Here’s something for self-taught computer builders, tinkerers and overclock adicts, Asus officially announced the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme. The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme with AMD890FX chipset and CrossLinx 3 technology, so that you can use multiple graphics cards from different brands like ATI and Nvidia, and from different generations, The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme. The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme also include a number of user-friendly overclocking features, ROG Connect, RC Bluetooth and ROG iDirect.
The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard has a number of specifications that casual and hardcore gamers will surely love, like 6 SATA 6Gb ports, 2 SATA 3GB ports, two external SATA 3Gb ports, Intel Gigabit LAN and DDR3 RAM up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a USB 3 and a bunch of USB 2.0 ports.
The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme comes with the specs:
Model: ROG Crosshair IV Extreme
CPU: AMD socket AM3 Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/ Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Chipset: AMD® 890FX / SB850
Memory: DDR3 (4x)DIMM, up to 16GB
Expansion Slots: (5x)PCIe2.0 x16 slots, (1x)PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU: Support HYDRALOGIX / ATI CrossFire™X Technology
Storage: (6x)SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ RAID (Red), (2x)SATA 3Gb/s ports (Gray), (2x)External SATA 3Gb/s ports at rear (SATA On-the-Go)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V2.1+EDR accessories card, RC Bluetooth switch
LAN: Intel® Gigabit LAN
Audio: 8-channel HD Audio CODEC
IEEE1394a: (2x)1394a ports (1 rear port I/O, 1 port onboard)
USB: (2x) USB 3.0/2.0 ports (NEC® USB 3.0 controller), (13x) USB 2.0 ports (AMD SB850 chipset)
Form Factor: Extended ATX , 12” x 10.6” (30.5cm x 26.9cm)
No official price have released by Asustek but searching online retailers (Frys, Amazon and Bestbuy) and review sites like Cnet and Tom’s Hardware the price ranges from $190 to $265.
Last modified: September 21, 2010