- 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
- Superior Spec
- Striking design
- No-lag LAN
- Awesome audio
- Incredible interface
- Instant winning performance
- Gorgeous UEFI BIOS
- Premium protection
- Best tools
Devour Crossblade Ranger's extraordinary specs
Best gaming design
Admire Crossblade Ranger's striking design
Best gaming networking
Enjoy game networking on the next level
Best gaming audio
Experience onboard audio that's beyond compare
Best gaming interface
Grab a free keyboard upgrade
Best gaming performance
Rock-steady power, inside and out
Best gaming UEFI BIOS
Revel in the gorgeous graphical interface with Secure Erase
Best gaming protection
Luxuriate in the smart design, premium components, durable materials and tough armor
ROG gives you more
Fire up a ready-made gamer's tool kit and exclusive ROG mouse mat giveaway
FINESSED LAYOUT & CIRCUITRY
STRIKING ROG-INFUSED FORM
COATED WITH BLACK NICKEL
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences!
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet provides better throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and, as you would expect from ROG, we've added our own advances to ensure the best possible performance for gamers — in every game and on every battlefield.
LANGuard – RJ45 Reinvented!
Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection.
ROG has reinvented the LAN port. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect your motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity!
Network-optimization software for no-delay gameplay!
Exclusive GameFirst III has been upgraded with even more gamer-helping features and an interface that's even more intuitive! GameFirst III helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming.
Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing – Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool, so you can supervise your network traffic and test your connection speed? to check that you're getting the bandwidth you pay for!
Precision-engineered audio that's as great as a dedicated sound card
ROG knows the importance of flawless audio – pristine effects and full-range soundtracks make the game. That's why we invest substantial engineering resources to perfect onboard audio. The result is SupremeFX. Cutting-edge isolation technologies minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) and exceptionally premium components deliver best-in-class audio that's as great as a dedicated soundcard. But we never rest on our laurels, which is why SupremeFX has been refined even further for Crossblade Ranger motherboard. That means even finer components and superbly clever software innovations for gaming and multimedia experiences beyond compare!
A8-channel gold-plated output
Minimize EMI (electromagnetic interference)
DSonic SenseAmp – Amp up your headset!
Sonic SenseAmp is a ROG invention that detects headphone impedance (32 / 150 or higher ohms) and adjusts the built-in amp automatically, for pitch-perfect listening right away!
EExceptionally warm and natural sound
Premium Japanese-made ELNA® audio capacitors
FSonic SoundStage – Hardware-level audio-profiles switch
Apply the best settings for your favorite game genres in real time on any OS, via the onboard Sonic SoundStage button. The Q-Code displays the mode — FPS (01), racing (02), combat (03) or sport (04).*
* Sonic SenseAmp and Sonic SoundStage supports only analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) connections
Sonic Studio - Brilliant one-click virtual sound!
Sonic Studio is a brand-new audio-tuning suite that provides an aural treat. Use the one-click Virtual Surround function to 7.1 channels, even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing!
Perfect Voice – Simple and effective noise reduction
Perfect Voice removes ambient noise with one click, for crystal-clear in-game chat
Normalizes the microphone volumes for stable recording consistency
Minimizes ambient noise during sentences (i.e. pauses and periods of silence)
Spectral-subtraction algorithm analyzes and calculates ambient noise
Sonic Radar II
Scan and detect to dominate!
Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. See the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skills — and exclusive Audio Enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness.?The all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list!
Your keyboard, instantly upgraded!
Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? That's what KeyBot gives you — instantly. Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive KeyBot microprocessor on the Crossblade Ranger. Use the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10, launch any application with a single press or control multimedia playback.
Macro keys Program your own keyboard combinations.
Function keys Assign to everyday functions, like mail, browsing or multimedia functions.
Shortcut Assign any application or folder to launch.
Smart login Save time on typing your account and password — one press to login!
You can even use KeyBot to wake your PC to boot into a specific mode
CPU Level Up
Instantly boost your system
Enable Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)
Direct to UEFI BIOS
Just one tap to launch the UEFI BIOS
Boost your way to victory
ROG's Auto Tuning technology unleashes the true power of your AMD APU with just few clicks. No matter which kind of game you're playing, the friendly and intuitive interface helps you win on the battlefield. Enabled by the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), Auto Tuning adjusts the CPU frequencies and ratios to offer precise
Award-winning UEFI BIOS
Acclaimed by world media as the most-intuitive UEFI BIOS!
The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical UEFI BIOS has been upgraded to deliver faster setup and easier functions, with an even more appealing design for better overclocking and DIY experiences. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
Fast Clock Adjustment:
Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
Right-click to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings or press F4 to manage your list!
Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
Last Modified Log:
Track recent changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
SATA Port Renaming:
Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability and durability
10K Black Metallic Capacitors
lifespan than generic capacitors!
DRAM Over-current Protection
resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage!
electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the PS2, USB, audio and LAN ports!
backplates fitted with thermal pads to provide additional cooling, protection and reinforcement!
Stainless Steel Back I/O
life-span than ordinary panels!
Black Nickel-coated Q-shield
Protect your hands from nicks and cuts!
to swap or secure your graphics card!
clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch – super simple and super secure!
Dynamically unleash your RAM – 20X faster than SSD!
With RAMDisk you can turn system memory into superfast temporary storage. Put large files, such as game maps, into RAMDisk and watch loading times fly — you'll never again wait to play. The improved 2014 edition of RAMDisk dynamically allocates memory, so unused RAM is released back to the system when it's needed. You'll even enjoy the bonus of protecting your SSD drives, as RAMDisk reduces excessive reads and writes that can reduce lifespan!
Last but not least, the junction function serves as quick links between files and RAM storage. All files are automatically saved and restored to their specific locations on hard drives when you turn your PC off, then go back to RAM when you power on again.
AI Suite 3
One-stop control panel with latest 5-way Optimization function
CPU-Zshows important system information
USB UEFI BIOS Flashback
Refresh your BIOS in a flash, even when the system is off
Monitor your PC status on the go.
The best protection from viruses and spyware
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
The leading tool for optical and virtual discs
Free cloud storage
Access your PC, stream multimedia and manage cloud storage – anytime and anywhere!
Game-winning ROG Front Base, compatible now
Monitor and control, then rush into action
Crossblade Ranger is compatible with ROG's brilliant Front Base control panel. Equip your Crossblade Ranger system with Front Base to enable one-click performance boosting and real-time system monitoring — and make your gaming experiences even more enjoyable!
Your awesome ROG-enrolment mouse mat
Exclusive power – exclusive giveaway
Choosing Crossblade Ranger enrolls you in the Republic of Gamers. As a welcome, you get a plush ROG mouse mat — completely FREE. Use it to plan, use it to play and use it to win. And don't forget to use it to flaunt your awesome taste!