Tuesday, May 19th 2009

ASUS Announces ROG Crosshair III Formula, Set Your Sights on Blazing Benchmarks

ASUS, the world's leading producer of motherboards, today put world record-breaking power into the hands of AMD Phenom II users with the launch of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) Crosshair III Formula. Based on the AMD Socket AM3 platform, the Crosshair III Formula harnesses its full complement of ROG-exclusive features and technologies to unleash the full overclocking potential of Phenom II processors—enabling budget-conscious enthusiasts and gamers to enjoy extreme levels of performance at an affordable mid-price point.

Poised for Chart-topping Overclocking Performance
AMD's Phenom II processors have proven capable of being pushed to incredible frequencies when backed by the right hardware—such as the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe—setting several 3DMark06 and CPU-Z world records in recent times. The Crosshair III Formula, with its comprehensive array of industry-leading ROG features, is set to take Phenom II overclocking a big step further—both in terms of benchmarks and simplicity. ASUS' exclusive CPU Level Up feature, for example, delivers the best of both worlds, enabling gamers without much overclocking knowledge to ‘upgrade' their existing processor's performance to that of a better, more expensive processor with just a click or two.

MemOK! The World's Only One-click Memory Rescue Tool
Memory compatibility issues are often the bane of system upgraders, and ASUS is the only motherboard manufacturer in the world that has devised an ingenious tool solely to tackle memory-related problems. Called MemOK!, ASUS' exclusive innovation takes the guesswork and anxiety out of memory upgrading, restoring user confidence and peace of mind. In the event of a boot failure after installing new RAM, all the user has to do is press an easily accessible button on the motherboard and MemOK! will automatically load the failsafe settings needed to ensure a successful system boot. MemOK! is able to rapidly detect and resolve memory issues—even if bad or unstable memory is used!

Supreme In-game Audio with SupremeFX X-Fi and Seamless OC Station Compatibility
The Crosshair III Formula is bundled with a SupremeFX X-Fi sound card that delivers crisp audio and incredibly realistic EAX in-game sound effects. X-Fi CMSS3D's groundbreaking positional audio gives gamers a distinct in-game advantage, while Crystalizer enhances overall audio quality dramatically.

The Crosshair III Formula is also fully compatible with the new ROG OC Station, a pure hardware-based, bay-mounted device with a large 3-inch display that takes overclocking to a whole new level of ease, accuracy and sophistication. When used in conjunction with the Crosshair III Formula, the futuristic-looking OC Station grants users on-the-fly access to overclocking parameters, fan speeds, system information and the Crosshair III Formula's ROG-exclusive features.

Source: ASUS
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17 Comments on ASUS Announces ROG Crosshair III Formula, Set Your Sights on Blazing Benchmarks

#2
enaher
i Read somewhere that about 200 euro, 250-280$, its overpiced in my opinion if thats right.
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Mussels
Moderprator
gets your benchmarks on FIRE.
set your PC ablaze with the latest in red hot performance!

that memok thing sounds lame. do people really have issues installing memory?
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#4
Kitkat
by: Mussels
gets your benchmarks on FIRE.
set your PC ablaze with the latest in red hot performance!

that memok thing sounds lame. do people really have issues installing memory?
unfortunatly yes just check out newegg X% of ppl give bad reviews cause they dont know how to set up ram. Im sure some of them even put it in backwards with a hamer :)
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: ShadowFold
Hey bta got a price estimate?
Between $180 and $220.
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#8
Studabaker
by: btarunr
I very vividly remember.
I do see that this article has more info and what not. Thanks :)
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Studabaker
I do see that this article has more info and what not. Thanks :)
This one is ASUS' announcement of it, that was the run up, that ASUS was working on one such board, and was pictured.
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#10
h3llb3nd4
YAY for ATI lovers:D
I wounder what they're gonna name their next board?
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#11
Paintface
eager to see if this really clocks any better than the gigabyte boards that are half the price.

Thing is with AMD cpus that they often have unlocked multipliers so all the OC stress goes straight to the cpu itself instead of memory or northbridge etc.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: Paintface
eager to see if this really clocks any better than the gigabyte boards that are half the price.

Thing is with AMD cpus that they often have unlocked multipliers so all the OC stress goes straight to the cpu itself instead of memory or northbridge etc.
thats rather true. if you get a black edition, you really only need to concern yourself with how much power the board can put out, and your cooling.
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like it, but I really like Gigabytes UDX 790FX and MSI GD 70.
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#14
Imsochobo
by: WarEagleAU
I like it, but I really like Gigabytes UDX 790FX and MSI GD 70.
Go the MSI, stronger PWM, i've killed 2 gigabytes already :D

Asus boards are pretty solid, but looking on the amd platform lately i havnt seen the WOW board yet, the GD-70 seem to be better specced, and if the ROG here isnt way better than M4a79-t i doubt its a big deal with this board, the GD-70 just seem to be the better choice then.

I ain't a MSI fan, I'm like making jokes about they're "bad" motherboards usually, just like we joke about american cars can turn, some can, corvette for instance.

Msi have made alot of pure basics boards, and thats where my pre-judgement for them comes from, however the GD-70 recives gold everywhere, and if this board doesnt surpass it, the GD-70 is the AM3 board to get if you got the cash ofcourse :)
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#15
Kitkat
I can NEVERRRRRRR go back to the horror story that is MSI. The GD70 is looking like a winner for them (but they desperatly needed that on ANY front right now) If u had to buy now id go Gigabyte UD3. Im disapointed at the fact that its ROG and its still 1600 OC im sure its faster tho. Question is REALLY by how much. I sure hope there some real "ROG" in this board could turn out to be very stable. None the less im generaly excited i hope they are CONCIDERING atleast an extreme version with (DDR3 2133 OC).
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#16
Hayder_Master
it is really cool mobo but still one thing miss "quad pci-e"
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#17
Studabaker
by: hayder.master
it is really cool mobo but still one thing miss "quad pci-e"
not really, we SHOULD be moving AWAY from the need for additional video cards.
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