running alongside Win 7 with UEFI for a while (I hear it can be done, I just couldn't figure it out) I had to fall back to Legacy BIOS. Now it works like a charm, but you lose some of those nifty UEFI features.

That was more of a UEFI rant, really. It's a pretty great board.

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  • Mark D.
  • 4/26/2014 7:38:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMICRO compact build

Pros: Micro sized build also compared with my old X58 Gigabyte board has 32gb ram compared with 24gb and sata3 to sata2

Cons: Depends on software and workloads see other thoughts its a micro build is a positive

Other Thoughts: Not as much difference far as speed performance goes depending on Software and workloads but does make a difference with more capacity and newer chipset

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  • Grant S.
  • 4/23/2014 9:18:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks really nice

Pros: Really easy to install and use.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: At $170 it is a deal. don't hesitate to buy.

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  • Claude G.
  • 4/23/2014 7:10:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerfect micro-ATX board for gamers

Pros: - UEFI Bios;
- Lots of overclocking parameters;
- Stable*
- Looks solid.

* Once BIOS was updated.

Cons: Kept getting BSOD in Windows 7 until I updated the BIOS. I haven't had any BSOD since.

I think the board comes with an older version of the BIOS which doesn't support well 4th generation processors. If you buy this board, updating the BIOS should be your first priority before installing any OS.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is the perfect micro-ATX board for gamers. I would certainly recommend it.

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  • Todd W.
  • 4/5/2014 12:24:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerformance AND good looks

Pros: Very solid and well built board, I'm quite happy with it. The BIOS took a little getting used too, but it's pretty easy to use as well. Setup consisted of pretty much just plugging things in and turning it on. Also, the color of the heatsinks matches the color of the ring on my Corsair H105 pump, which is awesome. Port placement seems to be pretty good, and there are a lot of fan connectors.

Stability, so far, seems excellent.

There appears to be a large array of OC options, but I haven't really played with them yet.

Cons: Didn't recognize my Samsung 840 EVO at first, had to dig into the BIOS to enable it as a bootable option.

It's got 2 PWM ports for the CPU, one labled 'CPU' and one labeled 'CPU Opt'. Both are monitored separately, but their PWM speed control is unified. Only a mild annoyance, though.

Price is a little higher than it's competitors.

The TUF armor has to be purchased separately and cannot be installed with the board in the computer. That said, I didn't want it, so I'm fine with that.

Other Thoughts: Hey, it's an Asus board, you end up paying for that. That said, even though it's a bit more than other boards with similar features, I don't regret the purchase. Asus boards tend to be consistently stable, and I'll pay extra to know my system is going to run for years.

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  • Joshua W.
  • 4/2/2014 5:27:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 DOA

Pros: neither board would post so can't rate.

Cons: got first board and it worked for 2 hours. then would no longer POST/Boot. USB peripherals would not longer work and no graphic signal from on-board or GC. PSU was tested and fine, and CPU was fine. ASUS support told me a defective board. RMA'd and bought another Gryphon so i did not have to wait for replacement. 2nd board had the same issues. the 2nd board was obviously an RMA, the box had scratches all over it, was unsealed, the plastic bag cover was crinkled and had obvoiusly been removed and the manual and stickers were really creased up. This board has now been RMA'd as well. I am waiting for one more replacement, if it doesn't work, i am returning ALL components and going with another distributer and will never buy from NEWEGG or ASUS again. I will update this if everything works out or not.

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  • Kevin m.
  • 3/11/2014 3:31:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Great board from ASUS, I love the "heft" of the board. I wish ASUS would make a TUFF series board in all form factors for all chipsets. This would be the only board I would every purchase. Best warrenty around and never dissapoints.

Cons: I thought the extra armor and port plugs came with the board. This should be made more clear in the description

Other Thoughts: I used this board in a flight simulator build that will be transorted to airshows all around the world. The system will have to work in all enviroments, particularly in outside temps of over 110 degrees F.

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