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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Military-Grade Motherboard with Aerospace-Grade CeraM!X Cooling

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  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866/1600
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"Ultimate Cool!" Thermal Solution

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Technology

50% Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology. Innovative ceramics effectively conducts heat away from the system. It replaces traditional anti-oxidant to dissipate heat better with its microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. Better cooling leads to overall improvement in system stability.


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TUF Thermal Radar

Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal
The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in real time, automatically adjusting fan speeds to make sure the system maintains high stability without overheating. It consists of multiple sensors for various components on the motherboard, giving users the ability to monitor each area, while increasing options for fan control housed inside the chassis. The Thermal Radar automatically calculates ideal fan speeds based on different parameters selected by users for each component, keeping everything cooler and longer lasting.


"TUF Engine!" Power Design

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New DIGI+ Power Control

Leading Digital Power Control Solution with the Best Quality
New DIGI+ Power Control includes multiple digital voltage controllers, allowing ultra-precise modulation and tuning for both the CPU and DRAM. This innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides extremely accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.


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UEFI BIOS

Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient mouse input. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.


TUF Components (Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standards)

Certified for Tough Duty
Get rugged performance even in the most challenging conditions with robust TUF chokes, solid capacitors, and MOSFETs--certified through third-party, military-grade testing. TUF Chokes, also known as the "Alloy Choke", is a made of a compound of various types of metal instead standard iron, enables the support of up to a massive 40A of rated current, 25% higher than conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaging also eliminates the emission of vibration noise, delivering superb characteristics as well as durability under extreme conditions.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

E.S.P. Efficient Switching Power Design

Optimal Power Efficiency for Key Components
Exclusively for this motherboard, the switching power design is provided not only for the CPU and memory, but also for other key components such as graphics cards, LAN and USB 3.0. E.S.P. dramatically improves system efficiency and reduces heat generation.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel

MemOK!

Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

ESD Guards

Unique protection of motherboard components from unexpected electrostatic discharges (ESD). Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly and its damaging effects is often underestimated. Exclusive ASUS anti-static chip, a protective circuit design, and the I/O shield provides four times better protection to extend component lifespan.


ASUS Exclusive Features

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

USB BIOS Flashback

Simple Plug & Press - Hardware-Based BIOS Flashback
A truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution. USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the BIOS Flashback button for three seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

AI Suite II

One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.

World's 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% Faster instantly
Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
Simple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always


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Remote GO!

One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and route setup. It provides a seamless environment for a futuristic connected lifestyle with three useful functions: DLNA Media Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

DLNA Media Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC, streaming to your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet.
Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort and convenience. File Transfer: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.

*iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC.


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DirectKey

A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
Designed for users requiring frequent BIOS access, you can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with a press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!


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Network iControl

Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.


Latest Transfer Technology

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Front Panel USB 3.0 Support

Convenient USB 3.0 Front Panel Compatibility
ASUS provides standardized USB 3.0 front panel support, compatible with any chassis. Enjoy faster throughput of USB 3.0 without relegating cables or devices to the hard-to-reach rear I/O.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Extra SATA 6Gbps Supports

Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility
The AMD SB950 chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gbps data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gbps ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.


CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPU up to 8-core

This motherboard supports latest AMD® Socket AM3+ multi-core processors with up to 8-core native CPU cores and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features AMD Turbo CORE Technology 2.0 and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

AMD® 990FX Chipset

AMD 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5.2GTps HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and dual PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 brings multi-GPU configurations through both SLI™ and CrossFireX. This motherboard features the powerful AMD® 990FX / SB950 platform, optimizing PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand new gaming style like you've never experienced before!


Windows 8 Ready

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Windows 8 Ready

With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!


Rich Software Bundled

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ASUS CPU-Z

Whole New Design of CPU-Z
ASUS CPU-Z is a customized TUF version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of TUF CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.

*The color of icon will be changed by setting.


Guaranteed Service

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Five-Year Warranty

The ultimate reliability of TUF Series is not only based on advanced thermal design, military-standard components and strict reliability tests, but also on the Five-Year Warranty* which is proudly provided.

*This service will follow the local standard and service policy.
**This service only covers failures or malfunctions that occur during the warranty period and under normal use conditions, as well as any material or workmanship defects.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

ErP Ready

The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.


What's in the Box

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Learn more about the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • 8/30/2014 5:38:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: This motherboard is all around great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If anyone is like me and may have had doubts about buying this one because of something as stupid as not thinking it didn't have the 20 pin USB 3.0 connector, I recommend watching NewEggTVs video on it. Their videos have taught me so much and if it wasn't for their videos I would have bought some low end motherboard that probably wouldn't handle my graphics card.

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  • Jack
  • 8/20/2014 8:00:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPoor warranty support

Pros: Worked great. lasted over two years but then broke.

Cons: When it broke I tried to use the five year warranty to get a replacement and Asus told me that I have to trouble shoot the board to the component level before they'll give me a RMA number because their repair facility doesn't want to trouble shoot their own products. If Asus doesn't want to honor their warranty then they shouldn't offer it. I'll never buy Asus again just because of their poor customer service.

I did not modify the board in any way nor did I use the board outside of it's intended use. Asus needs to learn how to treat clients better.

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  • Dan
  • 8/17/2014 11:00:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEpic Motherboard

Pros: This board has real power and real quality! Heatsinks are everywhere, and it offers a lot of the latest tech. USB 3.0 onboard and a port for your case's USB 3.0, tons of GFX card slots, and a nifty button that allows you to reflash your BIOS EVEN IF YOU BRICK IT.

Cons: I am not sure if this consitutes as a problem with this board in general or my board specifically. Basically, my computer was damaged through UPS after I moved and the audio has some weird issues where is stops working (and videos will stop playing as if I have no audio card too. ) Even weirder is that my case's audio jacks will work even though its from the same card? But like I said, might be the damage it suffered, or the board in general so I am taking off no eggs.

I do wish it had more PCIe x1 slots, even just one!

Other Thoughts: Gaming with AMD? Look no further! This board has power, and quality without a HUGE price. And a 5 year warranty!!

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  • Jon J.
  • 8/17/2014 8:50:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat So Far!

Pros: Nice looking board and well laid out. Easy setup. Love the Bios. Seems to be very reliable so far. Works well with Windows 7-64. Good looking Military brown color scheme.

Cons: None.

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  • Mike H.
  • 8/15/2014 12:02:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsElaborate Box?

Pros: "Military Grade" components.
UEFI Bios.
Fast POST.

Cons: FAST Post. Unfortunately my monitor feels the need to display the brand logo when it boots up, so if I need to get into the BIOS, I have to do it blindly.... as the POST is finished before my monitor decides to display an image.

I just feel the packaging was unnecessarily elaborate.
Normally the box just has a MB resting on a sheet of cardboard holding it above the driver disc, manual, cables, and pin connectors (if you're lucky)
This one had it's own compartment with a plastic lid, and below that compartment were two divided storage spots for the manuals/disc, and for all the cords, backplate, and other components.

Other Thoughts: Old components were giving BSOD. Narrowed it down to CPU, MB, or RAM... so replaced all 3, along with HD and OS. (XP kept nagging me about it being unsupported.)
No more BSOD, and even simple tasks like browsing the internet are insanely smooth now.

Since I talked about it so much, I feel I owe it to the less tech people to explain what POST is. It stands for "Power On Self Test." Basically the MB does a quick component check to make sure everything is working as expected. This MB finishes the tests before my monitor finishes displaying it's manufacturer logo.

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  • RatBurger08
  • 8/13/2014 6:02:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board! Runs hot as hell

Pros: Great layout, alot of space between x16 slots to allow for air cooling efficiency, looks phenominal, super easy bios, lots and lots of usb ports

Cons: VCore runs HOT HOT HOT HOT.. After 4 hours of Titanfall I'd expect it to be running pretty warm but 140F is a little on the warm side. There's no fan blowing directly on them since I have watercooling and not a giant fan blowing down on it, but cmon... The heatsink is not as effective as one would like on physics intensive games.

Other Thoughts: This is probably one of the best value for performance boards for the newer 9-series FX processors. I HIGHLY reccomend it! As long as you have adequate cooling. My case doesn't allow for a fan to blow directly at the processor without cutting into the window.

