ASUS’s Sabertooth motherboards have been a big hit since they were introduced, so there was no doubt there would be a Z87 Sabertooth with ASUS’s new line of Z87 motherboards. This board is of course built on the LGA1150 socket and supports Intel’s Fourth Generation Core Haswell processors. The Z87 Sabertooth still keeps the cool Thermal Armor that everyone loves, but adds on to it with the TUF Fortifier backplate. In addition to that you have things like the Thermal Radar 2, Flow Valve and Dust Defender. For those wondering about specifics this board features two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16 and x8 electrical), a single PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (x4 electrical) and three PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. There are 4 DIMM slots with memory support of up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory, eight SATA 6GB/s ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports and a plethora of other connections. Read on as we take a look.
Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the Z87 Sabertooth Motherboard to review.
The Z87 Sabertooth comes in a nice retail box. The front of the box remains pretty clean, although it does have the TUF logo, which if you didn’t know stands for “The Ultimate Force”. The back of the box goes into great detail on some of the main features of the board as well as giving you an overview and outline of the I/O ports.
Opening the box up everything is nicely protected inside. Getting it all out you have the Z87 Sabertooth motherboard, 2 bags of SATA cables, I/O shield, SLI connector, a bag of TUF components, Q-connectors, user’s guide, driver CD, accessory installation guide, and certificate of reliability.
For a full unboxing of the Z87 Sabertooth motherboard check out our video below.