Into the m-ATX motherboard, ASUS TUF Series Gryphon Z87 Quick View




Into the m-ATX motherboard, ASUS TUF Series Gryphon Z87 Quick View
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Intel Haswell processors after the lifting of the ban, to introduce today is the ASUS TUF Series motherboards.

ASUS TUF series from Intel P55 chipset began offering so far, we’ve looked at Sabertooth P55i, Sabertooth X58, Sabertooth P67, Sabertooth X79, Sabertooth Z77 to the latest Sabertooth Z87 and today’s hero Gryphon Z87 m-ATX motherboard.


We began with the most straightforward way to present, the advantages and disadvantages of the Gryphon Z87, introduced one by one to you.

Gryphon Z87 TUF series has always been to maintain the basic tone, the whole board and not too fancy colors, although in general, or ROG series motherboards, ASUS also gradually make color fixation.


SATA expansion port Provides 6 SATA 6.0 Gbps, all provided by the Intel Z87 chipset, did not provide third-party chips. In our view, a 5-year warranty motherboard, users in this five-year period expansion demand is very high, and very high replacement rate ROG series also provides a minimum of eight groups for users, while Gryphon Z87 does not provide the interface to give users more choice is very unfriendly design.


PCIe part is to provide three sets of PCIe x16 PCIe x1 slots and a group. PCIe x16 slot bandwidth allocation for the x16 / x8, x8, x4, second root slot shares bandwidth with the first root, black PCIe x16 slot is provided by the Intel Z87 chipset.


Display output interface is to provide two digital outputs, DVI and HDMI all a group, but abandoned the most commonly used high-resolution screen Display Port, does not seem to take into account the needs of high-resolution, but may also consider the user would most likely with a discrete graphics card, it seems the problem is not too large.


Adopt 8-phase CPU power design, with the usual dark lines heatsink, TUF has become the classic signs.


This time, the biggest bright spot is the ARMOR KIT (Taiwan will be sent directly to the consumer), no longer the front cover design, but provides a more complete protection, adds a whole extra motherboard backplane design with an enhanced Entire dust-proof design.



In the I / O and CPU power middle is provided for the user to install a 4cm fan, can accelerate the efficiency of the heat discharged outside the enclosure.


The ASUS Gryphon Z87 above is a brief introduction, we can see in the development of new products ASUS slowly when the idea of ​​adding some players to enter the product, which is the other part of the motherboard factory missing.

Having said that, the power and reset buttons TUF is still absent in this generation, for the players, the important function has repeatedly been forgotten seems justified, after all, even WorkStation series has such a design is that we think TUF series one small regret.

With the introduction of more Big Brother Sabertooth Z87 will be provided for your reference.

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