TUF is where ambition for reliably brilliant performance meets reality. When you build a system using the TUF Z270 series motherboard, you build with the confidence of total stability and guaranteed compatibility. With TUF Z270 series motherboards, we’ve taken our digital-camouflage concept even further — by stenciling the military-inspired digital pattern directly onto the boards! Evocative of might, TUF Z270 series' 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 series motherboards are 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 >
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
Aura Sync takes RGB lighting beyond the checkbox, combining and controlling the LEDs of your Aura-enabled products from a single application — so you can achieve perfect, synchronized lighting harmony. Aura lets you sync light effects across your graphics card, TUF Z270 motherboard, and an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-enabled products.
Engineered for maximum memory acceleration
Implementing a new engineering-intensive DRAM layout, the third-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 1 I DDR4 G.SKILL 3866 4G x 4
ASUS PRO Clock technology
Pro Clock is an ASUS-exclusive base-clock generator that lets you push base-clock frequencies up to 425MHz* with 7th Gen Intel CPUs — so you can take your TUF system performance to extreme heights.
* Testing configuration:
Intel Core i7-7700K I TUF Z270 Mark 1 I DDR4 Corsair 3200 4G x 4 I Corsair H100i I Windows 10
The total cooling commander
ASUS TUF engineers have forged TUF ICe, a dedicated processor that monitors onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds for ultra-accurate cooling — whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization via Thermal Radar 2+ and TUF Detective 2.
Thermal Radar 2+
Instant fan tuning, complete system cooling
Thermal Radar 2+ lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards as well as your case fans! Multiple onboard sensors also let you monitor onboard temperatures and other key components in real time – so you can make adjustments manually or optimize automatically, with a single click.
Stylish and strong protection
TUF Thermal Armor is a strong, futuristic shield with built-in Aura RGB illumination that adds eye-catching aesthetics to your TUF Z270 Mark 1 system. It looks great and offers another way to keep things cool. Just connect an additional fan* to boost airflow to the heat-sensitive voltage-regulator module — this reduces area temperatures by up to 18.9° C.
*Supports 40mm fan (sold separately)
24 / 7 Reliability
Tougher backplate, tougher board
TUF Z270 motherboards deliver great strength via the exclusive TUF Fortifier — a reinforced backplate that 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.
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 Alloy Chokes: 13.6% cooler for unbeatable durability
TUF 10K Ti-Caps: +20% temperature tolerance and 5x-longer lifetime
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 motherboards from damaging electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD Guards 2 are 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, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors
Exclusive military-grade LAN protection
The Ethernet connectors on the TUF Z270 motherboards are 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.
Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 onboard
With three USB 3.1 Type-A ports for complete backward-compatibility with existing USB devices and one reversible 3.1 Type-C for any-way-up convenience, you're all ready for breakneck speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Dual onboard M.2 for up to 32Gbps transfers
The TUF Z270 motherboards feature 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 motherboards have 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 series motherboards. 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