ASUS X99 TUF Sabertooth Review
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Published: 17th March 2015 | Source: ASUS | Price: £289.99 |
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.
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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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