Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
– Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
- Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
- Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)*1
1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)*2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*3
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *4
Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Intel® I211, 1 x Gigabit LAN
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
Realtek® ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
– Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
– Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
– Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *5
Audio Feature :
– DTS Connect
– DTS Headphone:X
– Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
– Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
– Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
– Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
– Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality
- USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, teal blue, Type-A, Support 3A power output)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, , USB Type-CTM, Support 3A power output)
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
- Special Features
OC Design – ASUS PRO Clock Technology
– Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
ASUS TPU :
– Auto Tuning
ASUS EPU :
TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
– 8 +4 Digital Phase Power Design
– TUF Components (New Alloy Choke, Ti-Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
– ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility
Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
– TUF Thermal Armor
– TUF Thermal Radar 2
– TUF ICe
Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
“We Got Your Back!” Shape Force
– Dust Defenders
– TUF Fortifier
– TUF ESD Guards 2
– TUF LANGuard
– Aura Lighting Control
– Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– USB BIOS Flashback
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
– Onboard Button : Power
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
– Turbo LAN
– PC Cleaner
– Cloud GO!
– File Transfer
ASUS EZ DIY :
– Precision Tweaker 2
– ASUS O.C. Tuner
– ASUS O.C. Profile
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
– Multi-language BIOS
CPU Installation Tool
– Three-step simplicity and safety
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
– ASUS Q-Connector
Special Memory O.C. Design
Overclocking Protection :
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)
- Back I/O Ports
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 USB Type-CTM
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
1 x TUF Detective USB port
- Internal I/O Ports
1 x AAFP connector
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
5 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (5 x 4 -pin)
1 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x CPU OV
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1 x High AMP Fan header (4-pin)
3 x T_Sensor Connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x CPU installation tool
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
1 x TUF Inside sticker(s)(white)
1 x Accessory Package(s):
– 2 x PCIe x16 slot dust cover(s)
– 3 x PCIe x1 slot dust cover(s)
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS,
ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
- Operating System
Windows® 10 64-bit
Windows® 8.1 64-bit *6
Windows® 7 32-bit *6
Windows® 7 64-bit *6
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12.0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1. The M.2_1 socket shares SATA_1 port when use M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use a SATA device.
*3. These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
*4.Intel® Optane Technology is only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
*5. Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio
*6. Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors
TUF is where ambition for reliably brilliant performance meets reality. When you build a system using the TUF Z270 Mark 1 motherboard, you build with the confidence of total stability and guaranteed compatibility. Whether you want to work or mod, be sure to build on a solid foundation with The Ultimate Force — that’s TUF!
Qualified Vendor List (QVL)
TUF Z270 Mark 1 is carefully engineered to work seamlessly with a wide range of high-performance workstation graphics cards. The ASUS promise of great compatibility is backed by our comprehensive Qualified Vendor List that includes leading brands and products — so you can be certain of compatibility before you buy that perfect graphics card. Learn more >
Brighten Up Your Build
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync technology offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of exciting presets for onboard LED illumination. Each preset can be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
*Music effect is only available when TUF Z270 Mark 1 is paired with other Aura-enabled products. For compatibility guidelines, see the ASUS Aura microsite.
Outshine the competition
ASUS Aura Sync technology for distinctive lighting effects
Aura Sync takes RGB lighting beyond the checkbox, combining and controlling the LEDs of your Aura-enabled products from a single application — so you can achieve perfect, synchronized lighting harmony. Aura lets you sync light effects across your graphics card, TUF Z270 Mark 1 motherboard, and an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-enabled products.
Note: Synchronization between ASUS motherboards, graphics cards and peripherals is enabled and controlled by ASUS Aura-ready motherboards. Visit the support page for your Aura-enabled motherboard and download Aura software by clicking Driver & Tools > Utilities.
Five lights of various colors indicate if irregularities occur during any phase of the booting process.
Engineered for maximum memory acceleration
Implementing a new engineering-intensive DRAM layout, the third-generation ASUS T-Topology delivers new DDR4-overclocking dynamics that let you push memory frequencies further than ever — all the way up to 3866MHz if all memory slots are being utilized!
* Testing configuration:
Intel® Core™ i5-7600K I TUF Z270 MARK 1 I DDR4 G.SKILL 3866 4G x 4
ASUS PRO Clock technology
Pro Clock is an ASUS-exclusive base-clock generator that lets you push base-clock frequencies up to 425MHz* with 7th Gen Intel CPUs — so you can take your TUF system performance to extreme heights.
* Testing configuration:
Intel Core i7-7700K I TUF Z270 Mark 1 I DDR4 Corsair 3200 4G x 4 I Corsair H100i I Windows 10
One Click to Overclock
You don’t need to be a technical expert to experience exhilarating overclocking performance with TUF Z270 Mark 1, because Thermal Radar 2+ now incorporates the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) for efficient operation with precise voltage control and monitoring — all managed with a single click!
Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
Don’t let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet connectors, TUF Z270 Mark 1 keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With both LAN ports teamed* you’ll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if something should go wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.
*Teaming supported by Windows 7 or 8.1 and dual Intel Ethernet only.
The total cooling commander
ASUS TUF engineers have forged TUF ICe, a dedicated processor that monitors onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds for ultra-accurate cooling — whether you’re adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization via Thermal Radar 2+ and TUF Detective 2.
Thermal Radar 2+
Instant fan tuning, complete system cooling
Thermal Radar 2+ lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards as well as your case fans! Multiple onboard sensors also let you monitor onboard temperatures and other key components in real time – so you can make adjustments manually or optimize automatically, with a single click.
Instantly optimize the system’s entire cooling profile with a single click.
Unleash maximum performance with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit. Its Fast Tuning function optimizes and boosts CPU performance with just one click.
