ASUS Announce TUF Sabertooth X99 at CeBIT

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Till Now the asus X99 platform was pretty slim.

It had the creme de la creme Rampage V Extreme, Mainstream flagship X99 Deluxe,The WS specific X99 WS and  two more mid and entry level X99 Pro and X99 A; quite a small lineup compared to its competitors.

With full intention to break the norm Asus today announced the X99 Sabretooth, The TUF treatment that was needed for X99.

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The notable new features are  TUF Detective : a new software solution which enables you to monitor the system even if the system is not fully powered up.By plugging in your Android smartphone via the dedicated USB port on the rear IO,you can remotely turn on, restart, clear CMOS, view voltages and live system clock speeds.
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TUF-Detective

 

 TUF ESD Guards 2 :

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Second generation ESD Guards defending the numerous rear IO ports against sudden electrostatic discharge when things are plugged in; including all USB sockets and audio connectors.

 

TUF ICe & Thermal Radar 2.

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TUF ICe is a hardware IC that controls the 11 fan speeds and monitors 12 sensor across the board,along with Thermal Radar 2 function, all fans can be controlled as and when required.

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and last but not the least we have the

TUF Fortifier & Military Grade CPU VRM

which i reckon is the VRM solution used in ROG with a few TUF twists

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Detailed Specification

TUF Sabertooth X99
Processor/CPU socket New Intel® Core i7 processors on LGA 2011-v3 socket
Chipset Intel® X99 Express
Memory 8 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz

Quad-channel memory architecture

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) supported

Expansion slots 40-lane processor:

3 x PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x16/x16, triple at x16/x16/x8)

1 x PCI Express® 2.0 x4 slot (maximum x2 mode, compatible with PCIe® x1 and x2 devices)

1 x PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot

28-lane processor:

3 x PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x16/x8, triple at x16/x8/x4)

1 x PCI Express® 2.0 x4 slot (maximum x2 mode, compatible with PCIe® x1 and x2 devices)

1 x PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot

Multi-GPU support Supports 3-way NVIDIA® SLI and AMD® CrossFireX
Storage 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices supported (PCIe SSD only)

1 x SATA Express port (compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s ports)

8 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s ports

Networking/LAN Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN controller

Realtek® 8111GR Gigabit LAN controller

Audio Realtek® ALC1150 8-channel high-definition audio codec
USB 2 x USB 3.1/3.0 ports (on back panel)

4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (on back panel)

4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (at mid-board)

8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 at mid-board, 4 on back panel)

Key features TUF-branded exclusives: Thermal Armor, Thermal Radar 2, ICe, Fortifier, Components, Detective, ESD Guards 2, Dust Defenders.
Dimensions / form factor 12-inch x 9.6-inch (30.5cm x 24.4cm), ATX

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We will have more on this later.

Sumon Pathak

Sumon Pathak

Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.