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I think that the Extreme will be:

A) something really different in terms of OC overclocking that the actual AM3 version

B) There will not be an extreme.

IIRC, the difference between the Formula and the Extreme was the Hydra ... Since we have SLI & CF on the Formula ... i don't see them launching and Extreme version of it...

Even Thunderbolt, that could be an Extreme extra, is on the Formula... so ... let's see ...
well its says thunderbolt 'will only available on selected models"
Maybe the extreme model
and seeing as it already comes with a intel gbe controller it might be possible,
unless there are going to be 2 cvf model available
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well its says thunderbolt 'will only available on selected models"
Maybe the extreme model
and seeing as it already comes with a intel gbe controller it might be possible,
unless there are going to be 2 cvf model available
No.. it says

" Only available on selected model " ... so ... in the Crosshair Formula on that table

If they had the trouble to put every motherboard on that table, including sabertooth & formula ... my thoughts is that

a) they won't have the extreme, as i already said
b) they will do an extreme... but it will take some time to be on the market
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Dear ASUS,

Please don't put that same godawful plastic "shell" on the AM3+ sabertooth PCB.

Sincerely,

Axon14
There shouldn't be one. There was no mention of it in the features.
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Dear ASUS,

Please don't put that same godawful plastic "shell" on the AM3+ sabertooth PCB.

Sincerely,

Axon14
Really? I kinda liked it, gave the board a clean feel.
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No.. it says

" Only available on selected model " ... so ... in the Crosshair Formula on that table

If they had the trouble to put every motherboard on that table, including sabertooth & formula ... my thoughts is that

a) they won't have the extreme, as i already said
b) they will do an extreme... but it will take some time to be on the market
I agree, I don't think there will be an Extreme version. The Crosshair IV was the ONLY Crosshair to have an Extreme version and that was only to add hydra.....most likely to keep people using AMD boards instead of switching to Intel to use SLI.

As an owner of the original Crosshair and Crosshair III, I'm torn between the V and the Sabertooth. Leaning slightly toward the Sabertooth for the extra SATA connections and the IEEE 1394 as I do a lot of video editing. I'll probably wait for some reviews before purchasing.
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I agree, I don't think there will be an Extreme version. The Crosshair IV was the ONLY Crosshair to have an Extreme version and that was only to add hydra.....most likely to keep people using AMD boards instead of switching to Intel to use SLI.

As an owner of the original Crosshair and Crosshair III, I'm torn between the V and the Sabertooth. Leaning slightly toward the Sabertooth for the extra SATA connections and the IEEE 1394 as I do a lot of video editing. I'll probably wait for some reviews before purchasing.
Interesting point. Well, I hope they allow for proper 3 card spacing like the CH4 extreme version.

Also, does anybody know where I can get more information about the Thunderbolt card? It is supposed to replace on-board sound and Ethernet, correct? Or is the Thunderbolt sound quality only suitable for headphones rather than your speakers?

I ask because I am going to buy the CH5. However, since already have a sound card and want to decide which will give better sound.
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Anyone else notice the ROG board having Intel Gigabit LAN? I found that quite interesting.
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post #98 of 104
That Crosshair V looks superb

Crosshair IV is just 229$...so the V should be 299$ or less
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I am going for one of the Crosshair models when they come out. I will be making my monster machine again. Probably with the top of the line GPUs of the time.

I will be making my OCN machine.
     
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my next mobo


    
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