Despite a rather wide range of motherboards based on Intel X99 chipset, the company continues to increase its Asus motherboards based on this chipset. More recently, at CeBIT 2015, the company announced the new Asus Sabertooth X99, which is positioned as one of the most reliable high-performance motherboards for building a PC gaming system.
Recall that a series of motherboards Asus TUF (The Ultimate Force) is focused on setups that require high reliability and stability. This board has a five year warranty and have a number of functional features that enhance its reliability.Here are the full specs of the Asus Sabertooth X99
8 × DDR4 (up to 64GB)
1 × PCI Express 3.0 x16
1 × PCI Express 3.0 x16 / x8
1 × PCI Express 3.0 x8 / x4 (in the form factor PCI Express x16)
1 × PCI Express 2.0 x2 (in the form factor PCI Express x4)
1 × PCI Express 2.0 x1
1 × M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4, Socket 3)
10 × SATA 6Gb / s (chipset)
1 × SATA Express (including two SATA 6 Gb / s from the chipset)
8 × USB 3.0 (+ chipset hub)
8 × USB 2.0 (chipset)
2 × USB 3.1 (ASMedia ASM1142)
|The connectors on the rear panel||
2 × USB 3.1
4 × USB 3.0
4 × USB 2.0
1 × USB TUF Detective
2 × RJ-45
1 × S / PDIF (optical yield)
5 × minijack audio connector type
24-pin ATX power connector
8-pin ATX 12V
4-pin ATX 12V
10 × SATA 6 Gb / s
1 × SATA Express
10 × connectors for 4-pin fans
1 × connector for additional fan
3 × connectors for temperature sensors
2 × connectors for USB 3.0 ports
2 × connectors for USB 2.0 ports
1 × connector COM-port
1 × connector Thunderbolt-card
ATX (305 × 244 mm)
Form factor and casing Thermal Armor
Asus Sabertooth X99 motherboard is made in ATX form factor (305 × 244 mm).
A distinctive feature of the Asus Sabertooth series motherboards (not all, but most) is the presence of a protective Thermal Armor casing, which, according to the manufacturer, will prevent the penetration of dust and optimize the cooling of the board.
Chipset and processor socket
The Asus Sabertooth X99 motherboard is based on the Intel X99 chipset and supports only the Haswell-E processor family with LGA2011-v3.
Recall that today the family of Haswell-E processors represent only three models: Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930X and Core i7-5820K.
Asus Sabertooth X99 motherboard is designed to be overclocked, and designed for gaming in mind and is positioned as one of the most reliable motherboards for extreme conditions of use. Actually, that this is the main feature of this board. Also provides an excellent cooling system and has the ability to adjust the speed and rotation of all connected fans and is also very quiet PC. In addition to this, the board implemented all the newfangled chips: USB 3.1, SATA Express, M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4).