Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia (12th November 2014)
ASUS
Malaysia today announced the immediate availability of TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark
S here in Malaysia. The
Z97 ATX motherboard with a strikingly-white, irresistibly-tough arctic-camouflage
design and a limited-edition production run.
The
latest ASUS masterpiece features multiple renowned TUF features. These include
TUF camouflage-white Thermal Armor with Flow Valve to optimize airflow, Thermal
Radar 2 for intuitive fan tuning, a TUF ICe microchip to intelligently monitor
and control system temperatures and fan speeds, reinforced camouflage-white TUF
Fortifier backplate, high-durability TUF Components and TUF Dust Defenders to prevent
airborne particles entering via external ports.
Strikingly white,
irresistibly tough and exclusively rare
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
made its first appearance at Computex 2014, where it was exhibited as a concept
board bearing the codename ‘Sabranco’ — a portmanteau of saber and ‘branco’,
the Portuguese word for ‘white’.
Responding to the hugely-positive
visitor feedback, our engineers refined the design to produce the Sabertooth
Z97 Mark S, the very first all-white motherboard in the ASUS TUF series with an
extra-special dimension that we know enthusiast PC-builders will love. Innovative
printing technology means that Sabertooth Z97 Mark S retains its
strikingly-white hue for its lifetime, without discoloring.
Adding to the aesthetic
appeal are two traditional Chinese characters adorning the rear side of
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S. Carrying the meaning ‘tiger spirit’, they signify that Sabertooth
Z97 Mark S is made with unwavering endurance to survive the most extreme
conditions.
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
also has exclusive limited-edition rarity, and every single board will be
individually numbered.
The motherboard that keeps as cool as it looks
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
is equipped to keep as cool as its strikingly-white looks. TUF’s Thermal Armor
with Flow Valve technology is an exclusive arctic-camouflage-style cover with dual
fans to boost airflow across the system for maximum heat dissipation. The new
board comes with TUF’s easy-to-use Thermal Radar 2 software to make quick work
of fan tuning for complete system cooling, enabling users to enjoy the perfect
balance between quietness, cooling and performance.
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
also has an onboard TUF ICe microchip, which delivers incredibly precise
temperature monitoring and fan control whether adjusting settings manually or
via Thermal Radar 2’s one-click optimization feature.
TUF by name, tough by nature
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
offers great strength and cooling, with exclusive TUF Fortifier technology. This
reinforced backplate 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. TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad
that efficiently directs heat away from the back of the 8+2-phase Digi+
voltage-regulator module (VRM) and other critical components — an innovation
that reduces operating temperatures by up to 7°C.
TUF Components ensure
that Sabertooth Z97 Mark S is tough enough for the most demanding situations. Japanese-made
10K black metallic capacitors offer 20%-better temperature endurance for a
lifespan that’s up to five times (5X) longer, and TUF’s New alloy chokes are
manufactured using high-grade anti-oxidization materials to provide better heat
dissipation and unbeatable durability.
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
even includes color-matched white TUF Dust Defenders to cover unused slots, protecting
the PC against minuscule particles and environmental contamination — further extending
the lifespan of sensitive components.
Server-grade stability that’s guaranteed to endure
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
is an enthusiast-level motherboard that delivers server-grade reliability — and
that’s guaranteed. ASUS engineers put the new motherboard through extensive
thermal-shock and stability tests, so users are assured that it will endure
even the toughest conditions. Sabertooth Z97 Mark S also benefits from TUF ESD
Guards that protect various ports, including USB sockets and audio connectors,
from sudden electrostatic discharge.