Asus Sabertooth 990FX (AM3+) motherboard for Bulldozer
Asus, has readied its Sabertooth 990FX motherboard that will support AMD bulldozer processor that launches in June 2011.
The Sabertooth 990FX makes use of the AMD 990FX / SB950 chipset combo, and supports all the AM3+ processors. The 990FX features an 8+2 DIGI+ VRM, TPU and EPU processors, TUF components. For improved reliability it uses Alloy Choke, military-grade Capacitors and MOSFET, the MemOK! function that ensures memory boot compatibility, ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection. Additionally, it has Thermal Radar that monitors temperatures in real-time and adjusts fan speed accordingly.
The Sabertooth 990FX supports four DDR3-2000 memory slots which will speed up the processor to memory communication. This will be more than enough for the DDR3-1866 speed that the AMD’s bulldozer will launch with.
Here are support for the ports
1. eight SATA ports (six of them are ‘confirmed’ 6.0 Gbps)
2. 4 PCI-Express x16 slots (for SLI or CrossFireX setups),
3. Four USB 3.0 connectors (two on the backplate, two via a header),
4. one FireWire and two eSATA ports,
5. 7.1 channel audio, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Sabertooth 990FX also comes with a two-piece CeraM!X (ceramics-coated) cooling system.
It is expected that the Asus AM3+ boards should be available in June 2011 with the launch of FX series processors.