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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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  • Darryl G.
  • 9/15/2014 1:25:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Sabertooth 990FX

Pros: Excellent feature set, easily set up everything in UEFI BIOS.

I'm still putting things together, have hit only one snag, which was easily correctable.

Another reviewer said he had no problem using G.Skill Trident 2400 RAM. So we decided to use the F3-2400C10D-16GTX version, as the price was only $5 more than 1866 speed RAM.

Initially it recognized only the one stick of RAM which was automatically set at 1.65V.

It recognized the second stick of RAM when the voltage on it was raised to 1.65V. I don't recall what it was initially, but it was lower.

Everything else worked perfectly with the automatic settings.

Nothing overclocked, and won't be either.

Cons: None.

I'm happy as a pig in mud.

Other Thoughts: System components:

Corsair Obsidian 900D Case
Corsair AX1200i PS
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MB
G.Skill Trident F3-2400C10D-16GTX RAM
ASUS Radeon R9 280 DirectCU GPU
Corsair H105 Cooler
W-7 Pro

Reused components from previous build for rest of system:
Hard drive
Optical drive

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  • Lee H.
  • 9/15/2014 10:30:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: board is right on for my FX 8350 CPU

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: very ez to work on

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  • Jay H.
  • 9/14/2014 1:27:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest mobo!

Pros: UEFI, sata III, usb 3.0, bios flash back, looks sweet

Cons: None whatsoever!

Other Thoughts: I used to have the original version of this mono and I loved it. The best thing about r 2.0 is the bios flashback.

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  • Jason H.
  • 9/9/2014 4:29:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPremium motherboard

Pros: This thing keeps my newer AMD processor nice and cool. (along with proper heatsink and fan installation)

It was a breeze to install, it even had labels on the board for where the front case audio and USB pins went.

It also came with really nice packaging.

Cons: You really have to cram the RAM down really hard for it to fit in the slots. I was afraid I'd break it.

Other Thoughts: I did have one small issue where the board would beep long once and short twice, I couldn't locate what this meant in the manual so with a quick online search I found it was an issue with the RAM, I hadn't pushed it down far enough.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/8/2014 7:14:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking great so far

Pros: stable, runs cool well in my case it does, and I got it on sale

Cons: none

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  • Nicholas E.
  • 9/6/2014 2:12:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDurable board, but could have a better layout

Pros: Looks like a really well-built motherboard, and the design is easy on the eyes as well, if you're in to looks. This was my first time building a computer of my own so I don't know much about the technical side of things. The BIOS looks great--I've never seen anything so user-friendly before.

Cons: Unfortunately after installing my CPU fan, only three out of the four RAM slots are accessible, with the third slot bordering the fan. The wide fan is partially to blame for this, but I've installed the same fan in a Gigabyte motherboard with plenty of room to spare. Additionally, I had trouble with the PCI-E slots. After installing a GTX 770 video card into the first slot, its monstrous size ends up covering the LAN card slot below it. Not sure why the LAN slot can't be positioned above the other PCI-E slots, as it is in the Gigabyte mobo. Not a big deal to move everything around, but after being told from multiple sources that it's ideal to have your graphics card in the first PCI-E slot for best performance, I was kind of bummed with the motherboard layout.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for leaving your feedback.

I am sorry the layout of the board has not met your expectations. We value all of our customer’s feedback. If you have any further questions or need further assistance, please contact me through email at Be sure to place case number N140933254 in the subject line for reference.

I am here to assist you with all of your ASUS needs.

Best regards,

ASUS Customer loyalty

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  • James L.
  • 9/6/2014 12:27:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast...Tough...Amazing

Pros: This board is amazing, I was skeptical at first, but many of the reviews put those doubts to rest. I received the board very quickly, kudos to Newegg on that one, and then proceeded to assemble my build. Worried about damaging it or having a DoA was always on my mind, I made sure that if there was anything wrong with it, it was not my fault. Needless to say, the thing looks like it can take a beating. ASUS boxes this thing like it's ready to go to war. Amazing board, worked right out the box, great BIOS, POST is freaking fast... Yeah, amazing board.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: ASUS Sabertooth
AMD FX8350
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 1866 mhz

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  • Brian K.
  • 9/5/2014 2:07:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Experience

Pros: It looks nice, and I know people who have had good experiences with them.

Cons: Unfortunately, I recieved one board that was DOA, standy LED wouldn't even light up.

Sent that one back for another, which cost me 13$.
New one arrived about 2 weeks later, set it up, no issues for about 2 days.

After 2 days, it stopped recognizing my PCI-E3.0 x16 HD7970 as x16, instead running it at x1. This continued the entire time I had it, until one day it wouldn't boot anymore. Replaced with an intel mobo/processor combo.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear about the issues you experienced with your motherboards. If you need any assistance in the future, please feel free to email me at Be sure to place case # N140932506 in the subject line for reference. I am here to assist with all of your ASUS needs.

Warm regards,

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jeremy S.
  • 9/4/2014 6:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, and no problems what so ever.

Pros: I had another 990FX motherboard that at the time of buying stated it supported the fx8350, and after some time they decided it wasn't compatible, and I finally had figured out that it was the VRAM not being able to give enough current under load.

So I spoke with some friends and they all recommended this board and I love it. It was an easy install, really sturdy, plenty of case fan headers and a USB 3.0 header!

Cons: The only con I have is the green LED that shines on the bottom of the motherboard. my GPU (R9 270X), is in the last PCI16X slot for aesthetic purposes as it is in an H440. Anyways my entire build is white, white case, white fans, white led fans. Everything except that bright green LED is white, I might just cover it with some tape, but that's my only con.

Other Thoughts: This board is great for OCing. right now I have an FX8350 with an H55 with 2 SP120s in push-pull and I'm at 4.5 Ghz with 27C normal temps and 49C during Prime95

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  • Anthony A.
  • 8/30/2014 5:38:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: This motherboard is all around great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If anyone is like me and may have had doubts about buying this one because of something as stupid as not thinking it didn't have the 20 pin USB 3.0 connector, I recommend watching NewEggTVs video on it. Their videos have taught me so much and if it wasn't for their videos I would have bought some low end motherboard that probably wouldn't handle my graphics card.

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