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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


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.


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


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.



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.


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.


"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel


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!


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


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!


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.


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


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.



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!


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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



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


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.


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


Learn more about the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2015 3:01:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest board I've purchased

Pros: Have ram capacity! easily run SLI! high-grade parts and safety back ups. So you don't burn out your board. Solid bio's or UFI. Also armor that matches the board looks amazing. If you want a solid board for a decent price try this one. But read the manual!!! Ha.

Cons: Sometimes the safety features can be too much but once you learn what they are and how to use them properly. The board works for great. Bio's could use a small refresh.

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  • Aric M.
  • 3/1/2015 9:31:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Motherboard

Pros: First power-on was a success and the BIOS interface was easy to use. I bought this motherboard with the AMD FX-8370 and works very well. Includes SATA 6/GBS which I have always been wanting to use with my new SSD. The motherboard supports USB 3.0 and has a header cable I can plug my front USB 3.0 connectors into. Everything works so far and there is plenty of upgrades I can do no on my RAM and cards.

Cons: This doesn't need a crushed egg, but I also bought a Rosewill PCI-Express X1 and I notice that the slot for it is right below the recommended GPU PCI Express-X16 port, and I have a huge GPU, so it wouldn't fit. In turn I switched to the legacy PCI wifi adapter sadly, but this doesn't call for one less egg. (Could of put the PCI-Express below the Legacy PCI on the bottom.

Other Thoughts: I've upgraded from the Asus M4a78t-e which is very old, and this new motherboard is really an upgrade for me.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 2/28/2015 12:23:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Price,Rugged Design,Known Manufacturer, Clear Instructions, EZ BIOS, on and on I could go. This thing is a great mother board. I am confident that I will not be needing a new one for a good long time.

Cons: I have nothing bad to say about this motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2015 1:59:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYou can't go wrong with this!

Pros: -Looks really beautiful
-BIOS is very easy to use and has lots of features
-Haven't had any problem with at all
-LED indicators on PCB (Super helpful!!!!!)

Cons: -A small scratch was in a metal plate on the board (Doesn't mess with anything)

Other Thoughts: It works great and I love it.. If your building an AMD computer this is a must have.

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  • Robert B.
  • 2/27/2015 10:40:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt just stopped posting :-(

Pros: Tons of Pro's! I don't have to list them, you know what they are.
Amazing board....when it works.
Tons of features.
Audio still works on mine :-)
Looks great.
Good overall quality.....despite this problem.

Cons: Just at 1 year I am getting more failed posts than successful. I can no longer "restart" my PC, it will restart but it will not post 100% of the time. If I shut it down I might get it to post 1/10 times if at all. I MUST switch PSU off each and every time if I want any real chance of a successful boot, maybe 1/3. Nothing has changed in my build, just started out of nowhere for no reason.

Completed all the necessary troubleshooting (clear CMOS; battery; remove all components; BIOS update; clean; firmwares; updates; swap PSU, CPU, RAM, graphics & cables; re-set CPU, graphics, RAM, cables & connections) even though I knew I was wasting my time.

I am dreading the warranty process and making the phone call as I have read too many reviews about ASUS customer service :-( and I know they are going to first go through and tell me to try all the troubleshooting steps I already did.

Other Thoughts: I chose this MB despite the reviews of the failed posts & audio failure because I know it wont happen to every board but the potential is there.

A few years ago I purchased "another brand" MB despite numerous reviews of the same problem just like this one. I knew the risk but I knew if it worked it was one awesome MB, just like this one, and it is still screamin to this day without a a good call on my part.

Same applied to this MB, I knew if it worked I would have a great board and I did for a year. 1st failed post no biggie, 2nd one got my attention, 3rd one dropped my head and I knew it was over, now it's in the hundreds and a sever inconvenience.

I am really bummed as I really loved this MB, I will probably still consider and/or recommend ASUS MB's in the future as I know this can happen with any brand, its just an unfortunate mishap.

I was going to rate 1 star because for 1 year of service, well that is just unacceptable but I had to give it 2 because when it was working it was a great board and deserves credit.


On a side note: I have purchased a couple of the latest ASUS routers and all I can say is WOW! Very satisfied with both of them, best I have used to date.

So if this MB has bitten you or you have been scared off by the reviews, don't count out ASUS entirely. I have MANY various ASUS products and the quality is evident.
It should be noted that I am not a "die-hard" ASUS fan who is trying to make excuses for my favorite brand as I am not a die-hard fan of any one product except AMD CPU's. I buy components based on features, research & reviews to which several ASUS products made the list over the years and I have been very satisfied.
You have to expect mishaps to happen with anything electronic....but I also expect the companies to own up to them and make it right. Fingers crossed.

Please help me ASUS :-)

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  • David B.
  • 2/26/2015 8:10:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: The part quality is uniformly excellent. Huge expansion is possible and the chipset is superb. It is without question the nicest motherboard I have ever purchased.

This won't concern many, but this motherboard is excellent for linux. I didn't have to do any driver/firmware patching to get it going; I've spent hours in the past installing dependencies in order to fix issues with R8111/R8168 ethernet adapters (yes, passing a USB drive back and forth with dozens of packages *just* to install firmware for ethernet) but debian installed with ease.

It also has a curious gel-like IO shield. I was dubious of it at first but it made assembly ridiculously easy and mates up with the motherboard and chassis very well.

Cons: None whatsoever.

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  • Justin J.
  • 2/26/2015 9:58:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFAST MOTHERBOARD!!!!!!!

Pros: This motherboard is the best thing i have ever bought for my PC. it is so fast and it was SUPER easy to get going with my AMD 8350. The UEFI is a thing of true beauty, everyone who likes to monitor and change settings in bios will LOVE THIS!! I recommend it to everyone who uses AMD 8350s and up. If you are going to buy the Gigabyte 990fx just save a little more money and purchase this.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the colours are really cool even if they may not match with my other stuff i really dont care lol. other people who say this board is awful probably just had some bad luck

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  • Daniel T.
  • 2/26/2015 9:37:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat when it wants to work.

Pros: Great works great I don't use to many O.C. features on the board.
All in all would say great "working board"

Cons: Okay so it just started to do this but when I shut down my computer and restart it say, The next day I will sometimes not all the time get the red CPU LED. When this happens I normally hit the reset button on my case and it will often boot up and show the bios. I've let it sit before hitting the reset but it just seems to hang up, and not boot into the bios. I'm not sure what might be causing this I'm using a FX-8320 CPU stock clock and G.Skill RAM, I know the PSU is enough given its 750w 80+ gold. However when it runs after the reset is hit it runs perfect.

Other Thoughts: Overall maybe i just got a bad board or a picky board I dunno my opinion may change in time as I trouble shoot what may cause this till then I will give it 2 eggs

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  • Josh D.
  • 2/25/2015 2:08:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome MoBo

Pros: Beefy, Heavy, Solid This board is an animal. The size and weight makes you feel as if its a sturdy product and it is. The RAM and PCIe sockets are some of the most secure feeling I have used. Great board.

Cons: Absolutely nothing

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  • Tracy B.
  • 2/23/2015 11:50:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: This motherboard is perfect..... I have no issues with it.

Cons: None

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