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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

  • DIGI+ VRM
  • TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating
  • Thermal Radar
  • TUF Capacitors, Chokes and MOSFETS

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Learn more about the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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  • CATHERINE C.
  • 5/24/2016 7:00:46 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 years and still going strong

Pros: this thing is almost indestructable . 2yrs not a problem yet
one of the best boards i have owned highly recommended.still going after 3 years with no problems as of 5/24/16.

Cons: N\A

Other Thoughts: THIS BOARD IS VERY GOOD AND DOES EVERYTHING ANYBODY COULD EVER WANT OR NEED. NEED I SAY MORE?

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  • Mark C.
  • 5/24/2016 3:29:52 PM

2 out of 5 eggsI've purchased three of these over the past 5 or 6 years, had to RMA one, and now the oldest one just failed. The red CPU light stays on, no POST, no video. Replaced the CPU with a new one, no help,

Pros: Good board, until it fails.

Cons: Red CPU led light on continuously due to motherboard failure.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate you taking the time to inform us on your ASUS experience. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this issue has caused. Is your CPU, RAM, and PSU verified on ASUS Qualified Vendor's List? Try re-seating your CPU to insure uniform contact with your CPU socket. Double check each cable on the motherboard including your 24pin/8pin power plug connectors. Please make sure all your GPU connectors are firmly installed and that all your SATA drives are receiving power from your PSU. Clear CMOS and see if the board will POST. If it will not, pull one memory module and place the other stick in the slot furthest from the CPU and see if that helps. If you need a help with any technical questions or general inquiries you can reach me at cl-nestor@asus.com.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
-Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support

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  • harald r.
  • 5/18/2016 11:13:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVCORE too hot

Pros: It works...decent amout of usb connections, and looks kinda okay, (could use some leds tho)

Cons: VCore overheats with a vishera 8core on 4.3 to over 85 deg.
If you buy it, make sure u get a extra fan for VCORE 1 and 2.

Other Thoughts: Google up "vcore temp"...and the sabertooth is the first entry that shows up.
You either have to get a sepperate fan, or u just shorten the lifespan on your MB.
Next MB will be gigabyte again...they never let me down.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your informative review on the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0. I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Due to the high TDP of the AMD Vishera 8-Core, please be note there are limitations while using this CPU. I would recommend to choose a powerful thermal solution for the substitution of your current fan. If you have any technical related questions, feel free to contact me at cl-nestor@asus.com using N160558164 as reference to your case.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
-Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty - US Support

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  • Craig M.
  • 5/17/2016 2:33:14 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMoBd experiencing memory faults and black screen restarts.

Pros: Usually very reliable

Cons: Audio failed and experienced total shutdowns then failure to boot with an indication of memory failure

Other Thoughts: Having never experienced this kind of failure before on an ASUS based system this mobd is an odd one out. Installed board and immediately had an audio failure. Used an external audio system to replace it. Then I had some random total shutdowns where it would be difficult to get it to restart with memory beeps. The board would eventually restart but would shutdown again. Finally got tired of it and replaced it with a M5A97R2. I have built 3 systems so far with the Sabertooth both R1 and R2 and only one had problems.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Craig,

Thank you providing us with your informative review on your ASUS product. I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience in regards to your audio. Make sure to download the latest Realtek Audio Driver Version 6.0.1.7525. Also, make sure to double check that your memory is approved on our Qualified Vendors List. If the issues persist download UEFI version 2501 and extract the file to a fat formatted usb stick. Then navigate in bios to the tools menu and use the EZflash utility to do the flash. Let your system update the firmware as needed. Do not power down even if your system sits with a blank screen for 10 minutes or so. When updating your UEFI please make sure to wait for the firmware to update after the board restarts following the flash. You can locate your system drivers and BIOS at our Online Help Desk: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R20/HelpDesk_Download/. If you have any further questions, you can let me know at cl-nestor@asus.com using N160554119 as reference to this case.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
-Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support

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  • RODGER M.
  • 5/11/2016 3:11:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMilitary grade ruggedness

Pros: - Rock solid construction
- long warranty
- Lots of control when overclocking (nearly 5.0GHz on AMD 8350)
- Lots of fan control
- Nice utilities package

Cons: - Hardware RAID control is hard to find and set up
- eSATA ports do not recognize my older external drive dock
- Needs another internal USB 2.0 header

Other Thoughts: I plan on buying another soon, for sure.

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  • Michael K.
  • 5/7/2016 4:40:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike A TANK

Pros: This MB is better than the original version, That has lasted at least 5 years.
Easy install and setup

Cons: Memory slots a little close to where heat sinks hit Coolmaster double fan 212

Other Thoughts: Yes I highly recommend this board for those who know the value of the Amd8350 CPU

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  • Daniel P.
  • 5/5/2016 7:42:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAn easy and intuitive motherboard

Pros: This was one of the easiest installs I have done in a long time. Everything went together easily and the system booted up on first attempt as it should have. The UEFI Bios is intuitive and relatively easy to navigate to overclock using an AMD FX-8320 and overclocked to 4.0 GHZ and 16 gig (2x8gb) of G-Skill 1866 DDR3 RAM running Windows 10-64 Bit

Cons: I had some challenges getting it to recognize my wireless keyboard upon boot and found that it was particular in which USB slots I could use at boot up.

Other Thoughts: While this motherboard costs more than the others, it was a high quality build. I was surprised to find that there has not been a BIOS update since April 2014

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  • steven C.
  • 5/5/2016 5:44:06 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood for a year

Pros: Great while it lasts

Cons: This motherboard lasted 1 year. The built-in audio went out. Called Asus for the 5 yr warranty and they said sorry it's no longer in stock. I have to tear my computer apart, pay for shipping, and wait for them to service it and send it back in hopes that it doesn't happen again. Way too expensive for lasting a year with poor warranty support.

Other Thoughts: Go with a different manufacturer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to inform on your ASUS product. I'm sorry to hear about the audio issues you are experiencing and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this experience has caused. Try using the Playing Audio troubleshooter to fix the problem. It checks for common problems with your volume settings, your sound card or driver, and your speakers or headphones. Open the Playing Audio troubleshooter by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under Hardware and Sound, click Troubleshoot audio playback.‌ Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Do the issues occur only when using your onboard audio? Make sure to update your Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.7525 for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 32bit & 64bit located on our ASUS Online Help Desk: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R20/HelpDesk_Download/. Also, make sure to double check you are selecting the correct playback option as your sound profile. You can do that by right-clicking your Realtek High Definition Audio and selecting "Set as Default Device" to enable. If the issues persist, feel free to contact me at cl-nestor@asus.com using N160515365 as reference to your case.

Thank you for choosing ASUS

Best Regards,
Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty US Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/4/2016 9:12:25 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs10/10

Pros: Worked right out of the box.
Heavy Duty, high quality

Cons: The brown color. I understand its "military grade", but brown? lol

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  • hunter K.
  • 5/1/2016 12:29:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: tons of compatibility room crossfire compatible 4 slots of ram

Cons: north and south bridge run a tad bit hot but it could just be my case and no 3.0 drivers for pci slots you have to get the new version of this motherboard to get that

Other Thoughts: amazing motherboard i would buy again given the chance

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