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The Asus Crosshair 4 Extreme implementation features a unique layout design that boasts a total of five PCI Express x16 expansion slots. Two of these provide dedicated native graphics card support for either a single GPU or CrossFire configuration. The other three are connected to the HydraLogix controller and support a mixture of graphics cards from different vendors and generations. it also includes USB 3.0 ports and SATA 6Gb/s.
Very sexy looking board.
Excellent overclocking option.
Five PCI-E slots.
Having the ability to mix and match GPUs.
Low power consumption.
USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s.
Good build quality.
EATX form factor.
By TechSpot on November 30, 2010
There's no question that the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme is a high quality motherboard. It's undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, AM3 motherboard we have seen in terms of features and performance. Having said that, compared to Crosshair...
By HotHardware on March 09, 2011
The Crosshair IV Extreme offers some of the best performance, overclocking, and general features of any 890FX-based motherboard available to date. It's overclocking and lower power consumption are features that may only appeal to certain audiences,...
By APC Magazine on February 15, 2011
When ASUS released the Crosshair IV Formula (the little brother of the Crosshair IV Extreme) enthusiasts rejoiced: a board that not only looked beautiful, but had all the features and performance to match. What could ASUS possibly do to improve the...
By OCWorkBench on February 13, 2011
ASUS CROSSHAIR IV Extreme is definitely the ultimate board for those who prefers the AMD platform for it’s flexibility and expandability. If you say that the board is a gamers board, I would bet to differ as it is not only a gamer’s but a...
By Ocaholic on January 26, 2011
Generally we can recommend the ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme to extreme overclockers, PC-enthusiasts as well as gamers. If you're the kind of person looking for high-end parts then the Crosshair IV Extreme will be a very good choice. Rating Author...
By HardwareHeaven on January 13, 2011
When we took an initial look at the Sandy Bridge platform last week we included two motherboards from Intel which, as always, set the bar high for quality and performance. With their Maximus IV Extreme ASUS have taken the platform to an entirely new...
By TechRadar on January 05, 2011
When it comes to new PC components, odes to awesomeness are often overwrought. But take it from us, Intel's new Sandy Bridge desktop processors proved worthy of our finest prose. The Intel Core i5-2500K and Intel Core i7-2600K chips are...
By PCPer on December 31, 2010
The kitchen sink is no longer safe with Asus on the prowl for things to give their motherboards an edge at the high end. Lucid Hydra, Intel Gig-E controller, Firewire, HD sound, USB 3.0, overcloking settings galore, e-SATA and SATA 6G. All there...
By Atomic MPC on December 20, 2010
Not a bad board, but it's not what we'd all...
By Pureoverclock on November 12, 2010
The ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme packs some amazing features, and in terms of usability and stability, the board is rock solid. It ran like a champ through all type of stress tests, and overclocking resulted in some of the highest numbers we've...
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