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Formula


Extreme


Specs....

Extreme Main Features:

* Native 6-Core CPU Support
* DRAM Support upto 2000 MHz (with OC)
* 5x PCI-E 2.0 (x16/x16/x16/x4/x1) or (x16/x16/x8/x4/x4)
* PCI-E x16 Lane Switches
* CrossLinx3 - Hydra Logix Chipset n200
* 1x PCI 2.0 Slot
* 2x JMicron® 363 Controllers
* 6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
* 2x SATA 3Gb/s Ports
* 1x Power ESATA 3Gb/s port on rear
* 1x ESATA 3Gb/s port on rear
* NEC USB3.0 Controller
* 2x USB 3.0/2.0 Hybrid Slots
* 13x USB 2.0 (6 Rear, 6 Midboard, 1 R0G Connect)
* RoG Connect & iRoG & RoG Connect + Bluetooth
* ASUS Probelt II - Volt Readings
* LED Voltmeter (Color Variation)
* 7x ProbeIt measurement points
* 8x Fan connectors: (1x CPU, 1x PWR, 3x Chassis, 3 x Optional)
* LLC (Load Line Calibration)
* 8+2 phase CPU power design with ML Cap

Formula Main Features:

* Native 6-Core CPU Support
* DRAM Support up to 2000MHz(with OC)
* 4x PCI-E 2.0 (dual 16X, triple 16x 8x 8x)
* 2x PCI 2.2 Slots
* 1x JMicron 363 Controller
* 6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
* 1x SATA 3Gb/s Port
* 1x power ESATA 3Gb/s port
* NEC USB 3.0 Controller
* 2x USB 3.0/2.0 Hybrid Slots
* 12x USB 2.0 ports (7 Rear, 5 Midboard, 1 ROG Connect)
* ROG Connect & iROG
* LED Voltminder (color Variation)
* 7x ProbeIt measurement points
* 8x Fan connectors: (1x CPU, 1x PWR, 3x Chassis, 3 x Optional)
* LLC (Load Line Calibration)
* 8+2 phase CPU power design

Owners Lists

Extreme Members(<-- click me)

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Auak7crpAs7ydG5VVXM4QzYzQjhhMFR6RlNUOXRINXc&w=100&h=500 Google Spreadsheet

Formula Owners(<-- click me)

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Auak7crpAs7ydEV1V1IyY1plMW9WSFdFbVpXLWpZUVE&w=100&h=500 Google Spreadsheet

Useful links.
Asus Beta FTP
Extreme: Drivers, Bios, Manual from Asus
Formula: Drivers, Bios, Manual from Asus
Lucid Drivers
AMD/ATI drivers
Nvidia Drivers

Helpful Software:
Aida64
CPU-Z
MSI afterburner
Rivatuner
CPUID hardware monitor
Sapphire Trixx This is the only version that I have found that I could use to change the voltages on my 5870 non-reference. I personally love this SW it is like Afterburner in many ways. Works for ATI cards only.

Guides:

Post about some bios settings explanations. Thanks [CyGnus]
Memory selection Guide
Prime95 down and dirty (Thanks Sandman for the find!)

A must read before Overclocking!

Ram speed guidevery good read!
Ati overclocking
SLI on non SLI boardsgood info a little outdated tho.

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Lucid Hydra Logix - CrossLinx 3
Version 1.0.6c (January 31, 2011)


I wanted to start off with the fact that I don't work for Lucid and anything
I say can be wrong (although rare =D) or subject to change.

I am in no way an expert.

With that in mind, let us begin with some simple facts and information
about Lucid Hydra Logix engine.

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Lucid Can/Can't Do's

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What It Can Do:
  • Allows use of tri-GPU setups at full x16 PCI-E 2.0 speeds.
  • Allows multi-GPU setups with ATi AND nVidia cards running together.
  • Allows multi-GPU setups with non-matching architecture (Eg. Radeon 4870 + Radeon 5870)
  • Intuitive software that configures everything on the fly.
What It Doesn't Do/Needs Work On:
  • Create magical fairy performance, it will not be any more powerful than what your cards can do.
  • Has a peculiar slot assignment with auto-disabling feature.
  • It currently does not have Quad-GPU support.
  • It currently does not support single board, dual-GPU cards.
  • It currently does not beat ATi CrossfireX or nVidia SLi in performance.
  • Intuitive software that configures everything on the fly (with out letting you know or showing you.)
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LHL General Information

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There is a way to fail immediately with Hydra Logix: that is failing to read the
instructions.
This little post is in no way a replacement for the manual or driver release
notes, just an addendum.

