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ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:10 am

ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Are you looking for an Intel X58 motherboard that offers good stability, all-round compatibility and extreme durability? ASUS designed the Sabertooth X58 motherboard to not only look great, but to also deliver on the impression it gives off. The Sabertooth comes with a longer than average 5-year warranty and is based on Intel's X58 Express and ICH10R South Bridge chipsets for support of the latest Intel LGA1366 Core i7 processors.

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First we will look at the positive aspects of the ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard. Performance, Performance, Performance! The ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard has no shortage of performance. In all of our benchmarks today the ASUS Sabertooth X58 was running neck and neck and usually leading the much pricier MSI Big Bang XPower. Overclocking ability was unreal for $199.99! I was able to boot the system at over 4.3GHz and with some more work and some liquid cooling we probably could have gotten rock solid stability at 4.3GHz and higher.


Article Title: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Velo:Sity » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:42 am

I'd say network throuhgput isn't critical at all, especially since CPU usage is very low. Power consumption is the only con I see, otherwise a great board. But that seems to be a trade-off for bullet-proof design, so great job ASUS!
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby gwolfman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:18 pm

But you didn't test it at -10*C or 55*C w/ 90% humidity to see if that claim holds up. :D j/k

I guess it would be a bit difficult to test though. Thanks for the review!
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby ckthecerealkiller » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:44 am

Wonderful review, thanks for rockin the Rightmark review! Hell I know I only suggested it once! (Hopefully not the only one though) :)

Very few sites put that kind of testing into their board and I feel it should be critical in many people's decision.
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Sparky » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:57 am

I've been reading more about this board and I'm thinking this might be a good start for my next build. Keep seeing the i7 950 for $199 at Micro Center, might just have to go get one.
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby XstollieX » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:53 pm

I really like this board. It performed great and overclocked even better. If I get a chance I am going to try overclocking with it again with better cooling. See if I can push to 4.4 or so with the 950. It was the first time out with the Titan Fenfir, and it couldn't keep up with the 950 unfortunately. I would have switched it while I was working on the review but I was in a hotel in Columbus Oh and that was the only hardware I brought with me.
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Sparky » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:39 pm

Sounds like I'm going to get this board. Picked up the i7 950 today on sale, planning on buying 1 - 2 things at a time as budget permits. I'll be posting in another forum shortly asking about RAM recommendations on this board.
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby skier » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:26 pm

Sparky wrote:Sounds like I'm going to get this board. Picked up the i7 950 today on sale, planning on buying 1 - 2 things at a time as budget permits. I'll be posting in another forum shortly asking about RAM recommendations on this board.


when i checked yesterday, the X58 Sabertooth was available on the egg for $150 openbox!
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Sparky » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:49 pm

skier wrote:when i checked yesterday, the X58 Sabertooth was available on the egg for $150 openbox!


Frys had three with open box today for that price as well. I'm not going to be able to build it for at least a month or so as I need to get all the components as I can afford them so I'm a bit leery of open box stuff.
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Sparky » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:52 am

Persistence paid off, got one at Frys last night for $179 with $20 MIR, sealed box. Let the fun begin!
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby XstollieX » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:57 am

Good Deal! Let me know how you like it
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Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Sparky » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:23 am

Thanks XstollieX,getting the parts together using rebates and sales so it may be a while.
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