ASUS RoG Crossblade Ranger With FM2+ Socket Announced – With GameFirst III And LANGuard

Ramish Zafar

ASUS today announced the first RoG motherboard exclusive for AMD's FM2+ socket that is coupled with exclusive ASUS technologies to bring the game enhancement technology platforms for all the AMD users out there. The ASUS RoG Crossblade Ranger comes with several impressive features which cover networking, audio and performance in a complete package. The RoG Crossblade Ranger comes packing Intel Gigabit Ethernet, GameFirst III and LANGuard for networking. In the audio section it comes with SupremeFX audio technology and with Auto Tuning in the performance department.

ASUS RoG Crossblade Ranger With FM2+ Socket Support Launched - Comes With Auto Tuning And A88X FCH Chipset

The RoG Crossblade Ranger comes with several impressive features under its hood. With the Crossblade Ranger ROG exclusive GameFirst III technology which ensures that no delay whatsoever is experienced with it. It also assigns top priority to game data packets thus ensuring that more bandwidth is allocated to them and therefore a interruption-free online gaming experience.

Apart from this, the ROG Crossblade Ranger also comes with premium surface mounted capacitors and signal mounting technology. All of this is complemented of course by surge protected components which ensure protection against any electrical surges and static discharge. Supreme FX2014 audio on the ROG Crossblade Ranger ensure minimum EM interference. This coupled with Sonic SenseAmp and Sonic SoundStage technologies automatically adjusts amp according to headphone impedence. SoundStage on the other hand calibrates the best sound for any game.

KeyBot on the ROG Crossblade Ranger on the other hand enhances the present keyboard on the system to the next level. Simply by attaching the keyboard to a dedicated USB socket you can control multimedia playback, launch applications and more. Coming towards overall performance, with Auto Tuning on the ROG Crossblade Ranger you can now control the voltage, frequency and ratios to-the-decimal. All of this combined ensures stability and performance coupled together.


Processor/CPU socket
AMD FM2+ Socket for AMD A-series / Athlon Series processors
AMD A88X FCH (Bolton-D4)
4 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64 GB, DDR3 2666 (O.C.)
Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory
Expansion slots
2 x PCI Express 3.0*/2.0 x16 slots (red, single x16 or dual x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (black, maximum x4 mode)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
Graphics (VGA)
Integrated AMD Radeon R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series APU
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DVI/RGB port
Supports HDMI with maximum of resolution 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz and 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz
Supports DVI-D (DVI) with maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz
Supports RGB (VGA) with maximum resolution 1920 x 1600 at 60Hz
Maximum shared memory of 2 GB
Supports AMD Dual Graphics technology
AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology
8 x SATA 6Gbit/s connectors with RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 10 and JBOD support
Intel Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst III and ASUS LANGuard
6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 on back panel, 2 mid-board)
8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 6 mid-board)
ROG SupremeFX Formula 2014 8-channel high-definition audio
SupremeFX shielding technology
ELNA premium audio capacitors
Content protection for full-rate lossless playback of DVD Audio, Blu-ray DVD, and HD-DVD audio content
Jack-detection, multi-streaming, front-panel jack-retasking
Optical S/PDIF-out port on back panel
Dimensions / form factor
ATX, 12 x 9.6in (30.5 x 24.4cm)

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