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ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

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Crosshair V Formula-Z
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI / CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
Crosshair V Formula-Z

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Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z

Fast Boot

Instant OS Login

ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to two seconds for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency. No more waiting around.

Crosshair V Formula-Z

ASUS Boot Setting

Multi-Startup Options

Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.

Crosshair V Formula-Z

A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly

Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z

SupremeFX III

Supreme Sound

The SupremeFX III™ onboard audio solution is an 8-channel HD audio equipped with a carefully selected 1500uF capacitor which provides clean, ripple-free audio power and – perfect for enveloping gaming environments. With a metallic EMI cover and special layout design on the PCB, advanced SupremeFX Shielding™ technology isolates analog audio signals from digital sources for exceptional clarity and high fidelity, while a gold-plated jack ensures rich notes reach your ears with minimal distortion.

Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Extreme Engine Digi+ II

Powerful Combination of Analog and Digital Design Elements

The Extreme Engine Digi+ II has been upgraded, while the digital VRM design allows you to achieve ultimate performance with adjustable CPU and memory power management frequencies. Precise adjustments create greater efficiency, stability, and performance for total system control.

Crosshair V Formula-Z

ROG Connect

Plug and Overclock - Tweak It the Hardcore Way!

Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook - just like a race car engineer - with ROG Connect. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.

Crosshair V Formula-Z

GameFirst II

The Speed You Need to Pwn

Low Internet latency allows you to frag more, and get fragged less. That's why ROG has introduced GameFirst, a feature that manages the flow of traffic according to your needs so that you can still listen to online music, download and upload files, and engage in Internet chats without sacrificing the low ping times you need to pwn your opponents.

Crosshair V Formula-Z

CPU Level Up

A Simple Click for Instant Upgrade!

Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG's CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest! See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking was never as easy as this.

Crosshair V Formula-Z


Easily check the status of your graphics cards and memory in the BIOS!

Notice potential problems even before you enter the OS! Overclockers can save valuable minutes in detecting component failure under extreme conditions. With GPU.DIMM Post, quickly and easily check your graphics cards and memory DIMMs status in the BIOS, potentially keeping that record-breaking overclock!

Crosshair V Formula-Z
BIOS Print

One Click, Easily Share Your BIOS Settings

ROG offers a whole new EFI BIOS feature to handle the demands of an overclocking experience. Crosshair V Formula-Z features ROG BIOS Print which allows users to easily share their BIOS settings to others with the press of a button. The days of using a camera to take BIOS screenshot are over.
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z

Whole New Design of CPU-Z

ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.

Crosshair V Formula-Z

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

The Best Protection from Viruses and Spyware

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.

Crosshair V Formula-Z
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard

The Real Tool for Optical and Virtual Discs

DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Intel Gigabit LAN

Experience the Fast Network Connectivity!

The LAN solution from Intel has been long known to have a better throughput, lower CPU utilization as well as better stability. With the Intel Gigabit LAN solution onboard, the ultimate network experience can therefore be delivered to its users like never before.
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z
FX™ / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (AM3+ CPU)

Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z
AMD 990FX Chipset

AMD® 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5.2GTps HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and dual PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD® latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z

SLI™ / CrossFireX™ On-Demand

Why Choose When You can Have Both?

SLI™ or CrossFireX™? Fret no longer because with the Crosshair V Formula-Z, you'll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI™ / CrossFire™ on Demand technology, supporting up to four graphics cards in a Quad-GPU SLI or 3-way SLI™ / CrossFireX™ configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.

Crosshair V Formula-Z
DDR3 2400 (O.C.) Support

This motherboard supports DDR3 2400 (O.C.) that provides faster data transfer rate and more bandwith to increase memory computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula-Z

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Crosshair V Formula-Z

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)


AMD 990FX + SB950


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8)
1 (x4 mode)
PCI Express x1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
8 x SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) (red) support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 by AMD SB950

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
SupremeFX III
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x TPM connector(s)
2 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Go Button(s)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


Extreme Engine Digi+ II - Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements

SupremeFX III - Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound!

GameFirst II- Put your frags first

3-Way NIVDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Technology

Intel Gigabit LAN - Experience the fast network connectivity!

UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface

Supercharged Audio and Ultrafast LAN

Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • James
  • 4/23/2014 4:29:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI spent $230 on a USED motherboard.

Pros: Good mother board had everything i needed. Red lights are cool and had great features. Worked right for a month.

