Conclusion: While we like the ability to use any graphics card in a motherboard without having to worry about compatibility, we are not too certain yet as to the benefit of the Lucid chip. For one, our tests show that the performance gain is not always consistent.
Pros: Very sexy looking board, Excellent overclocking option, Five PCI-E slots, Having the ability to mix and match GPUs, Low power consumption, USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s, Status LED, Good build quality, Switchable PCI-E
Cons: EATX form factor, Realtek Audio chip (we kind of expect a little better audio), Fan is a bit noisy, Hydralogix performance still needs work, Pricing
Conclusion: Our comprehensive evaluation of the Crosshair IV Extreme has identified a number of the board's strengths but also a number of pitfalls. In terms of performance, it would generally appear that we are onto a winner here.
Pros: Leading Lucid Performance, Feature Set, Board Layout
ASUS Reveals the Crosshair IV Extreme AMD 890FX Mobo
12 May 2010
Conclusion: While we're in the midst of reviewing a handful of AMD 890FX motherboards to go with your new Thuban-class processors, ASUS dropped us some photos to share of their top AMD 890FX motherboard in the works.
Excerpt: 27. april i fjor lanserte AMDs sin første sekskjerneprosessorer. Samtidig lanserte AMD også deres nye entusiastbrikkesett AMD 890FX. Vi har tidligere sett på en heftig hovedkortmodell fra Asus, Crosshair IV Formula .
Excerpt: Das Crosshair IV Extreme stellt bereits seit einiger Zeit ASUS' Flagschiff betreffend des AMD 890FX Chipsatzes dar. Dabei richtet sich dieses Board ganz klar an Overclocker und PC-Enthusiasten.