Asus ROG Crosshair IV Formula

Games

 

Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering. 

It has to be said that Crysis Warhead is one of just a handful of games that can bring a Radeon HD 5850 to it's knees. While the framerates attained are certainly in keeping with the system's calibre, it's also quite notable that the CPU overclock makes a negligible difference to framerates.

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our test setup. 

Our Crosshair IV Formula based testbed eats this game for breakfast. Overall game play was fluid and immersive. You can guarantee that with the right CPU and Graphics Card, it's possible to play Modern Warfare with all settings maxed.

DiRT2

DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...

Again, the CPU overclock makes a fractional difference however overall game play was fluid regardless. The results are also about right for a system such as this.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Flight Simulator X remains to be a terribly demanding game for it's age. Known for being very demanding on the CPU but also requiring a level of GPU power in the process, we thought it'd be interesting to see how it faired. 

This is where an overclocked Quad Core really comes in handy. As shown, some significant performance gains can be had.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs. 

I don't think anyone would have expected Left 4 Dead to task this setup however the results are still impressive.

That's all folks! Time to conclude...

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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

Warzone
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

alexhull24
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

tinytomlogan
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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