Asus Crosshair IV Extreme


Overclocking - Max HTT

Overclocking with the Crosshair IV Extreme was a pleasant enough experience. The board executed overclocks with minimal fuss, but was also capable of recovering itself whenever an overclock was too much for it.

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme

Our HTT overclocking spree hit a brick wall at 350MHz. While this is an impressive enough result it is not exactly ground breaking either. A Max HTT of 300-350MHz will allow you to overclock any Athlon II/Phenom II to its (air cooled) limits but this particular sample is far from the best when the cheaper MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition achieved a tastey 400MHz max.

Overclocking - Max Overall

After some further tweaking, we were able to push our 1090T Black Edition to 4.38GHz bootable, please ignore the 700 HT speed as this just seemed to be a strange quirk with our version of CPUZ and the board the correct value is actually 2100MHz. This of course was not stable and once again fell short of the MSI with its max bootable frequency of 4.50GHz dead.

  Asus Crosshair IV Extreme

For benchmarking purposes, we reached an optimum clock frequency of 4.03GHz, with the parameters of 350MHz * 11.5x.
All in all, not a poor show from the Crosshair IV Extreme, although there is no denying that we expected much more. Regardless, let the testing begin.

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29-09-2010, 19:00:12

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

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

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

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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