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Crosshair 5 Formula Z no longer state of the art!

os2wiz
Level 8
I read a review by Red 1776 on Overclock.net of the Ssus Sabertooth rev 2.o motherboard. It has features that permit higher overclocking than on Crosshair V formula Z. My question is why would Asus first introduce more advanced features on the Sabertooth rev 2.0, instead of the flagship board for AMD, the Crosshair V Formula Z? It is a kick in the teeth to all of us who pliunked down very good money to have a product that is NOT superior to a less expensive motherboard design. Asus has betrayed us in my book. They should be kicked to the curb. Please read the review on Overclock.net you will see that that board has 2 or 3 advanced features that we do not have on the Crosshair V Formula Z. I just bought mine last month, so I really am pissed at Asus for one upping Formula Z users. I had a Crosshair V Formula before the Formula Z.
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HiVizMan
Level 40
Mate you are aware that the Z board is over a year old. The TUF range of boards are pretty darn good and this latest one will have benifited from being purpose built for the latest generation of AMD processors.

And while I do understand your frustration at having just bought a Z only to find that a week later there is a board that appears to be better at overclocking than you Z board. If you are unhappy you are still able to return your board within the 30 day rule and get this newer one if you like. Because at the end of the day you as the customer needs to be happy with your product.

Regardless of that reviewers point of view which I am very pleased to see the TUF board perform so well as it might just be that his combination of hardware works best on the TUF board. I still think the ROG CHVz is the premium board for AMD.
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D_V_D
Level 7
I love this C5FZ board...i hope it never dies on me...I agree with HiVizMan...I believe this board is indeed the flagship motherboard AM3+ sockets.
This PCB also has 8 pin and + 4 pin 12v in comparison to Sabertooth R2.0 and the ram goes to 2400 in comparison to 1866 for Sabertooth R2.0...ROG are the best, no doubt of that...They make there hardware to last and in terms of features they implement the best that's out there when is released...I really love all the buttons, features and sound. I rank it 10 from a scale 1-10.
MB = Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z info
CPU = AMD Fx-8350 Bios 2101info
RAM = Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB (2x8Gb) 2133 KHX21C11T3K2/16X info
GPU = Asus GTX 980 Matrix Platinum info
SSD = Kingston HyperX 3K 240Gb
HDD = WD 500Gb +WD 3x1TB(fzex)
PSU = Corsair AX760i info
CPU Cooler = Thermaltake Nic C4
Display = Sony KDL-32w706b info
Mouse = A4Tech Bloody Gun3 V7
Keyboard = SteelSeries APEX info

skellattarr
Level 10
i still have the cvf board the first one and i love it. it will be the board for me for three more years by then i'll do another upgrade.
amd ryzen 9 3950x
CROSSHAIR Viii hero
Corsair Hydro Series H115i
G.SKILL Trident Z 3200mhz 64gb 4x16 timings 16,18,18,38
asus rog strix gtx 1080
TOSHIBA 3TB hdd 3x a total of 9tb, 10 tb hdd and a 1tb mushkin ssd
corsair axi 1200i 1200 watt psu
thermal take view 71 case

exactly skelletar my chv is my fave motherboard of all time so far and is staying mine until it dies but the chv z pissed me off lolz never mind the fact sabertouths oc better but OP is right in a way Asus's top board keeps getting spanked by there second, more differentiation pls asus.

HiVizMan
Level 40
It is hard to design and build a new top end motherboard when there is nothing to build it for... Seriously just how much different in design or architecture is there between what AMD have on offer now and in the short term. I seriously would love AMD to come out with a CPU that forced vendors to produce a whole new motherboard. Come on AMD make us all happy.
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HiVizMan wrote:
It is hard to design and build a new top end motherboard when there is nothing to build it for... Seriously just how much different in design or architecture is there between what AMD have on offer now and in the short term. I seriously would love AMD to come out with a CPU that forced vendors to produce a whole new motherboard. Come on AMD make us all happy.


Give us AMD users some love that intel boards get :cool: - I just want the next amd rog board to have tri/quad channel ram
Crosshair IV 1090T 4093.7 - Crosshair V FX - 8350 Batch # 1243PGT 4.422MHz - 4816.08 MHz 1.5v - GSKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR(x2)1087.6 11-12-10 1.5volts - ViewSonic VX2439wm - Acer GD235HZ - SyncMaster P2350 - PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC - Current Mode: 5760 x 1080 - (retired) ASUS GTX660DC2O2GD5 - Nvidia 3D Vision Wired - HAF 932 - Corsair HX850 - Corsair H100i - latest quakelive.com - Day thirteen 60fps - as always I'm powered by Futurelooks.com

HiVizMan
Level 40
Yeah mate but that is the processor that provides that not the motherboard.
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HiVizMan wrote:
Yeah mate but that is the processor that provides that not the motherboard.


ah thats frustrating.
Crosshair IV 1090T 4093.7 - Crosshair V FX - 8350 Batch # 1243PGT 4.422MHz - 4816.08 MHz 1.5v - GSKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR(x2)1087.6 11-12-10 1.5volts - ViewSonic VX2439wm - Acer GD235HZ - SyncMaster P2350 - PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC - Current Mode: 5760 x 1080 - (retired) ASUS GTX660DC2O2GD5 - Nvidia 3D Vision Wired - HAF 932 - Corsair HX850 - Corsair H100i - latest quakelive.com - Day thirteen 60fps - as always I'm powered by Futurelooks.com

sectionate wrote:
ah thats frustrating.


That's why Haswell-E is going from 2011 to 2011-3 mate, from what I have read and somewhat understand is there are major underlying changes in the CPU Circuitry plus changes to Motherboards to be made to accommodate next Gen DDR, or even just going from Dual Channel to Quad Channel as an example...the changes start at the CPU, then work their way out to the Motherboard. And since Memory controllers are now on die, this is also the reason the changes need to be made to the CPU's circuitry...if Memory Controllers were still on Motherboards and there wasn't a huge change in the pathways(the throughput lanes) We could probably swap out chips and enjoy DDR4, though of course I don't recall any Mfr releasing chips to the general public that they can swap out at will :cool: