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Asus Sabertooth X99 Specifications:

CPU
Intel® Socket 2011-v3 Core™ i7 Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® X99
Memory
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots
40-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8) *1
28-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 ( x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x4) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (x2 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage
New Intel® Core™ i7 Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, graywith M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
Intel® X99 chipset :
1 x SATA Express portcompatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Recovery Technology*2
LAN
Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® 8111GR, 1 x Gigabit LAN
Gigabit Intel® LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
Audio
Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Feature :
- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
- Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit true BD lossless sound
Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality
USB Ports
Intel® X99 chipset :
8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X99 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, +teal blue)
Special Features
TUF Features:
TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
- 8 +2 Digital Phase Power Design
- TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
- ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility
Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
- TUF Thermal Armor
- TUF Thermal Radar 2 with Thermistors
- TUF ICe
Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
"We Got Your Back!" Shape Force
- TUF Fortifier
- Dust Defenders with connector covers and back I/O dust filter
- TUF ESD Guards 2
Operating System Support
Windows® 8.1 86x64
Windows® 8 86x64
Windows® 7 86x64
Back I/O Ports
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 (teal blue)
4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x AAFP connector
2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x SATA Express connector: gray, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU fan with PWM control
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
5 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (5 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
Accessories
User's manual
Accessory Guide
ASUS Q-Shield
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x ASUS 2-Way/3-Way SLI bridge
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x Assistant Fans(40mm)
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
1 x TUF Inside sticker(s)(white)
1 x STAY COOL BE TUF sticker(s)(white)
1 x Accessory Package(s):
- 2 x PCIe x16 slot dust cover(s)
- 4 x DRAM slot dust cover(s)
- 1 x PCIe x1 slot dust cover(s)
- 1 x PCIe x4 slot dust cover(s)
- 3 x Thermistor cable(s)
- 1 x connector dust cover collection(onboard USB 3.0, LAN)
- 2 x On board USB 2.0 connector dust cover(s)
- 11 x back I/O USB 2.0 connector dust cover(s)
- 9 x On board SATA connector dust cover(s)
- 1 x SATA Express conector dust cover(s)
- 5 x Audio connector dust cover(s)
BIOS
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS,
ASUS EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log,
F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc
Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS/TUF CPU-Z
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

 

Asus Sabertooth X99 Features:

  • Ultra-fast 10Gb/s USB 3.1 built in to the board
  • Patent Pending OC Socket – Drive CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations!
  • TUF Detective – system information at your fingertips
  • Thermal Armor - Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation
  • TUF Fortifier - Damage Protection and Improved Cooling
  • Thermal Radar 2 - Customized Fan Tuning, Complete System Cooling
  • TUF Components [TUF 10K Ti-Caps, TUF Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard]



 

Information courtesy of ASUS @ //www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_X99/overview/




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