Asus Crosshair 5 Formula

  • Asus Crosshair 5 Formula
87
Based on 12 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Supports both AM3+ and older AM3 processors.
  • Loads of SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 ports.
  • Top-notch audio.

Cons:

  • No Bluetooth.
  • Lacks ROG Connect support found on other boards in this series

Expert reviews and ratings

By Vortez on

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 80

With Creative audio drivers and one of the best AM3+ UEFIs around, this is a great motherboard for overclockers, despite its expense...

By APC Magazine on 90

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...

By Computer Shopper on 70

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....

By Atomic MPC on 88

A capable, quality motherboard....

By Ninjalane on 100

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...

By Neoseeker on

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

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

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

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...

By TechRadar on 80

With the Asus Republic of Gamers Crosshair V Formula it has produced a board that makes us almost want to recommend it regardless of whether or not Bulldozer is much cop.We've looked at a few motherboards based on AMD's 9-series chipsets now,...

By Bit-tech.net on 82

The Crosshair V Formula is fast, easy to overclock, and laden with useful features. That said, it's clearly geared more towards overclockers than gamers, and a cheaper board can produce similar results and leave you with more cash to spend on a...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Another impressive motherboard from Asus that offers the whole...

By VR-Zone on 88

Peripherals There are no surprises here - 990FX shows very slight performance gains over its predecessor. Of course we should also consider that, in all likelihood, ASUS probably tweaked the Crosshair V Formula to give the best performance even at...

By Motherboards.org on

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By Overclock3D on 95

Today's review is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand we can directly compare it against current AM3-based motherboards, but on the other we know that the primary reason for its existence, the Bulldozer CPUs, aren't yet upon us and so...

By Pureoverclock on

ASUS has done a great job preparing the Crosshair V Formula for the release of Bulldozer. We were forced to test the the motherboard with latest release from AMD, the Phenom II X4 980, so we unfortunately have to wait for the true test with Bulldozer....

By Benchmark Reviews on

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Hi Tech Legion on

AMD’s approach to flexible upgrade paths is commendable and offers remarkable value for users wishing to upgrade incrementally. Similarly, ASUS should be applauded for pushing the 990FX platform to a level worthy of an enthusiast’s needs....

By Overclockers Club on

I went into this review with open arms and high expectations and was satisfied on every account. First, let me start off with the features of the board. This thing has everything under the sun, from a number of USB 3.0 ports and headers to all SATA...