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]
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    1 TUF Alloy Choke
    3 4 x USB 3.1
    ( 3 x Type-A
    and 1 x Type-C )
    4 Asus SafeSlot
    5 3-Way SLI /
    CFX Support
    6 TUF Caps
    7 DIGI+ Power Control
    8 Dual ch. DDR3 Support
    9 AMD AM3+ CPU Socket
    10 AMD 990FX
    11 Front USB 3.0
    12 AMD SB950
    13 M.2 slot
    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 illuminations.
    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 illuminations.


    Always on


    Fades in & out


    Flashes on & off

    Color cycle

    Fades between the colors of the rainbow

    Music effect

    Pulses to the beat of your music

    Patent-Pending SafeSlot
    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.
    Q-LED Indicators
    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!
    * 40mm fans supported, and must be purchased separately
    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.
    • Thermal Tuning
    • Fan control
    • VGA
    • Thermal status
    • recorder
    • DIGI+ Power Control
    You can choose to optimize CPU's fan setup with a single click. Based on the characteristics of CPU cooler connected to your motherboard, it can be quickly optimized.
    SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0 has customizable settings for its 6 fan headers, offering you maximum control over your build's cooling and quietness. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system's fans to create your perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.*
    *chassis fan 1~3 are sharing the same control signal.
    SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0 Thermal Radar 2's fan management has been expanded — you can control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well as multiple case fans.
    With thermal-status reports showing CPU and graphics cards zone temperature in real-time, your system fan control can be as precise as you like! Additional CPU thermal assessment gauges temperature rises with increasing voltage, providing a benchmark to judge your CPU cooler's performance.
    Critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds are recorded over time, so you can review your system's history and make informed judgments for improved operation.
    DIGI+ Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs, and TUF offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to extra-accurate CPU voltage control. Best in class power efficiency and stability reduces wasteful voltage discrepancies and provides a more stable CPU and memory setup.
    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!
    5 Years Warranty Guaranteed reliability
    *The service will follow the local standard and service policy.
    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.
    Surge-protected components
    ESD Guards
    TUF Components
    Certified for tough duty
    TUF Alloy Chokes:

    13.6% Cooler for extra-unbeatable durability

    TUF Caps:

    military-grade certified MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*

    *Low RDS means more power efficient and will thus produce slightly less heat as a by-product of the MOSFET
    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.
    Audio connectors
    Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
    LAN Port
    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.
    USB connectors
    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!
    Speed up with onboard
    M.2 up to 20Gb/s
    turbo lan
    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.
    Audio Shielding
    Ensures precision analog/digital separation and qreatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
    Unique de-pop circuit
    Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs
    Audio amplifier
    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
    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!

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