Asus Unleashes Crosshair II Formula
First-tier motherboard and personal tech maker Asus has announced an update to its nForce 590 socket AM2 Crosshair mainboard - the Crosshair II Formula. This new board is based on Nvidia's 780a SLI chipset, and supports all AM2 and AM2+ CPU's - including the Phenom quad-core. The nForce 780a chipset provides users the ability to run two video cards in SLI, and if even more graphics processing power is needed, the Crosshair II Formula is capable of the three GPU Tri-SLI configuration. Or, if you have a solid single-card video solution but need just a little more power for demanding games - ahem, Crysis - you can activate Nvidia's new Hybrid SLI technology, which uses the Crosshair II Formula's integrated GPU in concert with a discrete graphics card. The Crosshair II Formula also features CPU Level Up - an automatic overclocking utility, three PCI-E 2.0 slots, HyperTransport 3.0 technology, and the SupremeFX II high-definition audio module.