SabertoothP67 03 ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 TUF Review: Does its thermal armor really work?

Great cooling capabilities, or just for show? We bring the SABERTOOTH P67 from ASUS to various benchmark tests and a temperature test to let you find out if it’s worth the buck.

Introduction

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Specifications

Socket LGA 1155 for Intel® 2nd generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/ Core™ i3 processors

-Intel® P67 Express chipset

-4 x DIMM, max 32GB, DDR3 1866MHz

-2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots with support for NVIDIA® SLI™/AMD® CrossFireX™

-4 x SATA 6Gb/s, 4 x SATA 3Gb/s, 1 x Power eSATA, 1 x eSATA

-2 x USB 3.0 front panel, 2 x USB 3.0 back panel, 14 x USB 2.0

-Intel® Gigabit LAN

-8-channel audio

 

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When the first pictures of the Sabertooth P67 motherboard surfaced on the internet, almost everyone was flabbergasted by the revolutionized design of the motherboard. However, many appeared to be skeptical with the tactical vest named Thermal Armor built onto the motherboard.

Based on the P67 chipset from Intel, the Sabertooth P67 is one of its kinds, targeted for the people who want a sturdy and reliable computer system. Asus brands the Sabertooth motherboards under The Ultimate Force(TUF) category, aside from their ROG and mainstream P8P67/H67 branding. TUF products are aimed to provide the best out of the best reliability, mostly by using military class components alongside other innovative features that gives users their peace of mind. Today, VR-Zone is going to take to a look at how far the Thermal Armor is effective in cooling the motherboard PCB, as well as the performance of the motherboard compared its counter parts.