Asus today announced a new LGA1151 socket motherboard, we are talking about the TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1, which makes use of the “Armor” feature that helps to hide the vast majority of the components and circuitry of the PCB it is why VRM integration is unknown.
Asus Launches TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Motherboard
The board has four DIMM slots DDR4-2400 MHz supports up to 64 GB of memory, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16 or x8 / x8) PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), three PCIe 3.0 x1, six SATA ports III 6.0 Gbps, two SATA Express (4x SATA III or more), Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I218-V) connectivity, a USB 3.1 Type-C port , a USB 3.1 Type-A port, six USB 3.0, eight USB 2.0, and audio codec Realtek ALC1150.
The information is complete with its “heat shield” Thermal Armor that promises to reduce the VRM temperature by up to 20 ° C, incorporating an aluminum backplate which gives it greater resistance when it comes to supporting CPU, graphics card and coolers of high weight, the motherboard is also equipped with a total of 12 fan connectors, an ATX format. For now we don’t know its availability or price.