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Asus Crosshair IV Formula

AMD Phenom II X6 AMD 890FX / SB850 Dual DDR3 2000(O.C.) * Read more

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Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Motherboard Review

PC Perspective
29 September 2010
  • Excerpt: I have a soft spot for motherboards, and always have.  I can remember back in 1996 when AMD was on the cusp of releasing the K6 processor, I became quite interested in what kind of boards could run it.  Firing up my AOL account (Laramie had very limited ISP options at the time), I was able to do some simple searches to find specifications and reviews of motherboards that supported this new “wonder” processor.
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Overall 9

Asus Crosshair IV Formula Review

maximum pc
9 September 2010
  • Summary: This motherboard blows (in a good way) << Back to the Mobo Roundup Landing Page
  • Pros: Tons of fan headers; X-Fi module; attention to detail.
  • Cons: Too few PCI-E slots.
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ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Review

Legit Reviews
22 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Today we have the opportunity to take an in depth look at the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula. The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is an AMD based motherboard that is based on AMD’s 890FX chipset. The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard is the cream of the crop when it comes to AMD based motherboards from ASUS. Though the price tag of $225 may cause some to shy away, for those that are willing to pay a premium for an enthusiast board, a premium board is what you will get!
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ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review

mad shrimps
4 June 2010
  • Summary: It is time to present the first 890FX motherboard that entered the Shrimps lab. And boy does it look stunning, ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you: The Asus Crosshair IV Formula. The previous Crosshair III was a master in efficiency, can the new 890FX chipset top the older generation? How does it pair with the new 6-Core Thuban CPU ? Let us go and explore this new addition to the Republic Of Gamer product line-up.
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Asus Crosshair IV Formula

2 June 2010
  • Summary: Verdict: If games and overclocking are your thing, the Asus is a well-rounded 890FX board to build your rig around.
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Asus – Crosshair IV Formula

30 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Asus charges a steep price for the Crosshair IV Formula but you get masses of hardware features in return. Despite the cost we feel this AMD motherboard offers decent value for money and there is no denying that it looks absolutely gorgeous.
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Performance 9
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD-890FX Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
28 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Although we strive to be as objective as possible, any review will reflect to some extent the perceptions and biases of the reviewer. Also, keep in mind that the computer market is very volatile, and that today's killer super product can easily become yesterday's also-ran as the market competition changes. Don't base a purchase decision solely on this review, but use it as part of your research.
  • Pros: Pretty!, Excellent board layout, Supports triple-card CrossFireX, More overclocking features and methods than you will ever use, Achieves very high overclocks, 6 native SATA 6Gb/s ports, two USB 3.0 ports, ASUS custom chips add useful power saving, automatic overclocking features
  • Cons: Expensive enthusiast-level product, Only a single BIOS chip, No thermal probes included, No multimeter probe connectors, Can't use DDR2 memory from your existing AMD system
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
25 May 2010
  • Excerpt: As everyone knows, AMD just recently pushed their hexa-core Phenom II X6 out the door. This new CPU is a $300 six core piece of silicon that promises performance at a low price. The opinions were mixed about how well it managed this feat, but there is no question that AMD has pushed out the top end chipset for this CPU in the form of the 890FX.
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Overall 9

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 - Thuban's best friend?

18 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula can be purchased from the following reputable etailers: At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
7 May 2010
  • Summary: Every so often a product comes to TechwareLabs that simply WOWs us with one or two neat features or concept that we proudly award the product the TechwareLabs Recommended, or Approved Hardware Award and on occasion, we award the Awesome Hardware Award. The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is one of those products that have exceeded all expectations due to all the feature and capabilities of a motherboard.
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