ASUS Announces Its TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0 For AMD Motherboard With A Massive Array Of Ports, Features And Dedicated Software

Omar Sohail
Posted Jul 14, 2016
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ASUS SABERTOOTH family of motherboards feature a whole suite of not just software, but overclocking features and a plethora of connectivity ports for you to take advantage of. This time, the company has unveiled its TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0, which has been made primarily for AMD CPU enthusiasts so let us take a look at all of the motherboard’s specifications.

ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0 Features An 8 + 2 Phase VRM Design, Plus Its Long List Of Connectivity Ports And Custom Software For Easy Access And Overclocking Fun

According to ASUS, its TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0 features Aura RGB lighting, which delivers full RGB control along with a variety of exciting presets for its on-board LED illumination. Furthermore, the motherboard also provides support for the Type-C USB interface, with which you can connect your peripherals and charge them at the same time. The maximum theoretical transfer speed of Type-C USB is 10Gbps, which makes it twice as fast as USB 3.0.

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The company’s Thermal Radar 2 software lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well your case fans. Thanks to the presence of multiple onboard sensors, you can monitor temperatures onboard and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with just a single click. The ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0 is a board that is built to last, which is why the company is offering a 5-year limited warranty. If you wanted to get to know more features and specifications of the board, they have been listed below.

Specifications Of ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0

CPU support

  • AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
  • Supports AM3+ 32nm CPU
  • Supports CPU up to 8 cores
  • Supports CPU up to 220W
  • AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology
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Chipset

  • AMD 990FX/SB950

Memory

  • 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Architecture

System Bus

  • Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0

Multi-GPU Support

  • Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage

  • AMD SB950 controller
  • 5 x SATA 6Gb/s port
  • Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
  • AMD SB950 controller
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, gray, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)

LAN

  • Intel I211, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller

Audio

  • Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

Audio features

  • Absolute Pitch 192kHz/24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
  • Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
  • Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
  • BD Audio Layer Content Protection
  • Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
  • Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
  • Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers

USB ports

  • ASMedia USB 3.1 controller:
  • 1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port(s) (1 at back panel, Type-C, Reversible, Support 3A power output)
  • ASMedia USB 3.1 controller:
  • 3 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port(s) (3 at back panel, teal blue, Type-A, Support 3A power output)
  • ASMedia USB 3.0 Hub:
  • 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
  • AMD SB950 controller:
  • 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, 4 at mid-board)

Special features

  • TUF ENGINE! Power Design:
  • 8 + 2 Digital Phase Power Design
  • TUF Components (Alloy choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
  • ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility
  • Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution:
  • TUF Thermal Radar 2
  • Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel:
  • TUF ESD Guards 2
  • TUF LANGuard
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ASUS exclusive features

  • USB BIOS Flashback
  • MemOK!
  • AI Suite 3
  • Onboard Button: Power
  • Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
  • USB 3.1 Boost
  • Turbo LAN
  • Remote Entertainment
  • Media Streamer
  • ASUS EZ DIY:
  • Precision Tweaker 2
  • ASUS O.C. Profile
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS MyLogo 2
  • Multi-language BIOS

ASUS Q-Design

  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
  • ASUS Q-Slot
  • ASUS Q-DIMM
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • AURA: RGB Lighting Control

Operating system support

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Rear I/O panel

  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 3 x USB 3.1 (teal blue) Type-A
  • 4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O ports

  • 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, beige)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
  • 1 x TPM connector(s)
  • 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
  • 5 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin)
  • 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4-pin)
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1 x Front panel connector(s)
  • 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x DRCT header(s)
  • 1 x MemOK! button(s)
  • 1 x Power-on button(s)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
  • 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)

Accessories

  • User’s manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x SLI bridge(s)
  • 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • 1 x TUF Certification card(s)
  • 1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
  • 1 x TUF Inside sticker(s) (white)

Form factor

  • ATX Form Factor
  • 12 inch x 9.6 inch (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

For an AMD CPU enthusiast, do you think that this is the right board to purchase? Let us know your thoughts immediately.

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