TOUGH INSIDE AND OUT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
24 / 7 Reliability
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
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)*
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!
Added on-circuit transient-voltage-suppression diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
HDMI and DisplayPort protection
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.
Ultimate-speed 10Gbps 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!
Accelerated networking 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.
Dedicated channel layouts
Separate layers for left and right channels provide discrete paths that ensure audio quality.
Immersive 3D surround-sound technology provides incredibly rich audio experiences.
Japanese-made audio capacitors
Premium capacitors provide warm, natural, immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
3D Printing Friendly
Make it your own
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
Simply swapped 3D-printed parts
TUF Z270 Mark 1 is made for 3D printing. Your 3D-printed parts — such as custom nameplates or M.2 armor — are easily swappable using the existing space and mounting holes – for a truly individual build.
Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you
Customer your armor with various colors or materials to match your build
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
2-Way SLI HB bridge cover
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.
Guide to start 3D printing
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts – and integrate them seamlessly into your PC build!
Download: Selec the 3D Source files you want to download
Personalize: Adjust size or share, add text or change other attirbutes.
Print: Use your own printer, or visit a local endor or ASUS store with Shapeways
Fitting: 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.