ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Motherboard Overclock Review

Test Setup

Today's test setup is slightly different to the norm. Usually we use the twin-tower Noctua NH-D14 but because of the need for downward airflow on the Sabertooth we're using the Noctua C12P as our cooler to make sure everything stays chilled.

ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K
4GB Kingston Genesis DDR3 2133MHz
Noctua NH-C12P
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Windows 7 64-Bit


Having recently reviewed the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme and MSI Marshal we were excited to put the Sabertooth on the bench. The X58 Sabertooth made a mockery of its price-tag by keeping up with the very best and both of those are the cream of the P67 lot. So hopes were high.

Whilst the MSI Marshal could get our i5-2500K to 5GHz at 1.464v, and the Maximus IV needed 1.48v, the Sabertooth needed the push into 1.5v to get a reasonably stable 5 GHz overclock. When you consider that this is around half the price of those two we're not too sad. After all, hitting 5 GHz itself is quite an achievement.

ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Review Memory

Of course we wouldn't want to use that as our 24/7 overclock, and backing off just a small amount down to 4.8 GHz allowed us to drop a whole tenth of a volt on vCore and be fully stable.

Impressive enough for any board, let alone a £150 one, I think you'll agree.

ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Review

Time to get testing.

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Most Recent Comments

08-04-2011, 12:24:51

more drool time

please stop putting XXXXXXXXXXX-rated nerd porn on here - my ticker cannot take it

the whole package - awesome boardQuote

08-04-2011, 13:16:29

Hmmmm.... I need to RMA my B2 P8P67 soon (when I can be bothered) don't know whether to upgrade to the Sabretooth or not but this review certainly has got me thinking about it. Quote

08-04-2011, 14:07:11

What about SATA performance?Quote

08-04-2011, 16:10:05

Arrggghh I had decided on the UD4 and now you rave about this. My head can't take it. I think i'll go for this simply because it's ALL black.

Great review as per.Quote

08-04-2011, 17:10:12

Awesome, love the sabertooth. Speaking of downward facing coolers, when will we see a head to head, a mano a mano,

an owl to owl (lol) between the NH-D14 and the new NH-C14?Quote

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