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! 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! 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 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. 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. 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 10Gbit/s. 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!
- Intel Z97 Express Chipset
- Arctic Camo Thermal Armor with Flow Valve - Total Airflow-boosting Heat Dissipation
- Arctic Camo TUF Fortifier - Damage Protection and Improved Cooling
- White Dust Defenders - Repel the Dust, Expand the Lifespan
- 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