Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO, AMD X570, AM4, ATX, 4 DDR4, SLI/XFire, 2.5GB LAN,
- AMD Ryzen processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen2, and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed.
- Comprehensive thermal design: Active PCH heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsink and ROG Cooling Zone.
- High-performance networking: integrated 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 your 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 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.
The Crosshair VIII Hero
Featuring support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs, on-board, 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.
Boosted Performance, No Bottlenecks
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.
ROG Power Solution
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.
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.
Cooler by Design
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
- Multiple temperature sources
- Water pump+
- 4-pin PWM/DC fan
- Smart protection
- ROG Water-Cooling Zone
- AIO pump
Heatsinks are extremely important for motherboards, as they absorb heat from critical areas to ensure components do not stagger due to overheating. With VRM, chipset and M.2 heatsinks, ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ensures efficient and stable operation even when pushed hard.
Active Chipset Heatsink Design
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.
Uncomplicated System Tuning
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. With the latest ultrafast networking, including 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.
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.
ROG's SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments RC4580 op amp for high gain with low distortion - all to deliver audio that envelops you as never before.
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.
Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO, AMD X570, AM4, ATX, 4 DDR4, SLI/XFire, 2.5GB LAN, PCIe4, RGB Lighting, M.2
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DDR4 (Dual Channel)
4 x DIMM
3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs:
2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs:
2nd and 1st Gen Ryzen CPUs:
Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs:
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs:
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
Ryzen 1st/2nd Gen CPUs:
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X570 chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
8 x SATA III
1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - SATA & PCIe
1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe
RAID 0, 1, 10
2.5GB LAN & GB LAN
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
USB Ports Supported
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (at back)
9 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (7 at back, 2 at mid-board)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 at back, 2 at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 (at mid-board)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
Anti-surge LAN (RJ45)
Internal I/O Connectors
2 x Aura RGB Strip
2 x Addressable Gen 2
2 x USB 2.0
2 x M.2
1 x TPM
8 x SATA 6Gb/s
1 x CPU Fan
1 x CPU OPT Fan
3 x Chassis Fan
1 x AIO_PUMP
1 x H_AMP fan
1 x W_PUMP+
1 x 4-pin EATX 12V
1 x 24-pin EATX
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V
1 x Front audio
1 x Slow Mode switch
1 x Reset button
1 x Node
1 x LN2 Mode jumper
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel
1 x T_Sensor
1 x W_IN
1 x W_OUT
1 x W_FLOW
1 x Start button
1 x Speaker
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG coaster
1 x ROG Thank you card