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Asus Crosshair VI Hero review – best AM4 overclocking motherboard

For AMD AM4 platform, Asus released Crosshair VI Hero as the flagship and today that is the subject of my review. It is a ROG motherboard with LN2 overclocking capabilities for extreme users, but it is also a gaming solution that will fit in many rigs.

Starting from its attractive aspect all the way to performance and overclocking capabilities, all info can be found in this very review.

Asus-Crosshair-VI-Hero-set

 

Specs:

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

CPU

- AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen/7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors

- Supports AM4 Socket 14 nm CPU

- Supports CPU up to 8 cores

Chipset

- AMD X370

Memory

AMD Ryzen Processors

- 4x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors

- 4x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

- ESS ES9023P

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

LAN

- 1x Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN

Slots

AMD Ryzen Processors

- 2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors

- 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)

AMD X370 chipset

- 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)

- 3x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage

AMD Ryzen Processors :

- 1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors :

- 1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode)

AMD X370 chipset :

- 8x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),

- Support Raid 0, 1, 10

USB ports

AMD Ryzen/7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors :

- 4x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)

AMD X370 chipset :

- 1x USB 3.1 front panel connector

- 6x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)

- 6x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)

ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :

- 2x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black+red, Type-A + Type-C)

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)

 

 

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