|ASUS Crosshair-IV Formula AM3-890FX Motherboard|
|Written by HardwareCanucks|
|Friday, 12 March 2010|
ASUS Crosshair-IV Formula AM3-890FX Motherboard Sneak Peak
For this article, we're going to stay with the Republic of Gamers theme but focus on an upcoming AMD-based motherboard: the Crosshair IV Formula. Yes, there have been three previous Crosshair boards which were based on NVIDIA's 590 and 780i chipsets along with AMD's own 790FX and ASUS' fourth iteration continues down the AMD track. This time the Crosshair uses the upcoming 890FX chipset that is a slight step up from the 890GX version we looked at last week. Along with its 32 PCI-E lanes, the 890FX and the 850-series southbridge bring to the table native SATA 6Gbp/s support which is sure to appeal to the enthusiasts RoG boards are targeted towards.
As with all of ASUS' Republic of Gamers series, the Crosshair IV Formula will likely retail for more than many of us are willing to pay but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. According to pricing information we have seen from other motherboard manufacturers, even their higher-end 890FX offerings won't be priced above the $200 mark. As such, we don't expect this board to retail for anywhere near the price of boards like the Rampage II Extreme and Maximus III Extreme. All in all, if we had to venture a guess we would probably peg the Crosshair as a $200 to $220 USD board. HardwareCanucks