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Quick OverviewModel - Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)
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Model - Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI), CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD X570, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 1st/2nd/3rd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 3-Way & 2-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Safeslots (x16, x8/x8), 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (x4), 1 x PCIe 4.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 (1 x M.2 socket 3 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes)/M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 socket 3 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes))), LAN Chipset - Intel I211-AT & Realtek RTL8125-CG, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000 & 2.5G, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, WiFi - 2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5, USB Port - 9 x USB3.2 Gen 2, 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, 16 power stages , OptiMem III, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 Gbps LAN, USB 3.2, SATA, M.2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting, Comprehensive thermal design, Active chipset heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsink and ROG Cooling Zone, Robust power delivery, Designed power solution with 14+2 IR3555 PowIRstages, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors, High-performance networking, On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, both with ASUS LANGuard protection, and support for GameFirst V software, 5-Way Optimization, Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for rig, DIY Friendly Design, Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS FlashBack and premium components for maximum endurance, Unmatched personalization, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers, Industry-leading ROG audio, ROG SupremeFX S1220 is combined with the venerable ESS ES9023P to deliver high-fidelity audio to headsets and exotic cans, Others - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x TPM connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s), 1 x Slow Mode switch(es), 1 x Reset button(s), 1 x Node Connector(s), 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s), 1 x Safe Boot button, 1 x ReTry button, 1 x System panel connector, 1 x T_Sensor Connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), Wireless Data Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Bluetooth 5.0, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.