ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX motherboard is one of the two products made by Asus that are based on AMD 990FX + SB950 chipset tandem.
SABERTOOTH 990FX stands out by having original cooling system called CeraM!X, that features extended heat exchange by using roughened surface ceramics. TUF Thermal Radar technology provides 10 sensor probes for temperature monitoring in most critical areas of the board. Power system is organized via 8+2 phase design while DIGI+ provides users with more accurate means of control and setup. Exclusively for AMD platform, DIGI+ has memory module voltage control implemented. Same as other motherboards of TUF series, SABERTOOTH 990FX uses ultra high reliability components.
Board specification includes four DIMM slots supporting DDR3-1866 memory.
There are three PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16-x16-0-0/x16-x8-x8) slots and one more PCIe 2.0 x16 slot running in 4x mode dedicated to discrete graphics cards. The board supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI. Presence of NVIDIA SLI license for AMD 9-series motherboards does not require the use of any additional controllers. Other expansion slots include one PCIe 2.0 x1 and one PCI.
The South Bridge delivers six SATA3 ports and 14 USB 2.0 ports, at the same time, JMB362 controller brings two SATA 2ports, one Power eSATA 2 and one eSATA port. Four USB 3.0 ports are provided by ASMedia controller.
The I/O panel includes one PS/2 connector, one eSATA 3Gb/s, one Power eSATA 3Gb/s, one IEEE 1394a, one LAN (RJ45), two USB 3.0, ten USB 2.0, one Optical S/PDIF output and six audio connectors.
The novelty is already available in USA retail for a price of $200.