There are slight differences in feature between the versions.Paul said:Manual Early_BIOS Feature Serial?
SABERTOOTH 990FX E6674 2011.06.07
C8xxxxxxxxxx = 2012/09
SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 E7335 2012.06.25 DirectKey
SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 E8041 2012.12.10 DirectKey
Should the manufacture date on the first generation of board,
occur after the R2.0 is released ? It sounds like somehow
the motherboard was given a newer serial number. If
the board was actually manufactured in 2011, the battery would be
For example, my version still had FireWire/1394,
which was removed from R2.
Maybe they keep both versions available briefly to give customers a choice?
Also, to make sure major problems do not surface (in the field) with the