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they have the same power phase circuitry so they will overclock to the same level, but the rog board has places to connect temp sensors and volt meters, and it has all pwm fan headers, no 3 pin, and how this sabertooth can only do 2 way sli/crossfire means the rog board has it beat since it can do 3 way sli

both can take dual gpus, so it's kind of a non issue, but it's still something to consider
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sounds like crosshair v will be my next, but sabertooth price is tempting
    
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Wish the Sabertooth came with Intel Gigabit LAN instead of RealCrap.
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they have the same power phase circuitry so they will overclock to the same level, but the rog board has places to connect temp sensors and volt meters, and it has all pwm fan headers, no 3 pin, and how this sabertooth can only do 2 way sli/crossfire means the rog board has it beat since it can do 3 way sli

both can take dual gpus, so it's kind of a non issue, but it's still something to consider
Whoa whoa, let's fix a few things here. First off, the Sabertooth CAN do 3 way SLI just as the ROG can. It can also run Quad GPU SLI. Source
Second, the Sabertooth has 6 fan headers and only ONE is 3-pin. The others, including the TWO CPU headers are 4-pin PWM.

Yes the ROG has places to connect things like thermal sensors, however, both boards have Thermal Probes built in and readable in 10 spots on the board.

In my opinion, in real world use, the Sabertooth is the best bargain as it's 95% of the Crosshair. Since the Sabertooth is $200, the Crosshair being priced anything above $250 would be wasting your money.
Edited by capitaltpt - 6/2/11 at 4:42pm
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Whoa whoa, let's fix a few things here. First off, the Sabertooth CAN do 3 way SLI just as the ROG can. It can also run Quad GPU SLI. Source
Second, the Sabertooth has 6 fan headers and only ONE is 3-pin. The others, including the TWO CPU headers are 4-pin PWM.

Yes the ROG has places to connect things like thermal sensors, however, both boards have Thermal Probes built in and readable in 10 spots on the board.

In my opinion, in real world use, the Sabertooth is the best bargain as it's 95% of the Crosshair. Since the Sabertooth is $200, the Crosshair being priced anything above $250 would be wasting your money.
it doesn't come with a 3 way sli bridge with the pci-e x16 layout, good luck finding a 3 way sli bridge that'll work with that configurations

i think you are confusing 3 way sli and tri sli, and 4 way sli and quad sli
3 way = 3 cards 3 gpus, tri = 2 cards 3 gpus, 4way = 4 cards 4 gpu, quad = 2 cards 4 gpus. . .

i wasn't saying the sabertooth didn't have a ton of pwm fan headers, just that the rog board only has pwm fan headers, and yes i was talking about external temp sensors, everyone knows every board has temp sensors built in, so i thought i didn't have to mention the obvious. . .

you sure are quick to correct someone that isn't wrong, while being a touch wrong yourself, funny ain't it?

edit:
i totally agree with that, unless you are planning on running nitrogen blocks/phase cooling(or just want an overkill board) on it, if not then the sabertooth or any other sli capable board is the board to get
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it doesn't come with a 3 way sli bridge with the pci-e x16 layout, good luck finding a 3 way sli bridge that'll work with that configurations

i think you are confusing 3 way sli and tri sli, and 4 way sli and quad sli
3 way = 3 cards 3 gpus, tri = 2 cards 3 gpus, 4way = 4 cards 4 gpu, quad = 2 cards 4 gpus. . .

i wasn't saying the sabertooth didn't have a ton of pwm fan headers, just that the rog board only has pwm fan headers, and yes i was talking about external temp sensors, everyone knows every board has temp sensors built in, so i thought i didn't have to mention the obvious. . .

you sure are quick to correct someone that isn't wrong, while being a touch wrong yourself, funny ain't it?

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i totally agree, with that unless you are planning on running nitrogen blocks/phase cooling(or just want an overkill board) on it, the sabertooth is the board to get
I know what 3-way SLI means and you CAN put 3 graphics cards into the Sabertooth. What I didn't realize was that there seem to be a lack of flexible SLI bridges that will work with the spacing on the Sabertooth. However, all the specs do say that with 3 cards, it will run 16x/8x/8x.

Sorry for the confusion.
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I know what 3-way SLI means and you CAN put 3 graphics cards into the Sabertooth. What I didn't realize was that there seem to be a lack of flexible SLI bridges that will work with the spacing on the Sabertooth. However, all the specs do say that with 3 cards, it will run 16x/8x/8x.

Sorry for the confusion.
if you look at the board layout the second x16 and x8 pci-e slot are right next to each other, again, good luck with that configuration, without running flexible pci-e x16 extentions, and buying a 3 way sli bridge, and making a special case to use though flexible pci-e x16 extentions, it's not going to happen
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if you look at the board layout the second x16 and x8 pci-e slot are right next to each other, again, good luck with that configuration, without running flexible pci-e x16 extentions, and buying a 3 way sli bridge, and making a special case to use though flexible pci-e x16 extentions, it's not going to happen
My understanding is the two beige/tan slots and the brown slot (on the bottom) are the x16 slots (16/8/8 when all are filled) and the Black/gray slot is the x4 slot, in which case you could run 3 one-slot cards or 2 two-slots plus a one-slot
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My understanding is the two beige/tan slots and the brown slot (on the bottom) are the x16 slots (16/8/8 when all are filled) and the Black/gray slot is the x4 slot, in which case you could run 3 one-slot cards or 2 two-slots plus a one-slot
if you (ever) find a flexible 3 way sli bridge, i'll admit you can 3 way sli on that motherboard, in the meantime, i'll just continue being right, don't get butthurt you were wrong, just like how i'll admit i thought the black slot was the x8 slot
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haha..
Triple SLI is 3x gpu's.. Tri-sli means the same thing as Triple SLI.."Tri-SLI"
SLI is Dual cards..
Quad SLI is Quad sli be it 2x dual Gpu's or 4x single GPU*which this board cannot *I may be wrong with the Quad.. reading more into the review it does state it.

From the looks of it though.... SLI is doable for sure.. Triple and Quad might be iffy... If it doesn't come with the proper Bridges then they are doing it all wrong.
All boards should come with proper bridges. Slot space from the PCI-E slots look proper although if it doesn't come with a Tri-sli or a tri-Crossfire bridge then what the heck right.

It all comes down to, if ASUS provides the proper SLI/Crossfire bridges then it will be a beast of a board, comparable to the Cross Hair variant
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if you (ever) find a flexible 3 way sli bridge, i'll admit you can 3 way sli on that motherboard, in the meantime, i'll just continue being right, don't get butthurt you were wrong, just like how i'll admit i thought the black slot was the x8 slot
I'm not getting upset (or butthurt as you call it), just trying to get facts straight. Why do you need a 3-way cable though? As long as you have cards which have 2 bridge connectors, you can make a 3-way connection with the flexible bridges.
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