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SKYMTL August 25, 2010 10:18 PM

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Review Comment Thread
 
With the release of the 890-series chipset, AMD firmly planted their flag in the enthusiast arena. Interestingly enough, most motherboards sporting the 890FX retail for significantly less than their Intel counterparts while being equipped with similar feature sets. In this review we take a look at one such board from ASUS' Republic of Gamers series...

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_dangtx_ August 25, 2010 11:20 PM

very nice. its neck and neck with the ud7 price wise, loses in pci-e connectors but a winner nonetheless.

bus speed is impressive, but something mustve hold back, probably cpu because an 80 or so dollar board(giga 785) can do 300 htt :)

i probably missed it in there, but did he take a power reading @ 4.3ghz?

ZZLEE August 26, 2010 12:21 AM

Need link at end of article ?

raxen August 27, 2010 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 420350)
very nice. its neck and neck with the ud7 price wise, loses in pci-e connectors but a winner nonetheless.

bus speed is impressive, but something mustve hold back, probably cpu because an 80 or so dollar board(giga 785) can do 300 htt :)

i probably missed it in there, but did he take a power reading @ 4.3ghz?

Nope, it isn't in the chart. However, if you're curious, I hit 512W peak power consumption running Prime95 + 3DMark Vantage with a stock-clocked 5770 vapor-x and 4.3/3.0ghz.

Kommie986 August 27, 2010 10:00 PM

So how exactly do you tighten those things again?

_dangtx_ August 27, 2010 10:39 PM

thanks for the update. that means the cpu alone overclocked is pulling some ~300 watts. which is less than what i saw on another website at those speeds. of course different parts(except cpu) give you different readings

Wurmer August 28, 2010 05:11 AM

One thing is certainly striking, even if doesn't change anything performance wise I find the aesthetic of this board very pleasing. The price is also pretty decent for the amount of features it has.


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