Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,626 Reviews & Articles | 45,117 News Posts

ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview - ASUS Sabertooth X79 - The Board

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!

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

ASUS Sabertooth - The Board

 

With the box out of the way, it's time to get into the board and you can see we've got that Army Green color going on alongside the black which makes for a pretty good looking board. To be completely honest, the Sabertooth series of boards for me falls in with the G1 series from GIGABYTE. I wasn't a fan of the color scheme at all, especially since I'm just personally not a fan of the color green. The pictures just don't do the board justice, though. Once in hand, the Sabertooth color scheme looks really nice and unique that helps it stand out.

 

asus_sabertooth_x79_intel_x79_motherboard_preview_08

 

asus_sabertooth_x79_intel_x79_motherboard_preview_09

 

Moving in closer to the board, we can see the expansion slot setup with a single legacy PCI slot present, two PCIe 1x and three PCI x16 slots. We can't go into detail on the speed of the slots, but it's not too hard to figure out the speeds and which ones are going to be your main PCIe x16 slots.

 

asus_sabertooth_x79_intel_x79_motherboard_preview_10

 

Moving across the bottom of the board, we've got our front panel audio header, COM 1, four USB 2.0 headers, fan header and our front panel header on the far right.

 

asus_sabertooth_x79_intel_x79_motherboard_preview_11

 

Turning the corner, you can see we've got a total of eight SATA ports here. On the far left we have two SATA III ports that run off the Marvell controller, next to that we've got four black SATA II ports which run off the Intel X79 chipset, while right at the back we have two more SATA III ports which in this case run off the Intel chipset. As always, the SATA III Intel ports should be your priority.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

 

United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

 



Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Motherboards content at our Motherboards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down