Asus Sabertooth X58 TUF LGA1366 DDR3 ATX (USB3, SATA 6Gb/s)

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This board has been forged for ultimate reliability and force with its TUF series branding. A unique design and high quality components has ensured that the TUF series was born for pursuing unbeatable stability, all round compatibility and extreme durability.

Sabertooth X58 supports the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors in an LGA1366 package with integrated memory controllers to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3 memory. The Intel® X58 Express Chipset is one of the most powerful chipset designed to support the Intel® Core™ i7 Processors Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) supports with a system bus of up to 6.4 GT/s and a max bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s, providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. The Intel® Core™ i7 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. It also supports up to 36 PCI Express 2.0 lanes providing better graphics performance.

The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The triple-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of system memory to boost system performance.

SABERTOOTH X58 brings users 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, never experienced before!

Innovative ceramics effectively conducts heat away from the system. It replaces traditional anti-oxidant to effectively dissipate heat with a microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. Better cooling leads to an overall improvement in system stability. Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature, caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in variety of useful profiles offers flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment. 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.

Users can generate a brutal 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, "Alloy Choke", is made of a compound of various types of metal instead of standard iron. This enables the support of up to a massive 40A rated current, 25% higher than a conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaging also eliminates the emission of vibration noise, delivering superb characteristics as well as durability under extreme conditions. MemOK! 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 system boot success. Getting your system up and running in no time!

Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0. This has been built to provide simple and easy connections with next generation components and peripherals. USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components. Supporting next generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability and faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.

ASUS Unique Selling Points

  • CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Technology, Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology
  • E.S.P. Efficient Switching Power Design, Optimal power efficiency for key components
  • TUF Components Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET, certified by military-standard testing, Certified for totally stable performance
  • MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success with Memory.

Key specification

  • ATX Form Factor
  • LGA1366 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
  • Intel® X58 /ICH10R Chipset
  • 6 x DDR3, up to 24.0G
  • 8-CH HD audio
  • Gigabit LAN controller
  • 12 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue, at back panel)
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (grey)
  • 2 x 1394a port(s)

In The Box

  • User's manual
  • SLI bridge
  • 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cables
  • ASUS Q-Shield



Product Description
ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1366 Socket - X58
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X58 Express / Intel ICH10R
Processor Socket
1 x LGA1366 Socket
Max RAM Size
24 GB
RAM Supported
6 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC, unbuffered
Storage Ports
2 x SATA-600, 6 x SATA-300 (RAID), 1 x SATA-300, 1 x powered eSATA-300
USB / FireWire Ports
2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 6 x USB 2.0 + (1 x FireWire + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers)
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X58 Express / Intel ICH10R
Processor Socket
LGA1366 Socket
Max Processors Qty

Supported RAM

Max Size
24 GB
Bus Clock
1800 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz
PC3-14400, PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Triple channel memory architecture


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio


Network Controller
Realtek RTL8110SC
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 6 x DIMM 240-pin , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe x16 , 2 x PCIe x1 , 1 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
Intel ICH10R: SATA-300 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , Marvell 88SE9128: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices , JMicron JMB362: SATA-300 -connectors: 1 x 7pin SATA, 1 x 11pin eSATAp - 2 devices
RAID Features
Intel Matrix RAID Technology
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 3.0 , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
1 x FireWire , 6 x USB 2.0
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS O.C. Profile, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.5 support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware Features
Jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Technology, TUF Engine!, Q-DIMM, Q-LED, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, ASUS AI NET2, ASUS Noise Filter, audio jack detect technology, ASUS Q-Shield, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, ASUS Fan Xpert, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, Intel QuickPath Architecture, Intel Turbo Boost Technology, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support


Cables Included
1 x SLI bridge , 4 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS PC Probe, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS Live Update, ASUS EZ-Backup
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0
30.5 cm
24.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

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5* Great, but with a problem
Reviewed by Mr.J.Gibbons on 19/01/2011
Great board with good features but has one BIG problem. If you want to use a full PCI slot there is only one and it is positioned next to the primary PCIe graphics slot. This means that if you have a dual slot graphics card it will cover the PCI slot. I normally use a Creative XiFi Gamer sound card (for some music apps as well as games) but cannot fit it in this new board. The on board sound is ok, but not what I wanted. I expected better design from Asus hence the lower score.
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