Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard Powered By AMD 890FX + SB850 Chipset Combo, Designed to Handle Overclocking

Written By Sam on 22 September 2010
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Asus has officially unveiled its latest ROG-branded (Republic of Gamers) motherboard, the Crosshair IV Extreme. The hardware has been designed to handle overclocking and high-end video cards. We may recall ROG was formed four years back with the aim of bringing gaming and overclocking specific hardware to gamers and overclockers the world over. Through technological research and development, ROG hardware – specifically motherboards and graphics cards – seeks to enhance performance and dependability.

The new model supports AM3 processors, is powered by the AMD 890FX + SB850 chipset combo, and includes a range of overclocking functions. Notable features include a HydraLogix SoC that allows CrossFireX or mix-vendor multi-GPU setups. In other words, you can pair any Nvidia/ATI Graphic card, irrespective of the vendor, with each other. Other specs include a passive cooling system, two SATA 3.0 Gbps, six SATA 6.0 Gbps and two eSATA ports, besides four DDR3-2000 memory slots, five PCI-Express x16 slots, two USB 3.0 connectors, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channel audio and onboard Power, OC buttons.

You can change the settings remotely over USB from a connected PC, or via Bluetooth using a cell phone. If you are an iPhone user, you can also tweak your settings using the iPhone app ROG iDirect. The €290 motherboard is available for pre-order in Europe.

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