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ASUS Crosshair III Formula Cometh

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ASUS finally got generous with AMD enthusiasts seeking an avant-grade Republic of Gamers motherboard to drive the AMD Dragon platform. Enter Crosshair III. Traditionally, ASUS used the Crosshair name for high-end AMD motherboards based on NVIDIA nForce chipsets, but this time around, it will be using AMD's workhorse high-end desktop chipset: AMD 790FX coupled with SB750. The choice could have been influenced by two factors: reasonable demand for ATI Radeon graphics, and the Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) feature vendors haven't been able to ship with nForce chipsets so far.

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That's how a high-end AMD board should look! :rockout: I want.
 
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Wow! That board makes me want to price together a AM3 set up!!!
 

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Just what I've been waiting for.
 
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Finally an AMD chipset for ROG, but it should be done with the next RD890 chipset.

Anyway better late than never. The board looks OK.:rockout:
 
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This board looks good (well, a LOT better than the other AMD high end boards).

Looking closer at it though i'm a bit dissapointed that it has 3x pci-e 1x slots, 1xpci and 2x pci-e 16x slots, i'd rather have had another 16x pci-e slot or another pci slot for those with a pci wireless card and a pci sound or tv tuner card and get rid of one of the pci-e x1 slots...

As for the location of the CMOS battery on a board which should be used with high-end dual slot graphics cards :shadedshu ....
 
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Bout F'in time!!!! :rockout:

But now I gotta get an AM3 CPU... :mad:
 

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Must be Painful to NV to have Asus go with AMD this round on chipsets, Especially for the ROG series chipset, I suspect EVGA may eventually join in as the x58 SLI they have is an excellent choice for CFX/SLI3X. Seems NV can only sell SLI as a platform on AMD CPUs or CUDA anymore.
 
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This board looks good (well, a LOT better than the other AMD high end boards).

Looking closer at it though i'm a bit dissapointed that it has 3x pci-e 1x slots, 1xpci and 2x pci-e 16x slots, i'd rather have had another 16x pci-e slot or another pci slot for those with a pci wireless card and a pci sound or tv tuner card and get rid of one of the pci-e x1 slots...

As for the location of the CMOS battery on a board which should be used with high-end dual slot graphics cards :shadedshu ....
Yeah, the location of the Cmos battery is a bit strange, but if you look around, a lot of companies have it right under teh first PCI-e slot, or the second.. I have to take my 2nd card out whenever I overclock, so if there is a error, and I need to take that battery out, I don't have to spend 5 mins taking the card out..
 
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WOW! Nice looks! Finally AMD get's a good scheme! layout is kinda a bitch tho....=/
 
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Nice, is it the first asus amd high-end mobo?
 
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Yeah, the location of the Cmos battery is a bit strange, but if you look around, a lot of companies have it right under teh first PCI-e slot, or the second.. I have to take my 2nd card out whenever I overclock, so if there is a error, and I need to take that battery out, I don't have to spend 5 mins taking the card out..
The CLR button on the back of the board works, you will not need to remove BAT, at least with the Crosshair II, I never had to.
 

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hello my new mobo
 
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The CLR button on the back of the board works, you will not need to remove BAT, at least with the Crosshair II, I never had to.
It's a maybe on the thing... When you oc a processor to high, to where the bios deson't want to do a thing.. You'd have to take out the battery to reset it all.. Yeah, the Clear cmos button is additive to not have to do it, but it doesn't all ways go as planned.. I got stuck for teh first time with my 780i board last week. Was trying to hit 5ghz and bios wouldn't do a thing. Cmos button wouldn't clear it, so the battery was needed to be taken out..
 
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It's a maybe on the thing... When you oc a processor to high, to where the bios deson't want to do a thing.. You'd have to take out the battery to reset it all.. Yeah, the Clear cmos button is additive to not have to do it, but it doesn't all ways go as planned.. I got stuck for teh first time with my 780i board last week. Was trying to hit 5ghz and bios wouldn't do a thing. Cmos button wouldn't clear it, so the battery was needed to be taken out..
Man I know what you mean ;), but as I said, I never needed, but in that case it's not a problem, the board it's on top of the desk, lol.
 
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Man I know what you mean ;), but as I said, I never needed, but in that case it's not a problem, the board it's on top of the desk, lol.
Yeah, I've only had to remove the battery once on this board myself.. Just because I forgot to up the cpu volts from teh start.. lol..

But, the board does look good to think about soemthing AMD this time. I knew there was a reason I was sitting by to build a AM3 rig.. Even that MSI board is looking sweet... But, Gotta wait! lol
 

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This WILL be my next build!!!

Just gotta figure out how to get it by my wife! :D :eek:
 

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Wow its about freaking time. I want one of these, extreme version and also one with the RD890 when it comes out! Looks freaking sweet!
 
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This WILL be my next build!!!

Just gotta figure out how to get it by my wife! :D :eek:
Lol buy her something shiney and distract her with it as you sneak the board into your rig!
 

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It's a maybe on the thing... When you oc a processor to high, to where the bios deson't want to do a thing.. You'd have to take out the battery to reset it all.. Yeah, the Clear cmos button is additive to not have to do it, but it doesn't all ways go as planned.. I got stuck for teh first time with my 780i board last week. Was trying to hit 5ghz and bios wouldn't do a thing. Cmos button wouldn't clear it, so the battery was needed to be taken out..
The CLR CMOS button or Jumper does the exact same thing as removing the bettery, it cuts power to the CMOS which causes it to go blank. Blank CMOS means the BIOS uses default settings.

On modern boards, you should never need to pull the battery, either use the button, or if the board doesn't have a button use the jumper. And you have to remember to cut power to the board, and hold the button down for 10 seconds, or move the jumper over for 10 seconds.