Hot off its official debut last week, the new ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Crossblade Ranger FM2+ motherboard has already reached our shore and is immediately looking to impress A88X/A-Series users with its signature ROG look and a few extra features geared to improve the overall performance of a gaming rig.
This full-sized ATX mobo is ROG’s first (and currently the only) FM2+ board that supports both A88X chipsets, as well as Kaveri APUs. It comes with all the niceties you’d expect from a mid-ranged mobo including two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, a quartet of DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of DDR3 RAM, and eight SATA 6Gbps ports.
But what really sets the Crossblade Ranger apart from other FM2+ boards currently in the market is the additional features such as Intel® Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst III and ASUS LANGuard which ensures lag-less gaming on LAN, SupremeFX 2014 audio technology which provides outstanding sound output and KeyBot which allows user to assign Macros and Shortcuts to their ordinary keyboard.
ASUS RoG Crossblade Ranger specs:
Form Factor: ATX (30.5 x 24.4cm)
Chipset: AMD A88X / A-Series APU
Memory: 4x DIMM, up to 64GB DDR3 2400MHz (OC)
GPU: supports up to 3-way CrossfireX Technology
Storage: 8x SATA 6Gbps, RAID 0/1/5/10 support
Audio: ROG SupremeFX Formula 2014
Expansion slots: 2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 1x PCIe 2.0 x16
I/O ports: 6x USB 3.0 (4 on the back & 2 mid-board)
8x USB 2.0 (2 on the back & 6 mid-board)
5x Audio Jacks + 1x S/PDIF out
1x PS/2 combo port
1x Intel® Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst III and ASUS LANGuard
The new Asus ROG Crossblade Ranger will be available in local tech stores in mid-September and will be retailed for Php8,990.