Whenever enthusiasts talk shop about motherboards, the subject of reliability is often a distant third to the discussion of performance and features. Reliability, after all, is not a trait that is visible to the naked eye unlike large heatsinks and SATA 6 GB/s ports. With a closer look and a bit of homework when it comes to onboard components however, an enthusiast will be able to discern a true durable motherboard from one that is durable only by name.
ASUS being the world’s premiere motherboard manufacturer has taken it upon themselves to deliver a line of mainboards that are not only built from the toughest components but also able to pass several rigid reliability tests conducted by an independent laboratory. The Ultimate Force motherboard line is tested for server-grade reliability and its vital components are certified for surpassing military standard specifications. The latest version from the TUF line is the ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard.
The ASUS Sabertooth X79 is equipped to handle the latest LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E processors with up to 64GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory. The Sabertooth X79 motherboard features an updated thermal armor design, armed with dual Turbo Engine fans for vital component cooling. For maximum thermal control, the ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard is outfitted with multiple temperature sensors for automatic speed adjustments and optimal airflow. Like other ASUS X79 motherboards, the Sabertooth X79 is capable of improving HDD performance through SSD caching, a feature unique to ASUS X79 motherboards. Backed with a 5-year warranty, the Sabertooth X79 motherboard is in for the long haul whether you use it in extremely humid environments or whether you are running a system near the Arctic Circle.
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