The Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark1 is here






ASUS finally let us see its glorious limited edition motherboard where we are sure to find good performance and above all, a very nice appearance, as we saw in previous “Sabertooth” models because it is covered almost entirely by a shell that styles s its external part, making it really attractive.ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1 LGA

This Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark1 chipset is a limited edition board holding the label of “TUF” line, these ASUS boards are renowned for its resistance and durability thanks to the use of higher quality components.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1 LGA-1

The Good

  • Attractive aesthetics
  • The great protection is very welcome
  • The TUF properties against dust and favors durability
  • Great BIOS interface and additional programs for temperature control
  • Good ventilation possibilities

The Bad

  • Motherboard for a very specific audience
  • Expensive

 

Full specs of the Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark1

Supported CPU:

CPU Socket Type: LGA 1150

CPU Type: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)

Chipset: Intel Z97

Memory: DDR3 1866/1600/1333

Expansion Slots: PCI Express 3.0 x16

2 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)

Storage Devices:

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s

SATA Express
1 x SATA Express

SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video Chipset:

Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150

Audio Channels
8 Channels

LAN Chipset
Intel I218-V

Second LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111GR

Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

HDMI

1 x HDMI

DisplayPort
1 x DisplayPort

4 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0

Dimensions (W x L)

12.0″ x 9.6″

Power Pin
24 Pin