ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 05.02.13
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Connectors and I/O

Totally ASUS equipped the Crosshair V Formula-Z with eight angled SATA-III connectors which should be enough for any office PC or gaming system. You also find practical onboard power- and reset-buttons as well as a debug display which is very useful if you should ever have issues with one of the components in your system. A closer look at the last expansion slot reveals that it is a physical PCI-Express x16 slot that is electrically a 8x but only working at x4 speed. Although one could install a dual slot graphics card in this slot we would recommend to not do so and only install single slot expansion cards.


Totally you'll find eight fan headers on the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z which is more than enough, to provide a well equipped midrange or even a high-end-system with fresh air. The fanheaders are located around the CPU and their also spread over the whole board which makes them easily accessible from any position in an enclosure.


Looking at the externl connectors directly at the back-panel ASUS equipped the Crosshair V Formula-Z with four USB 3.0/2.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA 6 Gbps ports, one gigabit ethernet port, an analogue audio panel as well as an optical out and a Clear CMOS buton.

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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