ASUS Crossblade Ranger (FM2+) Motherboard Review

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BIOS and Overclocking


The Crossblade Ranger inherits the same style of BIOS from Z97 ROG motherboards, which is a good thing. We jumped straight into the overclocking to see what the Crossblade Ranger is capable of.

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (1)

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (2)

To help with your overclocking it makes sense to boost the CPU’s current capability setting to the maximum, if you’re cooling can deal with it of course.

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (3)

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (4)

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (5)

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (6)

The option to turn off the LEDs on the audio section and chipset heatsink is a nice touch: most motherboard vendors do not offer such customisation.

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (7)

ASUS CrossBlade Ranger BIOS (8)

Overclocking

We settled on a final overclock of 4.6GHz, a respectable figure. Sadly we couldn’t get 4.7GHz stable in the limited time we had but the system was bootable into Windows all the way up to 4.8GHz so there’s probably scope to attain more if you have the patience to sit around and tweak. We went straight in with a 1.5 core voltage (CPU-Z seems to report double the used voltage) but you can run 4.6GHz with a lot less voltage, 1.45 volts worked fine at this frequency also.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. The Test System and Test Software
  3. BIOS and Overclocking
  4. Software Overview
  5. CPU Performance
  6. GPU Performance
  7. Memory Performance
  8. SATA, M.2 and USB Performance
  9. Networking Performance
  10. Audio Performance
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Final Thoughts
  13. View All

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