The Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket.
It has 0 GB DDR4 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 1151||SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|Form Factor||ATX||Onboard GPU||yes|
|Max RAM||0 GB DDR4||PCI Slots||-|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR4||SATA 1.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Rear||4||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 3.0 Rear||2||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||PCIe v3.0||Back Panel I/O|
The Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 uses the Intel LGA 1151 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 has 4 USB 2.0 slots and 2 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.