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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

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  • John E.
  • 7/25/2014 3:24:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid board with a couple of quirks

Pros: Great board, overall. Install was simple. BIOS has lots of options and is pretty user friendly

Cons: With all the massive size spec's of GPUs these days, WHY did ASUS have to put the USB 3.0 plug for case mounted usb outlets UNDER the first PCI-e x16 slot? Also, there's only ONE of these plugs, couldn't they have fit a second for higher end machines? I can't even plug in my 3.0 connecter thanks to the after market cooler I was forced to get for my Saphire R9 290.

Other Thoughts: I paid for 2-3 day shipping on this and several other parts (CPU, GPU cooler, MoBo, RAM, etc) that you'd need for the core of a build. Stuff shipped on a Wednesday and should have arrived on Fri-Sat. NOT THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY.

That's the first time newegg has actually disappointed me. I made 2 other orders with 2-3 day and standard shipping AFTER this first order and BOTH orders arrived ahead of this one.

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  • Paul C.
  • 7/24/2014 11:54:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPCIE-1 HOT!

Pros: Looks great, sturdy construction. Good features. Nice layout.

Cons: PCIE-1 is hotter by 10*C or more than PCIE-2. I'm running SLI 2) GTX 770 Cards. temps of +65*C

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  • Jacob B.
  • 7/23/2014 5:12:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Board

Pros: Durable, no flex or bend in the board.

Everything I could want.

Cons: No thermal armor, but no big deal because this is THE best AM3+ motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Ignore negative reviews.

This board is perfect, I accept that some products you may get DOA but every Asus product I've received has worked instantaneously without any hassle.

If your board doesn't work, you didn't put your machine together correctly. Its your fault, not Asus.

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  • Michael D.
  • 7/21/2014 2:17:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIssues

Pros: Very Durable.

Cons: Installed with new CPU, Ram and cooler. Motherboard would not recognize SSD hard drive even after BIOS update. With regular hard drive it would freeze after 10 minutes. Didn't matter what drivers you did or didn't have, it would just freeze. Tried another board and had the same issue.

Other Thoughts: I did go through and check all the hardware to make sure it was working properly. Everything checked out. All I can figure is there is something with the sata controller that does not want to work.

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  • Stuart I.
  • 7/17/2014 3:57:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo post no video

Pros: Nice box very pretty and good packaging.
The board is very well built and has a design that makes it easy to install and make adjustments to, even after it is put into the computer. Many PCI slots and SATA ports.

Cons: When installed I had no video no post. I rechecked everything. even tried different monitors. Nata. Took system in to professional shop figuring I missed something. Everything was done right. But nothing. I have the same motherboard for another rig I have and that one works for over a year and I haven't had any problem

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 7/15/2014 11:27:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsalmost perfect

Pros: great heat dissipation all over except the v-cores lots of fan headers.
Looks great very clean look great for oc I have a 8350 at 4.8 in it right now

Cons: It could use a fan header towards the bottom of the bored their are 4 case fan headers and 2 cpu one main and one optional all located above the first pcie slot so you either have to rout one through the back of case or have a wire hang over the gpu

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  • Benjamin S.
  • 7/13/2014 3:15:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat board while it works, really bad customer service.

Pros: This board is really great, while it works.

Cons: I bought this board 5 months ago and it has been out of use for over 2 of that due to a PCIE sensor. It was gone nearly 2 weeks the first time I RMAed it for repair. I was a little surprised when the email I received from ASUS telling me it had been shipped back to me was signed with my name, email and phone number as if I had written the email to myself. I can over look that strangeness but what I can't overlook is the fact that when I re-installed the board it had EXACTLY the same sensor issues. The board was showing that the sensor was spiking from below zero C to over 90 C at random. I was experiencing crashes due to this and when I sent in another support ticket they wanted me to send it back in again. I RMAed it again and surprise surprise when I re-installed the board it still had not been fixed. Apparently ASUS's support teams either dont bother to actually do repairs or don't test them when completed. I called the support number and informed them of the fact that it once again had been sent back without being repaired. The lady on the phone refused to give me my money back and then told me that I would be receiving an advanced RMA request by mail in 48 hours. That was 3 days ago and I have yet to hear from them. Needless to say this is the last time I am buying an ASUS product and would really love to get rid of everything thing else that I own that has their name attached to it.

Other Thoughts: If you buy something from them hope that it doesn't break down because if it does expect to receive the worst customer support ever.

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  • James L.
  • 7/9/2014 4:01:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsmost stable system I have ever had

Pros: everything works, very reliable board, solid performance, most reliable system I have ever had.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I purchased this board from a local vendor (not newegg) as part of a workstation upgrade because I needed more RAM and let the magic smoke out of its predecessor trying to get 32 GB of RAM to work in a board rated for 16 GB max. This had resulted in the most reliable system I have EVER had. This system is a workhorse; 32 GB Crucial Ballistix RAM (overclocked), a Phenom-II 955 (mildly overclocked), Nvidia GT-740, 5 Ultra-320 SCSI drives, two SATA drives. Sound works perfectly. OS is Mageia 4 and I make heavy use of virtual machines (hence the need for all the RAM. At this moment, I have Windows 7 Pro, Windows 2000, OpenSUSE 13.1, a highly customized Mageia 3, FreeBSD-10 (with KDE), and two different FreeBSD 6.2 (console based) all running without issue. I live in the desert; my environment is hot. Even with air conditioning, my office is usually around 85F degrees (about 30C) or more. Presently, as loaded as it is, my mobo is running at 36C which puts it just above ambient. As loaded as it is, this system has crashed exactly 3 times in the last 12 months. This is a great board.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 7/6/2014 2:34:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot sure

Pros: fast shipping from newegg looks nice

Cons: been using this board for 2 weeks now cpu fan slots on the board have stopped working audio ports no longer work sata ports and usb 2.0 ports have all stopped working within 2 weeks of owning this product overall happy with newegg but no very happy with asus especially because the audio problem is a know issue with no fix for it anywhere.

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  • William S.
  • 7/5/2014 10:32:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great board and I would recommend it over and over!

Cons: not ASUS fault but when I contacted newegg about the gen3 board so I could have pci-e 3.0 they sent me a link to this board and the assured me that this was what I needed. Not too sure that I will be using newegg anymore for my builds. If you are looking for a pci-e 3.0 board this isn't the one you want but I'm not taking any eggs away for that.

Other Thoughts: I'll use this motherboard on a different rig but I'm buying a different board for my gaming rig.

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