As a gamer I need to have 3 main keys, Namely SPEED,STABILITY,COMPATIBILITY and the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme has all of these




the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme a AMD based E-ATX Mobo based on the AMD 890FX / SB850 Chipset is a very powerful mobo

It supports AMD Socket AM3 Sempron 100/Athlon II X2/X3/X4 and Phenom II X2/X3/X4/X6 Processors up to 16GB 1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-Buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture RAM

It is also the first Mobo’s to Feature the Lucid Hydra LT24102 Module which supports Nvidia SLI, ATi CrossFire X, and the hybrid mode of ATi + nVidia Graphics (Very Essential to those who have a tight budget but not sacrificing Gaming Quality)

Stability & Overclocking! —

The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Is OverClock Proof meaning it can withstand very high voltages and CPU clock speeds without Giving A Hiccup, also if you accidentally make a mistake the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme can automatically recover itself without going to the BIOS Again (In Short The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme IS A OVERCLOCKERS BESTFRIEND) it also has the Asus ProbIT which you can use a multimeter to accurately and easily check the voltage. the GO Button has 2 Uses first it can used to recover the system after a memory related boot failure or a GO Profile within the BIOS will be selected for easy overclocking it also has the ROG CONECT BLUETOOTH which uses your bluetooth enabled smartphone to monitor and change setting on the fly and lastly a instant “CORE UNLOCK” is also implemented for selected AMD CPU’s which SUPPORTS CORE UNLOCKING

Compatibility! —

the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme has a wide variety of Connections that is future proof


1 Gbps Lan

Audio –

Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio

USB -  

AMD SB850 Southbridge
9 x USB 2.0 ports (6 x Rear, 2 x Internal)
NEC USB 3.0 Controller
-2 x Rear USB 3.0


2 x 1394 PORTS (1 in the rear and 1 for internal)

Back I/O Ports –

2 x PS/2
1 x LAN
6 x USB2.0/1.1 ports
1 x USB3.0 (1x USB3.0 accessible with adapter)
1 x IEEE1394a port
6 x Audio


6 x SATA 6.0 Gbps ports

Expansion Slots –

5 x PCIe 2.0 x (16x/16x Dual CrossfireX, Sli, Hybrid ATI + Nvidia)

1 x PCI



The Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Is Definitely a Gamers and OverClockers Dream … With its Good Build quality, the lucid hydra for the budget conscious gamer, the vast amount of connectivity ports and the very overclock friendly features truly the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme IS THE PERFECT MOBO FOR THE GAMER/OVERCLOCKER WITHIN