Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A review of the Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX and MSI's 990FXA-GD80

In Asus' corner, the TUF series, of which we've grown fond, finally adds an AMD-compatible model in the Sabertooth 990FX. Meanwhile, MSI looks to continue its recent upward trajectory with the 990FXA-GD80. Both boards are lavished with all of the luxuries one might expect from high-end enthusiast models, such as military-class electrical components, UEFI replacements for legacy BIOSes, plentiful 6Gbps Serial ATA ports, loads of USB 3.0 connectivity, and enough PCI Express x16 slots for three-way CrossFire or SLI graphics configs. There are important differences between how Asus and MSI have approached this next-generation platform, though. We'll explore those differences over the following pages as we see how the Sabertooth 990FX and 990FXA-GD80 stack up against the latest and greatest Sandy Bridge motherboards.

Continue reading the full review over at The Tech Report

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