ASUS Lucid Hydra based Crosshair IV Extreme specifications

Asus launched the new AMD based motherboard the ROG Crosshair IV ExtremeROG

With CrossLinx 3 technology, Crosshair IV Extreme users gain the ability to mix and match multiple graphics cards from both NVIDIA and ATI, including models of different GPU generations. This technology uses the Lucid HYDRALOGIX engine, which bridges various graphics cards to enable their simultaneous usage. By removing compatibility hurdles, CrossLinx 3 makes it possible to experiment with different configurations of graphics cards for maximum performance. 

ROG Crosshair IV Extreme
AMD socket AM3 Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/ Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
AMD® 890FX / SB850
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866 (O.C.)/ 1800 (O.C.)/ 1600(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 MHz memory 4xDIMM, max. 16GB
Expansion Slots
*5x PCIe2.0 x16 slots (dual @ x16, triple @x16 , quad@x16 x16 x8 x8)
1 x PCI 2.2
Support HYDRALOGIX / ATI CrossFire™X Technology
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (Red)
- 2 x SATA 3Gb/s ports (Gray)
- 2 x External SATA 3Gb/s ports at rear (SATA On-the-Go)
Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR accessories card
RC Bluetooth ON/OFF switch
Intel® Gigabit LAN
8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC

2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)

NEC® USB 3.0 controller - 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at rear
AMD SB850 chipset - 13 x USB 2.0 ports
Form Factor
Extended ATX , 12”x 10.6” (30.5cm x 26.9cm)

On Crosshair IV Extreme, a unique layout design features a total of five PCI Express expansion slots. Two provide dedicated native graphics card support for either a single GPU or two in CrossFire configuration. The additional three feature Lucid HYDRALOGIX and CrossLinx 3 technologies, which enable a mixture of graphics cards from different vendors and generations, with a total of four detectable and working at once. Users keen on tuning their system gain greater freedom to do so with the unprecedented five PCI Express slots, and the technology maintains optimized performance whether in single or multiple-GPU arrangements.

ASUS Lucid Hydra based Crosshair IV Extreme specifications ASUS Lucid Hydra based Crosshair IV Extreme specifications Reviewed by Maherr Live on Monday, September 20, 2010 Rating: 5