"TUF" Stands for The Ultimate Force
The TUF series delivers a "tough" image. With a unique design and high-quality components (military-standard), the TUF series is born for pursuing the pre-eminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.
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 the 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!
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
Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
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. The 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.
"Safe and Stable!" Guardian Angel
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.
Certified for Tough Duty
TUF 10K black metallic capacitors and MOSFETs are screened by seven rigorous military-grade tests to ensure a superior lifespan even under the most demanding conditions.
New UEFI BIOS
New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier and More Intuitive
Exclusive EZ Mode Adds Useful Info to Become Even Easier
The 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.
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.
CPU, Chipset Features, and Latest Transfer Technology
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.
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
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 the Asus 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.