ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

A place to give your thoughts on our reviews!

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:11 am

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

ASUS has a long history of great performing motherboards. Hopefully the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard will continue that history. The ASUS Sabertooth is the first ASUS AM3+ motherboard to come across the Legit Reviews test bench. Featuring support for the up and coming "Bulldozer" Octo-core processors as well as many other features it looks like it will be a great motherboard! Are the looks going to be deceiving? Read on to find out!

Image

ASUS hit the mark with the Sabertooth 990FX! The Sabertooth 990FX was able to dig its teeth into everything we threw at it and be the dominant force in the charts! If you're in the market for a motherboard the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX should be at the top of your short list!



Article Title: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1639/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $199.99 plus shipping
Find us on Facebook to discover the faces behind the names!
Follow Me on Twitter!
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 32817
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby Tator Tot » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:50 pm

I just have to wonder why they decided to ommit the TUF Shield form the AMD Board.

Makes me a sad panda :cry:
User avatar
Tator Tot
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 7:31 am
Location: Ellisville, MO; US

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby Sttm » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:27 pm

These 990FX boards are such a tease. I want to see Bulldozer already.
Core i7 2600k/ ASUS P8Z68-V Z68/ 8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 Blue/ EVGA Geforce GTX 560ti Maximum Graphics Edition/Windows 7/Antec 300/Antec 650w/LG Blu Combo/Hp 27inch 2710M/Samsung P2770HD

"I think sharing is overrated...and helping others. And what's all this crap I've been hearing about tolerance?"
Sttm
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:31 pm
Location: San Jose CA

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby XstollieX » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:34 pm

Sttm wrote:These 990FX boards are such a tease. I want to see Bulldozer already.

I agree, I want to see what the new chipset/processor is capable of.
User avatar
XstollieX
Staff Writer
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 1637
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:51 am

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby lordvic » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:59 am

Aw, was hoping the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula was in it for comparison; would've been nice to know if the performance boost is worth an upgrade or not.
Cooler Master HAF 932 // Phenom II 1090T @ 4.1GHz (not 110% stable) // ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX // Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler // Sapphire Dual-X HD 7970 @ 1150/1500 // 8GB (2X4GB) G.Skill RipJaws + 8GB (2X4GB) G.Skill RipJawsX @1600 8-9-8-21-1T // Corsair TX850 // Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD // Kingston V200+ 120GB SSD // WD Caviar Black 1TB // LiteON DVD-RW // Windows 7 Ult. 64-bit
User avatar
lordvic
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 343
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:00 am
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby XstollieX » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:11 am

lordvic wrote:Aw, was hoping the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula was in it for comparison; would've been nice to know if the performance boost is worth an upgrade or not.
Going from the Crosshair to the Sabertooth wouldn't be worth it in my opinion. At least not until we see the new processors. Then if you want to take full advantage of the new processor it would be worth it
User avatar
XstollieX
Staff Writer
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 1637
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:51 am

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby Major_A » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:19 am

Plus from everything I've read the 990FX and 890FX chipsets are identical. The only changes are the ability to run SLI and socket support for the upcoming chips. So unless you want to run SLI or are ready to buy the Bulldozer CPU then stay put.
User avatar
Major_A
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 3792
Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 2:11 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

Postby Athlonite » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:13 am

Each of the boards uses a different Gigabit Controller (Really they all look the same to me :shock: ). Let's take a look at what controller is on each of the boards.
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX - Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Controller
MSI 990FXA-GD80 - Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Controller
ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 - Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Controller

Oh look I was right all the same Realtek 8111E gigabit nic.... I think what you should have said was "Each of the boards uses the Same Gigabit Controller"...


Other than that I liked the review especially the SLI vs CF scaling tests very informative
[color=#FF0000]Asus Crosshair V Formula
AMD FX 8320 @ 3700MHz NB/HT @ 2600MHZ
2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 C9
1x Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 9550MHz core 1250MHz mem
1x Pioneer DVD-RW DVR212S SATA
2x Samsung HD502IJ 16MB cache 7200rpm raid0
1x Samsung HD502IJ 16MB cache 7200rpm storage
1x WD2500AAJS 8MB cache 7200rpm storage
Thermolab Baram 1 x 120mm CM R4 90cfm 2000rpm 1x SilverStone 120mm AP 1500rpm 37.5cfm
SilverStone ST75F-P 750W PSU Full Modular
SilverStone RaVeN RV02B-W
User avatar
Athlonite
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:01 pm


Return to Legit Reviews Review Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest