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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) Motherboard

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

CCL Code: MBD2696
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Manufacturer Code: 90MB10T0-M0EAY0
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Manufacturer: ASUS
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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) Motherboard

Key Features:

  • Socket AM4
  • AMD X570 Chipset
  • 8 x SATA & 12 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • ATX Form Factor

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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.? 

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.

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 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.

COMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONE

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

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, chipset? and M.2 heatsinks, ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ensures efficient and stable operation even when pushed hard.

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?. 

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.

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 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.?

ULTRAFAST CONNECTION

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.?

WIFI 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.

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.?

INTEL 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

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.

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.?

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.?  

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.

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 uni?ed 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.

Main Features

  • 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.

CPU

CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU Brand AMD
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors 3rd and 2nd AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket AM4

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
7 x USB 3.1 Type-A
4 x USB 3.0
Antenna Connectors 2 x SMA Antenna
RJ-45 Ports 2 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 8 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.1
1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Speaker 1 x Speaker
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan
1 x CPU OPT fan
3 x Chassis fans
1 x AIO_PUMP
1 x H_AMP fan
1 x W_PUMP+
1 x W_IN
1 x W_OUT
1 x W_FLOW
TPM Header 1 x TPM
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)
1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
2 x Aura RGB Strip headers
2 x Addressable Gen2 headers
1 x Node connector
1 x T_Sensor connector

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 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
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Northbridge X570
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 10
RAID Controllers X570 Chipset
SATA Supported Yes
SATA Controllers X570 Chipset

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 2 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 (@ x16, x8/x8)
1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 4.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported No

Sound

Integrated Sound ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek® RTL8125-CG
Intel® I211-AT
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2
Jumpers 1 x LN2 Mode
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
User Manual
4 x SATA Cables
1 x M.2 Screw Package
Support DVD
ROG big sticker
Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna
800mm Extension Cable for RGB strips
Extension Cable for Addressable LED
ROG Coaster
ROG Thank You card
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Motherboard Model ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control ASUS Aura Sync
Skip Audio Test Yes
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 8 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 12 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support Both
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection No
DisplayPort Connection No
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD X570
Thunderbolt No

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB10T0-M0EAY0
EAN 4718017378505
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB10T0-M0EAY0

Do you have you a question about the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) AMD Socket AM4 X570 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: Does motherboard shipped ready for AMD zen 3 processors? or does it require flash BIOs update
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5 / 5 7 reviews

Nicholas

last week

Very happy with ,everything installed no problems,super fast,love it

Jack

last week

Good pair with a Ryzen 5000 series CPU.

Alexander

4 weeks ago

Great product. Makes fantastic use of space with plenty of USB ports and RGB headers

Brett Wolfe

last month

Fantastic board that offers all the features that any serious overclocker would ever need! On board power, reset and safe boot buttons and a solid VRM that ensures clean power to the CPU Combine this with onboard support for USB 2, 3 and USB C and 8 sata ports, 3 PCIe slots and 2 M2 slots and all your peripherals are covered. The board also has 4 RGB headers and its on onboard lighting to cater to anyone who loves to make their system look cool Supplied by CCL Computers who once again offered a fantastic service!

Brett Wolfe

2 months ago

What is there not to like about this Motherboard. This has got to be one of the best options out there for anyone who likes to overclock their system and get the most out of it. A rock solid VRM that assures a clean, efficient power supply to your CPU and heat is never going to be a problem. Onboard power and reset switches, combined with a slow motion switch ensures that this board is a powerhouse for when you overclock on a test bench. Any problems you encounter can quickly be remedied at the push of a button with the on-board safe-boot switch. Two PCIe 4 M2 slots give you plenty of scope for onboard SSD storage combined with a total of 8 onboard sata sockets to ensure that storage and expansion will never be a problem. This board also supports RAID 0,1 and 10 configurations allowing for plenty of customisation with your storage set ups Excellent quality onboard sound via Supreme FX 1220 and the standard 6 outputs on the rear IO panel ensure that any sound system up to 7.1 is easily catered for. The board also has 4 RGB headers for those that like RGB in their system and the board itself has inbuilt RGB lighting that is stylish yet subtle so as not to become too intrusive. For those that don't like this sort of thing it can easily be switched off in the BIOS The board also supports 12 USB ports on the rear in a mixture of gen 1 and 2 configurations and there is also onboard support for a front mounted USB C which is common on a lot of modern PC cases. The rear IO panel also has both a CLEAR CMOS button and a BIOS FLASH button allowing you to update to the new Ryzen 5000 series of CPU's without the need to have a CPU and memory currently installed on the board. Overall I cannot recommend this board highly enough. It covers everything I would expect to need to overclock a PC system and more besides. Also being manufactured by ASUS ensures that you are receiving a quality component that will last for years to come!

Ashley Rees

2 months ago

This ROG motherboard is my first AMD motherboard (pairing with a Ryzen 9 5950x) but i have used the ROG brand several times in the past for intel platforms. Got to say, this motherboard is top quality like all the ROG gear i have used in the past. The 2 pcie gen-4 M.2 slots work blazingly quick loading up and operating system and programs you use, not to mention the userfriendly bios that allows you to quickly and easily set up raid setups with your drives. The cooling on the VRMs is decent enough to allow for plenty of overclocking headroom on your cpu, but if you do require more, EKWB provide a very nice RGB monoblock to cover any addition headroom you should require. The motherboard comes with all the connections you could need and comes with plenty of RGB connections should this be to your taste. The onboard RGB is just the right amount without overdoing it should fancy lighting not be your thing. Otherwise, cannot say a bad thing about this board, fingers crossed this lasts me many years like all the other asus gear i have. Highly Recommended

Alan Page

3 months ago

This is a fantastic high-quality feature rich motherboard which is quite frankly overkill for both my own and many other users needs. There is little left to want for with a board of this calibre, except maybe one more M.2 slot and passive chipset cooling (the latter reserved for only the flagship models), that said you do gain many more USB ports in return which is very welcome. I bought this over the Gigabyte Aorus Master (which was a good 30 cheaper) as I wanted to avoid its known BIOS reset bug, the ROG Crosshair in comparison appears to have a much better track record at least on paper (time will tell). Just a note that the BIOS flashback feature is useful in getting this board ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs without any hardware installed. Just make sure you are downloading Bios for the Wifi model and not the Non-Wifi model, as the flashback process wont proceed without the file name being correct. An all-round solid board for any Ryzen gaming rig, if you can justify the cost!