Once again we have a board that we can’t exactly take full advantage of. That being said, though, I’m impressed with the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX!
The gaming performance of the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard took the top spot in all of our testing today. The single card performance in our games was right on track with what we have seen on our other boards. Where the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX stepped up was in scaling performance. In both CrossfireX and SLI the Sabertooth 990FX was able to edge out the performance of the MSI 990FXA-GD80 and the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4. Where the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX really took a lead, though, was the SATA III 6Gbps testing.
In HD Tach the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard easily dominated the field. The Average write speeds of the Sabertooth 990FX hit 323.77MB/s. The ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 was the next closest board with an average of 241.73MB/s. That is an 82MB/s difference which is more than 25% of the Sabertooth 990FX average! If we compare it to the MSI 990FXA-GD80 that difference grows to 128.7MB/s! That difference is simply huge by comparison; that’s 66% of the MSI 990FXA-GD80’s average read speed! Super Speed USB 3.0 performance was dominated by the Sabertooth, as well. The Sabertooth 990FX was nearly 14MB/s faster than the MSI 990FXA-GD80 and ~26MB/s faster than the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4.
The ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard is available for $199.99 plus shipping! Considering the level of performance and features that we saw today, the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard is worth every single hard earned dollar! Some of the recent motherboards that we have looked at have come with one to three year warranties. The ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard beats the competition on that as well. The TUF Series of motherboards feature a full five year warranty! With the extreme durability testing the Sabertooth 990FX motherboard goes through, you will likely never need the five year warranty, though at a minimum it’s great peace of mind that it’s there!
Legit Bottom Line: ASUS hit the mark with the Sabertooth 990FX! The Sabertooth 990FX was able to dig its teeth into everything we threw at it and be the dominant force in the charts! If you’re in the market for a motherboard the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX should be at the top of your short list!