Crosshair III Formula AMD 790FX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

  • AMD 790FX Chipset
  • DDR3
  • Crossfire Support
  • SupremeFX X-Fi 7.1 HD Audio
  • Gigabit LAN
  • SATA
  • USB2.0

Stock Code: MB-339-AS

EAN: 00000000


Manufacturer: Asus


Product information: Crosshair III Formula AMD 790FX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

The Crosshair III Motherboard supports the latest AMD Socket AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption providing you with more power and cheaper running costs. The AMD 790FX Chipset is designed to run up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport 3.0 interface speed and quad PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD's latest AM3 and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities. Native DDR3 1600(O.C.) support provides faster data transfer rate and more bandwith to increase memory computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

- AMD 790FX Chipset with 6 core support
- Crossfire Support
- Onboard SupremeFX X-Fi
- ATX Form Factor
- 3 Year Warranty

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Customer review "Asus Crosshair III Formula AMD 790FX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard"

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(from 18 customer reviews)
This board is absolutly the best!, Has great features, easy to use bios and even...
When I bought this board first, I was young, I only bought because it was from ROG, and...
Neil H.
At this price, amazing! Full of ROG features. The voltage LED`s are very useful with...
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Dave 2011-01-01


This board is absolutly the best!, Has great features, easy to use bios and even overclocking is made easy with this board! I have noticed alot of people complaining about the sound card that comes with the board! the card works perfected i used the driver thats are made for the card and not the windows 7 ones as they aint that good!, And it is made to go in the BLACK PCI SLOT!, Poeple just need to do there research first! and once again thanks overclockers!!

Collin 2010-12-15

Absolutely brilliant

When I bought this board first, I was young, I only bought because it was from ROG, and I was mad about playing games.

But then as I slowly started learning stuff, I realised how good this board was. For the past one year, It has serverd me very well for the past 12 months, and still going with all its might.


Neil H. 2010-11-20

Bargain Buy

At this price, amazing! Full of ROG features. The voltage LED`s are very useful with overclocking, as is the info display, (which looks ace with the blue backlight)> The only change i made was using a Creative X-FI Champion sound card. (Which works perfectly with Windows 7, AS LONG AS YOU DONOT USE THE BLACK PCI-E SLOT). Worth the money and excellent sevice as usual,thanks.

BBG. badboyben (gamer) 2010-11-13

Motherboard :Asus Crosshair III Formula

Bought this board as bundle from yourself,s ,i cant fault this board ,i had the first model last time !!.This board jus blows any motherboard away ,,amd chips are made for this board ,super fast ,overclocks to the max ........this obard jus flies belive me i game ..plas all latest games ,runs so stable it should have its own heartbeat!!best motherboard for gaming on the plane get one you wont be sad any more ;-)

Peter Maddison 2010-10-27

Crosshair formula III

I bought this board to replace my am2+ gigabyte board.

the board itself is very well made and i like the bios overclock features, but my cool it eco does not.

not sure if my cool it eco was on its way out or if the board just does not like it, but i have had to rma my cool it eco, and my coolermaster silent pro started sparking and burning which was new in febuary so not sure if its coincidence or the fact that the board it constantly drawing power for the fancy lights inside i now switch it off at the back to be sure.

since my psu came back and i put my old air cooler on though the board works great and i have use the cpu level up and now running at 3.6ghz@41degrees

i have to say the sound card that came with it is not that good with win 7 64bit driver problem mostly so i put my old x-fi card in and it now works a treat.

only 4 stars because of the sound card.

Josh 2010-10-27

Great Board!

Got this board when I converted to Camp AMD, and i've not been disappointed. Statrted with a Phenom X4 955, and dropped in a X6 1090T with a simple BIOS update. Sorted!

Great features and usability, no problems at all!

Jenko80 2010-03-27

Just built my first computer

just built my first computer and this thing made it very easy on me, this thing has so maney things that help you with information, works perfectly im glad i chose this as my motherboard.

