ROG Crosshair VIII Impact

    ROG Crosshair VIII Impact

    AMD AM4 X570 Mini-DTX enthusiast gaming motherboard with an SO-DIMM.2 card (dual M.2), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax), PCIe 4.0, SupremeFX audio, Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.2 Gen 2

    • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.1 Gen2 and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed
    • SO-DIMM.2: Bundled expansion card with heatsink allows two M.2 drives to be connected via an SO-DIMM interface and helps control SSD thermals for maximum performance
    • Comprehensive thermal design: An active VRM and chipset combo heatsink and full-sized aluminum backplate with heatpipe add mass to help absorb more heat
    • High-performance networking: On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support and Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard supports GameFirst V technologies
    • Advanced water-cooling features: ROG water-cooling zone, water pump + header, and radiator headers enable easy integration with a custom water-cooling loop
    • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning creates overclocking and cooling profiles tailor made for your rig
    • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and IMPACT Control Card IV , which adds BIOS FlashBack™, Clr CMOS, Q-Code and FlexKey functionality
    • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen. 2 addressable headers
    • Industry-leading ROG audio: SupremeFX S1220 and ESS® SABRE9023P for enthusiast-grade audio performance, Sonic Studio III and DTS Sound Unbound
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    Crosshair VIII IMPACT

    The ROG Crosshair VIII series heralds the arrival of Impact, the compact motherboard with colossal potential. Primped and primed for latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs, Crosshair VIII Impact's Mini-DTX frame packs loads of ATX-grade features, including advanced power delivery and cooling, dual M.2, next-gen Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and onboard SupremeFX audio. It's the perfect choice for a small-form-factor gaming rig ready to rival full-size builds.

    COMPACT DESIGN

    Impact's unusual Mini-DTX form factor is a deliberate choice. Many Mini-ITX cases ship with enough space for a dual-slot graphics card, meaning there's typically unused space below the bottom PCIe® slot – space that could be utilized to mount more components or enable additional features. Being marginally taller than mini-ITX allows Impact to exploit this unused space, allowing ROG engineers to squeeze in features while still fitting a large proportion of mini-ITX PC cases.

    ROG Crosshair VIII Impact stacks up storage, audio and control features onto innovative vertical daughter boards, leaving us spare room onboard to add more connectivity and engineer features normally found on ATX boards into a small-form-factor (SFF) footprint.

    Impact Control Card IV

    Adds BIOS FlashBack™, Clr CMOS, Q-Code and FlexKey functionality.

    SO-DIMM.2

    Bundled expansion card with heatsink allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a SO-DIMM interface and helps control SSD thermals for maximum performance.

    SupremeFX audio

    A dedicated audio card housing S1220 codec and ESS® SABRE9023P for enthusiast-grade audio.

    THE IMPACT

    1. 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2* ‧ 5 x Type-A + 1 x Type-C 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ‧ 2 x Type-A SPDIF OUT
    2. Intel®​ Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Intel®​ I211-AT Gb Ethernet ROG GameFirst V Anti-surge LANGuard
    3. AMD X570 Chipset
    4. 3 x LED-illuminated
      audio jacks
    5. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC ‧ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
      ‧ 113dB SNR recording input
      ‧ ESS® ES9023P High Definition DAC
      Sonic Studio III and Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
      Sonic Radar III
      DTS® Sound Unbound
    6. DDR4 4800MHz+ (O.C.)* ‧ 2 DIMM, Dual Channel
      ‧ OptiMem III
    7. Procool II power connector
    8. AMD Socket AM4
    9. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector
      2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ​
    10. SO-DIMM.2 Slot 2 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key
      Type 2242~2280
      (PCIe 4.0 x4 + SATA modes)
    11. GPU support* ‧ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Safeslot
    12. 4x SATA 6Gbs (2x angled)
    13. 1 x RGB header
      2 x Addressable Gen2 headers
    * The specifications depend on different CPU types. The listed specifications are based on 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors.
    1. ROG patented pre-mounted I/O shield A convenient fit for all cases.
    2. Impact control IV
      Onboard control card adds BIOS FlashBack™, Clr CMOS, Q-Code and FlexKey* functionality, simplifying firmware access, updates, and debugging.
      *At its default, the FlexKey functions as a system reset button, but it can also be easily set to provide quick access to features such as activating Safe Boot or turning Aura lighting on or off.
    3. ADDRESSABLE RGB HEADERS Allows connection to a vast portfolio of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. (Learn more)
    4. Water Flow/ Water In &out headers Enables constant monitoring of coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop to ensure the best cooling performance.
    5. 90 degree connector

      Onboard connectors are deliberately perpendicular to the board, aiding cable-management and a tidy build.

