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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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


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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

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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.


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UEFI BIOS

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel

MemOK!

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!


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SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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!


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

DirectKey

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!


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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

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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.


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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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

ASUS CPU-Z

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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.


SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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

SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

Learn more about the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

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Warranty

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


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  • James S.
  • 4/24/2015 4:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Voltage control

Pros: Excellent voltage control for extreme Overclocking. Many on board features that help with OCing and Diagnosis of issues. Has a direct to BIOS button and header to plug a switch into for easy BIOS access. Thermal Radar helps find hot spots in the case to allow better air flow management. Plenty of fan headers that can control fans to help reduce temps and noise when in use or under stress. Made with military grade parts for long life and durability.

Has LED's next to each major component that stay lit if that piece does not pas the POST. very handy for diagnosis of a non start issue.

Cons: Does not have Probe points to manually read voltages like many of the top tier Asus boards have.

Color of the heat sinks could use an update from the military colors used. But this is a pet peeve and does not hurt or hinder its excellent performance

Other Thoughts: I swapped my old Phenom II X4 965be over from an AsRock Board and because of the voltage regulation on this board I was able to drop the Vcore voltage from 1.520V down to 1.392V and maintain the same stable Core clock of 4.073 MHz. This allowed a drop a temps from 62°C down to 54°C under full load in Intel Burn Test.

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  • david m.
  • 4/24/2015 3:45:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAsus 990 fx r 2.0

Pros: works good now

Cons: ok where to start! i bought this last year first board worked for 6 hours. Rma #1 shipping to Asus! got back same board"repaired they say". Wrong Board is D.O.A. Rma #2. Finally get one that works. slap into case not enough fan power ports"not a big deal" . Plcaement of usb 3.0 Terrible if you have any intention of using a high end video card that is large it will cover the usb3.0 slot! I seen all the bad reviews on this board and ignored them. my mistake there. You this Asus will pay me back for the shipping back and forth or for waisting my time......."doubt it"

Other Thoughts: don't buy this board buy a different 990 fx

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  • Dominique D.
  • 4/23/2015 6:52:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsBought with confidence

Pros: Listed specifications

Cons: Ethernet port burned out within 6 months, O.C my 1090T impossible.

Other Thoughts: Bought from another vendor, was stupid not to sign up for warranty that is offered when first purchased. Having a Ethernet port burned out is such a hassle for I have to break down my whole system to return it for further analyst.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for choosing ASUS products. We apologize for this inconvenience. The motherboard should still be within the original manufacture warranty. Please see the following for ASUS Motherboard Warranty Policy:
http://support.asus.com/warranty.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=24&m=SABERTOOTH%20990FX%20R2.0&os=&hashedid=Yk1gGoRISkgLawoj

Please also see the following for network troubleshooting: http://support.asus.com/knowledge.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=24&m=SABERTOOTH%20990FX%20R2.0&os=&hashedid=Yk1gGoRISkgLawoj

To generate an RMA online please visit http://www.service.asus.com/#!rma-request/cope

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me direct at cl-frank@asus.com with case # N150469999 in the subject line.​

Best regards,

Frank C.
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Mikhail S.
  • 4/20/2015 5:56:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Ram Slots

Pros: Its got a lot of functions and looks too be high quality in terms of build.

Cons: 2 of the Ram slots were dead but I discovered this after I already fully assembled the computer with the liquid cooling set up. Just too rma the board and be out of a computer and having to reassemble it again is too time consuming. Only reason I built this new computer because in last build the (asus mobo) all 4 ram slots died.. (one by one) I'm guessing this is a common issue.. I would like some sort of compensation now that I can't ever use more than 2 slots.. but it seems to be a hit or miss with asus... either you get a broken product or a product that lasts a while

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for choosing ASUS products. We apologize for this inconvenience. The issue with the RAM slots seems to be an isolated case as all ASUS products are thoroughly inspected and tested before distribution. ​If you are still under the return policy, we recommend you return the unit for an exchange. If you are past the return policy, then it will require warranty service. If you decide to send in for service, please visit service.asus.com to have an RMA generated.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me direct at cl-frank@asus.com

Best Regards,
Frank
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nathan J.
  • 4/15/2015 5:57:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLike a used car

Pros: Pretty much ready to run out of the box, includes drivers on disc. Looks Nice

Cons: It worked fine at first, but like a used car, little things kept going wrong. The mobo supports SLI, but what ASUS doesn't tell you is that they have a specific list of what VGA cards are supported, rather than simply pci-e. I used a GTX 560ti in sli for over a year, all of the sudden, my second card is fried, and i find another one to replace it, and it too was fried. Then, the on-board audio stopped working. No microphone, no speaker, no audio. The issue is with ASUS product support, you have to jump through hoops, and hop on one foot while rubbing your stomach and patting your head...it is just crazy. I still have not received a replacement, and based on the reviews of ASUS product support, it could take months to get a proper working piece of hardware back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We sincerely apologize for your inconvenience. We value your feedback and would like to improve your experience with ASUS products and support. We wanted to follow up with you in regards your ASUS RMA. Has this been resolved? If you would like further assistance for this issue you may contact me at cl-frank@asus.com. Please reference case # N150469672 in the subject line.

