Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search
Recommended
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (21st Edition)
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (21st Edition), by Scott Mueller (Que Publishing), starting at $26.75


Home » Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard
Author: Gabriel Torres 65,840 views
Type: First Look Last Updated: April 30, 2010
Page: 1 of 10
Introduction

The AMD 890FX is the new high-end chipset for AMD processors and the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is one of the most high-end motherboards based on this new chipset, bringing all features high-end users could dream off: four PCI Express x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, gold-plated audio connectors, Japanese solid capacitors, extensive overclocking support and more. Check it out.

This new high-end chipset is a two-chip solution. The main feature of the north bridge chip is the presence of 42 PCI Express x1 lanes – almost double the amount present on AMD 890GX chipset (22 lanes) – which allows a very high-end configuration for the expansion slots as we will explain in the next page. The south bridge chip used is an SB850, the same one used on the AMD 890GX chipset. The main feature of this chip is the native support for six SATA-600 (a.k.a. “SATA 6G”) ports, so the motherboard doesn’t need an external chip to support this feature, and certainly the AMD 890FX and 890GX will help the new SATA standard to become mainstream.

In Figure 1 you can have an overall look from ASUS Crosshair IV Formula.

ASUS Crosshair Formula IV motherboard
click to enlarge
Figure 1: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard.

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article Page 1 of 10  | Next »

Related Content
  • ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Motherboard
  • Foxconn A88GM Deluxe Motherboard Review
  • ASRock 880GXH/USB3 Motherboard
  • Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard
  • Core i7-2600K CPU Review

  • RSSLatest Content
    PNY XLR8 120 GiB SSD Review
    September 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM
    ASRock D1800M Motherboard
    September 8, 2014 - 1:37 PM
    Samsung Chromebook Review
    September 2, 2014 - 6:30 PM
    ASUS H97-PRO GAMER Motherboard
    August 22, 2014 - 2:26 PM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 240 GiB SSD Review
    August 18, 2014 - 2:26 PM
    Cougar MX300 Case Review
    August 7, 2014 - 1:50 PM
    ASUS Z97-DELUXE Motherboard
    August 4, 2014 - 1:08 PM







    © 2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)