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The Asus Crossblade Ranger Desktop Motherboard is part of Asus' Republic of Gamers (ROG) series of gaming-oriented motherboards. It has an AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset and uses Intel Ethernet LANGuard + GameFirst III technology. For sound quality, it uses SupremeFX 2014 + Sonic Radar II, and employs Gamer's Guardian for reliability and durability.
AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon/A-series processors
AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset
Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III
SupremeFX 2014 + Sonic Radar II
KeyBot instant keyboard upgrade
In the Box
ASUS Crossblade Ranger Desktop Motherboard
SATA 6Gb/s Cables
Table of Contents
AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon/A- series processors Supports CPU up to 4 cores Supports AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology
AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
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 Note: 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.
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 - 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
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8, red) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 2 x PCI
Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0.
AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset: 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports; support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Audio Feature: - DTS connect - Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel - Sonic SoundStage - Sonic SenseAmp - Sonic Studio - Sonic Radar II
ASMedia USB 3.0 controller: 2 x USB 3.0 port (2 at back panel, blue) AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset: 4 x USB 3.0 port (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) 8 x USB 2.0 port (2 at back panel, 6 at mid-board)
Windows 8.1 32/64-bit Windows 8 32/64-bit Windows 7 32/64-bit
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port 1 x DVI-D 1 x D-Sub 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port 4 x USB 3.0 (blue) 2 x USB 2.0 1 x optical S/PDIF out 6 x audio jacks 1 x USB BIOS flashback button
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports 3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports 1 x TPM header 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1 x CPU fan connector (1 x 4-pin) 1 x CPU OPT fan connectors (1 x 4-pin) 3 x chassis fan connectors (3 x 4-pin) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector 1 x front panel audio connector (AAFP) 1 x system panel 1 x DRCT header 1 x MemOK! button 1 x slow mode switch 7 x ProbeIt measurement points 1 x power-on button 1 x reset button 1 x clear CMOS button 1 x LN2 mode jumper 1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header 1 x KeyBot button 1 x Sonic SoundStage button
64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a, multi-language BIOS