Cons: Worked right for just a month. After a month than it had a problem ware it would boot into a black screen with a Q-code of 40 and do nothing. But if on every boot I went into the BIOS and exit without saving the computer would start up with no problem. Then I started having problems with the usb ports on the back. Ive jumped through hoops with tech support and sent it in for RMA. When i got it back it was NOT fixed. I tried different RAM, Power Supply, cleared CMOS, video cards nothing would fix the issue. Called tech support again and they said that they would send me a replacement. I didn't know at first that it would be a USED motherboard. SO ANOTHER WORDS I PAYED FULL PRICE FOR A USED MOTHERBOARD. Its been a month now and I haven't received the replacement or e-mail from asus. Ive called 4 times this month and they just keep telling me wait 24 to 48 hours. Still haven't heard anything and its been a MONTH!

Other Thoughts: Worst experience with ASUS Ive ever had. Very disappointed in the quality and the service. If I would of foreseen this I would have gone with something different.

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  • Filbertnut
  • 4/21/2014 11:00:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat MB for win 7

Pros: Great features, top quality, lots of expansion capability.

Cons: No support for some of the really cool and useful asus software in win 8.1 which is really disappointing. USB 2.0 is limited but it was made at a time USB 3.0 wasn't widely around and really it still isnt so no big deal. Lack of Pci 3.0 is going to limit what graphics this board can support but if you want a gaming computer and still want AMD you might as well get an APU - however none of them that I know support duel graphics with any R7/R9 graphic cards that run pci 3.0 as im writing this. Memory support on the board can be very finicky. I don't like gskill or corsair or the popular memory choices that This board supports. Mushkin only makes memory and storage devices and this board doesn't support and thus does not run them at the correct frequency and adds to an unstable system.

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  • jro
  • 4/20/2014 3:19:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome board, great support

Pros: this mother board is an upgrade from an asus sabertooth. i had quite a few issues with my sabertooth, the first being that it just didn't handle heat very well. i have a pair of nvidia evga gtx480's in sli (will be upgrading soon), and they managed to fry the onboard audio. they were IDLING around 75-80 degrees celsius, regardless of fan setup and various profiles. under load they were easily reaching 110+ degrees on the sabertooth. currently they are idling at 55c with nothing changed except for the mother board. even under load they still stay around 80-90 degrees. this board is absolutely a monster at dissipating and handling heat.

there are tons of onboard fan plugins, and the bios is great. setup was super easy and booted no problem into everything.

i did have to RMA my first board (see cons below) and getting Windows 8 to recognize my "new computer" was a little convoluted (see other thoughts).

Cons: this is my second board. the first one had an issue with the ethernet port not being recognized, which i had to RMA. i didn't take an egg off because both ASUS and Newegg were quick to get me a new board. had the original board shipped to them on a Tue and my new board arrived on Sat. while it did suck to put together everything and take it all apart again, these things happen from time to time. the second board is running perfectly with no issues.

Other Thoughts: getting windows 8 to recognize that this wasn't a new computer was a little annoying. even with my activation key, i still had to call in and enter in a billion different number strings. this definitely isn't a knock against ASUS. just be aware that you may have to call in and get your copy of windows reactivated even if you have your key.

again, i didn't take an egg off due to the RMA. 5 eggs well deserved for a great board and awesome support.

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  • Neko_901
  • 4/19/2014 6:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to set up, Large Motherboard offering TONS of potential for expansion/upgrades. Program for bios can be used by those who don't understand the software part of computers.
Red LED enhancement at the back of the board when receiving power

I'm in love with this board, definitely recommend

Cons: On-board Sound-card is made by Realtek, I felt they could have used better quality technology here

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  • N/A
  • 4/17/2014 10:10:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome in every way!

Pros: This review is first impressions. Out of the box you can tell this is a leader motherboard. My opinion my be a little bias due to my love for Asus products. I buy EVERYTHING Asus, and have been never let down! That being said, never had a build that went so well using this board. From first fire up, some bios tweeks, and straight loaded Windows 8.1 in all of 13 min. Not one glitch!

Cons: Not a con, but a friendly fyi. Not sure if it's the board, or the RAM I used, but does not recognize 2400pc. You must tweek it, before you stick it!

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  • HaecEsneLegas
  • 4/14/2014 4:02:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: First off, IT LOOKS AMAZING!
I don't think the pics show it but it has a red vein going along one side of it that glows red. Matches my liquid cooling and case perfectly.

I don't see myself needing to upgrade this computer for a long time now. (I build lots of computers so i'll probably be buying another one anyway)

The built in soundcard is much better than expected, sounds very nice through my Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset.

And the way this board displays error codes makes troubleshooting problems that my occur whilst overclocking so easy!

Cons: It's sad that the Ethernet port is the only thing I can complain about. None of my Ethernet cords will plug in all the way so they keep falling out. I've never had this problem with any other board. For some reason I can't get them to "snap" in so I've had to resort to pushing a toothpick in the corner to lock it in.

Other Thoughts: my RAM can go at 2400,... but either my RAM is faulty or the board just keeps resetting it to 1333. I'm not terribly upset by it though as 1333 seems much more stable anyway. But it is odd because the board is supposed to handle 2400 and doesn't seem to be able to.

