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Old 04-30-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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"AMD 890FX is the new high-end chipset for AMD processors and ASUS Crosshair Formula IV is one of the most high-end motherboards based on this new chipset, bringing all features high-end users could dr..."

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Old 04-30-2010, 03:25 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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First the little mistake:
Page 2: "The motherboard comes also with two standard PCI Express slots."
Should read: "The motherboard comes also with two standard PCI slots."

Then the notion of a strangeness with the design:
It only provides six expansion slots, which is the main reason you can't physically fit four dual slot graphics cards in there!

Finally a more generic reflection regarding RAM speed:
- Assume I have this motherboard (or a similar one) combined with a basic Phenom II (not BE) and RAM rated for 2GHz operation.
- Then, if I'm not mistaken, it should be no sweat to reduce the CPU clock multiplier by 33% and increase the core clock speed by 50%, ending up with the original CPU speed and the rated 2GHz RAM frequency, without actually "overclock" anything. Am I right?

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Asus could have kept the X-Fi soundcard from the CrossHair III.

Anyway, they corrected the other issues, nice mobo !
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I read another review (but for some strange reason I'm unable to locate it again ) of this motherboard where all BIOS versions to date has had problems with Cool-n-Quiet.
The CPU doesn't leave the reduced speed setting as it should, resulting in significantly reduced performance with many applications.

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I read another review (but for some strange reason I'm unable to locate it again ) of this motherboard where all BIOS versions to date has had problems with Cool-n-Quiet.
They were having problems with BIOS newer than version 0505. But it seems that this was corrected on the latest BIOS released and available on ASUS website, as it was confirmed by an e-mail I got from ASUS.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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they could have given it more USB3 ports even an onboard 20pin header would have been nice.... Now I have to buy an PCIe x1 USB3.0 card and use an flexi PCIe x16 to x1 cable to able to fit it in
PCIe x16 (1) HD7850
PCI (1) nothing as it's covered by GPU HSF
PCIe x1 (2) Creative XFi (why because the onboard is ****)
PCI (2) nothing
PCIe x16 (3) HD7850
PCIe x16 (4) covered by HSF of GPU so unusable by normal means (really what was the point)

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http://www.intel.co.uk/content/dam/d...cification.pdf

This PDF has a date of August 20th, 2010 printed on the front page.
Seeing as the date of this review is April 30th, 2010, there is very little possibility that ASUS could have included an internal USB 3.0 connector on this product.

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As explained, this motherboard was released before the USB 3.0 header became a standard.
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