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Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Motherboard Review
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.
Excerpt: Any old scrap heap will get you from point A to point B, but it’s about the ride, playa, and that’s where the Crosshair IV Formula shines. Not only does the red and black color scheme look pimp, the board backs up its ferocious style with extensive overclocking controls and enough cooling potential to blow down a brick house. How so? Asus plopped eight freakin’ PWM fan headers around the motherboard.
Pros: Tons of fan headers; X-Fi module; attention to detail.
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Review
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!
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review
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.
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
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.
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 - Thuban's best friend?
18 May 2010
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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.
Summary: The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is a motherboard to lick your fingertips off like it's ice-cream. Though more expensive than your average 890FX motherboard, the investment surely is worth your while if you crave the need for something extreme. You'll receive one terrific looking motherboard, I mean seriously ... the stealthy passive cooling design and black red two-tone theme makes this a hot looking motherboard. Then the choice of component usage is very good as well.