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ASUS Crosshair "Republic of Gamers" Socket AM2 Motherboard - Final Thoughts

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket AM2/AM2+ in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 21, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: ASUS

Final Thoughts


ASUS keeps going from strength to strength with its motherboards, and with the new joint venture with Gigabyte, yet another great motherboard company, we are bound to see some very interesting products and more of them.


The ASUS Crosshair motherboard is extremely powerful and stacked with impressive features for the gamer and overclocker and some which we've never seen before but that power comes at a price. While it is a faster board than the new DFI NF590, it also has a higher price tag than the DFI board. If you want the extra features and can afford this board it is a better option but if you want something that is more on your budget level, ASUS is too far up there, DFI will be better for you with a cheaper price tag.


Overall we were suitably impressed with the ASUS Crosshair motherboard performance and its impressive and unique features but its price tag needs a pole volt to get over. If you have a big enough pole volt, we are quite sure you will also be suitably impressed with ASUS' first "Republic of Gamers" motherboard.


- Pros




Good overclocking


Great software bundle


Dual X16 slots for SLI


LCD Panel


Onboard LED's to help install components in the dark


e.SATA ports


Silent heatpipe design


- Cons


Pricey (but get what you pay for!)


Placement of power connectors could have been better


- Latest Pricing




Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Features Award



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