Powerful TUF X99 motherboard compatible with all NVM Express storage options with built-in USB 3.1 for extreme toughness.

    • Ultra-fast 10Gb/s USB 3.1 built in to the board
    • Patent Pending OC Socket – Drive CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations!
    • TUF Detective – system information at your fingertips
    • Thermal Armor - Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation
    • TUF Fortifier - Damage Protection and Improved Cooling
    • Thermal Radar 2 - Customized Fan Tuning, Complete System Cooling
    • TUF Components [TUF 10K Ti-Caps, TUF Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard]
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    TUF Detective
    Dust de-Fan
    USB 3.1
    3 WAY/Quad-GPU SLI & CrossFireX Support
    TUF Fortifier
    TUF 10K Ti-Caps
    TUF Chokes
    Quad ch. DDR4 support
    Intel LGA2011-v3 Socket
    Intel X99 Chipset
    SATA Express Support
    M.2 Socket 3
    TUF ICe
    USB 2.0
    Audio Jacks
    TUF Detective
    USB 3.1
    USB 3.0
    Optical output

    Drive CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations!

    Patent Pending OC Socket

    Designed to break performance barriers, ASUS OC Socket utilizes extra pins to connect a proprietary circuit to contacts found on Haswell-E's land grid array (LGA). Combined with our customized UEFI, this exclusive feature enables higher DDR4 memory frequencies, lower latencies and enhanced stability while overclocking, extending all the way to extreme overclocking conditions, such as Liquid Nitrogen (LN2). OC Socket is 100% compatible with new Haswell-E LGA 2011-v3 CPUs, ensuring the ideal combination of overclocking performance and compatibility.

    Unique Cache Bus Voltage Adjustment

    Cache bus links areas such as CPU cores, DDR4 Memory Controllers, System Agent and the shared L3 Cache. It is a critical interconnect for the whole CPU subsystem. Higher Cache Bus frequency directly gives faster total sub-system performance. ASUS OC Socket exclusively provides an adjustable cache bus voltage to reach higher cache bus frequencies.

    3DMark Physics
    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 4.8G| MB: SABERTOOTH X99 | DDR4: Corsair DDR4-2133*4 | GFX: GTX780 | OS: Windows7 64-bit

    AIDA64 memory benchmark
    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X | MB: SABERTOOTH X99 | DDR4: Corsair DDR4-2133*4 | GFX: GTX780 | OS: Windows7 64-bit

    Make your memory go faster

    This is the first platform to support DDR4 memory and it's able to drive memory frequencies to 3200MHz (and beyond when overclocked)! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.

    TUF Detective

    System information at your fingertips

    A free companion app  puts detailed system information and a user-friendly interface at your fingertips– right on your smartphone or tablet . Just download the intuitive app and you're able to monitor key parameters, detect and diagnose errors and control your PC's power status with touchscreen ease. Your PC doesn't even need to be switched on for you to make use of the app!

    Scan to download the app on Android!

    Ultimate cooling

    Thermal Armor

    Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation

    More than just a cool military-styled cover, TUF Thermal Armor employs the fan to provide boosted airflow for rapid cooling. The special heat pipes accelerate dissipation from critical components and make sure temperatures stay low across the board. SABERTOOTH X99 Thermal Armor can reduce the temperature by up to 10°C!

    Thermal Radar 2

    Customized fan tuning, complete system cooling

    SABERTOOTH X99 Thermal Radar 2 now has up to 11 fan connectors to let you control fans as many as you want. Moreover, Multiple onboard sensors and the bundled thermistor cable let you monitor graphics card temperatures and other key components in real time, so you can adjust manually or optimize automatically with one click.

    • VGA
    • Fan Control
    • Thermal Tuning
    • Thermal Status
    • Recorder
    • DIGI+ Power Control

    X99 Thermal Radar 2's fan management has been expanded — so now you can control fans on ASUS graphics cards, as well as multiple case fans!

    With customizable settings for each fan, you can extend your motherboard's lifespan. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system's fans to create your perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.

    You can also choose to optimize the whole system's fan setup with a single click. Based on the characteristics of each fan connected to your motherboard, all fan profiles can be quickly optimized.

    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.

    TUF ICe

    The total cooling commander

    ASUS TUF engineered have forged a brand-new microchip that delivers incredibly precise temperature monitoring and fan controls.

    With the TUF ICe Cool processor, you can be assured that monitoring of onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds is always ultra-accurate — whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization.

    Tested Reliability

    TUF Fortifier

    Improves rigidity and
    cooling behind the board

    SABERTOOTH X99 delivers great strength and cooling via exclusive TUF Fortifier. A reinforced backplate ensures that the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending.

    TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components — an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 6°C!

    TUF Components

    Certified for tough duty

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

    TUF Chokes:
    Heat-sink concept design for larger heat-dissipation area

    10K Ti-Caps:
    +20% temp. tolerance and 5X longer lifetime usage.

    *Low RDS means more power efficient and will thus produce slightly less heat as a by-product of the MOSFET

    Dust Defenders

    Repel the dust, expand the lifespan

    TUF design protects back I/O ports, expansion and memory slots plus critical connectors from dust and particles that degrade system performance over time if left unchecked. With a filter to ensure the back I/O fan doesn't draw dust into the board, Dust Defenders guards against dust build up, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state longer.

    5 Years Warranty

    Guaranteed reliability

    Each and every TUF motherboard is built with components certified for military use and undergoes serious server-level burn-in tests, including over 7,000 hours of compatibility checks with over 1,000 devices. TUF is forged solid for your confidence, which is why every board is covered by a 5-year warranty.

    *The service will follow the local standard and service policy.

    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 3.1/3.0 connectors

      On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.

    High-Speed transfer

    10Gb/s USB 3.1 built in to the board

    With the latest USB 3.1 connectivity built in and dual Type-A ports for the very fastest USB data transfers, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice as fast USB 3.0. The next-generation standard is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!

    Evolve your storage speed with SATA Express

    Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gb/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.

    Durable Design

    Media-acclaimed the most intuitive UEFI BIOS

    The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS is with improvements to both EZ and Advanced Modes. It benefits both the novice builder as well as the seasoned overclocker.

    Easy navigate to tuning options and add to My Favorite
    Answer few simple questions to tune system performance or build up RAID
    Quickly apply XMP settings achieving better DRAM performance.
    Customized fan curve of each individual fan with simple drag and put of mouse curser
    Know your system well and adjust instantly based on facts.
    EZ Mode
    • Fan Profile: Detailed CPU & Chassis fan controls for instant cooling.
    • SATA Information: Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices.
    • Fast Clock Adjustment: Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse
    Advanced Mode
    • Shortcut: Customize your own shortcut log by pressing F4 or right clicking to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings.
    • Quick Notes: Type remarks and ideas in the BIOS. Save time and convenient.
    • Last Modified Log: Easily track settings and save preferred profile into a USB drive.
    • SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

    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

    Intel CPU and chipset features

    Intel® Core™ i7 Processor LGA2011-v3 Ready

    This motherboard supports Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-v3 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR4 memory and 40/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.

    Intel® X99 Express Chipset

    The Intel® X99 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA2011-v3 Intel® Core™ i7 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X99 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports, 10 SATA 6Gbit/s ports for faster data retrieval.