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ASUS Launches TUF Sabertooth 990FX GEN3 R2.0

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I wonder why the AMD Asus boards wont get full thermal armour
 
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Too bad I don't BUY Asus anymore

Too bad I don't buy Asus anymore...this looks like a nice board.

I gave up on them after last years ordeals I had with their customer service, twice.
They used to be a good company IMO, but no longer based on their CS and my experiences.
I think they still make good PRODUCTS though.
But it's just not worth the hassles with CS for me.
Not saying YOU should avoid them, just me, for now until I start hearing good things about their CS once again.
 
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My god, why do we still have PCI slots in 2013? Enough is enough already.
 
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Even if its not the classic "full armor", it looks really cool!
 
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That green LED...
 

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I wonder why the AMD Asus boards wont get full thermal armour
Because the feedback for thermal armor from enthusiasts has been bad. I wouldn't be surprised if future Intel platform Sabertooth boards lack it, too. You'll also notice that with this board, ASUS tossed out olive-green from the color scheme.
 
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Too bad I don't BUY Asus anymore...this looks like a nice board.

I gave up on them after last years ordeals I had with their customer service.
They used to be a good company IMO, but no longer based on their CS and my experiences.
I think they still make good PRODUCT though.
But it's not worth the hassles for me.
yeah but i dunno their product looks nice, i just add them in my list :D:confused:
 
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My god, why do we still have PCI slots in 2013? Enough is enough already.
There's a lot of hardware with PCI connections still. Without PCI i wouldn't be able to use my sound card and SATA Raid cotroller.
 
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Dunno how it performs or if it's any good, but this board looks really great, +1 for the aesthetics.
 
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Because i use them :/
so far pci still used by many cards
if we talk about today technology of course its not relevant but you may use your old hardware on that as long as it has driver for your OS :toast:
 
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There's a lot of hardware with PCI connections still. Without PCI i wouldn't be able to use my sound card and SATA Raid cotroller.
There's a lot of old and deprecated hardware that still uses PCI. I'm sure you can still find some old graphics cards that still use AGP, but I don't see any motherboards with AGP slots still on them.

On high-end motherboards there should NOT be any PCI slots; Period. It's inexcusable. It's like including a VGA output on the GTX Titan that's about to launch. I'm sure there's monitors that people use out there that still use VGA, but should the interface be included in a high-end card? No.
 
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I've not come across a single PCI-Express sound card that comes within a light year to the audio quality of my brother's Auzentech X-Meridean PCI.
 
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my creative x-fi platinum is still working fine, why would i have to change it just because some people say that "pci is old"
also there are already other boards that don't use pci anymore so i don't see the problem
 
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Because the feedback for thermal armor from enthusiasts has been bad. I wouldn't be surprised if future Intel platform Sabertooth boards lack it, too. You'll also notice that with this board, ASUS tossed out olive-green from the color scheme.
not really, I love the looks of the thermal armor on my z77 sabertooth. I'm sure they will continue implementing them on Intel boards, my only wish is that they would make the shroud metal, not plastic.
 
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Because the feedback for thermal armor from enthusiasts has been bad. I wouldn't be surprised if future Intel platform Sabertooth boards lack it, too. You'll also notice that with this board, ASUS tossed out olive-green from the color scheme.
Thanks for the info. So what's the point in Sabertooth now, besides another colour scheme for RoG?
 

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Thanks for the info. So what's the point in Sabertooth now, besides another colour scheme for RoG?
Ceram!x heatsinks, higher quality components, 5-year warranty.
 
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There's a lot of old and deprecated hardware that still uses PCI. I'm sure you can still find some old graphics cards that still use AGP, but I don't see any motherboards with AGP slots still on them.

On high-end motherboards there should NOT be any PCI slots; Period. It's inexcusable. It's like including a VGA output on the GTX Titan that's about to launch. I'm sure there's monitors that people use out there that still use VGA, but the interface be included in a high-end card? No.
I'm assuming you are only referring to the PCI slot and not PCIe right? (noob question)
 
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Can anyone explain me in details what exactly are "Military-grade components" ??

Btw, for the PCI hater from here, I have both a PCI X-FI Sound Card and also a PCI digital HD TV tuner that works flawlessly. ;)
 
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Because the feedback for thermal armor from enthusiasts has been bad. I wouldn't be surprised if future Intel platform Sabertooth boards lack it, too. You'll also notice that with this board, ASUS tossed out olive-green from the color scheme.
I have the Sabertooth Z77

Aside from the asthetics and higher tolerant compnents its not as fast as the Pro or Deluxe and I think thats where the complaints come that its expected for the higher premium.

If you take the armour off it runs cooler. The series is to be durable and the armour adds another layer of longevity to prevent dust build up against elements.

I just dont like cleaning dust that often :)
 
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Can anyone explain me in details what exactly are "Military-grade components" ??
From old time ie 50ties those are electronics parts that have more roughed working specs.

Same batch spare parts that have proven to work under higher more extreme temperature deltas and voltages and have more robust package and survives higher mechanical force shock etc...
 
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Can someone explain to me why the hell this and loads of other AMD motherboards have 32GB RAM (4x DIMMs) support, when the platform's flagship FX 8350 cannot even fully use 16GB?