With that said, there is something askew I found when I read the manuals and PDFs.
In the instructions, everything is made suggestively. For instance: For best performance,
use slot x and y, which to me implies that you will get performance from other slots, but
just not the best. Well it turns out, if you need/want to use slot z for space/heat reasons
and choose to do so, you may get no performance. In the case of LHL, if you don't use
the right slots, you could end up setting LHL to 0 or default mode (single GPU use only.)

LHL has three modes (and a hidden 4th default mode)
A - ATi Only Cards
N - nVidia Only Cards
X - Mixed Branded Cards
0 - Single GPU (master GPU) Mode

Frame Rendering:
LHL utilizes all of the frame rendering techniques such as Alternate Frame Rendering
1 & 2, Scissors, and Checker board. While AFR is the most compatible one with
software, it is also subject to the worse defect of multi-GPU solutions: micro stutter.
This is arguably the best advantage of LHL n200 chip, CrossfireX and SLi while using
components on the cards themselves, they are primarily driven by software. LHL on the
other hand is primarily driven by physical hardware. In time, we may even see new
frame rendering methods, and of course, mature performance through drivers.

Lucid Hydra Logix Scaling:
As of right now, in most benchmarks we have seen the results are always just shy
5~15% behind CrossfireX or SLi. Don't be disheartened though, you can easily
switch from LHL to CrossfireX/SLi on the fly (without rebooting) to get that extra
performance. Lucid's main purpose is to provide performance gains to video cards
that were previously incompatible: AMD/ATi with nVidia or different architectures
of the same manufacturer such as a GTX 580 with a GTX 280 for example.

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Game Support

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Note: If it says Dual-GPU, IT WILL ONLY USE DUAL-GPU even if you have
5 GPUs installed.

Official 3-GPU Approved Benchmarks:
3DMark 06
3DMark Vantage
Unigine Heaven 2.1

Un-official 3-GPU Approved Benchmarks:
FurMark 1.8.0 - Works some of the time with all 3 GPUs ~ RagingCain

You can quickly find which games are 3-GPU ready as they are green.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AgLiKaiBbWsXdF8yb050WlZ0VFdrU0R0QzlFc2xmd0E&w=93&h=500&gid=0&single=true Google Spreadsheet

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GPU - Mix/Match Chart Recommendation

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(October 30th, 2010 - Information)

Note: Slightly edited by Raging. These are no longer the official charts by Lucid and
we will note any problems discovered by users.

Color Scheme:
Grey = Lucid approved.
Yellow = Predicted to work.

Green = Verified by us to work well!
Red = Cards detected by not playable.
Black = Cards are supposed to work, but driver update broked da cards!

A-Mode Card Recommendations (ATi Cards)

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AgLiKaiBbWsXdF8yb050WlZ0VFdrU0R0QzlFc2xmd0E&w=68&h=475&gid=1&single=true Google Spreadsheet

N-Mode Card Recommendations (nVidia Cards)

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AgLiKaiBbWsXdF8yb050WlZ0VFdrU0R0QzlFc2xmd0E&w=75&h=555&gid=2&single=true Google Spreadsheet

X-Mode Card Recommendations (Mixing Brands)

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AgLiKaiBbWsXdF8yb050WlZ0VFdrU0R0QzlFc2xmd0E&w=73&h=540&gid=3&single=true Google Spreadsheet

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Dual-GPU Installation Guide

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Step One: Determine your configuration in advance and which slots you intend to use, if you are an ATi/AMD GPU user and you would like to use Slot 1 + Slot 3 AND incorporate Lucid Hydra Logix, go to Step Alpha. If not go to Step Two.

PCI Slot Configurations to Avoid Prior to Lucid Driver's Installation:
ATi Cards in Slot #1 + Slot #3 + Lucid Install (It can be done, follow Alpha Steps)
Slot #x + Slot #5 (Slot #5 99% of the time does not detect the GPU in Windows correctly until Lucid has been installed.)

