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Well, as our testing has demonstrated this new board from Asus compares well with others in this class and the only competition thus far has been the UD7 from Gigabyte. The thing to keep in mind is that the Sabertooth does come in at a lower price point than the Gigabyte offering. Gigabyte’s UD7 board is also their top-of-the-line board for this chipset. Asus also has their Crosshair V board that will hopefully give some better results for this new series of motherboards.
This board also features a very aggressive military look that you will either love or hate. I’m kind of on the fence with this one. It has been well executed with the heat-sinks and PCB color but I’m just not a huge fan of this color scheme. I guess it also depends on the color of your case and whether or not you have a window to show it off.
Asus has brought some great features and aesthetics to this chipset. Their TUF features are really nice because of their stability enhancements and thermal properties. This board also comes in at a very reasonable price for what you’re getting in the box. Asus has been a trusted name in computer hardware for many years now. They also feature some of the best technical support in the business.
In terms of real world product support their 3 year warranty is a nice touch. Most of us that purchase these types of products will probably upgrade within this time frame. Asus is therefore demonstrating their confidence in this product by giving us a warranty that is going to last for the life of the product. This means that at the end of the day you are going to get a product that you can be confident will perform well and that also offers a great value for the price.