    We've fully exploited the extra space afforded by Impact's Mini-DTX form factor to dedicate more space to the board's VRM and chipset cooling design.

    ACTIVE VRM AND CHIPSET COMBO HEATSINK

    • Dual Custom Delta Superflo Fans : The custom low-noise fans feature a high-durability bearing with a 60,000-hour L10* lifespan.

    • Dual-Intake Fan Bracket : A unique brace design recesses the fans to enable reliable ventilation in tight spaces.

    • Finned Heatsink : The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.


    • * L10 bearing lifespan specifies the minimum number of hours that 90% of the bearing are expected to last.

    Full-sized aluminum backplate.

    A high-efficiency copper heatpipe channels heat away from the VRM to a full-size aluminum backplate, spreading heat quickly and evenly, compensating for limited airflow in smaller chassis.

    OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

    ROG Crosshair VIII Impact is equipped with an optimized power design and comprehensive cooling to exploit prodigious might of the latest AMD Ryzen processors without performance-zapping thermal throttling. It also packs innovations to double up on memory and push frequencies to the max.

    POWER DESIGN

    The monstrous compute power of multi-core processors necessitates a power circuit that rapidly responds to massive current swings. Featuring an array of 10 strategically paired power stages, the Impact's VRM is geared for any workload and all operating conditions.

    Robust power delivery starts at the component level. Every aspect of the ROG Crosshair VIII Impact's VRM is generously over-specified for the task.

    • 8-PIN PROCOOL II
      POWER CONNECTORS

      The latest ProCool II power connector offers higher endurance and longer lifespan by lowering impedance to prevent hotspots and connector failure. The new design includes upgrades to metal amour and solid pins for better dissipation.

    • POWER STAGE MOSFETS

      The VRM is comprised of 8+2 TDA21472 power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps.

    • MICROFINE ALLOY CHOKES

      Each power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

    • 10K JAPANESE-MADE BLACK METALLIC CAPACITORS

      Metallic capacitors Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

    OPTIMEM III
    DDR4 4800+ MHZ (O.C.)

    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 Impact with your favorite modules and maximize Ryzen 3000 throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance infinity fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.

    DOUBLE-CAPACITY DIMM SUPPORT

    Crosshair VIII Impact features a unique memory-trace design that supports up to 32GB per slot for a total memory capacity of 64GB. With double-capacity UDIMM modules, the Impact delivers four-DIMM memory capacity in a compact, dual-DIMM design.

    COOLER BY DESIGN

    ROG Crosshair VIII Impact features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

    Rampage VI Extreme
    • Full speed position
    • Water pump+ position
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan position
    • Water in/out position
    • Multiple temperature sources

    • Water pump+

    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

    • ROG Water-Cooling Zone

    • Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. And all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.​

    • A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

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    • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
      *W_PUMP+ is also PWM/DC controllable.


      *Two headers are on the included SO-DIMM.2 card
    • Water In/Out and water-flow headers feed status information straight into the AI Suite utility, so you can keep track of coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop to ensure the best cooling performance.

    OPTIMIZATION

    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​.

    UEFI BIOS

    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 MODE
      EZ MODE

      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.

      SATA Information

      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.

    • When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

      ADVANCED MODE
      ADVANCED MODE

      My Favorites

      Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

      EZ Flash 3

      Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.

      SMART

      Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

      GPU POST

      Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

      Secure Erase

      Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

      Last Modified Log

      Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

      SATA Port Renaming

      Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

      Search Function

      Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.

