Despite the fact that Socket AM3+ platform is on its last legs, Asus still dares developing an advanced motherboard, designed for AMD FX processors. That is how TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 board made appearance. The ATX model is built on the binder of AMD 990FX + SB950 bridges as well as a 8+2-phase Asus Digi+ VRM system. The PCB boasts the implementation of top-tier TUF Components hardware base.
Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 is furnished with a voluminous heatsink on key elements; it ensures stable operation even on overclocking. Functionality of the motherboard is realized thanks to M.2 Socket 3 slot with the bandwidth rate of 20 Gb/sec. There are three PCI-e x 16 ports for the connection of graphics cards and other expansion cards; there are also two PCI-e 2.0 x 1 slots & a single PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot.
The model features Realtek ALC1150 audio controller (+ 5x audio connectors) as well as gigabit Ethernet Intel I211 controller. The connection of peripherals is ensured via four USB 3.1 ports, a pair of USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. Memory subsystem is represented by 4x DIMM slots for the installation of up to 32 GB of DDR3-1866 MHz modules.
To continue, storage subsystem houses five SATA III ports. The model supports AMD CrossFire/Nvidia SLI graphics configurations. Besides, the PCB accommodates Asus Aura illumination that allows for the personalization of the system. The integrated LED indicators are called to signalize about the problems in all key nodes.