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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 8 x 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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  • robert s.
  • 7/27/2015 12:25:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Supports FX9590
Well built
easy to install
additional software included can be handy

Cons: None so far

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  • Connell H.
  • 7/21/2015 12:29:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs"TUF" as a nail.

Pros: No complaints about the motherboard: a few mistakes when handling/installing it should've broken it no less than four times, yet it still works flawlessly (thermal paste on open conduits, improperly installed thrice, incorrect grounding location, etc.). UEFI BIOS handles nicely, is easy to use, and beautiful. Spatial positioning for ports is modular and easy to work-around if your other computer parts are slightly obtrusive (large video cards, etc.).

Cons: None to speak of so far. Will update in future.

Other Thoughts: None to speak of so far. Will update in future.

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  • 7/16/2015 1:56:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY ASUS!!!!

Pros: had all the s pecs i many pci-e slots for sli.....

Cons: i went with asus coz i have been using their MB's for the last 10-15 yrs (i also have tablets, video cards, monitors etc all asus brand) and have had good luck in the past.
i even got many of my gaming friends to get this MB.

so i got this MB knowing it has big issue with setting up ssd's in raid which after hrs online i found a good fix. put new MB, CPU,psu,r.a.m and GPU with 4 ssd's in great for 5 mouths until i was not super happy with CPU temps. moved fan from fan port near pci-e slots to 'opt fan' for CPU, turned back on and cpu led light stays on....!!!! tried diff cpu.....ram...gpu.. nothing worked so i got an RMA, then got a email saying that asus repair wont fix due to CID (customer induced damage).
an indention/scratch (that was not there before!!!!!!) was now on my MB giving them the policy right to wash hands of fixing the problem and taking care of customers with their "award winning warranty" (WHAT A JOKE).

They had put 2 red sticky arrows on my MB showing the indention/scratch, for me the other red arrow is the bad part on my MB.... the arrow was pointing to a "chip" up by the R.A.M slots which is probably the cause for my CPU led to be on.... so to make this clear.... any way out of fixing their product, asus with their " award winning warranty" will jump on not fixing it........ FYI.... calling asus customer service was a waste of time....all they do is read the notes from their repair place (in my mind they must think that their repair people or like the all mighty ....u must never question them!!!)....."we're sorry" is all i would get from them...

as a 10-15 yrs pc builder who has only bought asus in the past..... this experience has left an everlasting dislike for ASUS..... all due to the fact (as i'm concerned) they scratched my MB claiming i did it and now won't do anything as far as customer service is concerned...

in my opinion asus have good hardware but if it fails good luck on them caring enough to fix it for you as the consumer.....they already have your money! so why should they care?.....!

Other Thoughts: if only they took care of me as a paying customer and fixed my MB i would still be praising to my friends about asus as a good company to buy not any more.

all of my issues have been with asus.... not Newegg....that is why i still love buying from Newegg

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/12/2015 11:28:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs990 fx sabertooth

Pros: Very good but has its problems

Cons: Not a fan of the angled SATA mounts. Prone to bad connection if not using a locking SATA cable.
2 of the 6 SATA ports don't recognize every type of device through BIOS.
Very difficult to get Crossfire to be recognized at pcie2.0 x16 for the second GPU board. You need to finagle the board many times with many reboots to get good contact on the tan x16 slot further from the CPU.
Onboard audio failed after 1 year.
Onboard LAN port burned out after 1.8 years. (literally saw arching of surface mount caps)
There must be some sort of grounding issue, that or just sloppy soldering to cause the failure of the on board peripherals..

Other Thoughts: Should get it

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having problems with your SATA ports, having difficulty with your crossfire, and both your audio and LAN port not working. If you did not know, ASUS offers 3 year warranty on our motherboards. You can submit an RMA and have it replaced at Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. Your case # for reference is N150733657

Thanks for choosing ASUS

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • eduard p.
  • 7/7/2015 4:12:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs990FX R2.0

Pros: Its Asus.
Bios with many bells and whistles (hard OS is a cinch, recovery from bad OS build with press of a button).