Once you have determined the Dual/Tri GPU slot configuration, its upto you if you want to install the 2x 4-Pin Molex connections on the motherboard for extra PCI-E juice. I haven't done the benchmarks to compare with it plugged in or not, but I have always used them. I suspect a Tri-GPU / Quad-GPU setups would be where this may or may not be more of an issue. The EZ_Plugs as they are called are supposed to provide extra juice to the PCI-E slots. I have no idea if it is truly effective or not, but I am sure there must be some benefit to using them if not having a steadier flow of current.
  • Step Alpha 0: For ATI/AMD GPU users to use Slot 1 and Slot 3 and Lucid Hydra Logix, you are going to have to circumvent the auto disable feature. THIS IS COUNTER TO HOW YOU PROPERLY INSTALL LUCID HYDRALOGIX. To do this, you have to place (mandatory) the MASTER GPU in Slot 1, and attach monitor. Note: I assume you are picking TWO cards that are confirmed by LUCID to work together nicely.
  • Step Alpha 1: Turn on the computer and I am assuming you are doing FRESH install of Windows Vista (32/64) or Windows 7 (32/64). If you don't, then I really can't help you if it gets borked up but you may proceed at your own caution. Get to your minty clean Windows desktop.
  • Step Alpha 2: At this point, you want to install ALL the drivers & software associated with the motherboard (ASUS disc is fine since there has been no updates on FTP ASUS yet. (January 1st, 2011.) DO NOT INSTALL LUCID AT THIS POINT. Primarily, I just recommend getting the majority of your "Unknown Devices" known.
  • Step Alpha 3: Do whatever you need to get internet up and running. Then go and download the latest GPU drivers. If you have another brand of GPU, then download those drivers too but wait on installing them. Also download the latest LUCID Logix drivers. All you want to do for this step is to cleanly install your main GPU drivers (the GPU with the monitor attached) and reboot when finished.
  • Step Alpha 4: After reboot, the card should be visible in device manager and everything should appear as normal. This is when you attempt to install Lucid Hydra Logix. If it fails, go to step Alpha 5. Only if it succeeds first attempt, shut down the computer, install the second card into Slot 3, then turn it on. Once in Windows install the GPUs drivers if necessary, then reboot again. If everything appears in Device Manager and Lucid Hydra Logix is installed, you are done!
  • Step Alpha 5: So it failed, no worries. Turn the computer off, grab your second GPU and physically install this card to slot 2 or 4, NOT SLOT 5. Once you have all the cables in and screws tightened, turn on the computer, and let it automatically install the driver if its the same brand of card. If its a different brand, you will need to download the latest drivers if you didn't have them ready, then install them. It will ask you to reboot. Say no (Reboot Later.) Attempt to install Lucid Hydra Logix one more time, if it fails OR succeeds continue.
  • Step Alpha 6: If LHL failed to install, check your GPUs, make sure they are plugged in (lol Eclipse) and also make sure they are in all the way in the motherboard. Also, if the GPUs are possibly dead, stop wasting your time and make sure they work first on their own. After it fails, go ahead and reboot once, and try installing again. For all intents and purposes, it should succeed and after it does it will ask you to Reboot, click the option that does not restart. Now shut down the computer.
  • Step Alpha 7: We have Lucid installed, NOW we physically install/move the secondary GPU (i.e. Non-master GPU) to Slot 3, like you wanted. Then just turn the computer on after it is properly installed. Let it boot into Windows, it should auto configure your card (without need for re-installing the drivers.) Once you think its finished auto-installing drivers, restart your computer immediately. Once the computer turns back on, you should have the cards where you want them and Lucid Chipset driver should be installed under System Device (all can be confirmed with Device Manager.) Also check your taskbar for Lucids control panel, this is how you enable disable Lucid.
Step Two: Physically install the cards avoiding slot 1 and slot 3 combination at this time, refer to Step Alpha 0 if you want to try and use that slot combinations. Make sure everything is connected and installed correctly. I am assuming you are installing a fresh copy of Windows in this step, if you are adding a new card go to Step Three. You need to install all the relevant software pertaining to your motherboard (i.e. ASUS Disk.) DO NOT INSTALL LUCID DRIVERS. When that is completed and you have done all your reboots, make sure you have internet connections setupz and have access to the internebulous.

