The TUF Sabertooth Z170 S boasts an attractive arctic camouflage colour scheme, as noted in a report from Tom’s Hardware — but the component is much more than a handsome piece of tech. It’s well stocked with storage options, offering access to two SATA express ports, one M.2 slot and six standard SATA ports.
Asus also revealed the Maximus VIII Formula, a part of the company’s gaming-focused ROG brand. The component uses the same Intel LGA 1151 socket as the Sabertooth, but pairs it with a host of features that tailor the hardware toward the latest video game releases, including support for tools like Mem Tweakit and Keybot II.
All these features are delivered alongside some very strong fundamentals; a bevy of SATA ports alongside M.2 and U.2 options, plenty of PCI-e expansion slots at 3.0/2.0 and 2.0, and GPU support for Nvidia Quad-GPU SLI, Nvidia 2-Way SLI, and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX. The Maximus VIII Formula is available as of today, and is priced at $399.
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Asus is also set to offer a motherboard that caters to AMD chipsets in the form of its new 970, which the manufacturer is pitching as the first of its kind to offer official support for Nvidia SLI. With four DIMMs supporting up to 32GB DDR3 non-ECC memory, six PCI slots, and Aura illumination, this is an intriguing budget option.
Finally, there’s the B150I, a mini-ITX motherboard that seems to be the furthest from release of the four motherboards. Official specifications weren’t revealed, but we do know that it will support Intel’s sixth-generation Core, Celeron, and Pentium processors.