ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme First Look!

First Look!

ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Teaser

Crosshair IV Extreme Teaser

I'm sure you're all sick of the Election by now, we know we are. So if you want a little something to take your mind off of a hung Parliment and various mud-slinging then OC3D are here to serve.

Instead of a coalition between Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Tories, would you be more interested in a very early preview of the ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme?

Details are still very scarce because this is such a sneak peek, but there are a few things we know.

Starting with the looks, ASUS have followed the RoG theme to the letter with the black and red theme all over the board. The PCI-E slots are red with the single PCI slot being black. We believe the SATA 6 are red, and the two black ports are SATA2.

ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Teaser 

Next on the list is the always useful dual-BIOS feature. Any overclocking board worth its salt will have dual-BIOS to help recover from those situations in which you've pushed a little too far and, similar to the Maximus III Extreme, this has a button to manually choose between them.

 ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Teaser 

For those with water-loops ASUS have included the PCIe x16 switches to manually turn cards on and off so you can fault find without needing to drain your loop a dozen times.

 ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Teaser 

Anyone who's read our reviews of recent RoG motherboards will be aware of the ROG Connect and RC Bluetooth functionality, and we're pleased to see it's made it's way to the premium AMD 890FX motherboard too.

ASUS Crosshair IV  Extreme Teaser

Saving the best until last, we have a Lucid chip. This is a magical box of tricks that allows you to run both nVidia and ATI graphics cards on the same motherboard. Finally the ATI boys can have PhysX.

 ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Teaser

Keep an eye on OC3D for a review as soon as we get our hands on a final revision of this motherboard, and thanks to our spy for obtaining these pictures.

Discuss this further in our forums.

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07-05-2010, 11:28:16

tinytomlogan
Your wish is our command, we have the shots of the Crosshair IV Extreme you all wanted to see!

Tissues Needed HereQuote

07-05-2010, 11:35:34

Steve-O-
So will this just have more features than the regular Crosshair IV...?Quote

07-05-2010, 11:39:24

Luigi
looks like a druel worthy motherboard!

One note though - the 800 series NB have native Sata 3, so I doubt the red sata ports are sata IIQuote

07-05-2010, 13:34:37

zak4994
I will not lie. I'm getting a bit sick with all these red+black and red+blue motherboards. Clichéd as hell. Now where is DFI when you need them?Quote

07-05-2010, 13:42:29

AMD_PBz
Finally! and with a lucid chip nice!Quote

07-05-2010, 14:34:23

wraithien
How much bigger is this beautiful board in comparision to the formula? Looks a little wider.Quote

07-05-2010, 14:46:55

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
I will not lie. I'm getting a bit sick with all these red+black and red+blue motherboards. Clichéd as hell. Now where is DFI when you need them?
DFI have kinda wrapped up LanParty dude. You wont see any more boards from them. <- quote me on that tooQuote

07-05-2010, 15:11:50

AMD_PBz
I'd like to state for the record that on this 7th Day of May 2010

Mr. Tiny Tom Logan announced the death of DFI!Quote

07-05-2010, 15:39:13

delusion77
Love the new ROG stuff.Quote

07-05-2010, 15:39:41

Warzone
Will you guys be doing a full blown review on this and comparing it to the formula? Quote

07-05-2010, 15:45:05

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Warzone'
Will you guys be doing a full blown review on this and comparing it to the formula?
It will be getting blown better than a 50year old bloke in a hotel room with an 18 year old estonian!

I think we will compair it yes matey, but its more about extra features than extra performance by the looks of things.Quote

08-05-2010, 07:50:22

pazman4
ohh looks tasty , any ideas on release dates?Quote

09-05-2010, 20:23:36

Satans_Hell
Hmmmm looks like a great board!

Will we be able to finally run SLI on an AMD chipset without cracked drivers though?Quote

09-05-2010, 20:38:32

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Satans_Hell'
Hmmmm looks like a great board!

Will we be able to finally run SLI on an AMD chipset without cracked drivers though?
Sure looks that way fella, thats what the lucid should do.Quote

10-05-2010, 09:01:32

emax27
What does Lucid Hydra have to do with X?

FYI, x is disabled by the nvidia drivers in the presence of a non-nvidia graphics card.

Lucid Hydra is a logic chip which splits processing at software level, ie DirectX or OpenGL, sending some objects to one card and some to the other to process them independently.

FWIW, that nvidia tech which I won't pronounce further is not going to work without hacked drivers.

It makes more sense what Satans_Hell said, sort of... cause it won't be SLI (hardware splitting).Quote

10-05-2010, 13:11:17

Steve-O-
Hey TTL just thought I'd show you people are using your article. No link back I can see. It's just they are claiming that THEY got the spy pics.

http://www.slashgear.com/asus-rog-crosshair-iv-extreme-motherboard-pictured-0784711/

Nevermind I guess you guys didn't actually take the photos. Or did you?Quote

10-05-2010, 13:14:18

zak4994
So the future of motherboards are black and clichéd I see?Quote

10-05-2010, 13:38:08

mayhem
Are we suddenly turning into a Asus review site !!!! Thats all we ever here about is asus.Quote

10-05-2010, 19:14:46

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='mayhem'
Are we suddenly turning into a Asus review site !!!! Thats all we ever here about is asus.
Well if some one wants to give us sneaky peaks dont wanna say no now do we

Theres plenty of other stuff mayhem, go put the happy head back on.Quote

10-05-2010, 21:12:38

Warzone
Asus are the most widely-used mobos after all:P and man, do they release a load of mobos plus maybe Asus are cool guys and keep sending hardware for overclock3D to review xDQuote

11-05-2010, 03:13:46

LooseNeutral
It's all good and getting better. But, TTL or Bryan, maybe you could ask them (ASUS) if they're planning on a USB3 header or two. TTL mentioned the lack of 'em on mobo's in another thread. Quote

11-05-2010, 09:38:16

mayhem
we just seem to be awash in asus gear would be nice for gigabyte or some other company (i forgetting all there names) to send to you guys ....Quote

11-05-2010, 09:47:32

tinytomlogan
Asus have just been releasing loads recently. Just a glance front page and youll see there plenty of other names in the list Quote

11-05-2010, 17:46:08

LooseNeutral
Went to a memory site last night, Corsair I think. It was late, wanted to do a Ram comparison check. Selected ASUS and a list a mile long popped up :O Seems like some manufactures play a little favoritism with some other sites for whitewashed reviews. I come here and see the some of the same products with the nitty and the gritty, Just my opinion.Quote
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