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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.

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  1. Johnson
    May 27th, 2011 at 22:36 | #1

    There are many more motherboards that are planned with support for the AM3+ socket. The AM3+ socket has bigger hole ( eases insertion of the processor), larger current carrying capacity.