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  • 8/12/2014 8:56:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall Good Motherboard

Pros: UEFI bios is great and easy to use. Audio is pretty good. Plenty of connections on the inside for hard drives and disk drives. USB flash back works great.

Cons: Issues with RAM and temperature

Other Thoughts: I've had issues with the RAM I bought for it (G-Skill Sniper 2x8gb1866), both sticks work great on their own but together the system is very unstable. RAM is not on the QVL so I'm not sure if its the RAM or the Mobo itself, I haven't been able to get a new RAM set to test though. My other issue is that VCORE1 has been getting pretty hot (from my experience) even with minor use such as browsing the internet but a decent side fan in my case has helped a bit.

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  • Slatanic
  • 8/12/2014 11:20:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: This board is very easy to work with. The built in memtest is excellent and the led lighting system works well for quick diagnostics, especially for people who may not be too tech savvy but want to try their hand at a custom build. I am actually on my second board in this current computer of mine I built in June of 2013, but I will explain that in the cons.

Cons: Three very important things to notice here so please read!
1) If you have SSD drives you will want to make sure you go into the bios and change the SATA settings to accommodate. switch them to uh AISCP or whatever it is, you can google it if you need to. Just remember to do it or your SSD probably wont even register as a boot option in the bios.
2) The ram slots on this computer are directly to the right of the CPU slot. If you have a large air based CPU cooler, say a large aluminum Arctic Cooler with the fan that snaps on, it will definitely cover up the two left dimm slots. I couldn't get an orientation that would leave the slots uncovered with a large heatsink, so I ordered a Corsair water cooler to free up the space.

3) I had to replace the board due to what I thought was a short in the board at exactly the one year mark. it would just randomly restart, or the CPU LED light was on and I had to push on the 24pin power cable to kind of reset the board. However, While I was replacing the board last week I noticed that several of the mobo mounting screws had come lose, most likely due to a tumble during travel awhile back, and also one of my cases mounting pegs had an extra piece of metal that I had to snap off to get it to ground properly. I think the board just wasn't grounding out right on occasion due to both of those issues, just check it if that happens.

Other Thoughts: Just an awesome board all around!

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  • 8/9/2014 3:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Secondary PCIE

Pros: Sounds like it's an awesome board, lots of features and it's easy to get setup.

Cons: I have RMA'd the board 3 times, 2 repairs and 1 replacement and I have had problems with the second memory bank once and have yet to get any of the PCIE slots except the first to work.

I would think it's user error since it's happened every time but no mater which of the 3 video cards I use only the card in slot 1 works. I've tried different configurations of 2 and 3 card setups and even If I put a single card in slot 2,3 or 4 with no other card in I get the no VGA beep error.

Also after the last repair RMA there is flux visible on the bottom of the board.

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  • Foldspace
  • 8/1/2014 9:19:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs$100 a month

Pros: Worked Great for 2.5mo.
Lots of nice features

Cons: Quit after 2.5mo, indicating bad cpu via onboard led
extensive testing proved the dummy light was wrong and I had wasted $200 on a new cpu
Asus support is the worst I've ever seen. First tech I explained the problem to had to look online for procedures to diagnose the problem, even though I'd already explained said procedures and done them myself. 5 hours on the phone and 2 techs in, no one at asus could figure out how to send the shipping label they promised me twice. 3rd tech and another hour on the phone promises contact for advanced replacement within 48hrs. 8days later still nothing. 4th tech after another hour says she'll escalate the issue to a higher dept. which will call me for 30-60min. and solve the problem. Surprise! no phone call. 5th tech says she can't do advanced replacement because they don't have one of these in stock. Supposed to hear back from asus in 3-4 days about regular RMA process. I've now been waiting over a month for customer service to figure out how to satisfy their warrantee.
This is my 2nd and last defective high-dollar device from asus, and the 2nd time I've waited over a month for the world's most inept customer service dept. to replace a defective part.

Other Thoughts: Bottom Line: $180 got me a motherboard for 2 months with an utterly worthless warrantee because asus can't find their butts with both hands and a map. Would've been cheaper to rent a computer from some store for that amount of time.
Basically ASUS needs either: a new customer service dept. supply chain, quality control program, and business model, or they need to go back to making simple inexpensive parts like cd drives that are not worth shipping back for RMAs.

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