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Quick OverviewAsus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)
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AMD X570 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
Featuring support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Realtek® 2.5 Gbps LAN and PCIe 4.0, coupled with an overhauled metallic design and loaded with renowned ROG features, it's the perfect foundation for your AMD Ryzen rig.
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero comes equipped with an optimized power-design layout and all the cooling headers you need to handle the prodigious power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors without performance-zapping thermal throttling.
Conventional motherboard design practices place primary focus on component specs without implementing circuit topologies that provide optimal transient response. The Hero bucks industry trends by utilizing teamed PowIRstages to double the burst current of each phase and rapidly respond to load changes.
Infused with proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, Optimem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack the Hero with your favorite modules and maximize Matisse throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance infinity fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.
PCle 4.0 provides twice the bandwidth for data flowing through the chipset, which creates more heat than the previous generation.
The Hero features an actively cooled heatsink to prevent throttling during sustained transfers.
CUSTOM DELTA SUPERFLO FAN
The custom low-noise fan features a high-durability bearing with a 60,000-hour L10* lifespan.
* L10 bearing lifespan specifies the minimum number of hours that 90% of the bearing are expected to last.
A specially-designed air duct helps the fan generate static pressure and concentrates air flow over the fins.
The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.
ROG gives you powerful tools that make optimizing your system fast and easy. For those who relish fine-grained control, the UEFI BIOS has a wealth of advanced options organized into intuitive categories that provide the ability to tweak every aspect of your system.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.
EZ Tuning Wizard
Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
Intuitive graphical fan control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
Fast Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
Conventional motherboards ues single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. The Hero features a differential sensing circuit that simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. With the latest ultrafast networking, including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and dual Ethernet with one 2.5G port, ROG Crosshair VIII Hero removes all bottlenecks for online and LAN play, minimizing lag and providing an overall smoother experience. Additionally, the M.2 supports AMD StoreMI technology to maximize the speed of your SSD for faster load times, and SupremeFX on-board audio provides superb sound, while saving a PCIe slot.
WIFI 6 (AX200)
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero comes with on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support, offering ultrafast networking speeds, improved network capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments for exceptional online gaming experiences with the convenience of a wireless connection.
REALTEK 2.5G LAN
2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero features the latest Intel® Ethernet (I211-AT) ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.
AMD X570 chipset
The AMD X570 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD AM4 socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ /2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors. It is optimized for multiple GPU configurations, including NVIDIA SLI® and AMD CrossFireX™. It also supports x16 PCI Express® 4.0/3.0 lanes and provides 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and 6 Gb/s SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
The high-performance 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors are based on the next-gen 7nm Zen architecture and support up to 16 processor cores. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 and x16 PCI Express® 4.0/3.0 lanes for superb performance.
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 - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160, Up to 2.4Gbps transfer speed, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5, USB Port - 9 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 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, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 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 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.