Asus Gryphon Z87 LGA 1150 Mainboard Review: High Reliability in MicroATX
17 March 2014
Summary: The board doesn’t looks like any other MicroATX mainboard. But in spite of non-typical interior Gryphon Z87 works as most ASUS products. It’s real ASUS mainboard with usual for this manufacturer set of features and peculiarities.
Conclusion: ASUS has made a practice of building high-end features into smaller-than-ATX motherboards. Examples include the well known "Gene" series of micro ATX motherboards, and newcomers like the mini-ATX P8Z77-i Deluxe. It's good to see ASUS bring their TUF technologies down to the mATX world.
Pros: TUF features finally made it into the mATX form factor, Mil-spec components backed by 5 year warranty, Optional GRYPHON Armor kit, Excellent and innovative UEFI BIOS, AI Suite continues to impress
Cons: Turbo V Evo not included, "TUF Armor" features, standard on Sabertooth Z87, are a $49.00 option here.
Summary: I have, as some forum readers will know, been waiting for a TUF board product sample for some time. The entire TUF line-up comes with one of the industry's longest warranties for board products, which had me think that these boards were perhaps something special, and my ideas on what these boards...
Pros: One of the longest warranties of any board in the industry (5 years), Packed with high-end features to keep your system stable, Good stock and overclocked performance, Excellent power consumption, Decent accessories package, Wide-open BIOS ready for tweaking, All fans independently controllable, ...
Cons: GRYPHON ARMOR a separate purchase, making the entire package a bit expensive, Relatively low automatic overclocking, No Intel Thunderbolt, Color scheme used may not appeal to all
Conclusion: Being our first look at a TUF series board I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. Previous experiences with Asus boards let me know that there are some features like DIGI+ Power Control and Intel NIC’s that we see across the board on their products.
Excerpt: The Gryphon Z87 is a new form factor being introduced into the TUF (The Ultimate Force) board line with its micro-ATX stature. It does not lack for features in what it lacks for physical size though.
Summary: В плате Gryphon Z87 компания ASUS сумела совместить маленькие размеры с высоким качеством и производительностью. От других плат microATX тайваньская новинка отличается широким выбором настроек в предзагрузчике.
Excerpt: Mit dem Gryphon Z87 hat ASUS erstmals ein Mainboard mit mATX Formfaktor im Angebot. Darüber hinaus verfügt diese Platine über einen attraktiven Preis und zudem besteht die Möglichkeit anhand eines separat erhältlich Armor Kit die Optik aufzubessern.
Excerpt: ASUS quest’anno ha presentato una vastissima gamma di schede madri per la nuova piattaforma LGA 1150, destinata alla famiglia di processori Haswell. La serie di schede madri ROG si è arricchita di ben due modelli, per un totale di 5; anche la serie TUF vede un’importante new entry: a fianco...
Summary: Alla piccola micro ATX esponente della serie The Ultimate Force di Asus, non manca proprio nulla: prestazioni, on-board software di qualità, design e una dimensione contenuta e adatta ad ogni esigenza.
Conclusion: Şi am ajuns la finalul acestui review. Ce aş putea spune despre Gryphon ca şi concluzie? Este o placă de bază care şi-a atins scopul, Asus ne-a oferit o alternativă mai ieftină a plăcii de bază Sabertooth Z87 mai mult decât decentă.