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UEFI Graphical User Interface BIOS replacement.
BIOS flashback function.
Doesn't need CPU for BIOS flash.
Many USB 3.0 ports.
Highly efficient DIGIpower system.
Military Spec components.
Extended Server Grade Testing.
Thermal Armor w/ optional fan.
Lots of ASUS goodies.
BIOS is the best in the business.
Designed for overclocking.
TUF Thermal Armor, TUF Thermal Radar, TUF Components.
Supports 64GB quadchannel DDR3 up to 1866MHz.
DIGI Power Control 8222 power phase digital voltage.
No onboard power/reset switches.
Some cheeky auto overclocking can come into play.
High priced enthusiast level motherboard solution.
Lacks hardware based encryption features.
Fewer digital VRMs compared to other ASUS X79 motherboards.
Expanded DIMM socket banks may obstruct larger heatsinks.
By X-bit Labs on April 19, 2012
Summing up our experience with the ASUS Sabertooth X79 mainboard, we don’t want to recall the few minor shortcomings of this product we’ve noticed. They are mostly limited to BIOS options and are typical of many other ASUS mainboards. The...
By InsideHW on April 11, 2012
ASUS has several motherboard series, created in order to satisfy the needs of different user types, but further subdivisions are often created in order to cater for the requests of the widest possible audience. This covers almost every imaginable...
By Bjorn3D on April 05, 2012
When we received the Sabertooth X79 we were a little perplexed as to where this unit could be placed in the market. The military spec components means that it should last a long time no matter the condition. That it goes through extended testing for...
By Pureoverclock on March 22, 2012
ASUS continues to offer a wide range of motherboard products to suit just about any preference or budget here in the X79 product lineup. Some prefer uber-premium products, and for those there is the Republic of Gamer lineup, and we saw the Rampage IV...
By HotHardware on March 07, 2012
This crop of boards is tough to compare, because the four have a lot in common. They all have similar specs (predictably), boast good looks, feature UEFI BIOSes, and posted very similar scores in our benchmark tests. Thus, looking at the pros and cons...
By MadShrimps on February 17, 2012
Besides the Intel Siler reference X79 board, the Sabretooth was the first motherboard of a different manufacturer that ended up on the Madshrimps table. The first liquid nitrogen tests were also conducted on the Sabretoot, without any hickups. From...
By Tech2 on February 15, 2012
The SABERTOOTH X79 does not come cheap and at Rs. 22,000, it’s quite expensive. But then again, this is no ordinary motherboard. It’s designed and built especially for enthusiasts who want to push their hardware to the ragged edge. In fact,...
By Hardware Canucks on January 24, 2012
The release of the Sandy Bridge E processors and motherboards a few months ago marked a new generation of hardware out there to replace the former enthusiast chipset X58. With the Sabertooth line of boards, ASUS has targeted mainstream enthusiasts;...
By Bit-tech.net on November 30, 2011
The Asus Sabertooth X79 is a treasure trove of useful and interesting features. It might cost more than other manufacturers' offerings but it has the best cooling, EFI and overclocking and monitoring software of any LGA2011 board we've seen. The...
By Benchmark Reviews on November 22, 2011
The Intel DX79SI motherboard isn't competitive with the ASUS boards; large skull insignia aside, it's simply outclassed on performance and features. That said, it's $40-$80 less than the ASUS motherboards, and that's money you can put...
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