• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

ASUS Crosshair II Formula Hits Retail

malware

New Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2004
Messages
5,422 (1.13/day)
Likes
954
Location
Bulgaria
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 VID: 1.2125
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P rev.2.0
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme + Noctua NF-S12 Fan
Memory 4x1 GB PQI DDR2 PC2-6400
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame Radeon HD 4890 1 GB GDDR5
Storage 2x 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 32 MB RAID0
Display(s) BenQ G2400W 24-inch WideScreen LCD
Case Cooler Master COSMOS RC-1000 (sold), Cooler Master HAF-932 (delivered)
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic + Logitech Z-5500 Digital THX
Power Supply Chieftec CFT-1000G-DF 1kW
Software Laptop: Lenovo 3000 N200 C2DT2310/3GB/120GB/GF7300/15.4"/Razer
#1
For users who require extreme graphical support and robust performance, ASUS is launching the new ASUS Crosshair II Formula Motherboard. This powerful motherboard includes innovative technologies like CPU Level Up, Hybrid SLI and 3-Way SLI for the best performance and graphical support. It is also ready for AMD Socket AM2+ Phenom FX / Phenom X4 / Phenom X2 / Athlon X2 / Sempron and legacy AM2 processors; and features up to 5200 MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0-based system bus speeds for AM2+ CPUs.

Show full news post
 
Joined
Apr 23, 2005
Messages
307 (0.07/day)
Likes
187
Location
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Processor AMD FX-8350 "Vishera"
Motherboard Asus M5A99X EVO
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory G.Skill DDR3 2133MHz 16GB
Video Card(s) CrossfireX Asus 5850
Storage Crucial C300 128GB
Display(s) Samsung SA950
Case Coolermaster Storm Sniper
Power Supply Corsair AX850
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
#2
This looks pretty sweet, but I got a few questions that I can't seem to find the answers for.
Does Hybrid SLI work with only 1 discrete graphic card or will it work with 2 or even 3 cards in either a SLI or Tri-SLI set up? I also noticed that AMD-ATI hybrid solutions is limited to the 3450 card (if I'm not mistaken). Will this Hybrid-SLI work with any beast of a card (ie 9800X2)?
I can really see the use of turning off a 9800X2 when typing messages on TPU, don't you?
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
1,773 (0.48/day)
Likes
232
Location
Detroit, MI
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte z97X-Gaming 7
Memory 4x4GB Kingston/Micron DDR3 665mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) AMD HD7930
Storage Intel 180GB SSD (boot), Intel 240GB SSD, 2x Samsung 512GB SSD's, Hitachi 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" Qnix PLS LCD @1440, 27" Samsung Syncmaster@1080, 24" HP EliteDisplay @1200
Power Supply Corsair Modular HX620w
Software Windows 10 Pro
#3
The integrated should kick in when there are no 3d apps being used, afaik. Tis the only real point of doing it with a decent card. Not sure if it shuts down entirely though, which would be a big plus as the GX2 is still a watt-sucker on idle settings.
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,192 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,796
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#4
problem is when the card goes into that state of non use, it could actually get stuck that way, so In my opinion its not a good idea to shut a card down for normal use, since software can be buggy, look at fan controlling.
 

ShinyG

New Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2005
Messages
185 (0.04/day)
Likes
13
Location
Romania
System Name My Computer
Processor Intel 2600K@4.4Ghz
Motherboard ASUS Z68
Cooling Scythe Mugen
Memory 2x4Gb
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD7850
Storage 1xA-Datat SSD 64GB; 1x WD RE3 500GB; 1x Maxtor 750GB
Display(s) Dell Ultrasharp 2005FPW
Case Antec 900 + cable management + Zalman fan ctrl
Audio Device(s) Asus XONAR DS
Power Supply Corsair 520HX
Software Win 7 Pro
Benchmark Scores I've fried plenty o' parts when not OCing. Need to start doing it again to avoid problems...
#5
Cool, nVidia didn't give up on AMD processors yet!
Hopefully we'll see nVidia's 780a SLI going against AMD's 790FX in a review soon!
A comparison between Hybrid-SLI and HybridCrossfire would also be quite cool!
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,192 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,796
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#6
well buddy its like this, better off having Crossfire and SLI for AMD and Intel wether it be home chips or 3rd party, only reason I think Nvidia Released SLI again for AMD was the fact of SkullTrail=Crossfire and SLI.
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
1,773 (0.48/day)
Likes
232
Location
Detroit, MI
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte z97X-Gaming 7
Memory 4x4GB Kingston/Micron DDR3 665mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) AMD HD7930
Storage Intel 180GB SSD (boot), Intel 240GB SSD, 2x Samsung 512GB SSD's, Hitachi 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" Qnix PLS LCD @1440, 27" Samsung Syncmaster@1080, 24" HP EliteDisplay @1200
Power Supply Corsair Modular HX620w
Software Windows 10 Pro
#7
nVidia's probably getting nervous over all the talk of Intel getting into the graphics market again. If shit hits the fan, they need to be in good with the chipset business with both CPU companies, or start making their own processors. I hear AMD has a fab plant available for hire...
 