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  • David M.
  • 4/11/2014 12:08:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThird Review on this motherboard

Pros: This is my third review of this motherboard

To see how much farther I can push the motherboard I dropped the on board memory of 32GB down to 16GB (2666Mhz) memory. This means I was only using 2 sticks of memory instead of 4 (THIS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE when trying to overclock).

When I went down to only 2 sticks of 8GB it relieved pressure off the Northbridge and I was able to overclock the AMD 8350 up to 4.65GHz and pushed the memory up to 2560Mhz with their stock timings of 11-13-13-35 (Team X-Treme). This made a huge performance boost from my old settings and it was easily noticeable on boot up time.

What this tells me is something I knew for a while but was just to lazy to prove till recently. If you only use 2 of the 4 memory sockets and max out just those 2 sockets you can get a much better overclock and push the memory much farther than what the motherboard specs said it can do.

This test was done on the Crosshair V Formula-Z

I did the same test on a Crosshair V Formula (not the Z it is the old model) and I got similar results. I was able to get the memory to overclock up to 2450Mhz even though ASUS only claims it will only go up to 2133 when overclocked.

Hope this helps other people get the full power out of this motherboard.

Cons: Does not support full 32GB at claimed settings by ASUS

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  • N/A
  • 4/8/2014 11:43:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome Motherboard

Pros: This board work just as you would want a board to work like. Easy to install and update.

Cons: The only con I could possibly think of that it still runs on 2.0 PCI and not 3.0.

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  • Matt
  • 4/4/2014 6:17:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine for me

Pros: I honestly don't know where all of the bad reviews come from. You all must have a horrible mismatch in parts, underpowered PSU's or who knows what. I got my Formula-Z as an open box from NewEgg.. Everything came perfect with all the hardware/wires and even the door hanger. It houses my 16gb of Ripsaw RAM 4x4, my MSI Radeon R9 280x 6g and my AMD Vischera just fine. Although I haven't had it for a massive amount of time the board has worked flawless.. Bios was easy and straight forward. Maybe its just because I went with all AMD chipsets that made it so smooth but so far its been perfect.

Cons: Don't really have any yet, and hopefully won't.

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  • cybercapri
  • 3/31/2014 6:29:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed 2 times

Pros: Looks great, awesome onboard sound, awesome layout as nothing seems to conflict with anything else, seems like a sound motherboard if you can get one that works; two failed for me.

Cons: UEFI or BIOS was useless as it is buggy. The mouse did not work and the arrow keys seemed impossible to use. I would click an arrow key then wait upwards of 30 or more seconds for the BIOS to respond and hopefully move; sometimes it would jump 2 or 3 items or possible I cued several clicks could go either way.

My hardware worked flawlessly on another board before attempting to install on this board so you can rule out 2 video cards, 2 sets of 4x4 or 16GB DDR 3 @2133, 4350 Processor, SSD, plus anything else. I have another working PC that I checked the memory and video cards with; but it is an FM2 Board so I can not check my processor. As I said I do not believe it to be my processor or any other hardware. Some BIOS options stayed when changed while other times they seemed to reset themselves. I used stock settings as I find no real need to over clock anything.

Using an SSD it took upwards of 4 min just to boot into Win7 Ultimate, 64 bit. Once the system was running it seemed to be ok, no BSOD. First board was replace via RMA, thanks NewEgg, and the second board was no better. Given my hardware I was expecting my system to have more zip and zing but it was more like slow and sluggish.

Needless to say I am done with Asus; their products lack any form of quality control what so ever. I had another Asus MB that took upwards of 2 MONTHS, more like some 70 to 80 DAYS to get replaced and I am here to say Asus has grown too big to care about the little guy anymore.

If you can get Asus to provide the correct information as to where to return an item I suggest you use Tracking and Signature plus insurance options to cover the cost of your item because the Asus RMA Process will LOSE your Product and leave you hanging for a replacement.

Worse yet you have a better chance of winning the LOTTERY without purchasing a ticket then you do of Asus lifting a finger to assist you. Granted they FINALLY replaced the defective MB with a REFURBISHED MB and it seemed to work as it should but it took upwards of almost 50 phone calls waiting on hold for days over a period of 80 days just to get a REFURBISHED BOARD. Nothing like spending over $250.00 US Dollars for a REFURBISHED Board.

I say this again Asus has grown too big to care about the little guy, and if you are not purchasing 100 products or more a day, consider yourself a LITTLE GUY...

Other Thoughts: NewEgg has been a Godsend with regards to doing what was right to solve this issue for me. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist me with this issue and for that "I thank you NewEgg..."

I have purchased from NewEgg for over 10 years and not once have I ever had any ISSUE with a product or RMA and I look forward to being a loyal customer for many decades to come.

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