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ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 05.02.13 (31344 reads)
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Specifications / Delivery

CPU AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
Chipset AMD 990FX/SB950
Memory Dual Channel DDR3, 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB DDR3 2400 (OC) / 2133 (OC) / 2000 (OC) / 1800 (OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz
Multi-GPU Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Slots 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
Audio SupremeFX X-Fi2 8 Channel
Storage AMD SB950 Controller
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)

ASMedia ASM1061 Controller
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
I/O internal / Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 connectors support additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x TPM connector
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x CPU Fan connectors
3 x Chassis Fan connectors
3 x Optional Fan connectors
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel
1 x DirectKey Button
1 x DRCT header
8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connectors
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
1 x Power-on button
1 x Reset button
1 x Go Button
I/O external 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
2 x eSATA 6 Gbps
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
Formfactor ATX (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
Warranty 3 years

Regarding the delivery you really find everything you need. Next to the manual there is a SLI bridge, a triple SLI bridge, a CrossFire Bridge, six SATA cables, a Q-connector, an I/O shield, the USB ROG Connect cable as well as other goodie can be found in the box.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 8 - Futuremark
Page 2 - Specifications / Delivery Page 9 - SiSoft Sandra 1
Page 3 - Features Page 10 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 4 - Layout Page 11 - Super Pi / wPrime
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 12 - Games
Page 6 - BIOS Page 13 - Overclocking
Page 7 - Test setup Page 14 - Conclusion

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Published: 2013/2/7 17:03  Updated: 2013/2/7 19:00
 Re: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review
being a desktop form factor is a negative? your reviewing a desktop motherboard.
Published: 2013/2/7 19:01  Updated: 2013/2/7 19:01
Joined: 07/05/2004
From: Zürich CH
Comments: 3174
 Re: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review
Could you please explain to which section you're referring?
Christian Ney
Published: 2013/2/8 9:07  Updated: 2013/2/8 9:07
Joined: 12/01/2010
From: Switzerland
Comments: 1722
 Re: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review
Maybe "- Desktop PC" is confusing, change it to "- Office PC".
Published: 2013/2/8 11:17  Updated: 2013/2/8 11:17
Joined: 07/05/2004
From: Zürich CH
Comments: 3174
 Re: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review
Ok, I also thought it was the part in the conclusion.
Published: 2013/4/21 4:49  Updated: 2013/4/22 13:54
 Need a real review
I understand this is a basic review but this motherboard is geared to gamers so all of the other benchmarks you have mean nothing. Second, this board was designed for the FX chips, I know a phenom works but it would be nice to see a Vishera chip in the tests. Also who games at 600 x 800? Try using a graphics card that is up to date. My HD 7770 mid to low end GPU is faster. And last, You missed a lot of features on this board like the ROG connect and others that are geared toward gamers. If you are not a hardcore gamer you should not be looking at this board. If you like AMD and are a serious gamer this is the cats meow.
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