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,326 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,426
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#8
NVidia targets that part of the market that would pick up a Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition and the likes. The 9850 BE already looks very promising and users would want PCI-E 2.0 and SLI.

I was waiting for this to roll out. NForce 780a.
 

WarEagleAU

Bird of Prey
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
Messages
10,809 (2.59/day)
Likes
529
Location
Gurley, AL
System Name Boddha Getta Boddha Getta Bah!
Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
Cooling Custom Water. EK 240MM Kit, Supreme HSF - Runs 35C
Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
#9
Are those 9850s out yet? That is something I am eagerly salivating over. It probably wont happen until I get back from Orlando in May, but hey, Ill just jizz thinking about it :roll:
 

Solaris17

Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
19,261 (4.28/day)
Likes
6,066
Location
Florida
System Name Not named yet
Processor I5 7640x 5Ghz 24/7
Motherboard MSI x299 Tomahawk Arctic
Cooling Corsair H55
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4 3000mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080TI
Storage 2x Seagate 3TB Drives (RAID 0) 1x Seagate 256GB SSD 1x Adata 120GB SSD
Display(s) 3x AOC Q2577PWQ
Case Inwin 303 White (Thermaltake Ring 120mm Purple accent)
Audio Device(s) Onboard on Audio-Technica ATH-AG1
Power Supply Seasonic 1050W Snow
Mouse Roccat Tyon White
Keyboard Ducky Shine 6
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
#10
"phenom x2" care to elaborate i didnt know ther were making x2 procs did i miss an article?
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
26,555 (6.38/day)
Likes
7,460
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#11
This looks pretty sweet, but I got a few questions that I can't seem to find the answers for.
Does Hybrid SLI work with only 1 discrete graphic card or will it work with 2 or even 3 cards in either a SLI or Tri-SLI set up? I also noticed that AMD-ATI hybrid solutions is limited to the 3450 card (if I'm not mistaken). Will this Hybrid-SLI work with any beast of a card (ie 9800X2)?
I can really see the use of turning off a 9800X2 when typing messages on TPU, don't you?
it is currently limited to the 2400XT and 3450 but they are adding support for higher end cards
 

jkatt12

New Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Messages
205 (0.06/day)
Likes
4
Location
Arkansas
System Name PreenGoop
Processor amd phenom II 955 x4
Motherboard asus m3n-ht deluxe
Cooling CoolIT Freezone cpu cooler
Memory corsair dominator xms ddr2 1066 8gb
Video Card(s) xfx gtx 280 xxx edition
Storage 2x - sata/300 320gb and 750gb
Display(s) samsung 204b 21" lcd
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply pc power & cooling silencer 750 quad (crossfire edition)
Software windows vista x64 ultimate sp1
#12
any word on the release date of this asus mb?
 
Joined
Apr 12, 2008
Messages
1 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#13
Asus Crosshair 2 Formula

I have read that this new board from ASUS has been released as of April 4th. But none of the vendors that I checked with has the board yet. Has there been a delay in the release or is ASUS just slow in getting the product to the vendors?
 
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
2 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#14
I have read that this new board from ASUS has been released as of April 4th. But none of the vendors that I checked with has the board yet. Has there been a delay in the release or is ASUS just slow in getting the product to the vendors?
My understanding is that Asus jumped the gun on this press release and it has since been removed.

I expect Availability to be May 1st 2008 :nutkick: The Green Smiley is NVIDIA's Delay ~ The Yellow Smiley is US.

If nvidia intends to delay any longer than that we all might as well go with an intel chipset with an intel chip. :laugh:
 

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,326 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,426
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#15
I have read that this new board from ASUS has been released as of April 4th. But none of the vendors that I checked with has the board yet. Has there been a delay in the release or is ASUS just slow in getting the product to the vendors?
Apparently, it's taken off the ASUS website too, in its place, the M3N-HT Deluxe is placed.
 

jkatt12

New Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Messages
205 (0.06/day)
Likes
4
Location
Arkansas
System Name PreenGoop
Processor amd phenom II 955 x4
Motherboard asus m3n-ht deluxe
Cooling CoolIT Freezone cpu cooler
Memory corsair dominator xms ddr2 1066 8gb
Video Card(s) xfx gtx 280 xxx edition
Storage 2x - sata/300 320gb and 750gb
Display(s) samsung 204b 21" lcd
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply pc power & cooling silencer 750 quad (crossfire edition)
Software windows vista x64 ultimate sp1
#16
asus m3n-ht nforce 780a

found 2 sites, 1 was out of stock, other had one!

i just ordered it!!!!

Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe Socket AM2+/ nForce 780a SLI/ DDR2-1066/ 3-Way SLI/ HDMI/ ATX Motherboard MB-M3NHTDX $242.75 $242.75
Sub Total $242.75
Tax $0.00


Shipment method: UPS 2nd Day Air Shipping & Handling $37.12

Rush Fee $5.99
Total $285.86
 
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
2 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#17
www.zipzoomfly.com Has it.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10008344&prodlist=celebros
Bought it Yesterday.

10008344 ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe nVidia nForce 780a SLI AM2+ Phenom FX /
Phenom X4 / Phenom X2 / Athlon X2 /AM2 Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron Socket AM2+ 5200 MHz PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) ATX Motherboard Retail $249.99 1 $249.99

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sub Total: $249.99
Discount: $0.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $9.93 Fed Ex 2 Day

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ORDER TOTAL: $259.92

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10008344&prodlist=celebros
 
Joined
Apr 14, 2008
Messages
3,338 (0.95/day)
Likes
500
Location
Brooklyn, New York 11223
System Name Mine | Dad + Mom
Processor E8500 E0 Wolfdale @ 4.6GHz 1.5V | E2180 M0 Allendale @ 3.0GHz 1.3V
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
Cooling Xigmatek Rifle HDT-S1283 w/ SFF21F Fan | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 1.02GHz CL5 | OCZ Reaper 2x2GB 1.05GHz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB 820/1020MHz | Sapphire 4850 1GB 700/1100MHz
Storage WD VR 150GB 10K RPM + WD 500GB 7.2K RPM | WD 200GB 7.2K RPM
Display(s) Acer P243WAID 24" 1920x1200 LCD | Acer V193W 19" 1440x900 LCD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full-Tower | Antec Twelve Hundred Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer w/ Z-5500 5.1 | On-Board Audio w/ S-220 2.1
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750W Non-Modular | Corsair HX-520W Modular
Software Windows Vista Home Premium X64 | Windows Vista Home Premium X64
Benchmark Scores Not Wasting Time!
#18
Joined
Apr 7, 2008
Messages
425 (0.12/day)
Likes
43
Location
Clermont, FL
System Name Fixxer Upper
Processor Intel Core2Quad Q9450 @ 2.66Ghz
Motherboard ASUS Rampage Formula x48
Cooling Xigmatec 120mm Rifle Cooler
Memory 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2-1066 OCZ Reaper
Video Card(s) XFX HD4890 1GB DDR5 CF w/ XFX HD4850 1GB DDR3
Storage Western Digital 320 Caviar in Raid 0, Samsung Spingpoint F1 500GB
Display(s) LG 22" (L226WTQ)
Case Silverstone TJ09
Audio Device(s) Supreme FX II w/ Logitech G51 5.1
Power Supply BFG 1000W Modular PSU
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Benchmark Scores 7.7 in Windows 7
#19
Still waiting for it on the egg. I want to see their price before I buy. Then again not sure whether or not I want to go SLI with my Phenom. but i would need a better AM2+ with an AMD northbridge. Haven't seen any "good" looking boards with those chips on them, anyway. And the Crosshair looks great. Features to boot for the price is pretty good. Then again there is the one that looks almost exactly like this by ASUS and it is $30 cheaper.
 

KBD

New Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2007
Messages
2,477 (0.63/day)
Likes
275
Location
The Rotten Big Apple
Processor Intel e8600 @ 4.9 Ghz
Motherboard DFI Lanparty DK X48-T2RSB Plus
Cooling Water
Memory 2GB (2 x 1GB) of Buffalo Firestix DDR2-1066
Video Card(s) MSI Radeon HD 4870 1GB OC (820/950) & tweaking
Storage 2x 74GB Velociraptors in RAID 0; 320 GB Barracuda 7200.10
Display(s) 22" Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB
Case Silverstone TJ09-BW
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Profesional
Power Supply Ultra X3 800W
Software Windows XP Pro w/ SP3
#21

Bongwater

New Member
Joined
May 10, 2008
Messages
1 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#22