Asus Crosshair IV Extreme

Testbed & BIOS

Testbed

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE 3.20GHz Processor
Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard
Corsair Dominator GT 4GB 2000mhz
ATi Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
nVidia GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card (For LUCID)
Corsair AX1200w PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x64


BIOS

Like the Crosshair IV Formula, you can immediately tell that this motherboard is centred around Overclocking. Really who cares about Date, Time or Current Boot devices? All that matters is that the overclock menu is in front of you from the word go!

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme

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As you would expect, a whole host of Voltage and Frequency parameters are available for you to access. The flexibility on offer suits the needs of everyone from novices to dry ice/LN2 lunatics.

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As with most Asus boards these days, it is possible to save and load BIOS profiles in up to 8 banks. The Crosshair IV Extreme also includes a separate BIOS Profile named "Go Button", which links with a button on the motherboard. This is convenient for those times when a particular overclock fails and you simply need to call up some fail safe defaults with minimal hassle.

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme

Finally, the BIOS menu provides you with access to the EZ Flash 2 tool. As mentioned before, you can even load BIOS ROMs from your Hard Disk Drive, as the tool is capable of navigating through most file systems.

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Most Recent Comments

29-09-2010, 19:00:12

tinytomlogan
At last, it's finally here. After four weeks of examining Asus' flagship AMD motherboard, what do we think of it?

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29-09-2010, 19:28:31

wraithien
Good review as usual though it did seem a little short. I had a bad feeling regarding the actively cooled heatsink when i first looked at the board a few weeks back, out of interest how hot does it get when the fan is unplugged? Hydra performance is thankfully better than i expected too. At £250 its not cheap especially with AMD's new none compatible CPU's coming quite soon. Never the less I will give this board some serious consideration for my new build.Quote

29-09-2010, 19:34:47

AMDFTW
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At last, it's finally here. After four weeks of examining Asus' flagship AMD motherboard, what do we think of it?

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there is no graph for metro fella

man i realy wished this performed better its a shame thoQuote
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