Wednesday, May 18th 2011

ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard Pictured

With the socket AM3+ platform, ASUS wants to rally around its top motherboard brands, including Republic of Gamers (ROG), with the ASUS Crosshair V Formula, and the The Ultimate Force (TUF) Sabertooth 990FX, for AMD's next top of the line 990FX chipset that is designed to run up to four discrete graphics cards. The 990FX Sabertooth keeps up with the color scheme of the other TUF-series members. It boasts of highly durable components. The AM3+ socket is powered by a 10-phase Digi+ VRM. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory, and connects to the 990FX chipset over a HyperTransport 3.1 link.

Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (configurable as x16/x4/x8/x8, x16/x4/x16/NC, depending on how they're populated); The electrical x4 slot is wired to the SB950 southbridge, and is placed there to hold PCI-Express SSDs. One each of PCI-E x1 and PCI make for the rest of the expansion. Storage connectivity includes six internal SATA 6 Gb/s ports supporting RAID, two internal SATA 3 Gb/s from a third-party controller, one power-eSATA/USB combo, and one normal eSATA on the rear panel.

Other connectivity features include 8+2 channel HD audio driven by Realtek ALC892 with optical SPDIF output, one gigabit Ethernet connection, four USB 3.0 ports (two rear, two by header), a number of USB 2.0 ports, and Firewire. The 990FX supports a number of ASUS-exclusive features including UEFI BIOS with EZMode, MemOK, Ceram!x heatsinks, etc.

Source: Zol.com.cn
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58 Comments on ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard Pictured

#2
Yellow&Nerdy?
The usual Sabertooth board: isn't the best looking, but will prob. be very reliable and have good VRM. What I do find interesting is Asus ditching the Thermal Armor from the P67 Sabertooth.
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#3
legends84
nice one.. cant wait to see how the crosshair looks:)
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#4
Sihastru
Northbridges are so last year.
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#5
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Whats the difference between the formula, ROG and the sabertooth?
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#6
devguy
by: TheMailMan78
Whats the difference between the formula, ROG and the sabertooth?
ROG is the branding for the high-end ASUS products. One such products will be the Crosshair V Formula (maybe even a Crosshair V Extreme). As for the difference, the Crosshair V will have an Intel NIC (stupid call, as they put an Intel NIC on the Crosshair IV Extreme and caused nothing but problems), and two more USB 3.0 ports. The ROG boards will also have the optional card that has a combo Realtek X-Fi (not real X-Fi) and Killer NIC.

I'm thinking I may go back to Gigabyte this time around, as ASUS just doesn't seem to understand that the ATX spec allows for 7 ATX slots. :mad:
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#7
Initialised
Will this board do SLi without the hacks?
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#10
inferKNOX
And the first one to "leak" to the press is... *drumroll*
ASUS!
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#12
filip007
So if all sockets AM3b will be black, that should be simple than if CPU bottom will be the same color, than you can't miss it when new socket comes out :laugh:

Nice colors on the RAM and slots, it looks like ice cream. :laugh:
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#13
Imsochobo
by: filip007
So if all sockets AM3b will be black, that should be simple than if CPU bottom will be the same color, than you can't miss it when new socket comes out :laugh:

Nice colors on the RAM and slots, it looks like ice cream. :laugh:
yeah :p
I don't care cause I'll get microatx, but if they made a m-atx board i'd be forever grateful!
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
This will probably be my next board but WHY does it have to be so damn ugly!
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#16
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: dickobarzzz
looks nice..but 8+2phases :shadedshu
And? Whats wrong with that?
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#17
(FIH) The Don
by: dickobarzzz
looks nice..but 8+2phases :shadedshu
i will bet ya that those phases are just as good as other boards with twice the amount bc of the higher quality :)
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#18
dickobarzzz
by: (FIH) The Don
i will bet ya that those phases are just as good as other boards with twice the amount bc of the higher quality :)
high quality, tuf, extended life and bla-bla-bla..it`s only marketers fairy tales
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#19
Chaitanya
Would love to see the ROG board after this.:):
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#20
(FIH) The Don
by: dickobarzzz
high quality, tuf, extended life and bla-bla-bla..it`s only marketers fairy tales
:banghead::shadedshu:rolleyes:
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#21
Kitkat
no need for ARMOR lol

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#22
xBruce88x
So no x8/x8/x8/x8 pci-e for quad xfire? I know most would use the x2 gpu cards but I think there are ppl that would like to run 4 of the high end single gpu cards.

Aside from that looks like a great board

Btw srry if there's any odd spacing... Posting on an old BB 8310 w/ Opera Mini 4
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#23
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Nice board, not a huge fan of the color scheme though.

I'd rather wait for the Crosshair V.(though it might be expensive)
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#24
Kitkat
by: xBruce88x
So no x8/x8/x8/x8 pci-e for quad xfire? I know most would use the x2 gpu cards but I think there are ppl that would like to run 4 of the high end single gpu cards.

Aside from that looks like a great board

Btw srry if there's any odd spacing... Posting on an old BB 8310 w/ Opera Mini 4
Crosshair V Extreme (though it hasn't been announced yet) maybe more near xmas but you know anyone can guarantee that's coming
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#25
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
What's the benefit of the Intel LAN on the CH5 over the Realtek LAN on all the other boards?
Also Intel chip set on an AMD board??
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