DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!
   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
June 27, 2019 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 208 people online.


Latest Reviews
Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset

Follow us

ASUS reveals first AMD motherboard with PCI Express 3.0

Posted on Monday, February 18 2013 @ 14:31:31 CET by

ASUS introduces the Sabertooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0, a new motherboard it claims is world's first AMD-based motherboard with PCI Express 3.0 support. The board is available in the US and EU beginning today.
ASUS today announced the TUF Series SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0, the world’s first AMD-based motherboard to feature PCI Express 3.0 for use with next generation high performance graphics cards. Up to three DirectX® 11 graphics cards with 28nm GPU technology can be used via NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFireX™ to create desktop PCs with formidable graphics performance.

SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 also features renowned ASUS TUF Series thermal design for superior heat removal. Like all TUF Series motherboards, it undergoes military and server-grade testing to ensure absolute stability, reliability, and longevity. SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 is backed by a five-year warranty.

Military-grade components for superior reliability
SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 meets strict TUF Series quality assurance standards, which consist of multiple-stage military and server-grade tests. TUF-certified alloy chokes, together with solid state capacitors and MOSFETs, ensure complete reliability even when the motherboard is subjected to intense use for prolonged periods. Four DIMM slots support up to 32GB DDR3 memory at frequencies up to 2400MHz, aided by an eight-layered PCB that promotes faster memory performance while ensuring stability and compatibility with improved cross-component signal quality.

Sophisticated thermal management copes with extreme heat
TUF Series motherboards are designed to provide absolute stability and reliability under harsh operating conditions, and feature sophisticated thermal management to handle extreme heat. Both the Northbridge and Southbridge use dual-heatpipe heatsinks with CeraM!X micro-ridged coating that increases the effective heat dissipation surface area by around 50%.

SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 also features TUF Thermal Radar, which uses multiple heat sensors across the motherboard for real time temperature monitoring. Independent and automatic fan speed control then allows components to be cooled individually for maximum efficiency and operating stability.
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Gen3 R2

Supported processors: AMD Socket AM3+ FX series (up to 8-core) / AMD Socket AM3 for Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100
Chipset: AMD 990FX/SB950
Memory slots: 4 x 1866MHz/1600MHz/1333MHz/1066MHz DDR3 DIMM (32GB max), ECC and non-ECC unbuffered
Expansion slots: 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (dual x16/x16, triple x16/x8/x8)
Graphics card support: Up to quad-GPU NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™
LAN: Realtek® Gigabit Ethernet controller
USB ports: 6 x USB 3.0, 12 x USB 2.0
SATA ports: 8 x SATA 6Gbit/s, 2 x eSATA 6Gbit/s
Form factor: ATX, 30.5cm x 24.4cm



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2019 DM Media Group bvba