Limited-edition, arctic-camouflaged TUF ATX Intel® Z97 motherboard with strengthened backplate and flexible cooling system for non-stop stability.

    • LGA1150 Socket for the 5th, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
    • 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
    • Upgrade flexibility to ultimate-speed 10Gbit/s with ASUS USB 3.1 Card >>Learn more
      TUF New Alloy Chokes
      TUF Thermal Armor with Flow Valve
      Exclusive Limited Edition
      TUF Fortifier
      TUF ICe
      TUF 10K Ti-Caps
      New DIGI+ Power Control
      Intel LGA1150 Socket
      Front USB 3.0 Header
      Intel Z97 Chipset
      CrossFireX/SLI Support
      USB 2.0
      Audio Jacks
      USB BIOS
      USB 3.0
      Optical output
      Design Story
      The Incredible Creation of Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Our latest masterpiece is made of creative brilliance
      Acclaimed creativity adorning
      technical supremacy
      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!
      Fine–crafted to every
      To create the unique camouflage pattern, our engineers employed a premium printing technique — a world first in the motherboard industry. This clever technology ensures an outstanding appearance with superior adhesion to even complex shapes – so Sabertooth Z97 Mark S will stay looking great long for its life time and the highlight for your PCDIY!
      Infused with unbreakable Tiger Spirit
      The rear side of Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is adorned with two traditional Chinese characters that mean ‘tiger spirit'. Sabertooth endured the most extreme conditions, from subtropical savannahs to frozen mountains. Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is engineered with the same unwavering endurance – therefore it is infused with unbreakable tiger spirit!
      Our very first white PCB
      Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is the very first white PCB motherboard from ASUS TUF, adding an extra-special dimension that we know you'll love. And our innovative hydrographics technology means that Sabertooth Z97 Mark S retains its strikingly-white hue without discoloring!
      Arctic Camo, TUF Ammo
      We've designed Sabertooth Z97 Mark S to stand out — and boy does it make a visual impact! The snow-white color scheme echoes TUF's ultra-efficient cooling prowess, while the arctic-camouflage styling reflects the motherboard's extreme durability.
      Limited-edition exclusivity –
      numbered just for you
      Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is clearly very special with exclusive rarity. We're making limited numbers of these beautiful boards; each individually numbered. Exclusive, rare, strikingly arctic white and irresistibly tough — which number will be yours?
      Ultimate Cooling
      Arctic Camo Thermal Armor with Flow Valve Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation

      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!

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      A combination of form and function, Z97 Thermal Armor has been upgraded with innovative reversible-airflow technology that literally blows dust up and away from the heatsink and VRM!

      The airflow channels created by Thermal Armor provide targeted cooling for critical components such as the VRM, chokes and capacitors. This cooling can further be bolstered by installing the included cover and I/O fans.

      This additional cooling can be optimized for different CPU cooling scenarios.
      By opening the two airflow valves, greater circulation can be achieved for air-cooling scenarios,
      while closing the valves will focus the airflow into the Thermal Armor channels — ideal for systems using self-contained liquid CPU coolers.
      PCB convection holes
      Openings in the board are strategically-placed to improve air circulation and ensure effective cooling reaches under the board. PCB convection holes lower in-case temperatures, adding to system stability and endurance.
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      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!

      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.
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      Z97 Thermal Radar 2's fan management has been expanded — so now you can control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well as multiple case fans!
      With customizable settings for each fan, you can tune the Dust de-Fan technology to extend your motherboard's lifespan. Switch on your PC and Dust de-Fan briefly spins in reverse direction to disturb settled dust before switching to normal rotation to blow the dust out of the case. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system's fans to create your perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.
      You can also choose to optimize the whole system's fan setup with a single click. Based on the characteristics of each fan connected to your motherboard, all fan profiles can be quickly optimized.
      With thermal-status reports showing CPU and graphics cards zone temperature in real-time, your system fan control can be as precise as you like! Additional CPU thermal assessment gauges temperature rises with increasing voltage, providing a benchmark to judge your CPU cooler's performance.
      Critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds are recorded over time, so you can review your system's history and make informed judgments for improved operation.
      DIGI+ Power Control is one of the most essential motherboard designs, and TUF offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to extra-accurate CPU voltage control. Best in class power efficiency and stability reduces wasteful voltage discrepancies and provides a more stable CPU and memory setup.
      TUF ICe The total cooling commander
      ASUS TUF engineered have forged a brand-new microchip that delivers incredibly precise temperature monitoring and fan controls.
      With the TUF IC Cool processor, 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.
      Tested Reliability
      Arctic Camo
      TUF Fortifier
      Improves rigidity and
      cooling behind the board

      TUF delivers great strength and cooling via exclusive TUF Fortifier. A reinforced backplate ensures that the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending.

      TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components — an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 7°C!

