Excerpt: When I first saw the SABERTOOTH line of motherboard with the Intel P67 chipset I loved the whole look that ASUS was going for with it. We saw when they released the AMD based 990FX and Intel X79 chipsets that they removed the TUF Thermal Armor which was the stand out feature for me.
Asus Sabertooth Z77: the Most Protected LGA 1155 Mainboard
17 July 2012
Summary: The functionality of this mainboard based on Intel Z77 Express chipset has been expanded with additional onboard controllers and is very contemporary. Moreover, this board belongs to the “TUF” series and therefore supports unique "TUF ENGINE!", "TUF Components", "TUF Thermal Armor", "TUF Thermal Radar" and "TUF Dust Defender" technologies.
Summary: The Asus P8Z77-V Pro is one of the rare premium motherboards that gives us little to complain about. The feature-set is stacked, naturally, with SLI/CrossFireX support, four video outputs, eight SATA ports (eSATA via an included breakout panel), two USB 3.0 controllers with internal headers, an Atheros based wireless NIC, and an Intel powered gigabit ethernet adapter.
ASUS Z77 Sabertooth TUF Intel LGA1155 Motherboard Review
Hi Tech Legion
23 April 2012
Summary: At a price point of $239.99, the ASUS Z77 Sabertooth falls into the Mainstream category for motherboards.
Performance of the ASUS Z77 Sabertooth was top tier in every aspect. Every feature of the board worked flawlessly and with top level performance. UEFI BIOS was very easy to navigate, and adjustments were abundant and precise. ASUS AiSuite II added great feature flexibility, and increase cooling performance/silence leveling, while increasing USB 3.0 performance.
Pros: Excellent Durability and Build Quality, Military Class Components, Thermal Armor and Radar, Intel Gigabit LAN, Very Powerful UEFI BIOS, Excellent Overclocks Easily Achieved, DIGI+ VRM, Extremely Stable, Lucid VirtuMVP, 7.1 Surround Sound With Digital Out, USB 3.0 Boost for Greatly Increased USB 3.0 Speeds, 3-Way SLI and CrossfireX Support, HDMI and Display Port Outputs, USB BIOS Flashback
Summary: From start to finish my experience with the Sabertooth Z77 was almost flawless. Aside from the afore mentioned voltage monitor hiccup everything else was perfect. The system was the pinnacle of stability and an icon of reliability. I liked the feature set, layout and even the look of the board. With all that said I do have a couple other comments. The thermal armor system is something I’m not sold on.
Summary: ASUS brings us another gem in the form of the Sabertooth Z77. It is one of the first in a new generation of Z77 Express chipset based motherboards which many will no doubt consider when Intel’s next generation Ivy Bridge processors drop soon. The beauty of it is, being LGA 1155, Sandy Bridge will work just fine, if not downright well.
Asus Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard Review (with OC GTX680)
8 April 2012
Excerpt: Intel have a busy month in April, launching their 3rd generation processors within a couple of weeks time. Today however they release their much awaited Z77 platform, with a raft of motherboards hitting the market from all their partners. Under NDA we have to wait until a later date to publish next generation Core i5/i7 results, so today we will take a look at one of the many boards we have in our labs when paired up with a Core i7 2600k.