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Socket AM3+, AMD 990FX/SB950, 4 x DIMM DDR3, 8 x SATA 6Gbps, 2 x eSATA 6Gbps, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI, Gigabit LAN, 7.1ch. HDA, 6 x USB3.0, 12 x USB2.0, ATX

Manufacturer : Asus


Availability: In stock


AMD 990FX(AM3+) Military-Grade Motherboard with Aerospace-Grade CeraM!X Cooling Techology.
- TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - 50% Larger Area for Heat Dissipation with the Revolutionary Ceramics-coating Technology.
- TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp. Detection and Heat Removal
- TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty
- New DIGI+ Power Control - All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM
- USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
- Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
- Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility

TUF /tf/, stands for The Ultimate Force.
The TUF series delivers a “tough” image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.

Windows 8 Exclusive Features

Fast Boot

Instant OS Login
ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency - No more waiting around.

ASUS Boot Setting

Multi-startup Options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.


A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!

"Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution

CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Tech.
50% Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology
Innovative ceramics effectively conducts heat away from the system. It replaces traditional anti-oxidant to dissipate heat better with its microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. Better cooling leads to overall improvement in system stability.

TUF Thermal Radar

Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal
The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in real time, automatically adjusting fan speeds to make sure the system maintains high stability without overheating. It consists of multiple sensors for various components on the motherboard, giving users the ability to monitor each area, while increasing options for fan control housed inside the chassis. The Thermal Radar automatically calculates ideal fan speeds based on different parameters selected by users for each component, keeping everything cooler and longer lasting.

"TUF ENGINE!" Power Design

New DIGI+ Power Control

Leading digital power control solution with the best quality
New DIGI+ Power Control includes multiple digital voltage controllers, allowing ultra-precise modulation and tuning for both the CPU and DRAM. This innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides extremely accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.


Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient mouse input. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.

TUF Components (Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard)

Certified for Tough Duty
Get rugged performance even in the most challenging conditions with robust TUF chokes, solid capacitors, and MOSFETs--certified through third-party, military-grade testing. TUF Chokes, also known as the “Alloy Choke”, is a made of a compound of various types of metal instead standard iron, enables the support of up to a massive 40A of rated current, 25% higher than conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaing also elimates the emission of virbation noise, delivering superb charactoristics as well as durability under extreme conditions.

E.S.P. Efficient Switching Power Design

Optimal power efficiency for key components
Exclusively for this motherboard, the switching power design is provided not only for the CPU and memory, but also for other key components such as graphics cards, LAN and USB 3.0. E.S.P. dramatically improves system efficiency and reduces heat generation.

"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel


Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!

ESD Guards
Unique protection of motherboard components from unexpected electrostatic discharges (ESD)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly and its damaging effects is often underestimated. Exclusive ASUS anti-static chip, a protective circuit design, and the I/O shield provides four times better protection to extend component lifespan.

ASUS Exclusive Features

USB BIOS Flashback

Simple Plug & Press - Hardware-based BIOS Flashback
A truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution. USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

AI Suite II

One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.

World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantly
Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
Simple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always

Remote GO!
One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and route setup. It provides a seamless environment for a futuristic connected lifestyle with three useful functions: DLNA Media Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

DLNA Media Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC, streaming to your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet.
Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort and convenience.
File Transfer: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.

* iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC.


A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
Designed for users requiring frequent BIOS access, you can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with a press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!

Network iControl

Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.

Latest Transfer Technology

Front Panel USB 3.0 Support

Convenient USB 3.0 Front Panel Compatibility
ASUS provides standardized USB 3.0 front panel support, compatible with any chassis. Enjoy faster throughput of USB 3.0 without relegating cables or devices to the hard-to-reach rear I/O.

Extra SATA 6Gb/s Supports

Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility
The AMD SB950 chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.

