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Acclaimed creativity adorning
This stunning board's first appearance was at Computex 2014, where it was exhibited under the codename "Sabranco," a portmanteau of Saber and "branco" (the Portuguese word for "white") — and most every visitor expressed their desire to take it home with them. Now the finished beast is ready for your build and we've called it Sabertooth Z97 Mark S — "S" to indicate striking superiority.
Finely Crafted to every
To create the unique camouflage pattern, our engineers employed a premium printing technique — the world's first in the motherboard industry. This clever technology ensures an outstanding appearance with superior adhesion to even complex shapes – so Sabertooth Z97 Mark S will stay looking great long for its life time and the highlight for your PCDIY!
Infused with unbreakable Tiger Spirit
The rear side of Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is adorned with two traditional Chinese characters that mean 'tiger spirit'. Sabertooth endured the most extreme conditions, from subtropical savannas to frozen mountains. Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is engineered with the same unwavering endurance – therefore it is infused with unbreakable tiger spirit!
Our very first white PCB
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is the very first white PCB motherboard from ASUS TUF, adding an extra-special dimension that we know you'll love. And our innovative hydrographics technology means that Sabertooth Z97 Mark S retains its strikingly-white hue without discoloring!
Arctic Camo, TUF Ammo
We've designed Sabertooth Z97 Mark S to stand out — and boy does it make a visual impact! The snow-white color scheme echoes TUF's ultra-efficient cooling prowess, while the arctic-camouflage styling reflects the motherboard's extreme durability.
Limited-Edition exclusivity –
numbered just for you
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is clearly very special with exclusive rarity. We're making limited numbers of these beautiful boards; each individually numbered. Exclusive, rare, strikingly arctic white and irresistibly tough — which number will be yours?
More than just a cool military-styled cover, TUF Thermal Armor employs dual fans to provide boosted airflow for rapid cooling. Reversible-airflow technology blows dust up and away from the heatsink VRM, while the exclusive flow-valve design controls the heat-pipe's air contact — great for liquid-cooling setups!
The airflow channels created by Thermal Armor provide targeted cooling for critical components such as the VRM, chokes and capacitors. This cooling can further be bolstered by installing the included cover and I/O fans.
By opening the two airflow valves, greater circulation can be achieved for air-cooling scenarios,
while closing the valves will focus the airflow into the Thermal Armor channels — ideal for systems using self-contained liquid CPU coolers.
Z97 Thermal Radar 2 now lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well your case fans!
Dust de-Fan technology spins Thermal Armor's assistant fan in reverse to blow particles out of the case. Multiple onboard sensors and the bundled thermistor cable let you monitor graphics card temperatures and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with one click.
TUF delivers great strength and cooling via exclusive TUF Fortifier. A reinforced backplate ensures that the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU cooler, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry form bowing and bending.
TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components - an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 7°(C)!
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 guards against dust build up, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state longer.
*PCIe and DRAM slot Dust Defenders in white theme.
TUF is proud to be a leading total solution provider. That means we test more than just the product itself — we examine system durability as a whole. Our motherboards undergo extreme temperature variations (thermal shock), extensive Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) tests and many whole-build server-grade stability tests — so you know that your TUF motherboard can be trusted in all conditions.
Each and every TUF motherboard is built with components certified for military use and undergoes serious server-level burn-in tests, including over 7,000 hours of compatibility checks with over 1,000 devices. TUF is forged solid for your confidence, which is why every board is covered by a 5-year warranty.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. TUF ESD Guards are tested to standards that are 30% higher than industry standards, ensuring electrostatic discharges are properly grounded from all onboard connectivity — and that means greater component longevity.
If design is in your blood, a TUF Z97 motherboard needs to be on your desktop! Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost technology drives data transfer at speeds that are up to 170% faster than standard, while SATA Express connectivity stores and retrieve data at up to 10Gbps. For you, that means slicker workflow every hour of every day – no more drumming your fingers waiting for images to transfer or files to save or load! You also get our exclusive Turbo LAN technology, which automatically optimizes your Internet connection for the fastest and smoothest possible file transfers. TUF Z97 even helps with your multiple-monitor setup, ensuring total stability right up to 4K/UHD resolutions!
Upgrade to super-Fast
Thunderbolt speed today
ASUS ThunderboltEX II series are the first Intel®-certified Thunderbolt™ 2 add-on card, offering the flexibility to upgrade your own build to Thunderbolt technology whenever you want. You can enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 10Gbps* — that's four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0! Experience video in incredible detail on the latest 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays while using bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time.
TUF Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity.