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#1 Bosco

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:04 PM

Tonight Greg sinks his teeth into the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard.

 

Read his review here:

 

http://www.overclock...90fx_r2_review/

 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

I need that board for my 8150!


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

I need that board for my 8150!

Yeah, i am going to throw my 8150's 8120's and my 1100T in there and see if the same thing happens. 150MHz+ hard to believe...great, but hard to believe.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

Ive heard the same thing about the Z87 boards as well so there has to be something to it.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:50 PM

Yeah, everything on page 2 hehe


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

I am really starting to get behind Asus boards :)


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:36 PM

I am really starting to get behind Asus boards :)

 Yeah they are really innovating and incorporating on all fronts. The stuff like

 E.S.P. Efficient Switching Power Design, basically 10W in 10W out after all the filtering is amazing stuff.

 


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Yeah, nice board and very good features. ASUS again.  :thumbsup:


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:13 AM

Whats the difference between the original that i have and the rev2.0?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

A number of things, but I don't know that you would update from the r1.0 to the 2nd gen

The direct key function and on board button

two more USB ports

Updated digital controllers

DRCT pins for DirectKey mod

Remote GO!

BIOS FlashBack button/function

Ai Charge

Updated Digi Power software update

One of the big News with R2.0 is the Windows 8 compatibility features like 2 second Fast Boot

 

There are a few more items that are updated as well but that is what comes to mind.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

One of the awesome AM3+ board available in the market.
It is another detailed review by red1776. Great work!!



I am really starting to get behind Asus boards :)


They make some of the most awesome boards available in the market, if not the best ones. So you should get more Asus boards, why not?

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

Thanks again d6 :)

I appreciate it.


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