ASUS CROSSBLADE RANGER Review & Specifications

ASUS CROSSBLADE RANGER DDR3 FM2 ATX

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AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon/A-series processors
AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset
Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + Game First III - Game networking taken to the next level
SupremeFX 2014 + Sonic Radar II - New and improved audio that's beyond compare
KeyBot - An instant keyboard upgrade
Gamer's Guardian - All-round protection for the best quality, reliability and durability

Specs Overview

Model CROSSBLADE RANGER
Socket FM2+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2250Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • CPU

    AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon™/A- Series Processors 
    Supports CPU up to 4 cores
    Supports AMD® Turbo Core 3.0 Technology
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    AMD A88X (Bolton D4)

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz 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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

    Integrated AMD Radeon™ R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series  APU 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports 
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz*1
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB
    AMD® Dual Graphics technology support

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8, red) *2
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black) 
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 
    2 x PCI

  • Storage

    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset : 
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), 
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD

  • LAN

    Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - ELNA® premium audio capacitors
    Audio Feature :
    - DTS Connect
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic SoundStage
    - Sonic SenseAmp
    - Sonic Studio
    - Sonic Radar II

  • USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset : 
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset : 
    8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 6 at mid-board)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    Extreme Engine Digi+ III :
    - Full Digital CPU/DRAM Power
    - NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
    - New Alloy Chokes
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    ROG Extreme OC kit :
    - Slow Mode
    - LN2 Mode
    ProbeIt
    KeyBot
    - CPU Level Up
    - XMP
    - Direct Key
    UEFI BIOS features :
    - GPU.DIMM Post
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    - Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    GameFirst III
    Extreme Tweaker
    USB BIOS Flashback

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
    - The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 3 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - USB Charger+ 
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    Interactive HomeCloud
    - Media Streamer
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution & MOS Heatsink 
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 3
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 8.1 
    Windows® 8 
    Windows® 7

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) 
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM header
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s) 
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
    7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x KeyBot Button
    1 x Sonic SoundStage Button

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 
    1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
    1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
    1 x ROG Mouse Mat

  • BIOS

    64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a, Multi-Language BIOS

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ROG GameFirst III
    ROG RAMDisk
    ROG CPU-Z
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
    DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
    ASUS WebStorage
    HomeCloud
    ASUS Utilities

  • Operating System

    Windows® 8.1 32/64-bit
    Windows® 8 32/64-bit
    Windows® 7 32/64-bit

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Management Solution

    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Note

    1: Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096 x 2160 resolution display via HDMI port.

    2: Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0.

    3: 1 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 2 USB 2.0 ports(2 ports share with ROG_EXT header).

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