Cons: Not a fan of the angled SATA mounts. Prone to bad connection if not using a locking SATA cable.
2 of the 6 SATA ports don't recognize every type of device through BIOS.
Very difficult to get Crossfire to be recognized at pcie2.0 x16 for the second GPU board. You need to finagle the board many times with many reboots to get good contact on the tan x16 slot further from the CPU.
Onboard audio failed after 1 year.
Onboard LAN port burned out after 1.8 years. (literally saw arching of surface mount caps)
There must be some sort of grounding issue, that or just sloppy soldering to cause the failure of the on board peripherals.

Other Thoughts: I have all my items plugged through a surge protecting power-strip.
Too lazy to do a warrentee call on this for the failed peripherals since I was able to just put a new audio card on a expansion slot and use a USB3.0 to LAN dongle to make up for the failed hardware. Who knows how much down time Ill have while waiting for them to fix this or confirm that the hardware is failed and send me a new one.

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  • Gabriel M.
  • 7/2/2015 9:19:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsmeh

Pros: It works great when it works. Feels sturdy and handles what I throw at it.

Cons: doesn't work all the time.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I turn my power supply off, once I turn my computer back on, it does nothing but turn the cpu led on, and I have to restart it without any hdds or ssds then start it again with them, and the cpu is perfectly fine. I contacted their customer support, and after a few tests they said yes your motherboard is broken, oh but you bought it from newegg. just talk to them.

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  • Graham R.
  • 6/30/2015 2:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTEMPERMENTAL

Pros: Board has high quality parts and is sturdy. Works very well when it is working.

Cons: Memory, memory, memory.....ASUS needs to fix the problem with their motherboards and the memory slots. This is the third motherboard that I have had memory issues with. The first version of this board memory slots went bad. This board has memory slots issues also and did not work other than with a single slot until i put memory in all four slots and moved the Video Card to the second slot, otherwise the PC refused to boot and all LED onboard would flash red. Firstly, it does use the dual ram in the A1, B1 slots. You have to use the A2, B2 slots and they work if you are lucky. So I was initially restricted to 4GBs of Ram - Corsair Vengence. Then to get my 16GBs of RAM to work I have to move the Video Card to the second slot.

Other Thoughts: This board costed over 200 dollars. It needed to be PCIE 3.0 for that cost, which it is not. Secondly, the memory slot/video card issues need to be sorted out. Disappointing for a company with such a high reputation. The board works like a dream now it is finally up and running.

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  • Carlos W.
  • 6/25/2015 11:11:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Googly Moogly

Pros: Well built, well thought out layout, just what I needed from a Mobo.

Cons: None I can think of.

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  • Nicholas M.
  • 6/24/2015 5:50:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshorrible service all around

Pros: Supposed to be a great board and might have an opinion on it if it would work.

Cons: Board came flashed bio only hooked up processor and power supply and got a red light upon trying to boot. Went through the rma process after 2.5 weeks got an email from newegg stating that the board was damaged and they will not cover it. The board could have left the factory damaged or been damaged in shipping. Definetly will not be ordering anymore componets through new egg. Good news asus says they will cover it but it will be a lengthy rma process once again. Meanwhile I have a lot of expensive parts sitting there and waiting for their warranty through new egg to expire so if one of them are bad I will be stuck with it because I cant test it before the return period expires.

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  • Mike C.
  • 6/22/2015 5:41:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHappy ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

Pros: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 DDR3 free shiping!

Cons: "Its Alive"

Other Thoughts: My System: Win7 X64 -Testing Win 10
FX9850 4.7gzh 8 core / Deep_Cool Captain 240
Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
4x8 for 32gb Corsair Vengeance ddr3 1866
2x asus strix GTX 970 DDR5 over Clock edition
1x HD Seagate 1TB 78000K 128mb cache
2x SSD samsung 250gb 850 EVO
2x SSD 300V Kingston 240gb
1x Pioneer BDXL - RW
1x Couger CMX 1000W
1x Full ATX Antec eleven hundred Gaming Case
1x CM cool master MB24/MS2k
8x 120x120x25mm Cougar CF-V12HP Hydro-Dyamic

I would highly recommend ASUS

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