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

#1
Kitkat
by: sneekypeet
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??
its not the chip-set and its the MB manufactures prerogative what sound lan or other features they want. they all make money. Whatever ASUS purchased they have there reasons for. I like realtek just as much but if it works and dosnt drop me every 5 seconds then great. Don't forget they are also releasing ASUS Bigfoot as a standalone item too.
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#2
micropage7
by: CDdude55
Nice board, not a huge fan of the color scheme though.

I'd rather wait for the Crosshair V.(though it might be expensive)
yep, so do i
i prefer colorful board than this scheme :laugh:
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#3
chaotic_uk
will the am3 cpu's fit in the am3+ boards ?
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#4
scaminatrix
by: dickobarzzz
high quality, tuf, extended life and bla-bla-bla..it`s only marketers fairy tales
by: (FIH) The Don
:banghead::shadedshu:rolleyes:
:laugh:

IIRC, the Sabertooth (well, at least the P67 TUF) range are rated for 24/7 use (like a workstation, I presume)
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
by: 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.
The thermal armor trapped heat against the board, made for lousy temps.
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#6
H82LUZ73
by: chaotic_uk
will the am3 cpu's fit in the am3+ boards ?
Yes, just not am3+ to am3
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
IMO this board will need to be $180-$200 max to be worth anything if they price it in the $230+ range then there is no point your better off with a Crosshair or a Gigabyte board
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#8
Maban
I must say, I'm quite impressed by this board. If it's the right price, it wouldn't surprise me if this one becomes popular.
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#9
damric
Do want :respect:
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#10
Kitkat
just found the rest of the pics put them on the first page took some digging but got them
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#11
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Ugly board imo, cant wait for the CHV to be shown
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#12
happita
by: TheMailMan78
This will probably be my next board but WHY does it have to be so damn ugly!
The color scheme isn't really important unless your trying to be all color coordinated to bling out your rig. The form vs function debate comes into play with this one, as does with a certain case fan brand namely Noctua who has awful colors for their fans hahaha, but are rather effective despite the diarreah-like shades.
I'll most likely get this vs the Crosshair 5, and judging from past history, I'm going to take a guess that the CH5 is going to be around $240+
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#13
jalex3
they could of atleast tried to make the south bridge sink fit in with the rest.... :shadedshu

lazy bastards just slapped the x58 one on :cry:

well i will probably be getting the evo anyway.
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#14
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: happita
The color scheme isn't really important unless your trying to be all color coordinated to bling out your rig. The form vs function debate comes into play with this one, as does with a certain case fan brand namely Noctua who has awful colors for their fans hahaha, but are rather effective despite the diarreah-like shades.
I'll most likely get this vs the Crosshair 5, and judging from past history, I'm going to take a guess that the CH5 is going to be around $240+
That's a good point, i personally really do dislike the Sabertooths color scheme(it's got a sort of jungle vomit look to it lol), but considering it's more likely to be cheaper then the Crosshair V and it should be sufficiently reliable while having most of the features the Crosshair V has anyways, i'll definitely be considering the Sabertooth.

Though if the Crosshair V is cheap enough (which it probably won't be), i'd rather go in that direction.
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#15
_JP_
OMG!! Do want!!!1!!one! *drool*
by: Sihastru
Northbridges are so last year.
Look who's talking.
Dual PCI-e @ 8x is so last year.
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#16
devguy
by: CDdude55
That's a good point, i personally really do dislike the Sabertooths color scheme(it's got a sort of jungle vomit look to it lol), but considering it's more likely to be cheaper then the Crosshair V and it should be sufficiently reliable while having most of the features the Crosshair V has anyways, i'll definitely be considering the Sabertooth.

Though if the Crosshair V is cheap enough (which it probably won't be), i'd rather go in that direction.
If you ask me, they nailed the color scheme perfectly. We all know that the ultimate force is the one you feel when you need to go #2. Look down a few minutes later, and those are the colors you see.:cool:
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#17
Thatguy
by: TheMailMan78
This will probably be my next board but WHY does it have to be so damn ugly!
Who cares, its a badass board. I have a closed studio case, I will never see it anyways.
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#18
kciaccio
by: TheMailMan78
This will probably be my next board but WHY does it have to be so damn ugly!
Agreed.
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#19
SeanG
You guys are funny.I dont think I ever thought about the colors on a motherboard,as long as it works.:)
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#20
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
by: happita
The color scheme isn't really important unless your trying to be all color coordinated to bling out your rig. The form vs function debate comes into play with this one, as does with a certain case fan brand namely Noctua who has awful colors for their fans hahaha, but are rather effective despite the diarreah-like shades.
I'll most likely get this vs the Crosshair 5, and judging from past history, I'm going to take a guess that the CH5 is going to be around $240+
:laugh::laugh:I agree, it's kind of a dark gray with shit muckel dun green:roll:

I think they are going for the military look somewhat like a battleship. :confused:
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#21
bostonbuddy
16x,4x,16x,-- is nice, 16x,--,16x,4x would be better but as long as it isnt, 16x,16x,4x,--
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#22
Kitkat
yes hence mentioning military every 3rd sentence... but most wont get it. I personalty like the way it looks. There is always something else if you don't. I think you meant tank.
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#23
Athlonite
by: sneekypeet
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??
Cost obviously Intel made a better tender offer per gazilion units
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#24
erixx
Dear boardmate Scaminatrix: 'Sabertooth range are rated for 24/7 use'

Sorry but may I hahahahahahha?

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!! (I hope it is needless to elaborate my lolling!)
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#25
caleb
by: erixx
Dear boardmate Scaminatrix: 'Sabertooth range are rated for 24/7 use'

Sorry but may I hahahahahahha?

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!! (I hope it is needless to elaborate my lolling!)
Haha I had a nice laugh on that one too
:roll:
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