Gaming Performance

Just Cause 2 is a heavily GPU-dependent video game so the CPU/motherboard combination makes very little difference here. We found that the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme, which was using the GeForce GTX 480 graphics card, produced the same performance as the Formula.

Unlike Just Cause 2, Far Cry 2 relies on both the GPU and CPU. Here the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme was a fraction quicker than the Formula. However, the Phenom II X4 1090T is considerably slower than the Core i5 and Core i7 processors in this game.

When testing Resident Evil 5, we found the Crosshair IV Extreme to be slightly faster than the Formula.