TOUGH INSIDE AND OUT
TUF is where ambition for reliably brilliant performance meets reality. When you build a system using the TUF Z270 Mark 2 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)
Qualified Vendor List (QVL)
TUF Z270 Mark 2 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.
Four lights of various colors indicate if irregularities occur during any phase of the booting process.
Engineered for maximum memory acceleration
mplementing a new engineering-intensive DRAM layout, the 3rd 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
One Click to Overclock
You don't need to be a technical expert to experience exhilarating overclocking performance with TUF Z270 Mark 2, 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!
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 Core+
ASUS TUF Thermal Radar Core+ enables complete system cooling management — quickly, easily and safely. Customizable controls allow you to easily adjust fan speeds, so temperature can be tuned with just a single click. And for more single-click simplicity, the Live Update feature ensures that Thermal Radar Core+ is never out of date.
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
TUF Z270 Mark 2 includes two PCI Express® slots that support bridging of SLI graphics cards. With 1.5x greater transfer bandwidth versus single-slot configurations, TUF Z270 Mark 2 supports silky-smooth and brilliant multi-monitor immersion.
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 DVI protection
Additional on-circuit transient-voltage-suppression diodes protect HDMI and DVI 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 2 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 two USB 3.1 Type-A ports for the very fastest USB connections, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — 2x as fast as USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is also completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices.
Dual onboard M.2 for up to 32Gbps transfers
TUF Z270 Mark 2 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 2 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 2. 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 Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to chat, watch movies or relax to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professionally engineered design, and premium components result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity.
LED-lit audio shielding
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.
Dedicated channel layouts
Separate layers for left and right channels provide discrete paths that ensure audio quality.
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.
Exclusive 3D mount for easy installation
Dedicated 3D mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder.
*Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D mount kit.
Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you
Cover your cables for a tidier PC
M.2 Fan Holder
The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps termpatures low for improved performance and longevity
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 2 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.