ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme The Ultimate AM3 Board

Published by Christian Ney on 26.01.11
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The following temperatures are maximum values while running 3DMark Vantage Performance.

  • A: Ambient temperature
  • B: The probe is between 2 MOSFets
  • C: The probe is betweent 2 fins of the MOSFETs heatsink
  • D: The probe is between 2 fins of the NorthBridge heatsink
  • E: Temperature of the NorthBridge according to HWMonitor

Motherboard A B C D E
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Stock 24°C 30.9°C 29.9°C 35.8°C 36°C
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme OC 24°C 35.7°C 34.9°C 41.5°C 41°C
DFI LanParty DK 790FXB-M3H5 Stock 24°C 44.2°C 40.7°C 40.7°C 37°C
ECS A890GXM-A2 Stock 24°C 49.3°C 36.6°C 40.6°C 40°C
ASUS M4A78-HTPC (DDR2-800-CL4) Stock 24°C 52°C N/A 39.4°C 40.1°C
ECS A890GXM-A2 OC 24°C 61°C 40.8°C 43.1°C 43°C
ASUS M4A78-HTPC (DDR2-800-CL4) OC 24°C 65°C N/A 43.1°C 43°C
DFI LanParty DK 790FXB-M3H5 OC 24°C 63°C 50°C 44.9°C 45°C
  lower is better

The following temperatures were recorded by FurMark after three minutes of stability test. Both fans of the graphics cards have been set to 70 percent of their maximum rotation speed.

Motherboard GTX 275 on slot 1 GTX 275 on slot 2
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme 88°C 87°C
DFI LanParty DK 790FXB-M3H5 87°C 88°C
ECS A890GXM-A2 88°C 88°C
  lower is better

The slot 1 is the one just below the socket. We can see that both cards has same temperatures, which is very good.

Page 1 - ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Page 9 - SuperPi/WPrime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - Games
Page 3 - Presentaion/Layout/I/O/Bundle Page 11 - Software / Hardware ROG
Page 4 - BIOS Page 12 - Temperatures
Page 5 - Test Setup Page 13 - Overclocking
Page 6 - FutureMark Page 14 - Lucid HydraLogix
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  

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