TUF Motherboards are Built for the Marathon Gamer's 24/7 Lifestyle
TOUGH INSIDE AND OUT
Total Stability, Guaranteed Compatibility
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.
And with TUF Z270 Mark 2, we've taken our digital-camouflage concept even further — by stenciling the military-inspired digital pattern directly onto the board! Evocative of might, TUF Z270 Mark 2's stunning new aesthetic envisions the future for your next battle-ready rig. Whether you want to work or mod, be sure to build on a solid foundation with The Ultimate Force — that's TUF!
- Designed for 7th gen LGA 1151 socket Intel® Core ™ processors
- Maximize your connectivity and speed with integrated Dual M.2 slots with Intel® Optane ™ Memory compatibility, front panel USB 3.0 and rear USB 3.1 Type A connections
- Dual Patent-pending SafeSlots featuring an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar Core PLUS provide superior cooling control during intense overclocking sessions
- Ultimate Protection 5-Year Warranty for guaranteed reliability built on Military Grade engineering
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
Implementing 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!
Intel® Core ™ i5-7600K I TUF Z270 Mark 2 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 Core+ now incorporates the Fast Tuning feature for efficient operation with precise voltage control and monitoring — all managed with a single click!
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!
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.
TUF Components: Certified for Tough Duty
Certified military-grade TUF chokes offer unbeatable durability in order to maximize the lifespan of your system.
+110% temperature, tolerance and 1.5X-longer lifespan.
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*
*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation
TUF ESD Guards 2
2X stronger ESD protection for extended component lifespan
ESD Guards 2 protects the TUF Z270 Mark 2 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 is 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!
* Pin-level testing applies to USB, LAN, DVI, and HDMI connectors.
On-circuit TVS diodes and capacitor protection are added to surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
HDMI and DVI Protection
Additional on-circuit transient-voltage-suppression diodes protect HDMI and DVI connectivity.
Transient-voltage-suppression diode protection on the LAN circuit, bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector, increases protection against extreme events, such as lighting strikes.
Capacitor protection is included on both front and back audio-output circuits.
TUF LANGuard: 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
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 only, Optane requires driver and BIOS updates
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. LED lighting effects — such as Static or Breathing modes — let you inject passion to project your style and personality.
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.
- Cable Cover
Cover your cables for a tidier PC
- Custom Nameplate
Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you
- M.2 Fan Holder
The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures 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 like eATX, ATX and mATX are available
- Fan Grill
Add a little extra style to your build
- Cable Combs
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: Select the 3D source files you want to download
- Personalize: Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes
- Print: Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways
- Setup: Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts
Intel CPU and Z279 Chipset Features
Ready for 7th Gen Intel® LGA1151 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.
Intel® Z270 Chipset
Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th and 6th Gen Intel® LGA1151 Corei7/i5/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!
This Motherboard matches the following hardware:
- Intel® 7th & 6th Gen Socket 1151 Processors
- DDR4 RAM Kits
- Windows® 10, 8.x* or 7*
- NOTE: *Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32 / 64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors.
|CPU Support||7th and 6th Gen Intel® Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports 14nm CPUs
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
|Memory||4x DDR4-2133 DIMM Slots, 64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
Supports OC speeds with compatible high speed DDR4 RAM up to 3,866MHzDual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
(w/ compatible CPUs)
|1x DVI port: up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz
1x HDMI 1.4b port: up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1,024MB
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8)
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (up to x2 mode)
3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology (x8/x8)
Supports AMD® Crossfire™ Technology (x8/x8)
|Storage||Intel® Z270 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
Supports Intel ® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Gen Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard Drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
|LAN||Intel® I219-V Chipset:
1x Intel® Gigabit LAN Port
w/ ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
|Audio||Realtek ® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC:
w/ Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
|USB||ASMedia ® USB 3.1 controller:
2x USB 3.1 Type-A ports (2 at back panel, Teal)
Intel ® Z270 Chipset:
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
2 x USB 3.1 (teal)
4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0 (black)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||2 x USB 3.0 connectors support 4x USB 3.0 ports (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support 4x USB 2.0 ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connectors (2 x 4-pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header
1 x AIO PUMP Header
|TUF Features||TUF ENGINE! Power Design:
- 4 +2 Digital Phase Power Design
- TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution:
- Thermal Radar Core+
Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel:
- TUF ESD Guards 2
- TUF LANGuard
|Special Features||ASUS Exclusive Features
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface File Transfer
- Cloud GO!
- File Transfer
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Multi-language BIOS
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
M.2 Onboard (The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||305 x 234mm|