ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 05.12.16
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The Sabertooth 990FX from ASUS is part of the manufacturer's Sabertooth-Series motherboards, which makes it feature a black PCB and the vendors TUF component set. Although the architecture is definitely not "fresh" anymore, ASUS decided to "refresh" their AMD series Sabertooth board, by adding features similar to those offered on their Intel motherboards. This board certainly offers more than just a pretty color scheme like for instance good versatility regarding storage and peripheral connectors like USB 3.1 and M.2 SSD.

ASUS doens't need any introduction here, hovewer we're going to spend a few words on what the vendor must have been thinking putting this platform together. The AM3 socket was released in 2009 when AMD introduced their Phenom II series processors and the back in the days the chipset supported DDR2 as well as DDR3. In 2011, AMD released Bulldozer as well as the AM3+ socket. There are only small differences between AM3 and AM3+. In fact, even today you can use an AMD AM3+ CPU on an older AM3 motherboard.

A few years ago ASUS released the very first Sabertooth motherboard based on the 990FX chipset and the latest version of ASUS' Sabertooth AMD board has been added M.2 slot and USB 3.1 support as well as AURA LED lighting.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  

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