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Asus Z87 Sabertooth review

Is the Sabertooth more than the sum of its parts?

By  from PCFormat Issue 283
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
Z87 Express
Multi GPU Supported
CrossFireX, SLI
Onboard Video
CPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
3
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket H3 LGA-1150
Brand Name
Asus
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
32 GB
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
WEEE, RoHS, ErP Ready
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
4
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Memory
1 GB
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces
8
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
6
eSATA
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
1
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
DisplayPort
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
8
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
4
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
6
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
4
PCI Express Standard
PCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
6
Memory Form Factor
DIMM
Number of eSATA Ports
2
Processor Technology
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Quick Sync Video Technology
Width
305 mm
Depth
244 mm
Manufacturer
ASUS Computer International
Product Model
SABERTOOTH Z87
Product Name
The Ultimate Force SABERTOOTH Z87 Desktop Motherboard
Product Line
The Ultimate Force
Controller Type
Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part Number
90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information
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.
Package Contents
  • The Ultimate Force SABERTOOTH Z87 Desktop Motherboard
  • Support Disc
  • User's Manual
  • Accessory Guide
  • Asus Q-Shield
  • 4 X Sata 6Gb/S Cable(S)
  • 1 X Sli Bridge(S)
  • 1 X Q-Connector(S) (2 In 1)
  • 2 X Accessory Fan(S) ( 35 Mm )
  • 1 X Tuf Certification Card(S)
  • 1 X Tuf 5 Year Warranty Manual(S) (By Region)
  • 1 X Tuf Inside Sticker(S)
  • 1 X Accessory Package(S):
  • 1 X 40Mm I/O Cover Fan Lid(S)
  • 3 X Pcie X16 Slot Dust Cover(S)
  • 2 X Dram Slot Dust Cover(S)
  • 3 X Pcie X1 Slot Dust Cover(S)
  • 2 X Short Fan Screw(S)
  • 4 X Long Fan Screw(S)
  • 1 X Adhesive Sponge(S) For 35Mm Fan
  • 3 X Thermistor Cable(S)
  • 1 X Back I/O Dust Frame
  • 1 X Back I/O Dust Grid
  • 1 X Connector Dust Cover Collection (On Board Usb 3.0, Dvi, Hdmi, Dp, Lan)
  • 2 X On Board Usb 2.0 Connector Dust Cover(S)
  • 8 X Back I/O Usb 2.0 Connector Dust Cover(S)
  • 7 X On Board Sata Connector Dust Cover(S)
  • 2 X Esata Connector Dust Cover(S)
  • 6 X Audio Connector Dust Cover(S)
Limited Warranty
5 Year

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