ASUS Crosshair VI Hero: A hero returns

Launch SRP: RM1395

Overview

Holding out for the Hero

As AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs slowly begin to make their way into the market (and in doing so, re-igniting the long anticipated CPU war against its competitor), motherboard manufacturers were able to breathe a sigh of relief. Intel’s direct (and only) competitor in the high-end desktop CPU market was back, and as the old adage goes: without competition, there can be no innovation.

In ASUS’ case, the company finally had a reason to revive an old motherboard line from the ashes. One of those aforementioned motherboards is the Crosshair VI Hero, an X370-based motherboard that’s designed to house AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs and its new AM4 chipset.

In this review, we’ll take a look at what updates ASUS has given this new generation Crosshair VI motherboard, as well as how it stacks up against the competition.

9.0
Performance
8.5
Features
9
Value
9
The Good
Performance for the motherboard is on par, if not better than the competition
Support for older FM2+/AM3 generation coolers
Plenty of ports at its rear I/O
The Bad
BIOS needs to be updated
Little headroom between first PCIe slot and custom-made CPU coolers