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Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 ATX

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CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z

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Description

Crosshair V Formula-Z: Upgraded 990FX motherboard with exclusive ROG gaming audio and networking technologies

  • Extreme Engine Digi+ II -- Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements
  • SupremeFX III -- Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound!
  • GameFirst II-- Put your frags first
  • 3-Way NIVDIA® SLI™ / AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN -- Experience the fast network connectivity!
  • UEFI BIOS -- Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
  • Supercharged Audio and Ultrafast LAN
  • Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility

The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.

FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/ Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (AM3+ CPU)

This motherboard supports latest AMD® Socket AM3+ multi-core processors with up to 8 native CPU cores and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features AMD® Turbo CORE Technology 2.0 and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

AMD 990FX Chipset

AMD® 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5.2GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and dual PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD® latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

SLI™/CrossFireX™ On-Demand: Why choose when you can have both?

SLI™ or CrossFireX™? Fret no longer because with the Crosshair V Formula-Z you'll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI™/CrossFire™ on Demand technology, supporting up to four graphics cards in a Quad-GPU SLI or 3-Way SLI™ / CrossFireX™ configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.

DDR3 2400(O.C.) Support

This motherboard supports DDR3 2400(O.C.) that provides faster data transfer rate and more bandwith to increase memory computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

SupremeFX III: Supreme Sound

The SupremeFX III™ onboard audio solution is an 8-channel HD audio equipped with a carefully selected 1500uF capacitor which provides clean, ripple-free audio power and - perfect for enveloping gaming environments. With a metallic EMI cover and special layout design on the PCB, advanced SupremeFX Shielding™ technology isolates analog audio signals from digital sources for exceptional clarity and high fidelity, while a gold-plated jack ensures rich notes reach your ears with minimal distortion.

Intel Gigabit LAN: Experience the fast network connectivity!

The LAN solution from Intel has been long known to have a better throughput, lower CPU utilization as well as better stability. With the Intel Gigabit LAN solution onboard, the ultimate network experience can therefore be delivered to its users like never before.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Republic of Gamers - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 990FX
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 990FX / AMD SB950
Processor Socket
1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible Processors
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon X2, Sempron X2, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX ( supports CPUs with up to 8 cores, Maximum TDP 140 Watt )
Data Bus Transfer Rate
5.2 GT/s
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC, ECC , unbuffered
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-600 (RAID), 2 x SATA-600, 2 x eSATA-600
USB / FireWire Ports
4 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 via headers )
Audio
HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7


Detail

General

Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 990FX / AMD SB950
Max Bus Speed
2600 MHz
Data Bus Transfer Rate
5.2 GT/s
Processor Socket
Socket AM3+
Max Processors Qty
1
Compatible Processors
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon X2, Sempron X2, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX ( supports CPUs with up to 8 cores, Maximum TDP 140 Watt )

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Technology
DDR3
Bus Clock
2400 MHz, 2000 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 2133 MHz
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Non-ECC, ECC
Registered or Buffered
Unbuffered
Features
Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
SupremeFX III
Compliant Standards
DTS Connect, High Definition Audio, DTS UltraPC II

LAN

Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s)
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin , 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( CrossFireX: dual x16 mode; triple: x16, x8, x8 mode; SLI: dual x16 mode; triple: x16, x8, x8 mode ) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage Interfaces
AMD SB950 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , ASMedia ASM1061 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin SATA, 2 x 7pin eSATA - 4 Device(s)
Interfaces
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 4 x USB 3.0 , 8 x USB 2.0 , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
2 x USB 3.0 - header , 4 x USB 2.0 - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header , 1 x audio - header
Power Connectors
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS MyLogo3, ASUS O.C. Profile, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.5 support, UEFI BIOS
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware Features
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, jack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, GameFirst, ROG Connect, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ProbeIt, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS COP EX, ASUS Q-Shield, NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology Support, ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design, ASUS Fan Xpert, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASUS iROG, ASUS TurboV, Core Unlocker, GPU.DIMM Post, ROG BIOS Print, ROG CPU-Z, USB 3.0 Boost, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+ II, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, ASUS 2 Phase DRAM Power Design, Disk Unlocker

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
6 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x 3-way SLI bridge , 1 x SLI bridge , 1 x CrossFire cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS TurboV EVO Utility, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, ASUS AI Suite II, ROG CPU-Z, ROG GameFirst Utility, DAEMON Tools Pro Standard, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS Update
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a
Width
30.5 cm
Depth
24.4 cm

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Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 ATX
5.0 3
£159.99
Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 ATX
A great improvemnt over the original crosshair V
Reviewed by . Review Posted 31/05/2013
5 5

Been using 8 months. Formula Z is improved version of the Crosshair V. It has an improved and streamlined UEFI BIOS and a brand new AI suite. It is also compatible with all intel XMP 1.2/1.3 certified RAM. Other new additions include Intel Gigabit lan, Extreme engine Digi+II, T-topology memory design and Games first II. I bought this to use with my FX-8150 and in preparation for the upcoming FX-8350. Installation was a breeze, as it worked like a dream with my Kingston Predator 2400MHz RAM (and yes, my RAM was clocked at the full 2400MHz). It works great with my FX-8350. I am very happy with this mobo, it is much better than the original. It is without question, the best AM3+ 990FX mobo on the market. If you can afford it, I highly recommend you buy it. It has no equal. Only downside is cost me £200 in September 2012.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 3*
 
.. in addition
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 30/05/2013
5 5

I forgot to mention it has a very useful feature called GameFirst II, it allows the gamer to set up games to have priority over typical internet use.. so online gaming means you get no lag or considerably less lag. I play Age of Conan which is reknowned for lagging, so when I use the GameFirst II options the lag has all but gone resulting in a nice online gaming experience. The LAN port is very good too.. buy this motherboard you won't be sorry.. but you'll be laughing at people who've got the Maximus V Formula (the Intel varient) if you put in 8350FX CPU in this beauty of a motherboard. As the 8350FX is better in most cases than the i5 Ivybridge.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
GREAT MOTHERBOARD ..
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 30/05/2013
5 5

I bought this due to match my AMD 8350FX. The board very useful if has a n option to safely O/c the CPU so the beginner shouldn't be able to fry the CPU. I get a safe 4.2Ghz O/C just by clicking Extreme in the AI Suite II. Then let it work out the best stable O/C. I've had both Intel & AMD and this setup is the best I've had. Combine your build with a big case such as a (Coolermaster HAF X) then you'll have many yrs of gaming etc. Get a good CPU cooler and good cooling in your case.. and you'll be happy with this motherboard. No need to go Intel for almost £60 extra.. for the Intel ROG equivalent. Buy with confidence also ASus is generally reliable. In conclusion if you're a casual gamer who wants to do mild overclocking or the diehard overclocker this motherboard servers both needs well..

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 

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Processor Socket: Socket AM3+
Chipset: AMD 990FX
Graphics: None
Form Factor: ATX
Max Processors: 1
Brand: Asus
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