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ASUS Crosshair III Formula

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of ASUS Crosshair III Formula. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. Reviews about the reliability and design are mixed, while some have doubts about the size and price.


price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Crosshair III Formula is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS Crosshair III Formula


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of ASUS Crosshair III Formula from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the price.


33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

Asus Crosshair III Formula


This AM3 motherboard strikes a very fine balance between features and price.

In essence the new Crosshair III is an M4A79T Deluxe with some useful extra features that are essentially free of charge. Brilliant!


Expert review by : Briony Hannam (

ASUS Republic of Gamers Scabbard Gaming Mat Review


With all the new ROG peripherals being released recently it's not surprising that ASUS has created a Briony takes a look at the new ROG Scabbard mouse mat from ASUS. How does it handle?


Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 Aura RGB OC


Today we take a look at the new Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 - a custom, overclocked card Today we take a look at the new Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 – a custom, overclocked card featuring a triple fan cooling system and dedicated...

excellent performance out of the box.


Kitguru says: The Asus Republic Of Gamers GTX 1070 Aura RGB is the best GTX1070 we have tested to date. Noise levels are minimal, the RGB lighting system will be welcomed and frame rate performance is stellar. The Asus card also runs 15-20c cooler than...


Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1080 Aura RGB OC Review


On May 17th Nvidia released their Founders Edition GTX 1080 and today we follow up on the launch rev On May 17th Nvidia released their Founders Edition GTX 1080 and today we follow up on the launch review by looking at the first custom partner card to...

Fastest single GPU card we have tested to date.

no shock, its expensive.

Kitguru says: The Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1080 sets a new high performance benchmark. It takes the superb Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition and pushes it forward in all areas. It runs 14c cooler and not only outperforms all other video cards...


Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

Asus Republic Of Gamers GX700VO Watercooled Gaming Laptop


The Asus Republic Of Gamers GX700 is the world's first liquid cooled production laptop. We're only u The Asus Republic Of Gamers GX700 is the world's first liquid cooled production laptop. We're only using the word ‘production' as you know there will...

Epic gaming performance from Core i7 and desktop GTX 980.

Ideally the laptop would overclock automatically when the dock is engaged.

Asus ROG GX700 tears up the rule book and sets a new standard for gaming laptops.


Expert review by : Staff (

Asus Republic of Gamers G75 Laptop Review


Asus Republic of Gamers G75 Laptop Review


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Asus - Crosshair III Formula


The Crosshair III Formula is yet another addition to the Asus Republic of Gamers line-up, but this time it's based around AMD's latest AM3 socket and 790FX chipset, unlike previous Crosshair boards which used Nvidia chipsets. ...

If you fancy going down the non-Intel route - and the latest AMD processors do offer a good alternative - then the Asus Crosshair III Formula board is certainly one to add to your list. It offers a good feature set at a decent price point, making it a...


Expert review by : tareq (

ASUS Crosshair III Formula


The Crosshair III Formula is the third addition to Asus' Crosshair line and packs new ROG technology. How did it fare? Lets start off by looking at some of main features of this board • AMD AM3 CPU support • AMD 790FX/SB750 • DDR3 1600(O.C.) • MemOK! •...

Inside the box we found 6x SATA cables, an IDE Cable, the Asus LCD poster, ROG case badge, a user manual, a DVD driver disc, an I/O Back Panel shield, the Asus Q-Connecter and a PCI bracket that holds two USB and Firewire ports.



Expert review by : ajmatson (

Asus Crosshair III Formula Review


When it comes to overclocking, one requires only the best components, including processors, memory and, of course, motherboards. With motherboards, there are so many chipsets to choose from that a lot of trial and error comes into play when picking the...

Higher priced than other boards


Expert review by : Ashley Barry-Biancuzzo (

Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition (GL503VS) Laptop Review


This Asus laptop has power and style, but is it worth the money?

Product Specifications


Certification:BSMI/CB/CE/FCC/UL/Energy Star/C-Tick/VCCI
Energy Star certified: Yes


Chipset:AMD 790FX / SB750


Bluetooth: No
eSATA: Yes
eSATA Ports:1
FireWire (IEEE1394): Yes
Microphone: Yes
Number of External USB-ports:6
Number of FireWire ports:1
RJ-45 (Ethernet):1
USB type:USB 1.1/USB 2.0
WiFi: No


Chassis Type:2.5L sized PC
Colour of product:Black, Red

Expansion slots

AGP interface: No
PCI slots:1
PCI-E 2.0: Yes
PCI-E 2.0 Slots:5
PCI-e type:16x/1x


Built in graphics card: No
Built in network card: Yes
Built in RAID controller: Yes
Built in SCSI controller: No
Built in sound card: Yes
Crossfire support: Yes
Multiple GPU support: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


IDE Ports:1
IDE Speed:33/66/100/133
Serial ATA (SATA): Yes
Serial ATA 2 (SATA II): Yes
Serial ATA 2 (SATA II) ports:5
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS): No


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Max memory:16384
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory speed:DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1066
Memory type:DDR3
Number of DIMM-Slots:4


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

Keyboard Included:N
Mouse included:N


Product Type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


Power Supply:120


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I7-4510U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:81015
Processor code:SR1EB
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Bios:16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Miscellaneous:SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1


Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128


CPU Type:Phenom II/Phenom/Athlon64/FX/Sempron
Form factor:ATX
Front side bus:2600
Number of CPUs:Single

Weight & Dimensions

Height :23.8