Saturday, May 1, 2010

The latest 890FX chipset is now on the market

For those of you guys who are extreme overclockers and love to tweak their set-up to its optimum level, then here's one for you. The latest 890FX chipset motherboard that just came out together with the six cores CPU from AMD is now available on the market. Today, we will be looking at the new Asus Crosshair IV Formula.
  • This board supports only the latest AMD processors specifically the socket AM3 phenoms and Athlons
  • It supports up to 16GB of dual channel DDR3 memory with clock speed up to 2000 Mhz Overclocked
  • Like the 890GX chipset, it supports SATA3 at 6Gb/s
Here's a quick look at more of the specifications of this board:
Brand ASUS
Model Crosshair IV Formula
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type AM3
CPU Type Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
North Bridge AMD 890FX
South Bridge AMD SB850
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 3 (dual @x16, triple @x16 x8 x8)
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset None
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Ch audio with EAX Advanced HD 4.0 support
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0
eSATA 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Power Pin 24 Pin
Features Core Unlocker - Unlock extra cores for true core performance

Turbo Key II for Easy O.C. - Level up system performance with one button

GameFirst - Prioritize packets with an intuitive interface

ROG Connect - Connect to a notebook and overclock!

SupremeFX X-Fi audio card - Bring gaming to life with HD

For the latest pricing from Newegg, here's the link:

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