      ASUS User Profile

      Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

    ACCURATE VOLTAGE MONITORING

    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 Impact features a differential sensing circuit that simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

    Performance Level Up

    AI Suite 3's dashboard-style control panel lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.​

    • TPU

    • EPU

    • FAN XPERT 4

    • DIGITAL+
      power controls

    • turbo app

    • TPU INSIGHT

      CPU-performance boost

      The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

    • EPU

      All-around energy efficiency

      With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

    • Fan Xpert 4

      Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid

      Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.​

    • Digital Power Controls

      Precise digital power control

      The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

    • Game Faster, Rank Higher

      Turbo App

      AMD's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.​

    CONNECTIVITY

    ROG Crosshair VIII Impact offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. This includes Intel Ethernet and the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It also has the two M.2 slots integrated into the SO-DIMM module, plus the same SupremeFX audio codec you'll find on ATX ROG boards.

    • 1WIFI 6 (AX200)

      ROG Crosshair VIII Impact comes with onboard 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.

    • 2INTEL ETHERNET

      ROG Crosshair VIII Impact 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.​​

    SupremeFX

    ROG Crosshair VIII Impact's SupremeFX audio features a dedicated card to limit signal interference, and packs the SupremeFX S1220 codec, ESS® ES9023P DAC and premium capacitors for enthusiast-grade audio performance.
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    1. SWITCHING MOSFETS

      Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported to either the front or rear headphone.

    2. S1220 CODEC

      10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs.

    3. NICHICON CAPS

      Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    4. ESS®ES9023P

      The ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112db DNR /-94dB THD+N for superior front-panel output.

    • Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2

      Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to 2280 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.

    • ROG SO-DIMM.2

      ROG SO-DIMM.2 is an innovative expansion card that allows two PCIe® 4.0 M.2 drives to be connected via Impact's SO-DIMM interface. You can then add metal heatsinks, helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.

      . 2 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key
       Type 2242-2280 (PCIe 4.0 x 4+SATA modes)
      . 1 x addressable Gen 2 RGB header
      . 2 x radiator fan headers

    ASUS NODE​

    ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allow ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new options for system builders.​

    PERSONALIZATION

    ROG provides a range of intuitive software that enables easy control of your advanced gaming hardware and ensures seamless component compatibility. From RGB lighting, networking and audio to storage optimization and more, ROG gives you the power to personalize your system just the way you want.​  

    GAMEFIRST V NETWORK CONTROL

    GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic and your connection for faster, lag-free online gaming. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps, all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.

    • Sonic Studio III

      Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

      *A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
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      • Sonic Studio Link

        The new Sonic Studio Link now allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy Sonic Studio effects on any playback devices.

      • APP-Specific profiles

        Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

      • SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

        Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.

    • DTS : SOUND UNBOUND

      DTS Sound Unbound envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space – putting you right in the middle of the soundscape. Every ROG Crosshair VIII motherboard has built-in support* for this amazing new audio technology and comes with the DTS Sound Unbound app pre-loaded, enabling you to sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep and environmental sound.​

      * DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.​
      STEREO SOUND

      The classic headphones or two-speaker setup, delivering discrete left and right audio channels.

      SURROUND SOUND

      Audio that's split into and served over multiple speaker channels – such as 5.1 or 7.1 – creating an enveloping experience, but on a single logical plane.​

      SPATIAL SOUND

      An all-new experience that creates a virtual audio ‘sphere', with you at the center, so sounds seem to travel in all directions – creating astonishing 360° immersion.​

    Addressable Strip

    RGB Strip

    GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD

    Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

    • Static Static
    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color cycle
    • Starry Night Starry Night
    • Music effect Music Effect
    • Smart Smart

    ADDRESSABLE Gen 2 RGB HEADER

    The Impact's Addressable Gen 2 headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

    • Addressable Gen 2 device: Effect is perfectly matched to the LEDs on the strip, moving smoothly from end to end.
    • Addressable Gen 1 device: In most cases, effect will move beyond the physical number of LEDs on the strip, resulting in periods of darkness.
    *Based on the flash and dash effect simulation.

    Armoury Crate

    Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

    • AURA SYNC

    • DEVICE CONFIGURATION

    • DRIVER & MANUAL DOWNLOAD

    • GAMING HIGHLIGHT

    • ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

    RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

    • Smart mode

      Automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources

    • Real-time information

      The intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.

    • Health check

      And allows you to quickly check the health status of assigned memory.

    THE POWER OF AMD

    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.​