The ASUS Sabertooth X79 really completes the lineup for ASUS I feel. For the most extreme user you've got the Rampage IV Extreme - you know it's going to not only be the most expensive ASUS board, but probably one of the most expensive boards period. After looking at it, though, you just know it's going to be one of, if not the best overclocking board on the market due to ROG boards of past.
You've then got the P9X79 Pro and Deluxe boards, both good looking boards, but you know to some of us we'd consider that look a little boring. Especially if you find yourself lusting over the color scheme offered by the ROG line - to move back to the blue scheme might not push all your buttons.
This is where the Sabertooth X79 steps in. You've got something different to that blue color scheme we've seen from ASUS for a long time and while we don't have the Black / Red one that's seen on the ROG boards, we do have something outside the norm from a series that isn't going to bust your bank account wide open.
Outside of this, though, something that makes the board and series stand out so much is the "TUF Components" and because of that, ASUS are confident enough to give you a massive 5 year warranty on the board. If you're someone who tends to do a PC cycle in that 3+ year mark, this becomes such a stand out feature.
Really, the only thing we need to know now is the performance of the board. Unfortunately we're not able to cover that today, but know that we're not too far away. Keep an eye out later in the month for a full review on the Sabertooth X79 from ASUS.