Best Regards,
Frank C.
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jennifer S.
  • 4/15/2015 8:46:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAnother great MB from ASUS

Pros: Nice MB for the price. Does what is expected and has an easy to use UEFI BIOS. Easy to get a good OC with all these settings.

Cons: Only cons I can think of are the fact it was missing a hold down(push pin) on one of the heat sinks and the ASUS sticker was pealing off the southbridge chip. Board still runs hot with 8320FX CPU. The Mosfet area and the back side of the cpu socket get hot. I added a fan blowing on those from behind to keep temps under control

Other Thoughts: Overall a nice board but I did take off an egg for the missing screw(pin) and the peeling sticker.

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  • Steve S.
  • 4/12/2015 10:37:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSabertooth 990FX R2

Pros: I've had this MB for almost 2 months, and so far it's impressed me. I'm not sure why, but just by replacing my MB my WEI went up on my CPU, memory, and SSD. It's a VERY sturdy design, I'd say "military grade" but I just retired from the military and nothing we have is better than average.

Cons: The only draw back to this board is that I had to wipe my hard drive and start fresh with windows all over. Windows wouldn't load up after changing the MB, so I called ASUS tech support who told me to reload windows. New-egg tech support told me the same thing. I've changed numerous MBs in the past and never had to do this before. Knocked an egg off for making me reload windows.

Other Thoughts: My system:
Phantom 630 case, Sabertooth MB, FX-6300, Crucial M500 500Gig SSD, 16 gigs AMD 1600 Ram, PNY Geforce GTX 450 video
Yes it's an older system, but I'm beginning to upgrade!

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  • Kevin K.
  • 4/12/2015 9:18:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsReliable, Consistent. runs 24/7/365 stock

Pros: A good reliable board that is able to handle a lot of very heavy work. I use a FX-8150 with a Coolmaster Hyper 212 cooler. Zero problems with the CPU or motherboard , except for the one noted problem. I have 19 hard drives hooked to this board at one time and I am constantly swapping out various drives and I have yet to have any problems. I use a Corsair AX1200 PSU, R9 280 3GB, 2 x Marvell 92xx 4X ports SATA 6G Conttrollerss, 1 x SIL3124 4X Port SATA II, a Creative Soundblaster Recon3D sound card, Logitech Z-5500 THX speaker.system. Bought for $181, Brand New in 2006. ACER S241HLLED + Dell ST2010 20" 1080p LCD

Cons: I have never had the sound work long than 1 week using this board. I am on my 4th motherboard, having had it swapped once

by ASUS who states I must send it in via snail mail because I had to replaced once via overnight after a nightmare of getting my

CC approved.. ASUS has customer service backwards. They say no, no, no, until they have no choice but to say yes. Just like

Scumcass and Slimebornerds. Good tech support says yes, yes, yes until they have no choice but to say no. By then, the

customer knows they have tried to say say yes. A Professional Tech Support team has pride & makes a "legitimate" effort. I had

one motherboard that would not update and three others w no sound. 4 boards swapped or replaced and still no sound. 5yr warr

doesn't mean much if they do everything within their power to demoralize me. I still only buy ASUS, although I have very little

respect for ASUS Techs. The board I received back from ASUS Tech had two fan connectors bent. and still no sound. Too eager

to avoid responsibility and make the customer wrong. I have never been denied. Many ppl over-tighten.and get hairline cracks.

Never use more than two fingers to tighten any screw. Never use power ever. A lot of wannabees on YT using screw guns.

Other Thoughts: I have 3 computers using this board. My primary computer has never had sound more than 1 week.I am one my 4th Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and I only have sound because of an addon sound card.. The other two have never had a single issue. Not one..
I have gone over this so many times and have built my system at least 6 times, but that's because I am a geek and it was necessary to keep heavy security so I could clean my customer's PCs. Lots of things seem to irritate my ISP such as customers or phone calls or positive reveiws.

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  • CATHERINE C.
  • 4/10/2015 4:11:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCLOSE TO 2 YEARS NO PROBS

Pros: I HAVE HAD THJIS PARTICULAR BOARD FOR CLOOSE TO 2 YEARS AND IT IS STILL GOING STRONG.

Cons: THE ONLY PROBLEMS THAT I'VE HAD I CAUSED AND FIXED
I HAD ANOTHER BOARD LIKE THIS BUT I MESSED IT UP
NOT THE FAULT OF THE BOARD OR ASUS. NOW IT IS JUST A PAPERWEIGHT. .T6HESE ARE GOOD BOARDS FOR THE MOST PART.

Other Thoughts: I LIKE AMD BUT I THINK I WILL TRY INTEL ONCE

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2015 9:13:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood buy

Pros: The Sabertooth 990 FX is a very good board. My first one burned up in the first four months. Probably just bad luck on my part. I also had some issues with its BIOS flash back feature not functioning. But ASUS came through and got me another board within a few weeks of the disaster. The new one is everything I paid for, and then some. Great buy.

Cons: BIOS flashback issues. Also expect anything that runs AMD to run hot. So prepare yourself well with cooling.

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