ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Review
Up Close Part 2
Just below the PCI-e sockets we have the on-board power and reset buttons alongside the CPU Level-Up which allows for a one-button overclock.
Multiple GPUs and hefty overclocking require plentiful power and tucked just behind the audio jacks is a molex, should you require yet more juice at the extreme end of things.
All the latest and greatest performance features are included, from a USB 3.0 header to the SupremeFX audio.
The PCI-e slots are spaced well enough that Triple GPU pleasure is easily obtained. ROG Branding always looks great and matches the Red and Black colour scheme nicely.
Yes your eyes are correct, a full compliment of SATA 6Gbp/s ports are the order of the day. It's great to see this as SATA3 is backwards compatible with SATA2 so there is no reason, besides cost, to retain the older format.
The CPU socket is surrounded by matte-black heatsinks keeping the 8+2 Power Phase cool. Four DIMM sockets are enough with modern density to allow 32GB of Memory.
The Crosshair V Formula is absolutely stacked with outputs and even the most addicted peripheral junkie would struggle to fill all the USB ports available.