ASUS Announce TUF Sabertooth X99 at CeBIT

Mar 16, 2015 Written by:ROG Article

Leave it to the TUF team to come up with the most bad-ass looking X99 motherboard. The Sabertooth X99 adds all the usual TUF-tech - Fortifier, Thermal Radar (now 2nd Gen), Thermal Armor etc - and adds a whole lot of new kit too! 

 

 

Integrated USB 3.1 with two type-A ports

 

 

Since USB 3.1 is backward compatible with all USB version, using two type-A port means the ports can be used with all existing devices without adapters (as would be the case with Type-C). The new USB 3.1 ports are identifiable as they have a slightly lighter blue color than USB 3.0 ports, although you might need to pop-off the Dust Defenders to see which ones!

TUF Detective

An exclusive, all-new technology displays live system information on your smartphones and tablets, without even switching on the PC. Plug in your Android smartphone via the dedicated USB port on the rear IO. It can remotely turn on, restart, clear CMOS, view voltages and live system clock speeds.

 

 

TUF ESD Guards 2

This second generation ESD Guards is two times (2X) stronger than before, defending the numerous rear IO ports against sudden electrostatic discharge when things are plugged in; including all USB sockets and audio connectors. This time the TUF team do exclusive pin-level testing and have made the resistance 30% higher than the previous TUF standard.

 

 

TUF ICe & Thermal Radar 2

TUF ICe is a hardware IC that controls the 11 fan speeds and monitors 12 sensor across the board, providing 100% coverage. Because it's hardware driven it has a 1 second response regardless of system load and status, so even in the middle of a game or any other intensive task you can always adjust the controls. TUF ICe works with Thermal Radar 2 function, and fans can all be DC or PWM and with its fan-learning function they can even be tuned to completely turn off when you think the system is cool enough. As a bonus, even ASUS, Strix and ROG graphics card fans can be controlled!

 

 

TUF Fortifier & Military Grade CPU VRMs

The Fortifier is thermally attached to the rear of the CPU VRMs, acting as a large heatsink to reduce their temps up to 6ºC. While on the front side the CPU is powered by new Alloy Chokes with greater surface area, low RDSon MOSFETs and TUF 10K Ti-Caps.

 

 

5 Year Warranty

Every board gets a five year warranty, giving total build confidence, especially for long-term platforms such as X99.

TUF-5-year-warrantyFor more details and the full specs, hit the press release button below.