Enthusiasts usually give off the image of people who can swap parts at a moments notice whenever there are new components available. Truth of the matter is, the enthusiast scene is just as diverse as the entire computing ecosystem. A portion of this segment included markets that demand high-survival rate equipment and prolonged life cycles. In the enterprise scene, most desktops are either outsourced or most usually given a life cycles spanning somewhere around 3-5 years at which point the obsolete units are demoted to either scrap or sold to recuperate some of the purchase cost. In the consumer desktop scene, there are people who like to keep things for quite a while simply because they don’t need all the hoopla behind performance parts and just want something that is worth the money and will last. AMD surely thrives amongst these market. Today we’ll take a look at ASUS’ refreshed AMD 990FX motherboard for the TUF line, the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0. Chances are you’re well-aware of AMD’s position in the market so we’re going to shed a different light for this one so let’s make this showy!
ASUS has created a series of motherboard products intended for danger-zone level applications which brandish certain distinct characteristics unique to the series. The SABERTOOTH line of motherboards, dubbed as The Ultimate Force or TUF are ASUS’ high-survival rate products designed from the ground up for sustained, long-term operation in extreme atmospheric conditions. Whereas their ROG line are for utmost performance, the TUF series are for utmost longevity and will figuratively take on tanks if needed. The Sabertooth line itself is modeled military mobile armors. These motherboards feature high-quality components and are backed by a 5-year warranty. You can check out more info over at ASUS’ Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 product page.