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ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview

We complete the puzzle that is the ASUS X79 lineup with the Sabertooth X79. Let's see what it's all about in our latest preview!

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 7, 2011 1:00 am
Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

 

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At launch it looks like ASUS is going to be covering a wide range of price points and user needs. The other week we managed to take a close look at the ASUS P9X79 Pro and Deluxe. If you're interested in living a bit more on the extreme side of things, then no doubt the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is going to be the board that will grab your attention.

 

There was a missing piece to the previews we did; during the recent ASUS Press Event in Taiwan we managed to get a look at the new Sabertooth X79 which continues the Sabertooth name we saw introduced in the P67 range. Today we get a chance to take a closer look at the Sabertooth X79 and complete the ASUS X79 puzzle.

 

Just like our other X79 previews, we're of course under NDA on a number of areas so there continues to be things we can't tell you. Of course, there are also things we can tell you about, so we'll be following the same preview layout we used in those with a look at the box before we move onto the board itself. Once that's done we'll quickly wrap everything up and continue to get all wiggly about the imminent release of the new Intel platform.

 

 

The Package

 

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Checking out the front of the box, we can see we've got the model number, mention of the massive 5 Year Warranty that's on offer along with the other bits and pieces you'd normally expect to see out of an ASUS motherboard box.

 

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Like the other X79 boards we've looked at from ASUS, this one opens up and gives us a run down on some of the features that are on offer from the Sabertooth X79. A large focus on the series is of course the "TUF Components" side of things and there's a heavy focus on that here. Along with that, we also see some of the new ASUS features that are on offer including SSD Caching, USB 3.0 Boost and USB BIOS Flashback.

 

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Turning the box over, we again see some more detail on the features along with a picture of the board and a list of the main specifications on offer. Of course, we'll look at everything a bit closer in just a second as we move onto the board.

 

Normally at this point we'd show you what's going on in the bundle, but unfortunately we're unable to do that at the moment. Instead you'll have to wait for the full review to come out. Of course, that means we'll move on to the board now, so with haste, let's check it out!

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