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Asus Gryphon Z97

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Asus Gryphon Z97 review: specs and price

Asus Gryphon Z97
Asus Gryphon Z97

Why is Asus Gryphon Z97 better than the average?

  • Fan headers
    6vs4.53
  • SATA 3 connectors
    6vs5.64
  • USB 2.0 ports
    4vs2.8
  • DisplayPort outputs
    1vs0.31
  • Warranty period
    5vs2.99
  • Audio connectors
    5vs4.77
  • PCI slots
    1vs0.77
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6

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General info

1.Supports USB charging boost
Asus Gryphon Z97

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

2.height

244mm

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170mm

3.warranty period

5

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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4.Supports USB turbo mode
Asus Gryphon Z97

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

5.Easy to reset BIOS
Asus Gryphon Z97

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.

6.multi-GPU

4

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.

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4

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1866MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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8

3.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

4.memory slots

4

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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16

5.Supports ECC memory
Asus Gryphon Z97

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

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Connectors

1.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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8

2.fan headers

6

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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3.has a HDMI output
Asus Gryphon Z97

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

4.SATA 3 connectors

6

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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12

5.USB 3.0 ports

4

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

4

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

1

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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7

2.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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3.PCI slots

1

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.

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4

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Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

95dB

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.

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127dB

2.audio connectors

5

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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10

3.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Asus Gryphon Z97

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
Asus Gryphon Z97

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.

2.Supports RAID 1
Asus Gryphon Z97

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

3.Supports RAID 0
Asus Gryphon Z97

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.

4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
Asus Gryphon Z97

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

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