AMD 990FX with Aura RGB lighting and extreme durability
- Aura RGB lighting - full RGB control with a variety of exciting presets for its on-board LED illumination
- Digital gunmetal-gray camouflage PCB and Q-LED indicators
- SafeSlot - Reinvented, strengthened PCIe slot utilizes a new insert-molding process for superior retention and shearing resistance.
- USB 3.1 onboard - three Type-A port plus a reversible Type-C port
- TUF Components - [TUF Alloy Chokes, TUF Caps & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard]
Innovative and Creative
Designed Tough. Built to last
Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 drives ASUS TUF's direct-etching concept forward by military-inspired digital pattern directly onto the board in commanding gun-metal grey! As unique as it is evocative of might, Sabertooth 990FX R3.0's stunning new aesthetic envisions the future for your next battle-ready rig.
Brighten Up Your Build
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB control with a variety of exciting presets for its onboard LED illumination, all of which can be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance which protect your graphics card investment. Manufactured in a single step using a new injection-molding process integrates the slot with the fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
With a design inspired by an armored cockpit, see the power and act on the alerts, with a clear indication of five vital boot actions.
Armored Ports, Add-On Cooling
Strong protection with airflow-boosting potential
Sabertooth 990FX R3.0's connectivity ports are protected by strong armor that also looks just great. And, if you fit an additional fan*, the port armor boosts airflow for the best possible cooling — with temperature reductions of up to 11°C!
THERMAL RADAR 2
Instant fan tuning. Complete system cooling
Thermal Radar 2 lets you control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well your case fans! Multiple onboard sensors also let you monitor temperatures onboard and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with one click.
You demand 24/7 durability, so we've delivered! TUF motherboards undergo the industry's most-punishing tests to ensure they're ready for permanent duty in all scenarios. In our development labs we heat them, chill them, bend them, shock them and drop them — so you know that your TUF motherboard is certified for 24/7 durability!
TUF LANGuard - Intel Gigabit LAN
Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 is engineered with state-of-the-art Intel Gigabit Ethernet for super-fast networking at up to 1Gpbs, and protected by TUF LANGuard: this military-grade innovation integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput — protecting Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 from lightning strikes and static electricity.
TUF ESD Guards 2
2X Stronger ESD protection for extended component lifespan
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. TUF ESD Guards 2 technology is tested to standards that are 2X higher than industry standards and exclusive pin-level on specific rear IO connectors* testing is 30% higher than previous TUF standard, ensuring electrostatic discharges are properly grounded from all onboard connectivity — and that means greater component longevity.
Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector that increases protection against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.
Add On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
Ultimate-speed 10Gb/s with USB 3.1 onboard
With three USB 3.1 Type-A ports for complete backward-compatibility with existing USB devices and one reversible 3.1 Type-C for any-way-up convenience, you're all ready for breakneck speeds of up to 10Gbps — or twice as fast USB 3.0. And ASUS exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge – by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.
TUF Audio Design
TUF Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Ensures precision analog/digital separation and qreatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
Unique de-pop circuit
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs
Enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
Special layout design
Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
THE POWER OF AMD
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.
AMD® AM3+ FX/Phenom™ II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors up to 8-core
This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+/AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support 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.
Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 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!