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Asus announces ROG Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard

By Matthew
Sep 20, 2010
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  1. Asus has officially unveiled its latest ROG-branded (Republic of Gamers) motherboard, the Crosshair IV Extreme. The EATX board features AMD's 890FX+SB850 chipset combo and features a slew of overclocking functions, including the ability to tweak settings remotely over USB from a connected notebook, using a Bluetooth cellphone, and even from a new iPhone app called ROG iDirect. It also sports a Lucid HydraLogix chip, allowing you to mix up to four different Nvidia and ATI GPUs together.

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  2. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 479   +48

    This will be a nice replacment board for my CHIII when it comes down in price.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85

    ...Ummm, anyone want to buy a slightly used Crosshair IV Formula? This is the one I really wanted, but of course it gets delayed until right after I purchase the CIVF.
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,334   +381

    I'm kinda scratching my head wondering why one would need a "remote tweaking" option.
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,052   +84 Staff Member

    I'm not sure how the feature would be useful either. Anyone?
  6. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    If it works for gpus it would have been useful when nvidia sent out those drivers that messed up the fan controller :p
  7. FLHR

    FLHR Newcomer, in training

    Hopefully this will bring the prices down for the Crosshair IV Formula MB..As I'd like one ,,
  8. What game needs a 5 crossfire config?, Crysis 4?
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85

    Hi Tom , the RC tweak is for hard core OC'ers. It is so when the settings you implement crash the machine, it saves the last settings and setup. They gave me a short USB cable to hook up a laptop and tweak from it.

    @ guest, the 5 PCIE slots are for options, if you need to make use of that Pci slot, you have the lower PCIE slot to use for example....and folding I suppose.
  10. is it possible to replace my crosshair iv that i just bought few months ago to this one???
  11. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I'm interested in the numbers for lucid hydra. I wanna see how well it performs
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85

    ummm, yeah....purchase one. :)
  13. Meh. Sure looks nice and seems feature packed by AMD standards but the sandy bridge platform will mop the floor with this in a few months.
  14. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken Newcomer, in training Posts: 275

    You'd really have to love AMD to purchase this board. Even that price would be too crazy for an X58 board, let alone the 890FX. I cannot discount the amount of technology that has been packed into this board though, and on those merits, this is one badass board.
  15. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    Imagine it playing Tetris with 40 000 FPS!
  16. @red1776

    I meant...swap my current one to this one? I heard from a friend that Asus allows you to do that?
  17. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85


    I have never heard of that program, was this something you read having to do with the NB/SB/PWR heatsink issue maybe? and did you have the standoff issue when you got your Crosshair IV?
  18. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken Newcomer, in training Posts: 275

    EVGA has a 'step-up' program where you can upgrade to a higher model within a certain timeframe and only pay the difference. Not sure if Asus does the same, but I'm sure the answer is only a phone-call away!
  19. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    that is a lot of money for a motherboard alone... but damn it looks sexy :)


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