AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd,and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzenâ„¢ processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.2â€¯Gen2,â€¯and AMDâ€¯StoreMIâ€¯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 Gbpsâ€¯Ethernet andâ€¯Gigabit Ethernet, bothâ€¯with ASUS LANGuardâ€¯protection, andâ€¯supportâ€¯forâ€¯GameFirst Vâ€¯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 2RGB headers.
Industry-leading ROG audio: ROG SupremeFX S1220 is combined with the venerable ESSÂ® ES9023P to deliver high-fidelity audio to headsets and exotic cans.
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.
POWIRSTAGEÂ® 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.
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 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero with your favourite 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.
ROG Water-Cooling Zone 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.
Multiple Temperature Sources 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.â€‹
4-pin PWM/DC fan Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
ACTIVE CHIPSET HEATSINK SOLUTION
PCIe 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.
CUSTOM DELTA SUPERFLO FAN The custom low-noise fan features a high-durability bearing with a 60,000-hour L10 lifespan.
* L10 bearing life is a standard metric that specifies the number of hours that 90% of the bearing are expected to continue successfully operating, as a minimum.
AIR DUCT A specially-designed air duct helps the fan generate static pressure and concentrates air flow over the fins.
FINNED HEATSINK The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.
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.â€‹
â€¢ TurboV Processing Unit â€¢ Energy Processing Unit â€¢ Fan Xpert 4 â€¢ Digi+ Voltage-regulator Module â€¢ Turbo App
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 IntelÂ® 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.â€‹
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing 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.
GOLD-PLATED AUDIO JACKS Prevents oxidization to ensure a reliable connectionâ€‹.
S1220 CODEC 10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs
NICHICONÂ® CAPS Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
ESSÂ® ES9023P The ESSÂ® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112 DNR / -94dB THD for superior front-panel output.
SWITCHING MOSFETS Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.