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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula and Extreme Motherboards Pictured

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ASUS makes a return to the higher-end of the AMD platform with two motherboards in its elite Republic of Gamers (ROG) series, with the Crosshair IV Formula and Crosshair IV Extreme. Both motherboards are based on the AMD 890FX + SB850 chipset, and support socket AM3 processors. While the Crosshair IV Formula targets high-end gaming builds, the Crosshair IV Extreme goes all out to woo overclockers. The Crosshair IV Formula, to begin with, has six expansion slots, of which four are PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (operating at x8 when all are populated, or x16, NC, x16, NC), and two PCI slots. The SB850 southbridge gives out six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, while an additional controller gives out two 3 Gb/s ports (one being eSATA). The CPU is powered by a 10+2 phase VRM, with two phase memory power. Connectivity includes 8+2 channel audio with SPDIF connectivity, gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, eSATA, two USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. The board supports the iROG feature, along with a host of other overclocker-friendly features.

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Very nice.:)
 

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good mobo for all you AMD fans :)
 

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k my head just exploded, i expect to see our first UD7 too
 
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Nice to see some AMD support again, would have been cool if the chipset cooling had some barbs though.
 
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I have tears in my eyes right now.....but maybe there is a lot of dust in the air. ;)

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I wonder what onboard sound solution these will use with the absence of the SupremeFX audio riser. Good to see that ASUS is still developing enthusiast AMD motherboards. :)
 

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Hellooo, My new motherboard. :)
 

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the formula IV is nice, I like how you can fit in a PCI sound card (on the Crosshair III it blocks the GPU fan)
 
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thanks alot i just had cream in my pants.Man when are these bad boys coming out?
 
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Still hoping for a Crosshair IV Gene. C'mon ASUS do it!
 
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One grudge I have is that many of ASUS's high end boards have brown PCBs...
 
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Looks like this will be my next mobo, unless I come into some money and want to go i7 :)
 

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heh heh heh,

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Is that Crosshair Formula really brown or just looks that way due to lighting? Most of Asus high end boards are black...
 

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now if anyone needs to get this board....
 
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Gogo AMD...;)
 
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I have tears in my eyes right now.....but maybe there is a lot of dust in the air. ;)

Kei
I had the same thought. Since I'm a Cubs fan red would look good with my color theme of blue.
 

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now if anyone needs to get this board....
hahahahahaha i was thinking about the extreme but my fortress 2 says ATX and below and i dont think im gonna quadfire anytime soon so lol i think its formula again i already have my III buyer ;)

heh heh heh,

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Is that Crosshair Formula really brown or just looks that way due to lighting? Most of Asus high end boards are black...
nah its the flash all there boards are golden - chocolate. In person they look black.
Crosshair III no flash.
http://www.motherboards.org/imageview.html?i=/images/reviews/motherboards/1911_p3_1.jpg

Crosshair III flash.
http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/pcw/docs/170/158/asus3.jpg

ProbitProbitProbitProoooooobit....... premature overclock.
 
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maybe it's the AMD boards...

my Maximus Formula is definately Black
 
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Holy shiiite! They look so nice darn ROG boards rofl.
 

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The PCB is black, it's the copper circuits that make it look chocolate.