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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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  • jason s.
  • 3/21/2015 1:06:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHEAVY!!! good.... solid

Pros: nice solid room on the board for just about all the fans that you really need. that said... the heat sinks for the NB and SB are actually working awesome. on my old board the NB would get hot like 80+c. not really sure how hot the SB got on it cause the mobo didn't have a temp sensor for it. but the thing i like most about this Sabertooth is the bios features. all the control that you need voltage, fan speed (going back to the amount of fans), loading of different type of bios (saving different settings). so over all not a huge financial burden too only 180 dollars. and so far only one issue..... ya there was an issue!

Cons: install went great easy, went into my new case like clockwork. (Thermaltake Overseer RX-1) the issue i had since all i just swapped over hard drives from my old case to new with few upgrades to video and ram along with a processor . but when the first boot came up it went all the way to the loading windows (windows 7 pro) screen... ya know with the floating dots! it crashes and restarts itself and comes back up with the fix windows promp and start windows normal screen. so tryed fixing the boot. didnt work. tryed different hard drives and nothing worked. put the hard drives into my wifes comp and loads fine. so i wiped windows and reinstalled the OS and now it works just fine. have no idea what was causeing the issue with windows but i knew everything worked cause things would boot up when installed in other systems. so after 2 days of fiddling and a reinstall ( which i wasnt happy about.) its working fine just now for some reason my fans are not able to speed up. there stuck at 500 rpm and dont know whats going on.

Other Thoughts: build..

Thermaltake Toughpower TPD-0750M - SLI/ CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Gold Certification and Semi Modular

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100363VX-3L Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support TRI-X

Cooler Master Seidon 120M

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

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

is there something i am not catching with this build?

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  • Donald O.
  • 3/21/2015 9:58:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSabertooth 990FX R.2

Pros: First of all I am not a gamer! But I do depend on a PC a great deal and when I do a build for my own use I research it to death. I run two PC's with this board and AMD 8350's and have had nothing but great success with them.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My only beef is with the MFG. itself. I build on the average of 10 PCs a year and almost always use ASUS boards. I have come to realize if you have a defective board in the warranty period you may as well just replace it and take the hit. The company leaves a lot to be desired. As for their rebates, I could paper a wall with unfulfilled rebates especially for monitors. There always seems to be an excuse and of course it is my fault.

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  • Tim T.
  • 3/21/2015 7:22:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsASUS FX900 R 2.0

Pros: Great board, no problems, put in my old Atec mid atx case so it runs fairly hot.. definitely not a fault of the board. AMD 8320, 16gb ram. I would recommend a modern case with large 120mm fans....I have GREAT visions of expansion in the near future. Be careful and read manual thoroughly as there are many overclock options depending on the methods you chose to use. I have read a few reviews about "DOAs" with this board, but mine has been "ROCK SOLID"

Cons: Not free :-)

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  • Justin B.
  • 3/19/2015 11:55:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsMore pretty trash via Asus

Pros: I mean, its pretty to look at.

Cons: As a longtime consumer of Asus products, I can honestly say Ill never buy another. The first sabertooth I had died after 32 days on a very mild overclock. The second I received after almost a month, was a refurb with dust on it and everything. This guy was DOA, of course, so I thought I would try a different board still in the 990fx series. I got the M5A99fx. Also DOA. Im on month 3 of not being able to use my computer. Never again will I buy a piece of hardware with an Asus badge.

Other Thoughts: Asus is like: "what quality control?"

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Justin,

Thank you for using an ASUS product and we appreciate your effort in posting this review. I understand that your graphics card gave up when you overlook it. Overclocking anything can cause damage to it. Excessive heat and voltage are really the only things that can significantly lower the life span of an overclocked computer part. And the replacement of the unit came broken three times. I want to apologize for all the inconvenience this issue has caused you. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, the issue with the product is an isolated case. ASUS provides warranty for the product in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. I want to help you with this issue. If you want I can create an RMA for the unit so you can send it to us for repair. If you want to discuss this matter further, please fell free to email me at and put case # N150376834 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our produ

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  • David M.
  • 3/18/2015 4:02:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtreme Stability

Pros: Have owned this board since 3/2013. Have never had one problem with it. Best MB I have ever owned.

Cons: What does this even mean? NONE

Other Thoughts: My system:

FX 8350@4.72ghz/ H80i cooling
Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 mb
2x8 for 16gb GSkill 1866 memory 9-10-9-28
MSI R9 290x gaming 4g
Hauppauge -1250 tv tuner
240gb M500 ssd
500gb Caviar blue hdd.
Corsair 750w bronze modular
Storm Scout 2 case

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  • James H.
  • 3/17/2015 10:40:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice MB

Pros: Very sturdy board. Installing aftermarket HSF and memory demonstrated this fact. There was no worry of flexing the board too much. UEFI is fantastic. Much better than the old BIOS. I needed a new rig to play Star Citizen, and this MB coupled with an FX 6350 and a GTX 970 gave me more than was required. I've been assembling PC's for almost 20 years, and this is the finest MB I have ever handled.

Cons: I wish that the DIMM slots were further from the CPU, to allow for aftermarket HSF's. My Zalman HSF hangs over two of my memory sticks. Glad I already had low profile memory, or it wouldn't have fit.

Other Thoughts: Looking at the ratings and reviews on lots of MB's, I am wondering whether there are really that many defective MB's, or if the users might be the issue. I did not see a single 5-star MB.

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  • Jeannie P.
  • 3/13/2015 7:05:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot for Performance Enthusiasts

Pros: supports the fx 9590, 32Gb of Ram, and tri SLI

Cons: Trying to setup raid 0 on ssd is a nightmare it is nothing like using an Nvidia based system.

Other Thoughts: If performance on every level is what you are after this is not the board for you. Also ASUS is known for discontinuing support as my crosshair 2 board will not SLI with anything over a 500 series set of cards as I found out after ordering three gtx 680s then three gtx 780s.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Avid Gamer,

In behalf of ASUS, I want to thank you for your effort posting this review. I want to apologize as well for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know that your disappointed with the unit. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. I want to help you with this issue. Kindly email at and place case # N150360676 in the subject for a reference to your case.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brian W.
  • 3/11/2015 12:27:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: everything about it is amazing bios fb very nice and easy cpu OC abilitiy mouse interface

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: i have a nzxt h440 razer edition case with sli gtx 970 ssc acx with amd fx 8350, overclocked to 4.7 32 gb gskill ripjaws x 1886 ddr3 ram super 220 evo cpu cooler 1000 evga supernova psu 4 1tb samsung evo 840 ssd

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  • Chris G.
  • 3/10/2015 11:00:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: A very well made motherboard. Great options within the UEFI BIOS. No issues at all.

Cons: None at this time.

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  • James M.
  • 3/8/2015 10:14:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS continues to lead

Pros: Hefty, high quality components, trouble free setup, well laid out, and a 5 year warranty.

Cons: I needed one more USB 2.0 header, but no reason to subtract an egg.

Other Thoughts: This is the third ASUS motherboard I have purchased, and I have never had an issue with them. One board lost a capacitor about a month after purchase, customer support was on top of it and sent out a replacement quickly.

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