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Item#: N82E16813131969

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • AMD FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100
  • Supports CPU up to 8 cores
  • Supports CPU up to 140 W
  • DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066
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Learn more about the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
AMD FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
FSB
Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 990FX

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
3 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
8 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111F
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
eSATA
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology

Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology

PCI Express 3.0 - The Latest Graphics Standard Now on AMD Boards

TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - 50% Larger Area for Heat Dissipation with the Revolutionary Ceramics-coating Technology

TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp. Detection and Heat Removal

TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military- standard] - Certified for Tough Duty

New DIGI+ Power Control - All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM

USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0

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  • Vichet S.
  • 1/12/2014 4:36:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt Was great...

Pros: Lots of options, and can be overclocked

Cons: USB and Sound went out after 3 mouths and lock ups...

Other Thoughts: USB/Sound would go out at the same time and just lock up and freeze. Couldn't be on the computer for more than a few hrs before the sounds go out and usb goes out...

I Tried new drivers and reformat.

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  • Billy R.
  • 1/3/2014 11:59:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes not support Windows 8.1

Pros: AMD board with PCI-E 3.0, Reasonably solid performance if all the details align.

Cons: Not rock solid heart touching Military Grade. They are NOT supporting Windows 8.1 on this board. After updating to Windows 8.1 my Lan driver no longer works. After installing Win 8.1 driver from Realtek, it works but after a reboot, or random disabling, i have to run a "diagnose" to reset it which will usually make it start working again. Has a lot of the usual inconsistencies that Asus exhibits (Promise Everything, but do nothing perfectly). Only officially supports up to 1866 Mhz ram (Running Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400mhz stably at only 1768 with plenty of cooling)

Other Thoughts: (Previously posted this review on the gen 2 board, this was intended for this gen 3 board as the gen 2 has updated drivers even though it is older)

Microsoft has been claiming that anyone with Windows 8 can update to 8.1 with no problems. But according to the Asus tech support I spoke with "8.1 was a very significant kernel update." I believe Asus should have put some information on their website that 8.1 would not be initially supported and that users should beware not to accept the automatic update. The kind of power users buying this supposedly most up to date in class board should beware.

Workarounds:
You can install the realtek lan driver for the gen 2 board for this board on windows 8.1, it will work unless you are using Hyper-V, in which case you will have to reset your virtual network card after every reboot.

A better option would just be to purchase and install a separate NIC.

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  • Ronald B.
  • 11/29/2013 12:17:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNOT DISCONTINUED!!!

Pros: *NOTE* This Product is NOT DISCONTINUED!! See Below for Details!
.
This board it just plain awesome, it is cool(temp), rugged, and outperforms any board I have ever used!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This item is not discontinued, Newegg gave it a new sku.
the SKU is N82E16813132057

found here(if links work): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132057

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  • Melanie F.
  • 10/21/2013 9:21:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good mb

Pros: so this is my second review. I said I would come back and let people know how the mb is working out. I'm very happy. very good mb. for the people not able to run ram at 1866, pick docp , 1866 and either profile 1 or 2. I picked 1.

Cons: none

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  • Lionel M.
  • 9/28/2013 6:11:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Worked like it was supposed to and arrived intact.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This motherboard works exactly as expected. I have it in a mineral oil rig, which in itself was a stressful setup, but the motherboard gave me no issues at all.

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  • Clayton B.
  • 9/10/2013 4:30:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsproblems

Pros: nice looking board

Cons: does not like to reboot. (I have to power it off and on several times to get it to load) does not like to read memory correctly. ( I tried 2 different RAM sticks)

Other Thoughts: I waited too long to try to RMA it, so now stuck with it. If looking for a solid board, go with another board. this looked/sounded like a great board, but its nothing special.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry you are having issues with your motherboard. Here are some basic troubleshooting steps you could try:

Memory issues:

1. Ensure that the memory used is on the QVL. You can find out more information regarding this on our support site.
2. Press the MemOK! button as seen on page 1-25 of the user manual.
3. Make sure the memory profile is set to X.M.P.

Please send the requested information to email, and we can figure out why the memory is not working. Your reference number is 3005363.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com
www.service.asus.com

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  • Charles B.
  • 8/31/2013 7:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: I would love to say I had ANY.

Cons: I am on board number 2 and waiting for my advanced RMA paperwork for board 3 to be processed. I waited a whole week before calling Asus back asking why I had no response from them! Only to find out that they had sent my paper work to the wrong department.

Before all of this I RMA'd my first board back to new egg, it was an Asus M5A99X evo R2.0 and had two faulty usb ports! To say the least I am fed up and feel I deserve some compensation as I have been without a working board for over 3 months now!

So I suppose I am really on Asus motherboard #4.

Other Thoughts: Other hardware awaiting my next Mobo................

Cooler Master Storm Stryker Full Size ATX
AMD 8350 Vishera CPU
Coolermaster V6 GT Air Cooler in Push Pull (with case fans)
Kingston Hyper X 1600Mhz 8GBx4=32GB
240 Gb Intel Cherryville SSD
120 Gb Patriot Pyro SSD
3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Rpm
MSI 7970 Twin frozr III
ThermalTake 1000W Modular PSU
ASUS PCE-N53 wireless PCI Adapter
Windows 8 Pro x64 / Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry you are having issues with your motherboard. I completely understand any frustrations you may be feeling after this experience, especially being on your 3rd board now. With that said, if you would like to have an update on this case, please let me know, and I will be happy to look into it for you. Your reference number for this case is 2944632.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Olivier D.
  • 8/19/2013 8:18:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood mobo

Pros: Huge leap ahed compared to my old P5K.

Cons: Not really a con, but the mobo had a couple scratches, no biggie, but still, I pay for new I expect new.

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  • ANDREW P.
  • 8/19/2013 2:14:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast

Pros: Awesome flow, easy management- sturdy as a rock

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: my fault, didnt check memory compatibility list - its picky so watch out.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 8/16/2013 4:29:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: I love this motherboard. It is a great base for my gaming computer. It has plenty of Expansion Ports for anything you would want. This thing looks nice too. Great detail in the users manual. Great price for what you get.

Cons: I have had no real problems with this motherboard

Other Thoughts: Be aware, you will need a full tower case for this motherboard. Regular cases are to small.

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