ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)
✔ 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 maximize connectivity and speed.
✔ Comprehensive thermal design: Active chipset heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsink and ROG Cooling Zone.
✔ Robust power delivery: Designed power solution with 14+2 IR3555 PowIRstages, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors.
✔ 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 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 addressable Gen 2 RGB 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 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.
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.
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.
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. With the latest ultrafast networking, including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and 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.
THE POWER TO PERSONALIZE
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.
* The specifications depend on different CPU types. The listed specifications are based on 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors.
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.
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 utilizing teamed PowIRstages to double the burst current of each phase and rapidly respond to load changes.
ASUS ROG Strix Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi AM4
AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, 16 power stages , OptiMem III, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 Gbps LAN, USB 3.2, SATA, M.2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting
|CPU||AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series/ 3000 G-Series/ 2000 Series/ 2000 G-Series
Desktop Processors * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)
/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 5100(O.C)/4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/
3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
AMD RyzenTM 4000 G-Series Processors
AMD RyzenTM 2000 Series Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series/ 2000 Series Desktop Processors>
AMD Ryzen™ 3000 G-Series/ 2000 G-Series Desktop Processors
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
|Expansion Slots||AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
AMD RyzenTM 4000 G-Series / 2000 Series Processors
AMD RyzenTM 3000 G-Series / 2000 G-Series Processors
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X570 chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
|Storage||AMD RyzenTM 4000 G-Series / 3000 G-Series / 2000 Series / 2000 G-Series Processors :
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
AMD X570 chipset :
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
Realtek® RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN
ASUS LAN Guard
ROG GameFirst Technology
|Wireless Data Network||Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Up to 2.4Gbps transfer speed
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
– SupremeFX Shielding Technology
– ESS® ES9023P
– Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
– Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
– DTS® Sound Unbound
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
– Sonic Radar III
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
|USB Ports||AMD Ryzen™5000 Series / 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Processors :
AMD Ryzen™3000 G-Series / 2000 Series / 2000 G-Series Processors :
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
AMD X570 chipset :
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
|ROG Exclusive Features||Extreme Engine Digi+ :
– IR3555 PoweIRstage®
– MicroFine Alloy Chokes
– 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ROG Extreme OC kit :
– OptiMem III
– Safe Boot button
– Slow Mode
– LN2 Mode
ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield
ROG Exclusive Software
– RAMCache III
– GameFirst V
|Special Features||– USB BIOS FlashBack™
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
– 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App
– Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– Armoury Crate
– ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
– Clear CMOS Button
– Reset Button
– Start Button
– ReTry button
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Code
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
– ASUS Q-Connector
|Back I/O Ports||1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports ()
Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
|Internal I/O Ports||2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support
1 x TPM connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x H_AMP fan connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x 4-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Node Connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel connector
1 x T_Sensor Connector
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Start button
1 x Speaker connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG coaster(s)
1 x ROG Thank you card
|BIOS||256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2|
|Operating System||Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
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