Conclusion: There are some people who use LAN networks for data transfer with NAS or their own local network. Either Sabertooth or V-Pro series should be considered to pair with Intel controllers. Similarly, non-native SATA controller manufacturers should work some way of provide some RAID settings if possible. One clear advantage however is the 5 year warranty period, which as of now I don’t think any brand can provide for their motherboards… yet!
Summary: Well, as our testing has demonstrated this new board from Asus compares well with others in this class and the only competition thus far has been the UD7 from Gigabyte. The thing to keep in mind is that the Sabertooth does come in at a lower price point than the Gigabyte offering. Gigabyte’s UD7 board is also their top-of-the-line board for this chipset.
Conclusion: Overall I have fallen in love with this board. The only complaints I have with the Sabertooth 990FX is the bus scale is a little off, and the lack of effort with the CPU-NBv. The bus scale is easy to get around. After factoring in the difference, overclocking with the board is pretty easy. Compared to the 890FX boards, this is much better. I had to factor in +5 MHz difference at times with some of the older boards.
Conclusion: The ASUS 990FX Sabertooth is a great motherboard for its price range. Though it does not have top-of-the-line performance, it does come richly packed with features, and can withstand an amazing amount of torture. Features like the CeraM!X coating on the heatsinks and the military-class alloy core chokes will be well appreciated by users who wish to push this board to the limit with their Bulldozer CPU’s.
Summary: The Sabertooth 990FX AMD AM3+ motherboard is a solid board that provides a variety of high end features, including a very simple and well done overclocking interface. This board is said to be TUF, which stands for The Ultimate Force. It means that they have utilized the highest quality components, which allows ASUS to offer a 5 year warranty. This shows that they are highly confident that there will be no issues with this board. On top of all this, the novel CeraM!
Pros: » USB 3.0 front panel connector, » SATA 6Gb/s, » Support "Bulldozer" CPU, » 6 on-board fan connectors, » Multi-GPU for Quad SLI or Crossfire, » UEFI Bios, » Military grade components, » Easy overclocking, » 5 year warranty
Five Years with Bulldozer: Asus Sabertooth 990FX Mainboard Review
11 November 2011
Summary: This mainboard belongs to the “TUF” series (The Ultimate Force), which stands out due to unique design and high-quality components. The primary advantages of the mainboards in this series are superior stability and long life span.
Summary: Although the AMD 990FX is primarily a simple rebadging of the previous 890FX chipset, ASUS has taken this opportunity to make a number of new features available to AMD users. One is the addition of their UEFI specification BIOS interface, which simplifies the user experience, making setup and minor tweaking much easier.
Summary: ASUS hit the mark with the Sabertooth 990FX! The Sabertooth 990FX was able to dig its teeth into everything we threw at it and be the dominant force in the charts! If you’re in the market for a motherboard the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX should be at the top of your short list!
Summary: The Sabertooth 990FX seems to be another solid AMD board from ASUS, with a few exceptions that I will discuss later. The board design and layout are both pleasing to the eye and functionally impressive, with the board having an almost militaristic feel to it with the colors and layout scheme used. While the performance numbers were not much different from the previous generation AMD boards, there is something to be said with keeping performance as is.
Summary: As ASUS' newest AMD based board, the Sabertooth 990FX offers future-proof technology in a sleek package. The board is designed around the AMD 990FX chipset, supporting the next generation of AMD processors, and looks to give the competition a run for the money.