ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)

    ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)

    AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 Gbps LAN, USB 3.2, SATA, M.2, ASUS NODE and Aura Sync RGB lighting

    • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd, and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen2, and AMD StoreMI to maximise connectivity and speed.
    • Comprehensive thermal design: Active PCH heatsink, M.2 aluminium heatsink and ROG Cooling Zone.
    • 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 Optimisation: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig.
    • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS flashback and premium components for maximum endurance.
    • Unmatched personalisation: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen. 2 addressable 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.
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    The Crosshair VIII Hero

    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.  

    SPEC OVERVIEW

    1. ROG Patented Pre-Mounted I/O Shield ‧ Clr CMOS button
      ‧ BIOS Flashback button
    2. Intel®​ Wi-Fi 6 AX200
    3. 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2* ‧ 7 x Type-A
      ‧ 1 x Type-C
      4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ‧ 4 x Type-A
    4. 2.5G Ethernet Intel®​ I211-AT Gb LAN ROG GameFirst V
      Anti-surge LANGuard
    5. Gold-Plated Audio Jacks​
    6. Multi-GPU SLI®/CFX support* ‧ 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Safeslots (x16, x8/x8) [CPU]
      ‧ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (x4)
      ‧ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x1 slot
    7. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC ‧ ESS® ES9023P High Definition DAC
      ‧ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
      ‧ 113dB SNR recording input
      ‧ Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer ‧ Sonic Radar III ‧ DTS® Sound Unbound
    1. ESD GUARDS Greater electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports. ESD GUARDS
    2. TRUEVOLT USB USB power supplies rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimising power fluctuations for minimal data loss. TRUEVOLT USB
    3. 2 X SAFESLOT Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance. SAFESLOT
    4. Q-Code

      Indicates power status and potential problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.
    5. 4 X Q-DIMM

      One sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.
    6. FlexKey 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.
    7. Q-CONNECTOR sorts all front-panel cables. Q-SLOT
    1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM​ ・ OptiMem III​
    2. AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
    3. USB 3.2 Gen 2 ・ front panel connector 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
      4 x USB 2.0 ports
    4. AMD X570 Chipset
    5. 8 x SATA 6G
    6. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 Type M* ・ 2242~2280 (PCIe 4.0 x 4 + SATA)
      ・ 2242~22110 (PCIe 4.0 x 4 + SATA)
    7. W_IN/OUT, W_Flow headers
    8. ASUS NODE Connector​
    9. 2 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 headers
      2 x 4-pin AURA RGB headers

    OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

    BOOSTED PERFORMANCE, NO BOTTLENECKS​

    ROG Crosshair VIII Hero comes equipped with an optimised 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.​ 

    POWER DESIGN THAT BUCKS TRENDS 

    The monstrous compute power of multi-core processors necessitates a power circuit that rapidly responds to massive current swings. Featuring an array of 16 strategically paired power stages, the Hero'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 Hero's VRM is generously over-specified for the task.

    • 8-PIN PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORS

      ProCool II connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.

    • POWIRSTAGE® MOSFETS

      The VRM is comprised of 16 IR3555 PowIRstages, each rated to handle 60 amps.

    • MICROFINE ALLOY CHOKES

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

    • 10K JAPANESE-MADE BLACK METALLIC CAPACITORS

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

    POWER ARCHITECTURE

    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 utilising teamed PowIRstages to double the burst current of each phase and rapidly respond to load changes.

    COMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONE

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

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

    • Water pump+

    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

    • Smart protection

    • 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.

    • A dedicated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

    • 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.

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    HEATSINKS

    Heatsinks are extremely important for motherboards, as they absorb heat from critical areas to ensure components do not stagger due to overheating. With VRM, PCH and M.2 heatsinks, ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ensures efficient and stable operation even when pushed hard.

    • 1VRM Heatsink

      Connects to the IO heatsink via an embedded heat-pipe, increasing mass and surface area.

    • 2M.2 Heatsink

      ROG Crosshair VIII Hero is equipped with a stylish M.2 heatsink that keeps your SSD cool. By efficiently dissipating heat away from the M.2 area, it minimises the possibility of the performance-sapping throttling that can happen when drives become too warm.

    • 3Active PCH Heatsink

      With double the bandwidth via PCIe 4.0, the X570 platform poses greater thermal challenge than its X470 predecessor. The PCH heatsink has a dedicated fan to efficiently combat temperature-induced throttling that can slow performance during sustained transfer.

    OPTIMISATION

    UNCOMPLICATED SYSTEM TUNING​

    ROG gives you powerful tools that make optimising your system fast and easy. For those who relish fine-grained control, the UEFI BIOS has a wealth of advanced options organised into intuitive categories that provide the ability to tweak every aspect of your system​. 

    ACCURATE VOLTAGE MONITORING

    Conventional motherboards use 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.​ 

    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 optimises power consumption and maximises 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, prioritising computing power where it's needed most.​

    CONNECTIVITY

    ULTRAFAST CONNECTION

    ROG Crosshair VIII Hero offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. With the latest ultrafast networking, including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11x) and dual Ethernet with one 2.5G port, ROG Crosshair VIII Hero removes all bottlenecks for online and LAN play, minimising lag and providing an overall smoother experience. Additionally, the M.2 supports AMD StoreMI technology to maximise the speed of your SSD for faster load times, and SupremeFX on-board audio provides superb sound, while saving a PCIe slot.​

    • 1WIFI 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.

    • 2REALTEK 2.5G LAN

      ROG Crosshair VIII Hero features the latest Intel® 2.5G Ethernet that offers a huge speed boost for local networking, such as transferring files between PCs or network-attached storage (NAS) devices. This Intel controller has a natural synergy with Intel processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput – so there's more power for games and other tasks.

    • 3INTEL ETHERNET

      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.​

    SupremeFX

    Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilising the S1220 codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
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    • S1220 Codec

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

    • ESS®ES9023P

      The ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analogue converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -94dB THD for superior front-panel output.

    • Nichicon caps

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

    • Gold-Plated Audio Jacks

      Prevents oxidisation to ensure a reliable connection​.

    • Switching Mosfets

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

    • S1220 CODEC

    • ESS® ES9023P

    • NICHICON CAPS

    • GOLD-PLATED
      AUDIO JACKS

    • SWITCH MOSFETS

    • UNTHROTTLED TRANSFER SPEED

      Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot support up to 22110 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.

    • AMD STOREMI

      AMD StoreMI technology is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.​

    ASUS NODE CONNECTOR​

    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.​

    PERSONALISATION

    THE POWER TO PERSONALISE

    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 optimisation and more, ROG gives you the power to personalise your system just the way you want.​  

    GAMEFIRST V NETWORK CONTROL

    GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that optimises 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 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.

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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 the effect on any playback devices.

    • APP-Specific profiles

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

    • SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

      A virtual audio device that lets streamers combine sound output and output from different apps. This allows you to mix your voice and video game audio within streaming software. A variety of adjustment and monitoring tools provide a high level of digital control​.

    • 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 u cycle
      • Starry Night Starry Night
      • Music effect Music Effect
      • Smart Smart

    Armoury Crate

    Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralised control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customise RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronise 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 maximise 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.

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