Step Three: Begin by downloading the latest drivers for you GPU (or ones you know work well for you.) I recommend latest nVidia drivers always and currently version 10.10c~d for Catalyst drivers and 58xx ATi cards. Install Catalyst profiles if you want as well. Properly install (cleanly) all relevant drivers AND reboot every single time it asks.

Step Four: Once you have gotten everything installed and confirmed this with Device Manager. Download the latest Lucid drivers and begin installation. It should install fine, and ask you to reboot so go ahead and do so. Let everything startup on its own, give it a few minutes to sit idle on desktop, and just reboot one more time. That should complete the Lucid installation and it should work smoothly after this point. Note: There should be no error message saying that you can not install Lucid at this point. Should, being the optimal word, if there is an issue, verify and double verify that both cards are properly installed. If they appear to be working and it still won't install, you have to verify its working by switching monitor cable after all just because the card is installed doesn't mean its working right. Reboot, then if you have a good display, and everything appears normal post on here so we can trouble shoot.

Step Five: Profit or Prophet... hahaha silly me and my Crysis joke.

Word on Tri-GPUs: Pretty much cut and dry everything is the same for Tri-GPU except you can use any slot assignment except for 1 + 3 + 5 right off the bat. You have to to do it 1+2+4 or 1+2+5 and then after complete installation then you can consider moving the cards around.

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Troubleshooting

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Q. How do I properly install Lucid HydraLogix?
A. Depends. Read installation guide.

Q. What cards do you recommend for the Tri-GPU titles?
A. The EXACT same Brand, revision (reference or non-ref), and model
number. So identical cards.

Q. Why is that?
A. Lucid's Tri-GPU support is very ALPHA and even they recommend for the
best performance, use identical GPUs. I tried it myself with 5870s and had quite
a few glitches just because I didn't run the exact same models (reference vs.
non-reference.)

Q. Can I use a 5970 with a 295?
A. No, no single board/slot dual-GPUs are currently supported.

Q. So can I use a Quad-GPU setup?
A. Yes you can but not Quad-GPU + Lucid + rendering. You may use three
cards for rendering video
and an extra maybe used for Physx if it
is nVidia. You can also also try QuadFirex / Quad-SLi, however I
do not believe it will work on our motherboard. Not sure exactly
why, but it has to do with Slot 5. Slot 5 configuration doesn't seem
to work with GPUs and non-Lucid setups. I would go as far as saying
its a Lucid only PCI-E slot but people have gotten the OCZ Revo Drive
other PCI-E peripherals to work there.


Q. Number 12 of my 1,307 GPUs is not being used?!?!
A. Simple really, only supports two/three GPU setups. Read the
compatibility charts above!

Q. No wai!!! Just because my game doesn't say Tri-GPU support
I can't use it?

A. Yes wai!!! The drivers lock it down.

Q. BUT I BOUGHT THE CARDS ALREADY?!
A. Well why did you do that?

Q. BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WRITE THE GUIDE YET?!
A. Uh... instruction manual.

Q. My game isn't on that list, what can I expect?
A. You should expect default mode, however, if you feel like trying to
make DUAL-GPU profiles, they can be manually configured it the software
under the second tab. Don't expect miracles though.

Q. When I hit print screen for a screenie, its all black, how come?
A. A screenshot is much more complicated when using Lucid. As of
right now there isn't away to take a screenie unless the game or
program itself has it built in such as Unigine or WoW.

Q. Do I need CrossfireX or SLi Bridges?
A. No, but I recommend them so you can switch to CrossfireX or SLi
(with SLI-Hack installed) whenever you have issues with Lucid. They
DO NOT affect performance in anyway. Note: THIS IS ONLY
FOR CARDS THAT CAN CROSSFIREX OR SLI TOGETHER, DO NOT
CONNECT CARDS THAT DON'T MIX TOGETHER.


