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Product Highlights

  • Intel LGA1366 Socket
  • Core i7 Extreme & Core i7 Support
  • Intel X58/ICH10R Chipset
  • CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Technology
  • TUF Components
  • Efficient Switching Power Design
  • USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gbps Support
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ASUS X58 overview

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The SABERTOOTH X58 Motherboard from ASUS is a computer motherboard that is compatible with Intel CPUs that use the LGA1366 socket. These include the Core i7 Extreme and Core i7 family. The board supports triple-channel DDR3 memory, quad-GPU SLI and CrossFireX graphics cards, USB 3.0, eSATA 6Gbps, and many other advanced technologies.

ASUS uses only high-quality components in the fabrication of this board. It uses TUF capacitors, alloy chokes, and MOSFETs -- all of which meet military specifications. The Efficient Switching Power Design (E.S.P.) ensures that key components are supplied with the proper amount of power at all times -- improving reliability and reducing excess heat generation. The CeraM!X heatsink uses ceramics to conduct heat away from the system.

TUF /tΛf/, Stands for The Ultimate Force
The TUF series delivers a "tough" image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability

CPU, Chipset, Memory and Graphics Features

LGA1366 Intel Core i7 Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel Core i7 processors in LGA1366 package with integrated memory controller to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3 memory. Supports Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) with a system bus of up to 6.4GT/s and a max bandwidth of up to 25.6GB/s. Intel Core i7 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel X58
The Intel X58 Express Chipset is one of the most powerful chipset designed to support the Intel Core i7 Processors with LGA1366 package and Intel next generation system interconnect interface, Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI), providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It also supports up to 36 PCI Express 2.0 lanes providing better graphics performance.
Triple-Channel DDR3 1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 Support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1866/1800/1600/1333/1066MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The triple-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
The SABERTOOTH X58 brings you the multi-GPU choice of either SLI or CrossFireX. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel X58 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you've never experienced before!

"Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution

CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Tech.
Innovative ceramics effectively conduct heat away from the system. It replaces traditional anti-oxidant to dissipate heat better with its microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. Better cooling leads to overall improvement in system stability.
Fan Xpert
Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature, which is caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. A built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

"TUF ENGINE!" Power Design

E.S.P. - Efficient Switching Power Design
Exclusively for this motherboard, the switching power design is provided not only for the CPU, but also for other key components such as graphics card, PCI slots, and chipsets. E.S.P. dramatically improves system efficiency and reduces heat generation.
TUF Components
Get rugged performance even in the most challenging conditions with robust chokes, capacitors, and MOSFETs -- certified through third-party, military-grade testing.

TUF Chokes, also known as the "Alloy Choke", are a made of a compound of various types of metal instead standard iron, enabling the support of up to a massive 40A of rated current -- 25% higher than conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaging also eliminates the emission of vibration noise, delivering superb characteristics as well as durability under extreme conditions.

"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel

MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!

Future Transfer Technology Enjoyment

True USB 3.0 Support
Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 -- one of the latest connectivity standards. Built to connect easily with next generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data ten times faster than USB 2.0, while retaining backwards compatibility.
True SATA 6Gbps RAID Support
Supporting next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, it provides enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth when compared to current bus systems.
In the Box
  • SLI Bridge
  • 2-in-1 Q-Connector
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps Cables
  • 2 x SATA 3Gbps Cables
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • Support Disc (Drivers, ASUS PC Probe, OEM Anti-Virus Software, ASUS Update, ASUS Utilities)
  • User's Manual
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    ASUS X58 specs

    CPU Intel Socket 1366 Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core i7 Processor
    Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology
    Chipset Intel X58/ICH10R
    System Bus Up to 6400MT/s; Intel QuickPath Interconnect
    Memory 6x DIMM, Maximum 24GB, DDR3 1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Triple channel memory architecture
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) for details.
    Expansion Slots 2x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual at x16/x16 mode)
    1x PCIe x16 (at x4 mode)
    2x PCIe x1
    1x PCI
    Multi-GPU Support Supports nVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
    Supports ATI Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
    Storage Intel ICH10R controller
    6x SATA 3.0Gbps ports (black)
    Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

    Marvell 9128 PCIe SATA 6Gbps controller
    2x SATA 6Gbps ports (gray)
    Supports EZ Backup and SuperSpeed functions

    JMicron JMB362 SATA controller
    1x Power eSATA 3Gbps port (SATA On-the-Go)
    1x eSATA 3Gbps port (SATA On-the-Go)
    LAN Realtek 8110SC Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
    Audio Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    ASUS Noise Filter
    Supports 192kHz/24-bit BD Lossless Sound
    Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
    Optical S/PDIF Out port at back I/O
    IEEE-1394 VIA VT6308P controller supports 2x 1394a ports (One at midboard; one at back panel)
    USB NEC USB 3.0 controller
    2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue, at back panel)

    Intel ICH10R Southbridge
    12x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at midboard, 6 ports at back panel)
    ASUS Unique Features "TUF ENGINE!" Power Design
    8-phase CPU Power
    2-phase Memory Power
    2-phase VTT_CPU Power
    E.S.P.: Efficient Switching Power Design
    TUF Components (Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)

    "Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solutions
    CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech
    ASUS Fan Xpert

    "Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel
    Special Features Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS MyLogo 2
    ASUS EZ Flash 2
    ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    ASUS Q-Connector
    ASUS O.C. Profile
    ASUS Q-Slot
    ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    ASUS Q-Shield
    True USB 3.0 support
    True SATA 6Gbps RAID support
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
    1x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
    1x IEEE 1394a
    1x LAN(RJ45) port
    6x USB 2.0/1.1
    8-Channel Audio I/O
    2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
    1x Power eSATA 3Gbps port (green)
    1x eSATA 3Gbps port (red)
    Internal I/O Connectors 3x USB connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1x IEEE 1394a connector
    1x Power Fan connector
    1x S/PDIF Out connector
    Front panel audio connector
    COM connector
    System Panel (Q-Connector)
    2x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (gray)
    6x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (black)
    1x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
    1x NB Fan connector
    3x Chassis Fan connectors (1x 4-pin, 2x 3-pin)
    24-pin ATX Power connector
    8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    1x MemOK! button
    BIOS 16Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a
    Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12 x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4cm)

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