ASUS takes its name from Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. ASUS embodies the strength, purity, and adventurous spirit of this fantastic creature, and soars to new heights with each new product it creates.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!