Q. I am trying to use CrossfireX or SLi but games keep crashing/games
keep artifacting/games show up as black only?

A. This is a tough one, but your best bet is to disable Hydra Logix in
in Device Manager. If that does not work, try re-enabling it, just so
you can uninstall all the software, and reboot. If there is an unknown
device in Device Manager that you are sure is Hydra Logix, go ahead
and disable it too. Note: This should disable PCI-E slot 5 if using a
GPU, just for your info
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Current Driver Information

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Lucid Hydra Logix v 1.7.1.0.4a (January 17th, 2011)

Hotfix:
Improved performance in Mid and Low end GPUs.

Changes:
  • 3DMark11 support.
  • NVIDIA GTX570 GPU support.
  • ATI HD69xx support.
  • Nvidia WHQL Driver 263.09 issues fixed.
  • ATI WHQL driver 10.12 support.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum bug fixed.
  • Optimization Indicator bar feature added.
  • GUI new look and features.
  • Passmark test tool on Vista - fixed.
  • Devil May Cry 4 benchmark issue fixed.
  • ALT+TAB issues fixed.
  • GTS250 + HD5670 configuration supported.
Known Issues:
  • Unigine DX11 can take a long time to exit.
  • Starcraft 2 performance.
  • 3DMark06 may crash with ATi driver 10.12a.
  • Rebooting after uninstalling older Hydra revision may cause user to manually restart installation.
  • No support for windowed mode.
  • It is recommended to connect the display to the strongest GPU.
  • 3x GPUs mode performs best with 3 identical GPUs.
  • Running 3DMark and Unigine benchmarks with FRAPS application is active my cause crash (even if HydraLogix is disabled.)
  • With HydraLogix driver installed, QuadfireX may cause some games to crash.

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Handy Dandy Links

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-= Lucid Logix -=-
-= Official FAQ -=-
-= Latest Drivers -=-
-= OMG CAIN I NEED HELP STILL (Lucid Tech Support) =-
-= nVidia Drivers =-
-= ATi Drivers =-
-= Custom ATi Driver (Von Dach's) =-
-= Custom nVidia Drivers (LaptopVideo2Go) =-
 

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If you are experiencing high north bridge temperatures this may be the reason why. As far as I know this only effected the earlier boards and has sence been fixed but if you think you may have a problem here is the solution.
Thanks to bavarianblessed (original post.)

After removing the heatsink this is what was found.
Northbridge: No thermal material.

Contact point on the heatsink, never made contact.

Southbridge: Made contact but was applied somewhat off.

Contact point on the heatsink.


Here is part of the problem:

It looks as though the hole for that support isn't tapped straight or deep enough. I found some aluminum from the drilling process in the hole. I used a small drill bit to clean it out. I also measured the standoffs they used to mount the heat sink.

The brass standoff on the left was on the SB, the aluminum on the right is from the NB.
After cleaning the hole I reinstalled the aluminum standoff and still didn't get full contact so I used a metal file to shave it down to the same height as the SB standoffs.

Here is the contact on the NB after I did that

Seems to have fixed the issue. Oh and btw, that yellow funk is paraffin wax. It was a pita to remove but I got it all and replaced it with OCZ Freeze.

He never did say how much better his temperatures were but I would bet that they were much better.

This was on a formula board but may be the same for the extreme.
 

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Bios Information:
Extreme:
0502 increase stability(fix lucid from 0406)

0406 increase stability(Increase OC ability, add levels of LLC, can not use profiles from 0243, brakes Lucid)

0243 Inital Bios(not bad but If you have it you need to Flash)

Formula:
1102 new CPU support

1005 Improve system stability

0905 Fix the system may not shut down by pressing the power button for 4 seconds when VID manual mode is enabled.

0801 Improve certain CPU performance

0707 1.Enable SATA down mode support to fix the Samsung SATA2 HDD issue.
2.Enhance gaming performance.
3.Enable the support of DDRIII-2000 under full 4 DIMM configuration when using Thuban processor.
4.Enhance SATA6G performance
5.Enable fix CPU multiplier for 6-core processor when disabling [Cool and Quiet] in BIOS.

0701 Improve the stability of certain hard drives.

0602 Update strings "CPB Control" to "AMD Turbo CORE technology" in BIOS.

0505 initial release (update!)
 

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Benchmarks: GPUs & CPUs

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Insert Benchmarks Here!

