Asus Crosshair 5 Formula
Supports both AM3+ and older AM3 processors.
Loads of SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 ports.
Great motherboard styling.
Bulldozer Core AMD Support.
Decent Motherboard Cooling.
Support for 4 Video Cards.
UEFI Introduces Graphical User Interface BIOS replacement.
Extreme Engine DIGI enables digital precision voltage control.
Go! Button allows for auto profile overclocking.
Lacks ROG Connect support found on other boards in this series
Had issues with high HT clocking.
No bulldozer to test with (yet).
Thunderbolt card's audio output is stereo only.
By Vortez on November 13, 2012
The ASUS Crosshair V Formula certainly is not cheap but if you want the some of the best hardware on the market for an AMD system, you should not look any further. It performs well but at almost twice the cost of the ASUS M5A99X EVO, is it really...-
By Expert Reviews on March 12, 2012
With Creative audio drivers and one of the best AM3+ UEFIs around, this is a great motherboard for overclockers, despite its expense...80
By APC Magazine on January 12, 2012
The Crosshair V Formula is a premium piece of kit. This high-end gaming and overclocking-centric board seems to have every bell, whistle and gadget under the sun, but it also has the price tag to match. Despite appearances, it isn't the most...90
By Computer Shopper on December 16, 2011
This motherboard is a well-equipped, stable foundation for an AMD Bulldozer-based PC. Consider, though, saving $100 by skipping the Thunderbolt-card version, given the card's lack of surround sound and marginally useful Killer networking technology....70
By Atomic MPC on November 01, 2011
A capable, quality motherboard....88
By Ninjalane on October 11, 2011
It is no mystery that Republic of Gamers motherboards are designed with the sole intent to be used, and abused, by hardware enthusiasts. Prior to this review we have looked at three other Asus ROG motherboards, the Rampage III Extreme, Maximus IV...100
By Neoseeker on September 29, 2011
The ASUS Crosshair V Formula is one heck of a board. It's not the standard board that will run just fine. It takes it to the next level with state-of-the-art overclocking performance. When it comes to the core frequency, it looks like the previously...-
By Ocaholic on September 22, 2011
Overall discussion ASUS Crosshair V Formula is overall a very interesting and at a first glance also a very good board. The ROG color scheme belongs to the nicest the industry offers and therefore there are not many other motherboards that play in...-
By HotHardware on August 24, 2011
All three of the AMD 990FX-based motherboards we tested here performed well. Although based on the same silicon as the older 890FX, all of the 990FX-based boards we tested were ever so slightly faster throughout our suite of benchmarks, perhaps due...-
By Guru of 3D on August 09, 2011
At Computex the AMD 990FX chipset was released, and that release took us a little by surprise, I mean here we have this all new motherboard series yet are lacking the Bulldozer FX processors to show off the (hopefully) true muscle power. Meanwhile...-