ASUS X99 TUF Sabertooth Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS X99 TUF Sabertooth Review


The X99 chipset came out of the blocks as a star already and every model that we've reviewed since has demonstrated that it's almost bulletproof. With an array of features built into the chipset itself the room for a manufacturer to really make a difference has lessened when compared to motherboards of old. This is largely why we've had so few come through the OC3D offices.

However, if there is one company willing to take a chance it's ASUS, and if there is one model in their range that is guaranteed to be different to the rest it's the excellent Sabertooth.

So welcome to the X99 TUF Sabertooth review. The perfect choice if you're fed up with an endless sea of black and red motherboards, or perhaps want the joys of the Core i7-5960X without a motherboard that costs more than your GPU.

Technical Specifications

ASUS have provided a handy comparison between their Sabertooth models, including an easy way to differentiate between a Z97 and the X99 chipsets.

Unsurprisingly the X99 has tons of features. It's positively brimming with them. Although the vast majority of them are a combination between the already fulsome X99 chipset and the ASUS accoutrements, the big thing that catches your eye is the inclusion of the USB 3.1 protocol, promising vastly improved bandwidth over regular USB 3.0.

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Most Recent Comments

17-03-2015, 10:06:27

The Sabertooth lineup of motherboards are great boards but am I the only one who thinks that the colour scheme is horrible?Quote

17-03-2015, 10:16:42

I love it,

but still hate those cheap screws as in the picture above. Why do the still use the "philips" style screws instead of allen like they have done with the silver tipped allen screws.Quote

17-03-2015, 10:25:06

I dislike how they used two styles of thermal armour. Imo they should have stuck to the smoother 'gunmetal' surface and not put that black 'metal texture' stuff back on. Just makes it look all over the place.Quote

17-03-2015, 10:55:42

Awesome motherboard .. Loving the performance as well as the look Quote

17-03-2015, 10:58:54

The back looks so much better than the front. Why can't they just make a black board, maybe with a few brownish "TUF" coloured bits. It honestly just looks tacky to me.Quote

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