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CROSSBLADE RANGER: ROG's flagship AMD FM2+ ATX gaming motherboard boosts your game with superb networking and audio performance

  • AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon™/A-series processors
  • AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset
  • Intel™ Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst 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

Crossblade Ranger's core benefits deliver the best gaming networking, with Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, GameFirst III and LANGuard, the best gaming audio from SupremeFX 2014, the best gaming interface with KeyBot and the best gaming performance with exclusive Auto Tuning technology to unleash the true power of AMD accelerated-processing units (APUs). And as a welcome, you get a plush ROG mouse mat -- completely FREE.

Intel Gigabit Ethernet

Crossblade Ranger is fitted with state-of-the-art Intel Gigabit Ethernet that delivers better throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and increased efficiency

GameFirst III

The new motherboard's networking capabilities additionally benefit from ROG-exclusive GameFirst III technology for no-delay gameplay. This advanced network-optimization software assigns top priority to game-data packets, allocating them more bandwidth to ensure the best online-gaming experience and clear, stutter-free online team-chat -- all controlled with ROG's usual intuitive flair.

LANGuard - RJ45 Socket

ROG has even reinvented the RJ45 socket, with LANGuard technology. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect against lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges.

SupremeFX 2014

Flawless audio is essential for immersive gaming, so Crossblade Ranger is engineered with SupremeFX 2014. Cutting-edge isolation technologies minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI), while premium ELNA® audio capacitors and eight-channel gold-plated audio outputs provide precision-engineered audio that's as great as a dedicated soundcard.

Sonic SenseAmp

Sonic SenseAmp automatically detects analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) headphone impedance and adjusts the built-in amp accordingly.

Sonic SoundStage

Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres -- just one click is all it takes to generate the perfect sound for first-person shooter (FPS), racing, combat and sports games.

Sonic Radar II

Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. Players see the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, enabling them to hone enemy-pinpointing skills. Exclusive audio enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness, and the all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list.

Best gaming interface


A clever tool that lets users instantly `upgrade' an existing keyboard simply by attaching it to the dedicated USB socket.Once connected, the KeyBot microprocessor is activated and the user is able to use their current keyboard to control multimedia playback, launch favorite applications or assign macros to specific keys -- just perfect for automating complicated in-game key sequences.

Auto Tuning

ROG's Auto Tuning technology enables Crossblade Ranger to unleash the true power of AMD APUs with just few clicks. Enabled by the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), Auto Tuning adjusts the CPU frequencies and ratios to offer precise voltage control and advanced CPU-performance monitoring, efficiently enhancing system performance with the most stable overclocking profile -- so gamers enjoy superb stability and high speeds while playing.

ROG mouse mat

Crossblade Ranger even comes with a ROG mouse mat completely free of charge. The plush feel and stylish design enables gamers to flaunt the awesome power of Crossblade Ranger.

Compatible with Front Base

Crossblade Ranger is also compatible with ROG's brilliant Front Base dual-bay gaming panel. When added to Crossblade Ranger, Front Base enables one-click performance boosting and real-time system monitoring to make gaming experiences even more enjoyable.


  • CPU: AMD® FM2+ Socket for AMD®A-series/AthlonTMSeries processors, AMD®Turbo Core Technology 3.0 Supports, Supports CPU up to 4 cores
  • Memory: 4xDDR3 DIMM, max.64GB, DDR3 2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333MHz, 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.
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon™ R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series APU, Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DVI/RGB port, Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, Supports DVI-D (DVI) with max. resolution 2560x1600@60Hz, Supports RGB (VGA) with max. resolution 1920x1600@60Hz, Maximum shared memory of 2G, Supports AMD®Dual Graphics technology
  • 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, max.@x4 mode), 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, 2 x PCI slots. *Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0
  • Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Storage AMD® A88X FCH: 8 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors with RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 10 and JBOD support
  • LAN Intel® Gigabit LAN controller, Anti-surge LANGuard, ROG GameFirst III
  • Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x RGB (VGA) port, 1 x DVI-D (DVI) port, 1 x USB BIOS Flashback button, 4 x USB 3.0 ports [blue], 1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port, 8-channel golden plated audio jacks
  • Internal I/O Connectors 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (19-pin), 3 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports share with ROG EXT header), 8 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 1 x Power-on button, 1 x Reset button, 1 x Slow mode, 1 x LN2 mode,1 x MemOK! button, 1 x KeyBot button, 1 x Sonic SoundStage button, 1 x Clear CMOS button, 1 x DRCT header, 1 x System Panel connector(20-pin), 1 x CPU Fan connector(4-pin), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(4-pin), 3 x chassis Fan connector(4-pin), 7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points, 1 x TPM header, 1 x ROG_EXT header, 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • Accessory User's manual, Support DVD, I/O Shield, 2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables, 1 x 2-in-1 Q-Connector Kit, 1 x ROG Door Hanger, 1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable



Product Description
ASUS CROSSBLADE RANGER - motherboard - ATX - Socket FM2+ - AMD A88X
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Processor Socket
1 x Socket FM2+
Compatible Processors
Athlon, A series (supports CPUs with up to 4 cores)
Max RAM Size
64 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC, unbuffered
Storage Ports
8 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
4 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 + (2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers)
Max Allocated RAM Size
2 GB
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Processor Socket
Socket FM2+
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Athlon, A series (supports CPUs with up to 4 cores)

Supported RAM

Max Size
64 GB
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2666 MHz (O.C.), 2400 MHz (O.C.), 2200 MHz (O.C.), 2250 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture, AMD Memory Profile (AMP)


Max Allocated RAM Size
2 GB


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Compliant Standards
DTS Connect, High Definition Audio


Network Controller
Intel I211-AT
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 2 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-600 -connectors: 8 x 7pin Serial ATA - 8 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD
1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x DVI-D , 1 x HDMI , 1 x VGA , 4 x USB 3.0 , 2 x USB 2.0 , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
6 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.0 - header , 1 x audio - header
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0a support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
Hardware Features
Jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ProbeIt, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS CPU Level Up, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, ASUS Extreme Tweaker, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), GPU.DIMM Post, Fanless Design Heatsink, AMD Radeon Dual Graphics, ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, ASUS ROG Extreme OC, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, ASUS USB Charger+, DirectKey, Disk Unlocker, AMD Turbo CORE 3.0 technology, AMD Memory Profile (AMP) support, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+ III, ASUS SSD Secure Erase, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Clear CMOS Button, ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O, NexFET, ELNA Audio Capacitors, ASUS Fan Xpert 3, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, GameFirst III, LANGuard, Sonic Radar II, Sonic Studio, Sonic SenseAmp, Sonic SoundStage, KeyBot


Software Included
Kaspersky Anti-Virus, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Charger+, ROG CPU-Z, DAEMON Tools Pro Standard, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS AI Suite III, ROG RAMDisk, ASUS HomeCloud, ROG GameFirst III
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 5.0a
30.5 cm
24.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 2 years
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