Despite lackluster performance from the new FX processors, AM3+ does still have some benefits to offer AMD users, particularly if you're still on an older AM2+ board or utilizing nVidia SLI. If a $200 motherboard isn't in your budget, the ASUS M5A99X EVO we have for review today may be just your cup of tea. It is in many respects similar to the higher-end Sabertooth 990FX when it comes to features, such as Digi+VRM, auto-tuning TPU and energy-saving EPU through either onboard switches or software control, EZ Mode UEFI BIOS interface, AI Suite II utility and nVidia SLI plus ATI CrossFireX support. As they share the same SB950 southbridge, really the only difference between the 990X and 990FX is the number of PCI-E lanes available for multi-gpu support.
Join us as we take a closer look at the ASUS M5A99X EVO motherboard.