Asus ROG Crosshair IV Formula

CPU Performance, Memory & I/O Performance


WPrime is an excellent multicore compliant alternative to SuperPi.


Persistence Of Vision RAYtracer is an application for creating three dimensional graphics. Within the program is a very popular benchmark that measures the processor's ability to render such images.

As seen, this particular application benefits greatly from multiple cores. Once again, the 3.90GHz Phenom II X4 is hauling some impressive figures.

Memory Performance

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.

The Memory Bandwidth test paints a rather interesting picture. Stock for Stock, the Crosshair IV Formula has taken a considerably lead over the Asus M4A89GTD PRO. What's most interesting is the huge increase in memory bandwidth from the 800MHz increase over the processor's nominal 2000MHz Northbridge frequency.

Everest Ultimate Edition includes read and write benchmarks. Do note that the testing methods vary from SiSoft Sandra's bandwidth test and as such, the results between the two programs cannot be compared directly.

Both the M4A89GTD and Crosshair IV are hauling comparable results, while the steroids injected Phenom II assumes a fair lead.

Hard Disk Performance


HDTune analyses the performance and health of your Hard Disk Drive. It's comprehensive test will determine minimum, maximum and average transfer rates.

This comes to no surprise however the Crosshair IV and M4A89GTD PRO are offering nigh on identical Hard Disk performance on their SB850 Southbridges.

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Most Recent Comments

27-04-2010, 00:32:17

I Hunta x
Mmmm pretty damn sexy mobo, any news on the Extreme? (£ / Release dates?)Quote

27-04-2010, 01:02:38

Wow, this is cheap for a ROG and that is, if it does turn out to launch around this price.

I suspect the Extreme would be more, am guessing around ~£200?Quote

27-04-2010, 01:33:23

I Hunta x
Yeah i was thinking around the £225 mark, got a few months till my course starts so more than enough time for some more boards running the new chipset to come out and compare the performance/overclocks, i just hope these keep ahead of them as "Well it is the best board i can buy for it" is more than a good enough excuse to buy such a good looking mobo.Quote

27-04-2010, 03:31:58

Compared to intel offerings with similar features, £167 seems like good value to me. Compared to other AMD boards it's a little pricey, but the performance looks hard to beat.Quote

27-04-2010, 06:13:25

Its a very nice board, Im a sucker for good looks it does kinda help its a doddle to use aswell.Quote

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