motherboards.org: The Maximus Formula was also used in a upcoming E8500 review and the board overclocked that CPU to over 4.4GHz on air, meaning that theres a lot of headroom on this board for overclocker's. ASUS motherboards have generally been used for all of our video card test platforms and this board is actually one of the best of the breed motherboards I've seen on the X38 platform with all of the extra features like the LCD Monitor and the inclusion of STALKER making this a first-class motherboard for any taste.
overclock3d.net: With more features than ever before, very cool looking heatsinks and a shiny new chipset. Does the Maximus II have what it takes to be crowned P45 King?
hothardware.com: We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of the Asus Maximus II Formula Intel P45 motherboard. The Maximus II Formula is a member of Asus' high-end &quot;Republic of Gamers&quot;, or RoG, series of motherboard and as such it is loaded with integrated peripherals and has an elaborate cooling setup.
motherboards.org: ASUS motherboards have always been a favorite among the enthusiast crowd and us reviewers here at motherboards.org as they offer a high degree of overclocking features and the ability to tweak their boards that is second to none. In terms of features the ASUS Maximus III Formula board delivers with their CPU Level Up and MemPerfect features setting them apart from the competition. The Maximus III Formula is a solid Editors Choice as the performance is there as well as great features.
thinkcomputers.org: If you know what a motherboard is, chances are pretty good that you have heard of Asus. Between their enthusiast and OEM motherboards, they have built a significant number of the motherboards in PCs throughout the world. They also build nearly every other component found in a PC...video cards, sound cards, power supplies, LAN and WLAN products, chassis, optical drives, and whatever else. The Maximus Formula is among the latest Asus Intel X38 boards utilizing DDR2 memory. Will it prove to be the excellent board that Asus' P35 boards are? Stay tuned to see!
techgage.com: We took a look at the Blitz Formula and Extreme boards from ASUS just over two months ago, and now we have the X38 version of those boards on the bench today. In addition to featuring a Northbridge waterblock, it also has &quot;extreme&quot; overclocking ability and a great bundle.
enthusiast.hardocp.com: ASUS is one of the most well known as respected of all computer hardware manufacturers. Their reputation for quality and reliability is generally well deserved. Their most recent boards have been well received here at the [H] and with that said the Blitz Formula may be the most exciting board weve seen from ASUS in the last year. The ASUS Blitz Formula is based on Intels already proven and very popular P35 chipset. Recently the P35 chipset replaced the P965 Express chipset as their mainstream chipset.
tweaktown.com: So far we have seen a lot of P35 boards come out, some good, some bad and some that fit the extreme users bill. ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI and ABIT have been the biggest players so far, but none have done what ASUS has managed to do here. Today we are reviewing the ASUS Blitz Formula P35 motherboard which gives a whole new setup for Crossfire users. How does it fair compared to our GIGABYTE P35-DQ6? Lets have a look.
legitreviews.com: The ASUS Crosshair III Formula motherboard essentially takes the 790FX M4A79T-Deluxe PCB and tweaks it a bit while adding additional features and bumping the quality in the components. Like all Republic of Gamer boards the Crosshair III Formula comes with an add-in audio module providing cleaner sound. There is also the LCD Poster which provides diagnostic information and a menu for browsing through the options provided in TweakIt. TweakIt is a hardware supported overclocking feature that lets you adjust all the BIOS settings on the fly.
hardwaresecrets.com: AMD 890FX is the new high-end chipset for AMD processors and ASUS Crosshair Formula IV is one of the most high-end motherboards based on this new chipset, bringing all features high-end users could dream off: four PCI Express x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, gold-plated audio connectors, Japanese solid capacitors, extensive overclocking support and more. Check it out.
techwarelabs.com: The Crosshair IV Formula includes the AMD 890FX chipset which includes some features which provide up to 4 ATI Radeon HD graphics cards with ATI CrossfireX and other features like SATA 6Gb/s and not to forget the over clockers play ground with AMD Overdrive software. The compilation of all the features packed into this board in one platform is brought to you by the Republic of Gamers (ROG).
overclockersclub.com: One of the premier overclocking motherboards to be released in the past year was the Rampage III Extreme. This board built a performance reputation in the enthusiast community with its overclocking abilities but did not make any friends when it came to pricing. It seemingly did everything well. Excellent CPU overclocks, excellent memory compatibility and overclocking abilities from the start. Not to mention the BIOS updates that built upon those abilities as time has gone by. When you have such a board, your market is the extreme overclocker which in all honesty is still a pretty small percentage of the potential buyers.
tbreak.com: With the launch of the latest X79 chipset from Intel, most manufacturers are bringing out their high-end socket LGA2011 motherboards. Today I?ll be looking at the ASUS Rampage IV Formula, their high-end X79 Republic of Gamers motherboard for the mainstream market.
benchmarkreviews.com: Within the world of personal computing, there is a group of people referred to as enthusiasts. This generalization can be a little confusing, so let's explore it. An enthusiast is someone who uses their computer for much more than the average user. An enthusiast can usually be further categorized as one of two types of people; a gamer or a performance tuner. For enthusiasts, the middle-of-the road just doesn't cut it. They want the best that manufacturers can provide. It is with enthusiasts in mind that ASUS created the Republic of Gamers line of products.
techgage.com: There are numerous P35 boards available, so what does a company have to do to have an edge? Well, as far as ASUS is concerned, they should produce feature-packed boards that also come with many extras, including a game and 3D Mark 06. Oh... not to mention a water-cooled northbridge!
hothardware.com: Asus saw the need for an enthusiast-class motherboard based on the P35 chipset, but with a more flexible PCI Express configuration. And leveraging what they undoubtedly learned from designing the PW564-WS , engineered the Blitz Extreme and Blitz Formula motherboards, complete with a PCI Express switch that allowed them to connect the P35 Northbridge's PCI Express lanes to not one, but a pair of PEG slots. Asus didn't stop there, however, and also outfitted the Blitz boards with a hybrid air / liquid cooling apparatus and a number of other features that are sure to please.
madshrimps.be: After the first load of more basic P35-based motherboards, Asus decided to launch a new, more extensive design around Intel's P35 chipset. Enter the Asus Blitz series, geared towards the enthusiast end-user. Today we test the Blitz Formula board, with support for affordable DDR2 memory. Does the board blitz everything else into oblivion?
pcstats.com: The Asus BLITZ Formula motherboard is based around Intel's P35 Express Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge chipsets. It supports up to 8GB of DDR2 800/1066 MHz memory. The motherboard also has two integrated Gigabit network cards, two IEEE 1394a ports, 12 USB 2.0 slots, six Serial ATA II slots (RAID 0,1,5,10,JBOD), one IDE channel and supports AMD CrossFire technology too. Asus bundle a mountain of accessories, including a SupremeFX 11 8-channel audio card and software like a full version of 3DMark06 (good for the benchmark freaks out there) and the game STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl!