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ASUS Launches TUF Sabertooth 990FX GEN3 R2.0

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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?
Would you rather it only had two RAM slots? This way you can buy 2*4GB or 2*8GB today, and if you want more in a few years, you don't have to replace all your sticks.

Besides, if you were using an FX8 to run a great many virtual machines (a task that it is very well suited for), you might well need 32GB of RAM.
 
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This looks a lot like my future AM3+ & Piledriver summer refresh build... if Intel fails to deliver with Haswell (and it will).
 
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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?
because your informations are wrong and the 8350 can actually use 32 GB under certain circumstances

of course it is debatable if you actualy need that much ram ATM but why should they take away the possibility to do so?
 
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maybe just me being stupid but whats actually diffrent, what makes this a rev 2 over the first one?
 
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I Loved my PCI soundcard(audigy 2zs platinum pro) an affordable super low latency (5ms) that had everything I needed including MIDI I/O,i would buy another board with PCI on it for that reason alone
 

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Hmm, interesting. PCIe 3.0 on 990FX!?!
 

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Hmm, interesting. PCIe 3.0 on 990FX!?!
ASUS is real good at hiding the bridge chip. (tucked in quietly between the 2 upper PCIEx 16 slots) :rolleyes:

Can't locate any info on which chip they used....
 
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#35
Asus pulls another con job on the technically clueless with PCIe 3 which is of no value at all currently - other than to dupe the technically challenged into spending their money. Asus has really been doing some questionable marketing in recent years IMO, and that of other enthusiasts.
 
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Asus pulls another con job on the technically clueless with PCIe 3 which is of no value at all currently - other than to dupe the technically challenged into spending their money. Asus has really been doing some questionable marketing in recent years IMO, and that of other enthusiasts.
Highly neg there dude.
I agree its not for a 990fx owner as its pointless but if I was buying now nothing else is out thats am3+ and pciex3 (though muted likely) so id at least have a look
 
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Meh
 

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The X79 Sabertooth lacks thermal armor, too.

 
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Would you rather it only had two RAM slots? This way you can buy 2*4GB or 2*8GB today, and if you want more in a few years, you don't have to replace all your sticks.

Besides, if you were using an FX8 to run a great many virtual machines (a task that it is very well suited for), you might well need 32GB of RAM.
Yes, I'd rather prefer for it to have 2 slots so it would save clearance for the gigantic coolers this thing needs to run at its best.

because your informations are wrong and the 8350 can actually use 32 GB under certain circumstances

of course it is debatable if you actualy need that much ram ATM but why should they take away the possibility to do so?
Umm I'm pretty sure that it's your information that is wrong. The memory controller on the 8350 performs at around 13GB-14GB read & 11GB-12GB write speeds. With 32GBs you're going to have 2 DIMMs idling while the other 2 do all the work, and once you start using more capacity than what the memory controller can handle (over 16GBs RAM), things will get extremely slow, as one application will have to be suspended/paused while the other one uses the bandwidth. The one rule anyone should go by when buying RAM is what is the maximum amount of bandwidth that the controller can handle -- because anything above that will be wasted. 1155 SB chips can use up to 22GB at stock, 25GB when overclocked (so 1155 can more or less make the most of 32GBs of RAM), while the SB-E chips can handle around 28GB-30GB. Just because some 2011 motherboards allow for 64GB of RAM doesn't mean it's not an enormous waste of money and motherboard space.
 
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#42
So does anyone know what it runs?

Is it PCi-E Gen 3 x 16 with one and than PCi-E Gen 3 x8x8 for dual?
 
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CPU problem? new board? shuts down in 10 sec's? ASUS tech support doesn't even help you, they just keep pushing you for an RMA. BUT THE REAL PROBLEM FOR ALL IS the 3 pin connector for the cpu . That's the culprit, You need to NEVER connect to the cpu power 3 pin female connector to the mobo 3 pin cpu fan male connector . You have to use the 3 pin female connector from the CPU on the 4 pin male connector just to the right of it on the MOBO called the cpu fan optional, it is a 4 pin male, but you use the 3 pin female cpu connector there and the embedded slot that places it in the right direction IS USED leaving 1 pin unused> so spread the word...the 3 pin male connector on the sabertooth FX990 is useless.
 
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Who necroed this?
 
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