ASUS Launches TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS announced TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 including TUF Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier technologies, TUF ICe, TUF Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2 for cooling, strength and easy monitoring and con...

    ASUS Launches TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Motherboard
     
  2. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Haha, good find!

    Well, theoretically you could use PCI-E risers or single-slot cards and connect to PCI-E 1x. Still, I'd count it as marketing buzz and false marketing.
     
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    icedman Maha Guru

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    That's probably the first motherboard I've seen with a backplate it's very nice but it would be nice to see some colour variety.
     
  4. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    looks cool

    but i wonder what those slidder on power-regulator-chocke-heatsink work for ?
    seems only open/close for air circulation/ useless cosmestic stuff?
     

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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Z170 support only 2 graphic card at once (at 2 x8) as the previous Z97 and Z87...

    quad GPU = 2 card with dual GPU

    if you want 4 card you need a X99 or X79 (entusiast serie :) ) or as ASRock and MSI have done, add PCIe line with 3rd part chip.

    i know there is some regular mother board with 4 PCIe X16 but once you connect 4 card: 2.0 X8 X4 X4 , in another word, it's cool for mining but for rendering better stay with 1 or 2 card.
    (btw they are not cheating you it is written in very small on the box where you never look at :) legal precaution).
     
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    kinggavin Master Guru

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    quad sli is a pair of dual gpu cards like the gtx 760 mars or titan-z
     
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    I'm confused about this.

    Does that mean the bottom slot will always work at x16 regardless of what is in the top 2? I'm not sure I've seen that set up before and don't quite understand the point.
     
  8. Matt26LFC

    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    The Top Slot will Runn PCI Express 3.0 or 2.0 (depending on your GPU) at X16

    If the Top and bottom slot are occupied they'll both run at X8

    If you look at the first picture you'll see the the bottom slot, while it is X16 in length, its only electrically wired for X8. So no, the bottom slot will only run X8 at either 3.0 or 2.0 depending on whats populating it.
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    nope the real 3.0 X16 slot is the top one (see the color sheme difference) if one card is on second slot and the 3rd is empty then it is a X16, if all are populated then it is X8 on the 2nd and 3rd slot (sometime it even throtle down to 2.0... wich is more or less the same in fact)
     
  10. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    Asus have been sticking backplates on their motherboards for a good few years now, think it started way back with the Formula 5 or perhaps the older Sabertoothes, all I know is my Formula 7 has a backplate.
     

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