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ASUS CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (AMD X570) Motherboard Review (Page 10)

Steven Bassiri | Aug 16, 2019 at 10:20 am CDT - 1 min, 24 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO

What's Hot

Very nice VRM: With sixteen 60A IR3555 and a powerful digital PWM, the VRM on this motherboard is designed to handle and overclock any of AMD's 3rd generation Ryzen processors, including the 16-core model.

Networking: A lot of the motherboards in this price range have a 2.5G NIC, a 1Gbit NIC, and the new Wireless AX cards capable of up to 2.4Gbps, and so does the Hero.

OC Features: The motherboard has a lot of overclocking features for a mid to high-end motherboard, including the slow mode switch, safe boot switch, and re-try button found on high-end ASUS motherboards. It's designed for liquid nitrogen and even has a jumper for LN2 voltages and a hole in the back of the socket to stick a thermocouple into.

What's Not

Two M.2 Ports: There are eight SATA6Gb/s ports and a lot of USB 3.1 in use, but ASUS could only put two M.2 slots on the motherboard because of it.

Final Thoughts

The CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI) costs around $380, which is a decent sum of money for a motherboard. It does carry the high-end re-drivers and switches that are compatible with PCI-E 4.0, and that is one reason for the increase cost compared to the previous Hero.

ASUS CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (AMD X570) Motherboard Review 65 | TweakTown.com

The motherboard does offer a high-end assortment of features such as the high-end LAN, great audio, and a healthy serving of 10Gbps USB. The aesthetics are also very nice, and it looks wonderful when it is lit up. If you are in the market for a high-end X570 motherboard to compliment the new higher core count CPUs, give the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero a look.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Quality95%

Features96%

Value90%

Overall Rating94%

The Bottom Line

Loaded with a strong VRM, high-end features, and a decent assortment of overclocking features, the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi is a fully loaded motherboard.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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