Computex 2019 - ASUS announces its ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and Hero WiFi motherboards

ByDaniel Camilo 2019-05-28 2374

ASUS has announced its new ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi motherboards. This base plates have been shown during Computex 2019, along with a large number of ASUS X570 plates.

The X570 chipset from AMD offers better support for the new series of Ryzen 3000 processors based on Zen 7nm. The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wifi motherboards are AM4 motherboards and X570 chipset. high.

One of these motherboards incorporates wireless card with support for WIFI 6, and Bluetooth 5.0. The ROG Crosshair VIII Hero is the same board as its WiFi version, but as its name indicates, one has this technology and the other does not.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and Hero WiFi motherboards

ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and Hero WiFi

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero is part of the enthusiastic range of AMD X570 chipset for the Ryzen 3000. These plates use the ATX form factor and have a total of 16 VRM phases, allowing greater energy stability to the CPU. It contains a total of 2 EPS connectors of 4 + 8 pins, for the power supply of the CPU.

They offer 4 slots for DDR4 memories, allowing maximum support of up to 64 GB of RAM (128 GB possibility). ASUS has not given information about the speed of native RAM or OC, although it is more likely to support memories of more than 4000 MHz.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero contains a total of 8 SATA 3 connections, and 2 M.2 connection slots. These M.2 connectors will work using the new PCIe 4.0 interface. This motherboard has a total of 8 USB 3.1 Gen 2 connections, one of these connectors is USB Type C, all in the I / O panel. In addition, it has up to 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 connections on the I / O panel and another 4 for the front panel, and 4 USB 2.0 connections.

In terms of expansion, the motherboards have a total of 3 PCIe x16 sockets and one PCIe 4.0 x4 socket, which these PCI-Express x16 sockets operate at X16, X8 and X4 respectively. The PCH is ventilated by a fan that is under plastic protection, helping to cool the AMD X570 chipset when needed.

Release date and Price

The official release date of the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero is unknown, although it is likely to start selling from today or the next few weeks. ASUS has not yet put a price on this product, but taking as reference another of its similar plates, the ASUS CROSSHAIR VII HERO WiFi its price can be around $300.

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