TUF Z270 MARK 2

    TUF Z270 MARK 2

    Intel® LGA 1151 ATX motherboard with Thermal Armor, DDR4 3866, dual M.2, Intel Optane™ Memory Ready, dual Intel Gigabit LAN, USB 3.1 Type-C

    • Overclocking design — Push memory frequencies and CPU performance to extremes
    • Thermal Radar Core+ — Instant fan tuning and intelligent system cooling
    • Qualified Vendor List (QVL) — Perfectly compatible with high-performance workstation graphics cards
    • TUF components — Certified military-grade caps, chokes & MOSFETs for tough duty
    • Extensive connectivity — HDMI, DVI, dual USB 3.1 Type-A and M.2 sockets
    • Dual PCI Express® slots — Supports bridging of SLI graphics cards to deliver 1.5x greater transfer bandwidth
    Product Image

    1 DVI

    2 TUF MOSFet

    3 HDMI

    4 USB 3.1(Type-A)

    5 TUF Choke

    6 PS/2(combo)

    7 TUF Cap

    8 Intel® Gb LAN

    9
    • PCI Express 3.0
    • SLI/CFX Support
    • ASUS Safe Slot *
      *only for the PCIe x16_1
    10
    Audio Features
    • LED-lit Audio Shielding
    • Premium Japanese Audio Capacitors
    • Dedicated Audio PCB Layers

    11 DIGI+ VRM & EPU

    12 DDR4 3866 (O.C.) support

    13 Support 14nm CPU Intel® LGA1151 Socket

    14 Front USB 3.0

    15 Intel® Z270 Chipset

    16 SATA 6Gb/s ports

    17 Dual 32Gbps M.2 x4 Intel® Optane Memory Ready

    TOUGH INSIDE AND OUT

    Total Stability,
    Guaranteed
    Compatibility

    TUF is where ambition for reliably brilliant performance meets reality. When you build a system using the TUF Z270 Mark 2 motherboard, you build with the confidence of total stability and guaranteed compatibility.
    And with TUF Z270 Mark 2, we've taken our digital-camouflage concept even further — by stenciling the military-inspired digital pattern directly onto the board! Evocative of might, TUF Z270 Mark 2's stunning new aesthetic envisions the future for your next battle-ready rig. Whether you want to work or mod, be sure to build on a solid foundation with The Ultimate Force — that's TUF!

    Qualified Vendor List (QVL)

    TUF Z270 Mark 2 is carefully engineered to work seamlessly with a wide range of high-performance workstation graphics cards. The ASUS promise of great compatibility is backed by our comprehensive Qualified Vendor List that includes leading brands and products — so you can be certain of compatibility before you buy that perfect graphics card. Learn more >

    Q-LED Indicators

    Four lights of various colors indicate if irregularities occur during any phase of the booting process.

    Overclocking Design

    Engineered for maximum memory acceleration

    Implementing a new engineering-intensive DRAM layout, the 3rd generation ASUS T-Topology delivers new DDR4-overclocking dynamics that let you push memory frequencies further than ever — all the way up to 3866MHz if all memory slots are being utilized!

    * Testing configuration:
    Intel® Core™ i5-7600K I TUF Z270 Mark 2 I DDR4 G.SKILL 3866 4G x 4

    One Click to Overclock

    You don't need to be a technical expert to experience exhilarating overclocking performance with TUF Z270 Mark 2, because Thermal Radar Core+ now incorporates the Fast Tuning feature for efficient operation with precise voltage control and monitoring — all managed with a single click!

    ULTIMATE COOLING

    Thermal Radar Core+

    ASUS TUF Thermal Radar Core+ enables complete system cooling management — quickly, easily and safely. Customizable controls allow you to easily adjust fan speeds, so temperature can be tuned with just a single click. And for more single-click simplicity, the Live Update feature ensures that Thermal Radar Core+ is never out of date.

    Fan
    Control
    Thermal
    Tuning
    CPU
    Assessment

    Customizable settings for each fan help extend your motherboard's lifespan. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system's fans to create the perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.

    It's easy to optimize your entire system's fan setup. Based on the characteristics of each fan connected to your motherboard, each fan profile can be quickly optimized – all with a single click.

    CPU Assessment allows you to decide when the CPU zone needs more cooling, making system fan control more precise — because it's based on real temperature information. Sensors record the CPU's temperature over time, so you can customize fan settings based on your computing habits.

    24 / 7 RELIABILITY

    You demand 24/7 reliability — and we've delivered! TUF motherboards undergo the industry's most punishing tests to ensure they're ready for long-term duty in any environment. In our tests we overheat them, chill them, bend them, shock them and drop them — so you know that your TUF motherboard is certified for 24/7 reliability!

