A few weeks back, NVIDIA broke the news that official SLI support was coming to some future AMD chipset-based motherboards. And the first of those ‘boards has arrived in the HH labs, the Asus CrossHair V Formula. The Asus CrossHair line of motherboards for AMD processors has long been a favorite amongst enthusiast and this latest addition seems poised to carry on the tradition. The CrossHair V Formula is based on the brand new AMD 990FX chipset, which support all current socket AM3 processors and future AM3+ based processors as well.
The Asus CrossHair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX-Based Motherboard
The Crosshair V Formula will also support both 3-Way NVDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX multi-GPU configurations, USB 3.0, SATA 6G all around, and the board sports an advanced UEFI BIOS and DIGI+ VRM design as well. As expected from an Asus RoG (Republic of Gamers) board, there are plenty of overclocking tools built in too and an onboard SupremeFX X-Fi 2 chip delivers solid audio, especially for an integrated solution. In addition to the CrossHair V Formula pictured here, a Thunderbolt edition is on tap as well. The Crosshair V Formula/ThunderBolt will come with Asus’ ThunderBolt audio/LAN combo expansion card. The ThunderBolt card is outfitted with XONAR audio technology which provides better sound quality than integrated solutions, and also offers a built-in headphone amplifier with adjustable impedance settings for fine tuning of the audio output. The Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt also incorporates the Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 NIC. We’ve got an AMD 990FX chipset-based motherboard round-up in the works now and will have more details with a full performance profile posted in the weeks ahead.
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very nice, hopefully its in full swing in 3 years when its time for me to upgrade.
AMD 990FX chipset-based motherboards are all very well, but when, o when, will Bulldozer make it to the market ?...
mhenriday wrote:when, o when, will Bulldozer make it to the market
Rumor has it that it's been delayed for months again. Was gonna be June 16TH.
Edit: My Badd...I meant the "Crosshair" V Formula
SammyHayabuza wrote:Edit: My Badd...I meant the "Crosshair" V Formula
Now you're splitting hairs! Yuk-Yuk! [:D]
Too bad so many contests are tied to Facebook.
Actually, Its quite cool, I've won many cool prizes because of facebook, including here @ HH, Facebook is has been phenomenal!!
I Believe you...I think that you can call it official, everyone is reviewing the 990FX AM3+ boards with Phenom Processors! This Sucks..And its boring..Who cares if it support Sli and its compatible with Phenom, I want to see BullDozer in Action!!
SammyHayabuza wrote:everyone is reviewing the 990FX AM3+ boards with Phenom Processors! This Sucks..And its boring..Who cares if it support Sli and its compatible with Phenom, I want to see BullDozer in Action!
If it's not ready for release, then they shouldn't release it.
They have a lot of people just waiting for this, and if it somehow flops, it will damage their reputation. So, I can wait for it as long as it takes to get the best product.
Oh,....and it's Facebook that draws huge vacuum.