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      • Bolsters boards against bending damage
        TUF Fortifier adds a strong backplate so the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers. Reduced PCB bowing and bending means an end to potentially damaged circuitry.
      • Make the whole backplate your heatsink
        TUF Fortifier uses a thermal pad attached to the motherboard, making the whole backplate a huge heatsink that directs heat away from key components such as VRMs and MOSFETs. TUF Fortifier also protects DIY builders from solder pins and other sharp motherboard parts – preventing annoying cuts!
      TUF Components Certified for tough duty
      10K Ti-Caps: +20% temp. tolerance and 5X longer lifetime usage.
      TUF New Alloy Chokes: 13.6% Cooler for extra-unbeatable durability
      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
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      TUF New Alloy Chokes

      Our military-grade alloy chokes have an 18.5%-larger heat-dissipation area so they run up to 13.6% cooler — and that means a longer lifespan for your PC.

      10K Ti-Caps

      Unique Black Metallic capacitors with military-standard certification offer +20% high and low temperature tolerance and 5X longer lifetime usage.


      TUF MOSFETs also pass military-grade tests with lower RDS(on), certified for tough duty.

      Military standard Low RDS(on)
      TUF MOSFETs Yes V
      Other MOSFETs No X

      *Low RDS means more power efficient and will thus produce slightly less heat as a by-product of the MOSFET

      Dust Defenders*
      Repel the dust, expand the lifespan
      SATA & USB3.0
      I/O Ports

      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.

      * PCIe and DRAM slot Dust Defenders in white theme.
      Durable Design
      Server-grade Tests Systematically-tested stability

      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.

      5 Years Warranty Guaranteed reliability

      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 30% 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 TVS diodes.
      USB 3/2.0 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 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 the most intuitive UEFI BIOS

      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!
      EZ Mode
      • Fan Profile: Detailed CPU & Chassis fan controls for instant cooling.
      • SATA Information: Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices.
      • Fast Clock Adjustment: Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse.
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      • EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
      Advanced Mode
      • Shortcut: 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: Easily track settings and save preferred profile into a USB drive.
      • SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

      Instantly upgrade to ultimate-speed 10Gb/s with USB 3.1 Card

      ASUS brings you the world's first USB 3.1 Card, perfectly matched for this motherboard.
      - 10Gb/s data-transfer speeds – twice as fast as USB 3.0
      - Choice of USB 3.1 connectors:
      1. Popular, backwardly-compatible Type-A
      2. New, future-proof reversible Type-C
      - Fits in any PCIe x4, x8, x16 slot
      - Even faster USB 3.1 transfers with included ASUS USB 3.1
      Boost utility
      * It requires both BIOS and driver update

      Cracked-up Content Creation!

      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!

      Upgrade to super-fast
      Thunderbolt speed today

      ASUS ThunderboltEX II series are the first Intel®-certified Thunderbolt™ 2 add-on card, offering the flexibility to upgrade your own build to Thunderbolt technology whenever you want. You can enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 10Gbit/s* — that's four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0! Experience video in incredible detail on the latest 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays while using bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time.

      TUF Audio Design

      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.

      Shielding Physical isolation of analog and digital components reduces 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
      PC DIY has never been easy like this

      We understand how you use your PC. From assembly, system setting and monitoring, and to firmware and hardware updates — we're all about making your life easier. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and free from hassle!

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      Easy PC DIY starts with ASUS Q-Design
      • Q-DIMM - Easy memory removal Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn't be simpler!
      • Q-Slot - Effortless PCI Express component removal The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
      • Q-Connector - Easy, quick, and accurate connections You no longer need to worry about which front-panel wire goes where. Just pop the wires into Q-Connector's one-piece plug that and you're good to go.
      • Q-Shield – Easy and safe on fingers Unlike other I/O shields, with their sharp edges, the exclusive Q-Shield is soft and pliable to protect your hands from cuts.
      • Q-LED - Easy PC diagnostics Q-LED indicates problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device, so you can quickly diagnose and remedy any issues — and wave goodbye to endless frustrations!
      AI Suite 3
      One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

      ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

      Push Notice
      Monitor your PC status on the go.

      If you've ever wondering how your PC is faring when you're not around, Push Notice will keep you informed – in real time! When your PC's status changes, Push Note instantly sends an alert to your tablet or smartphone. You can also throw the webpage you are browsing or memo to your smart device. Everything is under control, no matter where you are.

      USB BIOS Flashback
      Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing

      Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the ROG Connect/USB BIOS Flashback/onboard BIOS BFLK button/Reset button* for 5 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!

      • Connect to a power supply
      • Plug a USB flash drive
      • Press the button *The button's availability and location varies by motherboard model. Please refer to your manual.
      EZ Flash 2
      Easy BIOS updates from USB outside the operating system

      Quickly update your BIOS from a USB flash drive before entering the OS. It only takes a few clicks, with no floppy disk or an OS-based flash utility.