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ASUS Socket AM3/AMD 890FX/CrossFireX/SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0/A and GbE/ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Formula

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #5 in AMD Motherboards

Posted

Pros: Simply Rock Solid. Makes Overclocking a breeze. Overclocks my 1045t x6 thuban nicely via FSB to 4.1ghz without issue

Cons: Not completely am3+ (which I am sure asus was still adverising it as being at the time - wish I had taken a pic of their website!)

I bought this board second hand from Flea Bay. Teamed it up with brand new samsung very low profile ram and a new 1045t x6 from scan. Recycled all my other parts from my previous socket 775 q6600 rig. (hard drives and a gtx460 graphics card and corsair 750w psu)

Absolutely chuffed. As a single parent on a low income All in all the platform upgrade cost around £200 (CPU,Board and ram). Does everything I ask of it. Plays games at high settings. Trans-codes video quickly.

Was tempted to upgrade to an fx8350 but because of poor bios support and no real performance difference upgraded Graphics card instead. (HD78502gb)

For anyone looking for a budget build I can't recommend it enough. If you are still on 775 and can find your parts second hand you could upgrade whole platform for less than most new decent Intel processors. thumb.gif

Posted

Pros: High HTT (300+),3 x16 pcie slots, ProbeIT,Rog connet,Nice look,

Cons: Sata ports under Gpu,Vdroop at 50% LLC

Just a nice board. Works fine with my PII x4 965 @4.1 1.38V. Even at 1.65V VRM was doing it's job fine(no vdroop at 100% LLC).Allows crazy HTT (worked fine at 333mhz but i don't know what's the limit on this board).
Recommended for Phenom II x6(especially for locked multi ones) and Vishera (works fine on this board).
Only thing that I don't like is the fact that my sata ports are under my gpu (Hd6990) and every time when i reinstall my gpu my sata cables come off the slots mad.gif .

Posted

Pros: Price,performance,overclocking,looks, craftsmanship!

Cons: Sata ports , 890fx , no USB 3.0 header,

ASUS
Model
Crosshair IV Formula

Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type
AM3
CPU Type
Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
AMD 140W CPU Support
FSB
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)

Chipsets
North Bridge
AMD 890FX
South Bridge
AMD SB850

Memory
Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (dual @x16, triple @x16 x8 x8)
1 (@x4)
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices
SATA 3Gb/s
1
SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset
SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Ch audio with EAX Advanced HD 4.0 support
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset
Marvell 8059
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports
PS/2
1
USB 1.1/2.0
7 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (1 port is also for ROG Connect)
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB
3 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 5 USB 2.0 ports
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec
Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features
Features
Core Unlocker - Unlock extra cores for true core performance

Turbo Key II for Easy O.C. - Level up system performance with one button

GameFirst - Prioritize packets with an intuitive interface

ROG Connect - Connect to a notebook and overclock!

SupremeFX X-Fi audio card - Bring gaming to life with HD

I own this bored it was great in its time they came out with the V awhile ago but this is still a great bored BUT! i wish there was more sata ports, a USB 3.0 header, not really important to me though i giv it $ FLAMES
ASUS Socket AM3/AMD 890FX/CrossFireX/SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0/A and GbE/ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Formula
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ASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AM3 - AMD 890FX - DDR3 - Republic of Gamers - ATX Motherboard

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandAsus
EAN0610839175871
FeatureSATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 1x SATA2 Port; 1x eSATA2 Port Audio: SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height3.59 inches
Length14.5 inches
Weight5 pounds
Width11.8 inches
LabelAsus
List Price$265.99
ManufacturerAsus
ModelCROSSHAIR IV FORMULA
MPNCROSSHAIR IV FORMULA
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPC Accessory
Product Type NameMOTHERBOARD
PublisherAsus
SKU610839175871-CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA
StudioAsus
TitleASUS Socket AM3/AMD 890FX/CrossFireX/SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0/A and GbE/ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Formula
UPC610839175871
Number Of Items1
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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