    5-Year Warranty, Guaranteed Reliability

    *The service will follow the local standard and service policy.

    SLI Support

    TUF Z270 Mark 2 includes two PCI Express® slots that support bridging of SLI graphics cards. With 1.5x greater transfer bandwidth versus single-slot configurations, TUF Z270 Mark 2 supports silky-smooth and brilliant multi-monitor immersion.

    ASUS SafeSlot

    SafeSlot is the PCIe® slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process to integrate the slot with fortifying metal support, the slot is then firmly anchored to the board through additional solder points.

    TUF Components

    Certified for tough duty

    TUF Chokes
    Certified military-grade TUF chokes offer unbeatable durability in order to maximize the lifespan of your system.

    TUF Capacitors
    +110% temperature, tolerance and 1.5X-longer lifespan.

    TUF MOSFETs
    Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*

    *Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation

    TUF ESD Guards 2

    2X stronger ESD protection for extended component lifespan

    ESD Guards 2 protects the TUF Z270 Mark 2 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 is tested to levels that are 2x higher than industry standards. We also perform pin-level* testing at 30% higher ESD levels than previous TUF standards. Our stringent tests mean greater component longevity for your TUF Z270!

    * Pin-level testing applies to USB, LAN, DVI, and HDMI connectors.

    USB connectors

    On-circuit TVS diodes and capacitor protection are added to surface-mount and dual-inline packages.

    HDMI and DVI protection

    Additional on-circuit transient-voltage-suppression diodes protect HDMI and DVI connectivity.

    LAN port

    Transient-voltage-suppression diode protection on the LAN circuit, bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector, increases protection against extreme events, such as lighting strikes.

    Audio connectors

    Capacitor protection is included on both front and back audio-output circuits.

    TUF LANGuard

    Exclusive military-grade LAN protection

    The Ethernet connector on the TUF Z270 Mark 2 is protected by TUF LANGuard, a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput — protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

    HIGH-SPEED TRANSFER

    Ultimate-speed 10Gbps
    with USB 3.1 onboard

    With two USB 3.1 Type-A ports for the very fastest USB connections, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — 2x as fast as USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is also completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices.

    Dual onboard M.2 for up
    to 32Gbps transfers

    TUF Z270 Mark 2 features two built-in M.2 connectors — both of which support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and RAID configurations for transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps, automatic application refreshes, and exceptionally fast wake-up from sleep!


    Accelerated networking
    with Turbo LAN

    Even the slightest delay can affect performance — and that's why TUF Z270 Mark 2 has Turbo LAN. Advanced “traffic-shaping” technology reduces lag, so everything you do feels faster and smoother. And you don't need to be an expert: Turbo LAN's simple interface means it takes just a few clicks to reduce lag by up to 1.45x!

    Intel Optane Memory Ready

    Intel® Optane memory* is a revolutionary (non-volatile memory) technology supported by TUF Z270 Mark 2. Optane Memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot times and to speed application launches — making everything faster and smoother, so you're more productive than ever!

    *Enabled via 7th Gen Intel® processor, driver and BIOS update

    Outstanding Audio: In and Out

    TUF Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to chat, watch movies or relax to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professionally engineered design, and premium components result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    LED-lit audio shielding

    Specially designed audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation, greatly reducing multi-lateral interference. LED lighting effects — such as Static or Breathing modes — let you inject passion to project your style and personality.

    Pop-reducing circuit

    A unique pop-reducing circuit reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.


    Dedicated channel layouts

    Separate layers for left and right channels provide discrete paths that ensure audio quality.

    Japanese-made audio capacitors

    Premium capacitors provide warm, natural, immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    3D Printing Friendly
    Make it your own
    ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
    Exclusive 3D mount for easy installation
    Dedicated 3D mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder.

    *Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D mount kit.

    1
    Cable cover

    Cover your cables for a tidier PC.

    2
    Custom nameplate

    Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you.

    3
    M.2 fan holder

    The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.

    3D Printing Friendly
    Make it your own
    ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
    Exclusive 3D mount for easy installation
    Dedicated 3D mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder.

    *Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D mount kit.

    3D-printable accessories

    As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.

    2-Way SLI HB bridge cover

    Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors — eATX, ATX and mATX — are available.

    Fan grill

    Add a little extra style to your build.

    Cable combs

    Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors.

    Guide to start printing

    Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts – and integrate them seamlessly into your PC build!

    Download

    Select the 3D source files you want to download.

    Personalize

    Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes.

    Print

    Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.

    Setup

    Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts.

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    Intel CPU and chipset features

    Ready for 7th Gen Intel® LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors

    TUF Z270 Mark 2 supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel® Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.

    Intel® Z270 Chipset

    Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel® LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z270 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® Z270 also supports integrated graphics functions — so you'll always have exceptional graphics performance!