Quick List of Benchmarks:
AIDA 64
PassMark CPU Benchmark
wPrime v 2.0.4
3DMark Vantage v 1.0.2 (last one)
Unigine Heaven 2.1
3DMark 2011 v 1.0.1
Cinebench R11.5
MaxxPi2
MaxxMem2

Game Benchmarks (using configuration manager tools)
Crysis (32-bit) (Dx10)
Crysis Warhead (Dx10)
Metro 2033 (Dx11)
Aliens vs. Predator (Dx11)
Far Cry 2 (Dx10)

Possibly:
Grand Theft Auto IV
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Lucid Tri-GPU Benchmarks

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http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AgLiKaiBbWsXdF8yb050WlZ0VFdrU0R0QzlFc2xmd0E&w=73&h=540&gid=4&single=true Google Spreadsheet
 

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I think it looks ok tbh. And Performance before Looks any day
i just bought my C3F in January, and even though i consider performance in the first place, i won't be getting hexacores, or Sata 6.0/USB 3.0 devices any soon, also this one gives me all that i need for now.. none of my games are that heavy, and i still need a new GPU
 
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i just bought my C3F in January, and even though i consider performance in the first place, i won't be getting hexacores, or Sata 6.0/USB 3.0 devices any soon, also this one gives me all that i need for now.. none of my games are that heavy, and i still need a new GPU
Fairenuf then
 

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im loving the overclocker extreme edition... i may upgrade sooner than i thought
 

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From the looks of the current 890GX motherboards, I'm going to be guessing the 890FX ones will be around the same price as the current ones, maybe a tad bit more. So looks like it might be more affordable for me along with the new CPU and a 5870.

Anybody got an estimated ETA on the 890FX? I'm predicting the end of the month.
 

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Hey Foxy, do you know how much these boards will cost? Here's all the sneak peak of the 890FX boards.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/news/26166/

I am leaning heavy on the Gigabyte board a lot. I really like the layout.
 
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From the looks of the current 890GX motherboards, I'm going to be guessing the 890FX ones will be around the same price as the current ones, maybe a tad bit more. So looks like it might be more affordable for me along with the new CPU and a 5870.

Anybody got an estimated ETA on the 890FX? I'm predicting the end of the month.
April.....

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Hey Foxy, do you know how much these boards will cost? Here's all the sneak peak of the 890FX boards.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/news/26166/

I am leaning heavy on the Gigabyte board a lot. I really like the layout.
They are all pretty good boards/layouts but its just down to personal preference, Im sticking with the Asus CH 4 Extreme just because rumours have it it will be an overclockers wet dream
 

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Agreed,
I'm so getting one of these when they're released, along with a PII X6 (If their any good fingers crossed) and to hell with the consequences. I sucks a little for me because I bought a Crosshair III Formula last year, but in hind sight, I was a little too eager to upgrade. Should have waited for something like this which is a little more future proof what with the USB 3.0, Sata 3 and all the other bells and whistles. Typical

P.s, I totally love the looks. It looks like it means some serious business. I'll be interested to see some benchies


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Oh yess, I cant wait

I think it looks ok tbh. And Performance before Looks any day

Edit..Now also added the Formula IV mobo. may aswell have both the new crosshair boards In one place
 
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****!!!! ugh this better not come out for a while i just bought my crosshair III

April-ish...

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Agreed,
I'm so getting one of these when they're released, along with a PII X6 (If their any good fingers crossed) and to hell with the consequences. I sucks a little for me because I bought a Crosshair III Formula last year, but in hind sight, I was a little too eager to upgrade. Should have waited for something like this which is a little more future proof what with the USB 3.0, Sata 3 and all the other bells and whistles. Typical

P.s, I totally love the looks. It looks like it means some serious business. I'll be interested to see some benchies

Dont worry, I will be pushing what ever cpu I have at the time to the limit with the board
 

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now they need to release a waterblock for the chipsets and ill be sold for sure

edit:
well really ill wait till i see easier overclocks. although it sounds promising on paper, but so many other things do the same but dont come through.
 
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now they need to release a waterblock for the chipsets and ill be sold for sure
and lets hope its a bit better than the crosshair 3 one
 

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What will be the price difference between this and the extreme edition?
 
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