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  • Asus Crosshair V Formula Motherboard Review
  • Asus Crosshair V Formula Motherboard Review



    Enthusiast system builds are not always about having the best of everything but sometimes more about picking the right equipment to make everything work.  For instance, if you wanted to run NVidia video cards in SLI you would be limited to only Intel systems that supported the technology.  AMD Crossfire on the other hand was supported on both Intel and AMD platforms making it a logical choice for enthusiast builders on a budget.  Of course enthusiasts are not all about gaming performance or proper video card support but sometimes just need a system that can overclock with some solid community backing.

    In this review we will be looking at the Asus Crosshair V Formula.  This is a top of the line Republic of Gamers motherboard based on the AMD 990FX chipset supporting the latest AM3+ processors including the new AMD FX "bulldozer" line.
    Motherboard Specifications
    Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
    Chipset: AMD 990FX / AMD SB950
    Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
    Intel, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
    SupremeFX X-Fi 2 built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    SATA 6GB / eSATA / RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    6 x USB 3.0 port(s) - 12 x USB 2.0 port(s)
    ATX Form Factor; 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )  

    For a complete list of features and specifications please consult the Asus Website.