Friday, June 4th 2010

ASUS Expands TUF Series with Sabertooth X58 Motherboard

ASUS is also planning to expand its TUF series motherboard lineup with the Sabertooth X58. This socket LGA-1366 uses the design model of the TUF series, which includes 2 oz copper layered PCB, a choice of high-grade components, and CeraMX ceramic surface heatsinks that have greater heat dissipation area. These give the board higher thermal limits, making it suitable for operation in really hot places (or simply turning that into overclocking headroom in cooler places).

The CPU is powered by an 8+2 phase VRM, wired to six DIMM slots for triple channel memory. Expansion slots include three PCI-Express x16, two PCI-E x1, and one PCI. Apart from the six SATA 3 Gb/s ports, there are two 6 Gb/s ones. Other connectivity features include USB 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel audio and FireWire. Expect this model to be priced in the league of premium ones.

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9 Comments on ASUS Expands TUF Series with Sabertooth X58 Motherboard

#1
btarunr
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Many Thanks to Fitseries3 for the tip.
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#3
HillBeast
Finally, TUF isn't for P55 only now. On the other hand, ugh: TUF is now poisoning the X58 line. Go make another product line look ugly with your try hard military and ceramic colour schemes Asus and leave X58 alone. Just keep tweaking the P6T Deluxe and leave it at that.
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#4
MadMan007
Funny how they 'only' do with a mere 8+2 phase VRM section. It just proves that the phase count marketing silliness is overdone and that a well-designed VRM section is what matters, not simply phase count.
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#5
HillBeast
by: MadMan007
Funny how they 'only' do with a mere 8+2 phase VRM section. It just proves that the phase count marketing silliness is overdone and that a well-designed VRM section is what matters, not simply phase count.
It's so true. My friends EVGA Classified X58 (10 Digital Phases) doesn't overclock as well as my Gigabyte X58-UD3R (8+2 Analog Phases). I can crank my CPU way higher at way lower voltages.
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#6
Kitkat
its not silly when u keep a permanent high overclock. And it depends on the board its not just the phases. TUFF is always an experiment with new materials. It has no "special properties" other than its tuff. Its not marketed to one area at all. Also in the area of extreme components its not about NEEDS lol they will always have more than they need. Thats the point. The real advantage is longevity. (depending on what your going to do) Getting a high to insane clock and shutting down or keeping that clock for 6 years. So you could have over the amount YOU "billy who ever" would need and still have a great design cause Kitkat needs more. (or wants)
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
It's also like Gigabyte with their 2oz copper core across all boards, not just a series, like Asus. This helps with cooling, electrical conductivity and spreading it out as well as other things. I agree the color scheme is blah or barf, but hell, if it works, that is all that should matter.
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#8
lemode
wasn't impressed with the SABERTOOTH 55i...so meh
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#9
Kitkat
by: HillBeast
It's so true. My friends EVGA Classified X58 (10 Digital Phases) doesn't overclock as well as my Gigabyte X58-UD3R (8+2 Analog Phases). I can crank my CPU way higher at way lower voltages.
The phases that have more than 8+2 or 10 switch back and forth so no phase is always on they don't use more electricity either.
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