Asus Sabertooth X99
Asus Sabertooth X99
Top 36%662 points
Top 36%
Top specs and features

Asus Sabertooth X99 review: 35 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2400MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
64GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

3. PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
3
Gigabyte GA-7PESH3: 8

4. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Asus Sabertooth X99
78% have it

5. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
8
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

6. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
12
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

7. height

243.8mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

8. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

9. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
8
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

10. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

11. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
6
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

12. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
Asus Sabertooth X99
70% have it

13. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

14. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
2
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

15. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Asus Sabertooth X99
65% have it

16. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

17. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
5
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5

18. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
0
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2

19. Supports RAID 10 (1+0)

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Asus Sabertooth X99
77% have it

20. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
Asus Sabertooth X99
62% have it

21. Easy to reset BIOS

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.
Asus Sabertooth X99
65% have it

22. Thunderbolt ports

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.
0
ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier: 2

23. more U.2 sockets

U.2 is an interface used to connect different types of devices, mainly mass storage devices. It has the same performance as M.2, but U.2 SSDs come in the form of regular 2.5" SATA drives and could therefore support much higher capacities than mSATA drives.
0
Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X Gaming 8: 2

24. audio channels

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.
8
Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5: 10

25. PCIe x1 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
1
ASRock H61 Pro BTC: 5

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