ASUS announces the latest addition to the Z170 lineup, the TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1, it's one TUF customer. The TUF concept was always about building around the core values of quality and durability in mind, at the same time each iteration resulted in super TUF and bad-ass looking motherboards. 

You may have often heard of the phrase "designed tough, built to last" mentioned a lot with the TUF motherboards, but there's really no exaggeration.  Armed with Thermal Armor, TUF Fortifier and Dust Defenders, the TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 is as tough as they come.  The thermal armor incorporates a dual fan design to maximize the airflow and makes the VRM cooler by up to 20°C when compared with other Z170 boards (non-ASUS of course). The sturdy TUF Fortifier back plate prevents the motherboard from warping when using heavy heat sinks or simply warm conditions over time, this is the best quality back plate in the industry.  Dust build-up causes an increase in temperature in a computer system, the Dust Defender pretty much speaks for itself on what it does, it prevents dust and particles from entering areas on the motherboard like the rear I/O, expansion and memory slots where dust could build up over time.

The TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 comes with a complete arsenal of tools that allow it to offer a complete cooling solution for systems that you depend on to run on a 24/7 basis.  Features include: TUF ICe, Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2.  TUF ICe is a built-in onboard processor that's dedicated to help monitor the temperature and fan speeds through its sensors which enable precise cooling capabilities.  TUF Thermal Radar 2 allows support for up to 12 fan connectors, its onboard sensors and thermistor cables allow you to monitor your graphics card temperatures and other key components.  TUF Thermal Radar 2 allows for accurate and optimized cooling on all your key components and all of this is available automatically through a simple click.  Last but not least, the coolest tool just may be TUF Detective, now in its second iteration, it enables you to monitor your case fans and view other system information on your mobile device through an extremely intuitive app.

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