John 2010-02-15


i love this mb it is so easy to do everything

the bios is amazing and the amount of features on this thing is scary
no probs overclocking amd 955 to 3.8
kept very cold by HAF 932 :)
very glad i bought

carlos 2010-02-03

lito seriousam

i love this motherboard is amazing all very good to working in oc is amazing no problemas i love amd and ati..... ppl real buy this motherboard (5) *****

amd phenom II 965 black edition in oc 4.0
coolmaster v10
corsair dominator gt 2000mhz 8GB
xfx ati 5970 black edition x2
300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor real fast for windons
wd 1tb black edition x2
case thermaltake speedo
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Guy Papworth 2010-01-20

Dont even consider another

Got to be the best AM3 board out there, overclocking is a breeze. Some great features also a nice bundled software package. Treat yourself.

Coolermaster Storm 'Scout' Gaming Case
AMD pheneom II x4 965 black addition 3.4ghz
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
Asus Crosshair III motherboard
Corsair Dominator XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 16000C9D
Ati Radeon 4890 x 2
EZCool 700watt modular power supply
750 gig s-ata 64meg cache HD

tekbart 2010-01-16


I had 100's of motherboards since I've started building PC's and this one is the far best mobo for AMD builds.

Recommend it a lot + if you are in to overclocking this thing is for you it has all the futures you need to run your setup smooth as babies bottom.

Kevin 2009-12-15


Running this with a AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 3.40GHz. Easy to set up, running straight away. Instructions are really easy to understand. Board is great, its a no brainer here.

scott 2009-11-28

smooth all the way

I can`t fault this board everything does as it says , all seems to run smooth and the 1600 ripjaw memory seems to run with no problem. also if ur not an experienced overclocker and you have a phenom 2 955 you are gonna love the ease of use with the bios features for overclocking. mines running at 3.8 with no probs at all. overal iam realy pleased and i would recommend this to anyone.

Aaron 2009-11-06

Good AMD board

I've only been using it for 2 days now, but my experience with this board is the best I have ever had.

It took next to no time to configure. I loaded Windows XP on my system but did quickly try Windows 7 from my Technet account - it didn't like the onboard RAID controller but Asus do have a driver you can put on a CD or memory stick when installing 7 so that it does work.

Got some OCZ Obsidian 1600MHz running at full speed, all I needed to do was set the memory target speed to 1600MHz on the first page of the BIOS screen... so easy!

The sound.. I thought I had a problem, but then I realised the Radeon 5770 I bought had an audio controller and it was confusing things - had to set my default audio device to this soundcard then all was PERFECT!

It is extremely reliable - I haven't had any problems running it with my Phenom II 965 3.4GHz. Prime95 and Furmark all good.

Best motherboard I have ever owned, coming from an Asus Rampage Extreme Intel system too :)

Stuart Banks 2009-09-10

Simply the Best

Incredible feature set, nice manual and instructions, CD full of utilities and drivers.
LCD info as it loads is really helpfull when first loading up to help you identify what needs to be done, also indicator lights all over the board to show which part is working and at a safe level.
Huge amount of bios tweaking available and with the 955 x4 there are 3 preset overclock settings just pick one and it does everything for you, ( its even possible to choose between these 3 options whilst running and at your desktop cool feature to max it up for gaming then bring down again when just browsing net all without needing to restart the comp)

pretty cheap and the best for AM3 in my opinion. 5 stars.

switchtrix 2009-08-29


Purchased this for my first build and am extremely impressed.

Easy to install and Asus instructions were very clear, which is a nice surprise to find a manual that makes sense.

Being a RoG board it has plenty of features, too many to list, but a visit to their website will fix that.

UltraSBM 2009-08-10


Whilst I love this board (Replaced an M2N32-SLi) I mis-read the soundcard...I thought it came with a Creative Labs X-Fi sound doesn't!
It's a SoundMAX chip, with the Create Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility (which recognises it as a non-Creative card and thus throws a wobbly!).

The overclockability of this board is EPIC!!!

Pre-set profiles for 3.4/3.6 and 3.8GHz out of the box for a PhII X4 955!

Supports DDR3-1600 (get PC3-14400 for best results!)

If you want an AM3 setup, you will NOT be disappointed with this board!

mike 2009-07-29


This is the most impressive mobo ive ever seen, got it for mates pc i was building. has a clear cmos button on rear of case, leds galore amd a creative xfi soundcard, plus its got some gunky gadgets, freebies and layout is excellent

as always overclockers delivery was first rate next day with good packaging and everything in working order

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