ASUS TUF Sabertooth X58 review -
Performance - DDR3 Memory read | write
Memory Read test
Obviously we also had to peek at memory bandwidth performance. Now, obviously Intel has an advantage here, triple-channel memory. This explains the tremendous amount of read performance for the Core i7 platform. In dark orange the baseline results at 1333 MHz C7. Then the orange bar above it is the system overclocked, now running 1651 MHz CAS9, immediately your memory bandwidth will jump up.
Memory Write test
We did the same with the memory write tests. Intel surely dominates with the memory controller based on Nehalem family processors.
ASUS initially had a mild success with the Sabertooth series, they carefully launched just in the USA as a tryout, yet once the concept picked up, they noticed demand worldwide. Head on over to the next page where we'll discuss the X79 chipset, the respective ASUS models. Then we'll throw a decent photo-shoot and a benchmark suite at the products and get an indication what performance is like with the Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) and X79 Platform.
ASUS TUF Sabertooth X58 review
We test and review the ASUS TUF Sabertooth X58 motherboard. This military class design motherboard comes with some nice extra features, offers great performance and overclocks quite well also. All that for a really interesting price.