Asus 990FX R2.0 AM3+ ATX Motherboard with USB 3.0

Asus Sabertooth AMD 990FX, S AM3+, DDR3, PCIe 2.0 (x16), Quad SLi / CrossFireX, SATA III 6GB/s, eSATA, 4x USB 3.0, ATX

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Product Overview This is Revision 2.0

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 is designed to support up to 5.2GT/s 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

TUF /t?f/, stands for The Ultimate Force.
The TUF series delivers a “tough” image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.

"Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution
CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Tech. - 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.

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-standard) - 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 packaing also elimates the emission of virbation noise, delivering superb charactoristics 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 - 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!

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 3 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: Media Streaming Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

Media Streaming Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC, streaming to your HDTV 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.

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!

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 6Gb/s Supports - Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility
The AMD SB950 chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s 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 5.2GT/s 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!

Rich Software Bundled
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. Features • 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
• Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket AM3+
QPI Speed N/A
Chipset AMD 990FX
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channel Dual
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR3 - 1066
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
Maximum Memory Capacity 32GB
Graphics Connectors  
Graphics Interface PCIe 2.0 (x16)
SLI Support Quad SLi
Crossfire Support Quad CrossFireX
Audio  
Network Interface Type  
Network Interface Chip/Modules  
SATA SATA III 6Gb/s
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCI (32 bit)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16/x8 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 6 x 4pin Fan (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 4 x Memory Slots (DDR3)
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x 7.1 Audio I/O
  • 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 8 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Telephone:
01442 265548
Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazing board and will last for years I am writing this little review as I have owned my sabertooth for around 4 years and after all my experiences with it I feel I can write an honest opinion of the board. to start with this Is an amazing board and although you may feel its expensive for an am3 board you certainly get what you paid for, the board is packed with feathers and connectors suited for almost anyone, its extremely well built and overclocks better than almost any board I have ever used. now through my years I have had my fair share of issues with the board but let me explain this board has not had an easy life, its had many, many cpu,s over its time and god knows how many gpu,s, coolers, ram etc, it must have been placed in over 10 cases in the time ive had it, it has survived liquid cooler leaks and my board is now partially dyed red due to a coolent leek that discoloured the light areas, yet the board still lived on, so the board has taken some abuse and has a few scars to show for it. now the first issue I had with the board was the onboard audio stopped working for no reason about a year after I bought it, after trying to solve the issue I found out it was a fairly common issue and to correct it I bought a creative x-fi titanium soundcard and all was well again, the second error was the usb 3 stopped working and I just had to live without it so wasn't to much of an issue, for some reason the cpu fan and opt fan header on the board also stopped working so I had to use a fan splitter on my pwm fans, but despite these faults the board has performed amazingly well during my time with it especially after the abuse it has gone through. the only reason I had to change this board was due to a random ram error I started getting and after trying a few different ram sticks from different manufacturers etc it was getting worse so I eventually bought a msi 970 krait board from scan, which is also a great board by the way. but overall I would recommend the sabertooth as its is the toughest board I have ever owned it overclocks extremely well and is very stable, and I believe if the board had an easier life I would still be using it now. the bios is great and makes over clocking very simple, it has plenty on pci slots and although some are a little close together I had no issues running 2 560 tis in sli and a soundcard, the lay out of the board is very good with all the connectors in a good place and easy to cable manage and over all I loved this board and would happily buy another one. 04 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice, but have one flaw Nice,I will give them 4S ,specification satisfaction super service.The best shop in town good price's for good product's. I give the Motherboard 3 for quality for one reason , the PCIe x16 slot's are to close to each other .I bought EVGA 950GTX graphic card and a PCIe1 ethereal connection and they can't be put next to each other,the card is to thick. 26 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent with one gotcha I bought this to use in an ultra quiet workstation-server, and whilst the quality is top notch, I found it hugely annoying that the chassis fan connectors, which are all listed as 4-pin, don't actually support PWM fans properly at all; the PWM control is wired at +5V, and speed is controlled via voltage. Quite why they bothered when the headers end up being 3-pin with a useless 4th pin I've no idea - particularly as Asus's Intel workstation boards have proper PWM-capable chassis fan headers. 01 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by monster demon !!!!!!!!! BEST EVER VERY WELL DONE MADE MOTHERBOARD WORTHY ANY PENNY NEVER SAVE ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD..... DURABLE LOW TEMPERARTURE MAKE MY COMPUTER SILENT GREAT BIOS MENAGMENT 21 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 100% really great, much better than cheaper asus motherboards the new bios is fantastic and the onboard sound is awsome. scan is the best firm in uk period :0 16 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Every one has already said it.... cant really say much more than everyone else has already said, its a great board! 29 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome This Board is Awesome. I will never try and save money on a MB again. This has the easiest overclock features ever, Tell the bios what speed you want and its done, no messing about with stuff. Runs great with my ram and gtx760ti oc card i also got from scan as well as the samsung evo 250gb ssd. Features for updating or monitoring temps,cpu speed etc etc are amazing If you are thinking of a new motherboard Get This 24 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic board When I was on AMD this is the board I used and all I can say wow it is one of the best AMD motherboards I have ever had the pleasure of owning ,trust me when I say this is a really great board so easy to use I think its one of the best around and the price is perfect easy to update bios and you can stick anything on it and runs like a dream . 30 April 2014
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HD 7970 matrix platinum crossfire

Without having the cards touching each other, would i use PCI one and four.

That would be x16/x8 right?
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Yes it would be 16/8 ... if you can get it in the 3rd slot I believe you would run 16/16 on the revision 2 motherboard.

Be sure to have a decent power supply as these monsters make some psu's work so hard they can make the rest of the machine unstable.
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no, x16 and x16
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On this board with two of 7970 Matrix Platinum Editions you would need to use the first and third slot to get the best performance.
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yes. it is fully UEFI
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Does this board support the 220w amd FX9370 CPU?

Couldn't see the TDP specs listed, and boards that have previously supported the 9370 have had bios updates to lock it out.
So does this board definitely support the FX9370?
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I can confirm that this board is fully compatible with the FX9370, you can refer to this link for confirmation : -

http://rog.asus.com/261142013/cross...

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This supports it but has special requirements.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/S...

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Asus 990FX R2.0 AM3+ ATX Motherboard with USB 3.0
Asus 990FX R2.0 AM3+ ATX Motherboard with USB 3.0