Coming in at $339 US, the Sabertooth X79 from ASUS is an expensive board that lines up with the P9X79 PRO from ASUS which comes in just $10 US cheaper. The Sabertooth X79 looks the part when it comes to mean looking motherboards and no doubt inside a system the Sabertooth X79 is going to stand out more so than some others.
There's a lot when it comes to the Sabertooth line and what it ultimately all comes down to is that ASUS create this motherboard that carries with it a massive 5 year warranty. For people who hold their system for a significant amount of time, this is a real bonus. Considering the associated cost of an X79 system, the chances are you'll probably not be upgrading any time soon.
The only thing I would've really liked to have seen was the BIOS move over to a Sabertooth theme instead of that typical one we're used to seeing. Similar in the way we have the Red / Black theme on the ROG boards, a bit of an Army Green / Black theme in the BIOS would've reminded us that we're using the Sabertooth board, verses a non ROG ASUS one.
Really, though, it's the only thing I could nitpick at. ASUS have created a really nice motherboard and you can see why they've chosen to introduce the Sabertooth line as it really offers us something different to the typical Pro / Deluxe models and of course the more expensive ROG options.
Performance on the board was strong and overclocking capabilities were also really good coming in at 4.87GHz at around the 70c point. If you're looking at jumping in on the X79 action and you're wanting something that looks different to what a lot of other companies offer while still giving us great performance, the Sabertooth X79 board is a really nice option.
Throw in the massive 5 year warranty that's associated with it and you can buy the Sabertooth X79 with pure confidence.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Motherboard]
- Page 3 [The Motherboard Continued]
- Page 4 [BIOS]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup & Overclocking]
- Page 6 [CPU Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System Benchmarks]
- Page 8 [USB 2.0 and 3.0 Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [SSD Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Memory Benchmarks]
- Page 11 [Gaming Benchmarks]
- Page 12 [Temperature and Power]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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