Product information: **B Grade** Crossblade Ranger AMD A88X (Socket FM2+) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
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Crossblade Ranger’s core benefits deliver the best gaming networking, with Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, GameFirst III and LANGuard, the best gaming audio from SupremeFX 2014, the best gaming interface with KeyBot and the best gaming performance with exclusive Auto Tuning technology to unleash the true power of AMD accelerated-processing units (APUs). And as a welcome, you get a plush ROG mouse mat — completely FREE.
Best Gaming NetworkingIntel Gigabit Ethernet
Crossblade Ranger is fitted with state-of-the-art Intel Gigabit Ethernet that delivers better throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and increased efficiency
The new motherboard’s networking capabilities additionally benefit from ROG-exclusive GameFirst III technology for no-delay gameplay. This advanced network-optimization software assigns top priority to game-data packets, allocating them more bandwidth to ensure the best online-gaming experience and clear, stutter-free online team-chat — all controlled with ROG’s usual intuitive flair.
LANGuard – RJ45 Socket
ROG has even reinvented the RJ45 socket, with LANGuard technology. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect against lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges.
Best Gaming AudioSupremeFX 2014
Flawless audio is essential for immersive gaming, so Crossblade Ranger is engineered with SupremeFX 2014. Cutting-edge isolation technologies minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI), while premium ELNA® audio capacitors and eight-channel gold-plated audio outputs provide precision-engineered audio that’s as great as a dedicated soundcard.
Sonic SenseAmp automatically detects analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) headphone impedance and adjusts the built-in amp accordingly.
Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres — just one click is all it takes to generate the perfect sound for first-person shooter (FPS), racing, combat and sports games.
Sonic Radar II
Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. Players see the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, enabling them to hone enemy-pinpointing skills. Exclusive audio enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness, and the all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list.
Best Gaming InterfaceKeyBot
A clever tool that lets users instantly ‘upgrade’ an existing keyboard simply by attaching it to the dedicated USB socket. Once connected, the KeyBot microprocessor is activated and the user is able to use their current keyboard to control multimedia playback, launch favorite applications or assign macros to specific keys — just perfect for automating complicated in-game key sequences.
Best Gaming PerformanceAuto Tuning
ROG’s Auto Tuning technology enables Crossblade Ranger to unleash the true power of AMD APUs with just few clicks. Enabled by the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), Auto Tuning adjusts the CPU frequencies and ratios to offer precise voltage control and advanced CPU-performance monitoring, efficiently enhancing system performance with the most stable overclocking profile — so gamers enjoy superb stability and high speeds while playing.
ROG Mouse Mat
Crossblade Ranger even comes with a ROG mouse mat completely free of charge. The plush feel and stylish design enables gamers to flaunt the awesome power of Crossblade Ranger.
Compatible With Front Base
Crossblade Ranger is also compatible with ROG’s brilliant Front Base dual-bay gaming panel. When added to Crossblade Ranger, Front Base enables one-click performance boosting and real-time system monitoring to make gaming experiences even more enjoyable.
|CPU Support||AMD® FM2+ Socket for AMD®A-series/AthlonTMSeries processors
AMD®Turbo Core Technology 3.0 Support
Supports CPU up to 4 cores
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
|Chipset||AMD® A88X FCH(Bolton-D4)|
|Memory||4xDDR3 DIMM, max.64GB, DDR3 2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333MHz, non-ECC un-buffered memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Support AMD Memory Profile(AMP) memory
* The Max. 64GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
**Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
*** Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
|Graphics||Integrated AMD Radeon™ R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series APU
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DVI/RGB port
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI-D (DVI) with max. resolution 2560x1600@60Hz
- Supports RGB (VGA) with max. resolution 1920x1600@60Hz
- Maximum shared memory of 2G
- Supports AMD®Dual Graphics technology
*Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096 x 2160 resolution display via HDMI port
**Refer to www.amd.com for the discrete GPUs which support Dual Graphics technology
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology|
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCI Express 3.0*/2.0 x16 slots (red, Single@x16 or dual@x8/x8 mode)
1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (black, max.@x4 mode)
2x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
2x PCI slots
*Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0
|Storage||AMD® A88X FCH:
- 8 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors with RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 10 and JBOD support
|Networking||Intel® Gigabit LAN controller
ROG GameFirst III
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX Audio 8-Channel High Definition Audio
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ELNA® Premium Audio Capacitors
- Content Protection for Full Rate lossless DVD Audio, Blu-ray DVD, and HD-DVD audio content playback
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
- Sonic SoundStage
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Studio
- Sonic Radar II
- DTS Connect
|USB Ports||ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller:
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at rear, blue)
AMD® A88X FCH:
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at rear, blue, 2 at mid-board, red)
- 8 x USB2.0 ports (2 ports at rear, 6 ports at mid-board)
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x HDMI port
1 x RGB (VGA) port
1 x DVI-D (DVI) port
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button
4 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
8-channel golden plated audio jacks
|ROG Exclusive Features||Extreme Engine Digi+ III:
- Full Digital CPU/DRAM Power
- NexFETTM Power Block MOSFET
- New Alloy Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- CPU Level Up
ROG Extreme OC kit:
- LN2 mode
- Slow mode
UEFI BIOS features:
- Extreme Tweaker
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- GPU.DIMM Post
- O.C. Profile
- Graphics Card Information Preview
ROG USB BIOS FlashBack
|Asus Exclusive Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
ASUS Exclusive Features
- AI Suite 3
- USB 3.0 Boost
- USB Charger+
- AI Charger +
- Push Notice
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heatpipe & MOS Heatsink Solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert3
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS Q-Slot, Q-Shield, Q-Connector, Q-Code, Q-LED, Q-DIMM