Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme - Hands on Preview



We at Overclock3D are always keen to examine the flagship products of any product line-up. The vast majority of readers will not necessarily be able to afford nor justify these exclusive creations, but that does not undermine their importance. On the contrary, this is where manufacturers have the opportunity to show us their latest innovations - and of course, without innovation we may as well throw the definition of "progression" out of the window.

This is why we always look forward to Asus’ “Republic of Gamers” range of equipment. In April, we assessed the surprisingly affordable Crosshair IV Formula motherboard. Aside its class leading overclocking ability, it also brought many features to the table such as remote overclocking and automated overclocking solutions. We regarded the new 890FX motherboard very highly and yet there was no denying that it was a comparatively restrained product when compared to other ROG offerings. Asus were excused for this, but why? Simple. The Crosshair IV Formula was only the baby – and nearly five months later, here comes the big daddy of all AMD motherboards. Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present to you the Crosshair IV Extreme.

There is both good and bad news to this story; like the optimist that I am, I will begin with the good. Unlike some of the previews that you may have seen already, we have not reused media from elsewhere. That's right, we have not grabbed leaked photographs or rehashed other organisations' articles. Of course this means that we actually have our very own Crosshair IV Extreme in our labs... but more to the point, we are in possession of Crosshair IV Extreme #001!

Unfortunately a fly has nose dived into our ointment; Asus have our lips stapled together with a NDA gun! As such, we cannot offer any indication of the board’s performance, its price or for that matter any major specifics.

What we will do however is offer you all a photo shoot and a brief overview of the board’s features!

Please turn over for more information…

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Most Recent Comments

09-09-2010, 09:54:33

Mr. Strawberry
yes please Quote

09-09-2010, 10:07:31

Its a shame they didn't stick with original boards heatsink design it looked much better and more cohesive than this one does. None the less I am very interested to see how Hydra performs.Quote

09-09-2010, 10:09:05

Originally Posted by Mr. Strawberry View Post

yes please

Tom is a dirty tease. You need to get used to it Quote

09-09-2010, 12:21:18

oooooooo this looks good lets hope the lucid works wellQuote

09-09-2010, 12:59:34

I just wish there was a more powerful CUP from AMD to go with this master piece from ASUS, I really think it’s time AMD came up with something that can compete with core I7 because it’s been two years now and we still have the same old Phenom which can’t even compete with some core I5 CPU’s within the same class.


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