TUF ATX Intel® Z97 Military-Grade Motherboard with Advanced Cooling and an Even More Accessible Price
- LGA1150 Socket for the 5th, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
- Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
- TUF ICe - Your Total Cooling Commander
- Thermal Radar 2 - Customized Fan Tuning, Complete System Cooling
- TUF Components (TUF 10K Ti-Caps, TUF New Alloy Choke & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard) - Certified for Tough Duty
- Server-grade Tests - Systematically-tested Stability
- ESD (Anti-Surge) - Strong ESD Protection for Extended Component Lifespan
- TUF New Alloy Chokes
- TUF MOSFETs
- CrossFireX/SLI Support
- TUF ICe
- TUF 10K Ti-Caps
- LGA1150 Socket
- Intel Z97 Chipset
- Front USB 3.0
Thermal Radar 2
Customized Fan Tuning, Complete System Cooling
Z97 Thermal Radar 2 now lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well your case fans! Multiple onboard sensors and the bundled thermistor cables let you monitor graphics card temperatures and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with one click.
The Total Cooling Commander
- ASUS TUF engineering team have forged a brand-new microchip that delivers incredibly precise temperature monitoring and fan controls.
With the TUF ICe, you can be assured that monitoring of onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds is always ultra-accurate — whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization.
1. TUF 10K Ti-Caps
Certified for Tough Duty
+20% Temp. tolerance and 5X longer lifetime usage
2. TUF New Alloy Chokes:
13.6% cooler for extra-unbeatable durability
3. TUF MOSFETs:
Military-grade certified MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*
*Low RDS means more power efficient and will thus produce slightly less heat as a by-product of the MOSFET
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) test 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.
TUF ESD Guards
Strong ESD Protection for Extended Component Lifespan
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. TUF ESD Guards are tested to standards that are up to 2X higher than industry standards, ensuring electrostatic discharges are properly grounded from all onboard connectivity - and that means greater component longevity.
- Keyboard and Mouse Connectors:
Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes.
- USB 3.0 / 2.0 Connectors:
On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
- Audio Connectors:
Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
- LAN Port:
ESD transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diode protection on the LAN circuit bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector that increases protection against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.
Media-Acclaimed Most Intuitive UEFI BIOS
TUF Audio Design
The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS is with improvements to both EZ and Advanced Modes. It benefits both the novice builder as well as the seasoned overclocker.
- Map to MyFavorite:
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the MyFavorites list!
- EZ Tuning Wizard – OC and RAID:
Just select your hardware and using easy-to-understand scenarios to tune system performance or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
- EZ XMP:
Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
- Intuitive graphical fan control:
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse!
- Real-Time Hardware Monitor:
Benefit from instant information from the critical parts of your system!
- Fan Profile:
Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
- SATA Information:
Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
- Fast Clock Adjustment:
Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
- EZ XMP:
Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
Cracked-Up Content Creation
Press Enter to create shortcuts to favorite settings, or select an existing shortcut and press F4 to go straight there!
- Quick Notes:
Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
- Last Modified Log:
Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
- SATA Port Renaming:
Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
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. 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! Learn More>>
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.
- Audio Shielding
Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Audio Amplifier
Enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Unique De-Pop Circuit
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs
- Special Layout Design
Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals