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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

  • 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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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!


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 990FX + SB950

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8)
1 (x4 mode, black)
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
8 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) (brown) Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111F
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
eSATA
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - 50% Larger Area for Heat Dissipation with the Revolutionary Ceramics-coating Technology.

TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp. Detection and Heat Removal

TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty

New DIGI+ Power Control - All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM

USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design

Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment

Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Dane T.
  • 4/23/2014 3:22:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Great board. push button bios flash is awesome. the voltage control is awesome for over clockers. This MOBO is the best on the market for what you get and the price you pay.

Cons: None that i have found so far.

Other Thoughts: The temp sensors on for the board are a bit off. they tend to report higher temps than the board actually is.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 4/22/2014 9:39:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: USB 3.0, tons of heat sinks, stays cool, AWESOME BIOS, thermal radar utility is the best, complete customization of how your PC runs. The packaging is about as cool as you can make a motherboard. It looks awesome.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I have not tried to overclock yet, but i plan on it. This mobo is built for it. Im super happy with this product it is worth the price. This is my second mobo, my first was a cheap Biostar TA-970 which was garbage, so i decided to spend some extra money and get a quality product and i couldn't be happier.

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  • Jesse C.
  • 4/22/2014 9:03:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: its a great MB with a lot of nice features and cooling technology.

Cons: RAID had a lot of issues or does not work at all for many people, even with the latest bios update. I had to buy another raid controller to get it to work.

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  • Steven T.
  • 4/21/2014 1:07:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAmended Review into RMA hell

Pros: Product looked good in the box.

Worked well for a few weeks, good intuitive uefi bios layout

Cons: after about 3 weeks board and utilites went haywire.

Lost onboard audio through 3.5mm jacks, Lost all usb 3.0 ports and controller won't show up in device manager

Lan port will work but only after several minutes then realize that cat6 cord is plugged in

Now AISuite II is going haywire, had issues with the network control, used the uninstaller and it would not uninstall update or reinstall the software, it errors and goes completely unresponsive, I am now looking at full system backup and reinstall of win8

Other Thoughts: ASus and their rma process is a living nightmare, 2 calls in 1st call we will get you set up, you will hear back in 48 hours

going on 5th day have to call back and find out that no rma had been started, they referred me to newegg, but I just missed cut off for return for replacement so now I have to go back to asus, and hope beyond hope that I can get an rma that doesn't mean indefinate downtime or a refurbished board that is worse off than the one I already have. Now on to asus call number 3 for this

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  • MaksimV T.
  • 4/20/2014 3:17:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great motherboard!! Lots of features, you can see yourself how great the board is in the specifications tab.

Cons: Are you kiddin me..

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  • Roger M.
  • 4/18/2014 5:59:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware - ASUS Repair/Replacement Service is a Nightmare

Pros: None - It has never worked.

Cons: If I could give this a zero rating I would. I purchased a brand new Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 in November of 2013, which was dead on arrival. I have sent the same motherboard in four times and ASUS keeps sending it back unrepaired, or if after multiple returns they repair the problem, it comes back with other problems. I still don't have a fully working motherboard as of April 17, 2014.

They said I could have an advanced replacement, but not without giving them access to a credit card as collateral to their product that doesn't work. You would think after four RMAs they would figure out that something is wrong, but they just keep sending back the same defective board in the same condition I sent it.

All I can say, is if your board is working, lucky for you, but if you ever have to send it in, you could be in for some serious frustration. At this point I am out $200 and have to write this one off as a loss, because ASUS simply will not replace an obviously bad motherboard.

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  • Steven T.
  • 4/18/2014 2:21:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSabertooth 990fx R2.0

Pros: Easy to set up.
Great suite of software to allow effortless overclocking and system monitoring

Cons: Lack of PCIE 3.0 support (found on gen3)
awkward placement of usb 3.0 header
Poor quality on audio components.

Other Thoughts: Worked great out of box, easy to set up and get going as well as work on overclocking profiles.

After 3 weeks the 2 realtek devices on the board the LAN and the Audio stopped working, would not register anything plugged into the slots, waiting on ASUS and their RMA process.

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  • James Y.
  • 4/18/2014 1:38:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great quality with a 5 year warranty.

Cons: Doesn't come with a Cross Fire bridge.

Other Thoughts: Does come with a SLI bridge but not Cross Fire.
I'd buy this Motherboard again in a heartbeat!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2014 12:41:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board!!!!!!!

Pros: bought this board to replace a gigabyte 970 extreme4 because it couldn't handle my fx8350 on an overclock (the 970 board don't have the proper power abilities) anyways I'm running my 8350 at a 4.7 oc with watercooling and two gtx 660 cards and I can almost max every game out. I run all high/ultra settings and have well over 60fps

Cons: wish it had different color schemes?? not a con just a suggestion I guess. but one con is this board supports a third gpu but sadly the from panel connectors and all that jazz make it impossible to actually throw a card on the slot

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  • JOSHUA B.
  • 4/15/2014 2:54:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFried in 10 minutes

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: After 10 minutes of use it blew a capacitor. ASUS told me they would send a package to ship the defective product back in and send me an email with instructions on what was needed to be sent. They haven't sent an email (I'm pretty sure they have the address wrong because although I spelled it out 3 times the customer service woman kept saying it wrong) and they are not returning my phone calls. It has been a weak and still no package or email. Avoid this and pay a little more for a better product from a company with better customer service.

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