ASUS 2010 Product Seminar

The Crosshair IV Extreme, introducing Lucid SLI and Turbo Unlocker.

The Crosshair IV Extreme

ASUS’ beastly new AMD motherboard, the Crosshair IV Extreme is almost worthy of a 5 page news article on its own. It’s a good job we’ll be reviewing one in the near future, as ASUS seem to have crammed every extreme overclocking feature imaginable onto the board to cater to the hardest of the hardcore overclockers and there is far too much to squeeze into one page. But I’ll try anyway.

ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar

The Extreme is loosely based on the Crosshair IV Formula, ASUS’ current top of the line 890FX board, aimed at the high end gaming segment. The Formula is a great board in itself, but the ‘Extreme’ moniker promises more, and it delivers the goods.


nVidia do not support SLI on AMD’s chipsets at all, and that just won’t do on ASUS’ flagship ‘Extreme’ board. ASUS have used Lucid’s Hydra to enable up to 3 way SLI or 4 way CrossFireX configurations, with the PCI Express slots spaced to allow up to 4 dual-slot cards to fit just fine.

ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar

Turbo Unlocker

Turbo Unlocker is ASUS’ improvement upon AMD’s Turbo Core technology. Unlike AMD's solution, which is only available on their 6-core CPUs,  Turbo Unlocker also supports the Phenom II black edition (2/3/4 cores).
Turbo Unlocker dynamically overclocks the CPU cores in relation to the work load, for example boosting one core by 500MHz for a single threaded application which can only utilize one core. The ASUS solution also provides a boost for multi-threaded (using 2 or more cores) and highly threaded applications (all cores active).

The Crosshair IV Extreme also features ASUS' TPU (Turbo Processing unit) which is worthy of its own page later in the article.

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Most Recent Comments

06-05-2010, 19:18:28

By the looks of the exit poll atm, it'll be a hung Parliament.

07-05-2010, 05:36:15

well anticipated brooksie,as thats what happend,looks like the conservertive need about 26seats as they are in the lead

07-05-2010, 06:34:57

After reading what Tom wrote about voting Labour so we won't get taxed to high heaven, I had to laugh. The ONLY way to sort out this economic failure is to tax everyone heavily, along with government spending cuts, bonus freezes and reductions within banks, sorting out the shambles benefits system and our border policy. Something the Tories have a better idea of.

Also, /rant over.

07-05-2010, 06:35:44

Also, hung parliament! Stupid voters :P Tories need 36 seats to have majority and there are only 35 left!

07-05-2010, 11:10:43

The Torries will send us into a 2nd dip recession, labour will cut spending, but allow the economy to start recovering first. Lets not forget the 18% interest rates and humungous inflation the Torries left us with when they got voted out last time. Its Labour that fixed that, they also brought the NHS back from the brink, started tax credits ect ect.

Labour is the working mans party. Conservatives are for the rich, or blind. Read the manifestos - its comical.

10-05-2010, 16:13:07


or my mr's did this :


11-05-2010, 14:19:07

I voted for labour on the basis that the conservatives would really cut back on a lot of spending. As I have seen what happens when the NHS doesn't get enough money, and been on a six month waiting list, I can't condone a party that takes more money out. Also the cut backs would probably affect some of my friends who need governmental assistance to stay at university.

What sealed the deal was those conservative posters saying that labour made the rich richer, I mean of course I'm going to vote for that.

11-05-2010, 14:57:49

Brown has just resigned, and it sounds like Cameron has been invited to the palace so thats this country under Tory rule. Joy.

Going to be a nice recession.

11-05-2010, 16:02:52

yer Cameron is now PM

11-05-2010, 16:15:45

As long as PC hardware stays the same, I'm happy.

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