Benchmark Review's - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 Motherboard Review

In April of 2010, AMD introduced the final parts of their "Leo" platform: new iterations of their 45nm processor family and the supporting 8-series chipset. Unlike Intel, which seems to delight in spawning new CPU socket architectures, AMD continues to support the AM3 socket, so upgrades are easier and cheaper. The 8-series chipsets along with the SB850 south bridge brings some new capabilities over the previous "Dragon" 7-series chipsets, and as you might expect, ASUS is ready with a new enthusiast-level offering, the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard.

There are a number of companies making enthusiast-level AMD motherboards, but when AMD shipped out review samples of their AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core processor, the Crosshair IV was the motherboard they included.

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