ASUS introduce its last motherboard based on the AMD socket AM3+ platform, the TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0, its third TUF series motherboard based on the AMD 990FX chipset. The board mainly targeted towards AMD FX processor users building new or hold onto their builds a few years longer, as this motherboard will provide cutting-edge connectivity, such as four 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports (including a type-C port), eight additional 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports (of which four are via headers), a 20 Gb/s M.2 slot with NVMe support, and the very latest VRM innovations ASUS made for the TUF series.
The TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 board feature a 10-phase VRM to powered up to 220W TDP AMD FX-9000 series CPUs. The expansion slots include four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, of which three are wired to the 990FX chip, and run at x16/NC/x16 or x16/x8/x8 depending on use, while the fourth slot is wired to the SB950 southbridge, and runs at Gen 2.0 x4. For the storage connectivity the board feature five SATA 6 Gb/s ports with an M.2 slot. ASUS didn’t reveal any pricing.