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Asus Crosshair V Formula/ThunderBolt

ROG ThunderBolt LAN/Audio Combo Card 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI&#848 Read more

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Overall 7

Expert Review

16 December 2011
  • Conclusion: If you’re already spending a lot of cash building a custom PC that will be crammed with high-end graphics cards, SATA 6Gbps solid-state drives, and other accessories, the Thunderbolt card will fit in well. That said, the stock Crosshair V Formula board (without the Thunderbolt card) costs about $100 less while still offering Gigabit Ethernet and X-Fi 2 audio, making it a more attractive value for performance-minded builders trying to put together a PC on a reasonable...
  • Pros: Supports both AM3+ and older AM3 processors, Loads of SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 ports, Top-notch audio, Smart layout
  • Cons: Thunderbolt card's audio output is stereo only, No Bluetooth, so lacks ROG Connect support found on other boards in this series
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