The ASUS Energy Processing Unit delivers real-time, system-wide power savings — with CPU-wattage reductions of up to 12W! Its Away mode creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers and reducing power to the graphics cards while you’re away.
TUF Z270 Mark 1 has customizable settings for its 10 fan headers, offering maximum control over your build’s cooling and quietness. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system’s fans to create a perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.
With real-time thermal status reports for both the CPU and graphics cards, your system fan control can be as precise as you like! Additional CPU thermal-assessment features gauge temperature rises due to increasing voltage, providing a benchmark to judge your CPU cooler’s performance.
The TUF Z270 Mark 1 Thermal Radar 2+ fan management features have been expanded — allowing custom fan control on ASUS graphics cards as well as multiple case fans.
An integrated recorder logs critical voltage readings, temperatures and fan speeds over time — so you can review your system’s history and make informed decisions for system settings and optimal operation.
Exclusive Digi+ Power Control means that TUF Z270 Mark 1 offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to accurate CPU-voltage control. Best-in-class power efficiency and stability reduces wasteful voltage discrepancies and provides improved stability for both the CPU and memory.
TUF Thermal Armor
Stylish and strong protection
TUF Thermal Armor is a strong, futuristic shield with built-in Aura RGB illumination that adds eye-catching aesthetics to your TUF Z270 Mark 1 system. It looks great and offers another way to keep things cool. Just connect an additional fan* to boost airflow to the heat-sensitive voltage-regulator module — this reduces area temperatures by up to 18.9° C.
*Supports 40mm fan (sold separately)
TUF Detective 2
System management at your fingertips
A free ASUS app allows you to track vital system information and make system settings adjustments from your smartphone or tablet. Detect and diagnose errors, adjust system settings, or monitor and control fan settings via the app — without turning on your PC!
You demand 24/7 reliability — and we’ve delivered! TUF motherboards undergo the industry’s most punishing tests to ensure they’re ready for long-term duty in any environment. In our tests we overheat them, chill them, bend them, shock them and drop them — so you know that your TUF motherboard is certified for 24/7 reliability!
5–Year Warranty, Guaranteed Reliability
*The service will follow the local standard and service policy.
Tougher backplate, tougher board
TUF Z270 Mark 1 delivers great strength via the exclusive TUF Fortifier — a reinforced backplate that 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.
Repel dust, extend lifespan
TUF Z270 Mark 1 has unique Dust Defenders to prevent dust and other airborne particles from entering the motherboard’s PCI Express® expansion slots, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state for longer.
SafeSlot is the PCIe® slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process to integrate the slot with fortifying metal support, the slot is then firmly anchored to the board through additional solder points.
Certified for tough duty
TUF Alloy Chokes
13.6% cooler for unbeatable durability
+20% temperature tolerance and 5x-longer lifetime
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*
*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation
TUF ESD Guards 2
2X stronger ESD protection for extended component lifespan
ESD Guards 2 protects TUF Z270 Mark 1 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 are tested to levels that are 2x higher than industry standards. We also perform pin-level* testing at 30% higher ESD levels than previous TUF standards. Our stringent tests mean greater component longevity for your TUF Z270!
* Pin-level testing applies to USB, LAN, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors
Added on-circuit transient-voltage-suppression diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
Additional on-circuit TVS diodes protect HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity.
TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit, bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector, increases protection against extreme events, such as lighting strikes.
Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
Exclusive military-grade LAN protection
The Ethernet connector on the TUF Z270 Mark 1 is protected by TUF LANGuard, a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput — protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
with USB 3.1 onboard
With three USB 3.1 Type-A ports for complete backward-compatibility with existing USB devices and one reversible 3.1 Type-C for any-way-up convenience, you’re all ready for breakneck speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Dual onboard M.2
for up to 32Gbps transfers
TUF Z270 Mark 1 features two built-in M.2 connectors — both of which support Intel Rapid Storage Technology and RAID configurations for transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps, automatic application refreshes, and exceptionally fast wake-up from sleep!
with Turbo LAN
Even the slightest delay can affect performance — and that’s why TUF Z270 Mark 1 has Turbo LAN. Advanced “traffic-shaping” technology reduces lag, so everything you do feels faster and smoother. And you don’t need to be an expert: Turbo LAN’s simple interface means it takes just a few clicks to reduce lag by up to 1.45x!
INTEL OPTANE Memory Ready
Intel® Optane™ memory* is a revolutionary (non-volatile memory) technology supported by TUF Z270 Mark 1. Optane Memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot times and to speed application launches — making everything faster and smoother, so you’re more productive than ever!
*Enabled via 7th Gen Intel processor, driver and BIOS update
Outstanding Audio – In and Out
TUF Z270 Mark 1 features Realtek S1220A, an audio codec developed by Realtek especially for ASUS. Along with this unique codec, TUF Z270 Mark 1 features a 120dB SNR stereo line-out with built-in amplifier and a studio-grade 113dB SNR line-in to deliver pristine audio playback and recording.
Specially designed audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation, greatly reducing multi-lateral interference.
A unique pop-reducing circuit reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
Internal audio amplifier produces the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers.
Separate layers for left and right channels provide discrete paths that ensure audio quality.
Immersive 3D surround-sound technology provides incredibly rich audio experiences.
Premium capacitors provide warm, natural, immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors — eATX, ATX and mATX — are available.
Add a little extra style to your build.
Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors.
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts – and integrate them seamlessly into your PC build!
Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.
Simply fit your new 3D-printed parts into existing mounting holes.
Intel CPU and chipset features
Intel Z270 Chipset
Intel Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z270 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics functions — so you’ll always have exceptional graphics performance!
Ready for 7th Gen Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
TUF Z270 Mark 1 supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.