Summary: The P67 Sabertooth was first announced during a press conference at CES 2011, the reaction from the crowd was extremely supportive of the new design. Admittedly, I was skeptical of the board and for a variety of reasons. First the new Thermal Armor seemed like a gimmick, let's face it motherboards have run for years without a heat shield and provided that the heatsinks are adequately sized there should be no problems, especially from a reputable builder.
Pros: Twelve Thermal Sensors, Thermal Armor, Military Class TUF Components, Q-Led Debug System, 5 Year Warranty, Armor is a Great Canvas for Modders
Cons: Thermal Armor makes installing screws difficult, Access to PCIe tables difficult without a "tool", Mobo cooling fan not included
Summary: The name has always been synonymous with quality and performance, and the Sabertooth P67 motherboard certainly doesn't disappoint. We actually got a better overclock from it than the Maximus IV Extreme we looked at previously. Not that we put all that much effort into either overclock, but getting an extra 1GHz out of the Sabertooth P67 with minimal effort was also impressive.
Pros: » Pretty good overclocker, » Good bang for the buck, » Tons of features, » Innovative and effective cooling design
Cons: » No active cooling included (recommended option for water cooled or passively cooled systems), » Priced in the higher end of P67 boards, » Only 2 external USB 3.0 ports
Summary: The ASUS Sabertooth P67 mainboard is certain to garner attention from onlookers. Perhaps one of the reasons is many of the mainboards out there have started to blend together with the same general look. I don't know if the TUF Thermal Armor is going to catch on elsewhere, but I do like the innovation.
Conclusion: Overall the P67 Sabertooth is definitely an adequate performer in all respects. The P67 Sabertooth comes with plenty of unique features such as the thermal shield along with plenty of nice features such as the addition of numerous USB 3.0 ports on the back and front panel. As always ASUS also did quite well with the included accessories and the quality of the board overall seems very good.
Summary: This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a motherboard telling us that it is built with military grade components. What it actually means though is that it uses highly resilient components that are resistant to heat, abuse, substandard power, and extended periods of extreme use. That is what it truly means for something to carry the “military grade” standard.
Summary: The ASUS Sabertooth P67 board is nothing short of amazing. Its performance at stock settings puts it at the top of the Intel P67 Express pack repeatedly, and overclocking-wise it posted and performed at the highest numbers I have seen out of a system yet. The board's layout and design are among the best I've seen from ASUS, and the innovative Thermal Armor full board overlay seems to have made the only worrisome hotspot, the CPU.
Summary: The Sabertooth P67 motherboard is the latest member of ASUS' TUF series of products. The board is built to be champion, with some of the best performance we have seem to date out of the Intel P67 platform.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: UEFI Introduces Graphical User Interface BIOS replacement, DIGI, VRM 8+2 Enable digital precision voltage control, MemOK! Increases memory compatibility for bootup, ASUS DIP2 with TPU and EPU, Four total SATA 6Gb/s storage channels, NEC-D720200F1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller, Supports ATI CrossFireX dual and triple video card sets, TUF Thermal Armor, Radar, and Military Grade Components, CrossfireX OR SLI Configurations supported
Summary: Asus' Sabertooth P67 is a very good motherboard. Its performance and power consumption are solid, the BIOS is excellent, and there are plenty of overclocking options for folks looking to go to town on their K-series Sandy Bridge CPUs. The Sabertooth might not have quite as many ports and slots as some other boards in its price range, but there should be more than enough connectivity and expansion capacity for the vast majority of hard-core enthusiasts.