CPU, Chipset and Graphics features

AMD???® Socket AM3+ for AMD???® FX Series CPU up to 8-core
This motherboard supports latest AMD???® Socket AM3+ multi-core processors with up to 8-core native CPU cores and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features AMD Turbo CORE Technology 2.0 and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD???® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

AMD???® 990FX Chipset
AMD 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5.2GT/s HyperTransport 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 brings multi-GPU configurations through both SLI and CrossFireX. This motherboard features the powerful AMD???® 990FX/SB950 platform, optimizing PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand new gaming style like youve never experienced before!

Windows 8 Ready
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!

Rich Software Bundled

Whole New Design of CPU-Z
ASUS CPU-Z is a customized TUF version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of TUF CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.

Guaranteed Service

5 Year Warranty
The ultimate reliability of TUF Series is not only based on advanced thermal design, military-standard components and strict reliability tests, but also on the 5 Years Warranty* which is proudly provided.

* This service will follow the local standard and service policy.
** This service only covers failures or malfunctions that occur during the warranty period and under normal use conditions, as well as any material or workmanship defects.

ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Unions Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.

Additional Information

EAN 4719543187708
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Supported memory typesDDR3-SDRAM
Memory channelsDual
Supported memory clock speeds1066,1333,1600,1866 MHz
Maximum internal memory32 GB
Unbuffered memoryYes
Compatible processor seriesAthlon FX, Athlon II, Athlon II X2, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X4, Phenom FX, Phenom II X2, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, Phenom II X8, Sempron
System bus rate5.2 GT/s
Maximum number of SMP processors1
Processor socketSocket AM3+
Processor familyAMD
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors1
Supported hard disk drive interfacesSerial ATA III
TPM connectorYes
S/PDIF out connectorYes
Power fan connectorYes
Number of SATA III connectors8
Number of EATX power connectors1
Number of COM connectors1
Number of chassis fan connectors4
Front panel audio connectorYes
EPS power connector (8-pin)Yes
CPU fan connectorYes
Chassis intrusion connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
Back panel I/O ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity4
USB 2.0 ports quantity8
eSATA ports quantity2
S/PDIF out portYes
PS/2 ports quantity1
Microphone inYes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
Technical details
Motherboard chipset familyAMD
Motherboard chipsetAMD 990FX
Supported hard disk drive interfacesSerial ATA III
PCI Express slots quantity5
Parallel processing technology supportQuad-GPU CrossFireX, Quad-GPU SLI
On-board graphics adapterNo
Motherboard southbridgeAMD SB950
Cooling typePassive
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Audio systemRealtek ALC892
Audio output channels7.1
Ethernet LANYes
LAN controllerRealtek RTL8111F
Ethernet interface typeGigabit
Motherboard chipset familyAMD
Motherboard chipsetAMD 990FX
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Motherboard southbridgeAMD SB950
Cooling typePassive
Audio systemRealtek ALC892
Audio output channels7.1
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Parallel processing technology supportQuad-GPU CrossFireX, Quad-GPU SLI
On-board graphics adapterNo
Discrete graphics supportYes
Expansion slots
PCI slots1
PCI Express x16 slots4
PCI Express x1 slots1
PCI Express slots version2.0
PCI Express configurations1x1, 1x4, 1x16, 2x8, 2x16
Clear CMOS jumperYes
BIOS memory size8 MB
ACPI version2.0a
Discrete graphics supportYes
Storage controllers
Controller (2nd) interface typeASMedia PCIe SATA
Controller interface typeAMD SB950
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Trial softwareAntivirus
Drivers includedYes
Bundled softwareASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Weight & dimensions
Width30.5 cm
Depth24.4 cm
Packaging content
Trial softwareAntivirus
Quick installation guideYes
Drivers includedYes
Cables includedCrossFire, SATA
Bundled softwareASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Other features
Controller (2nd) interface typeASMedia PCIe SATA
Controller interface typeAMD SB950
Audio output6
PCI Express slots quantity5
Manufacturer Asus
PDF Url No

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