ASUS Crosshair VI Hero
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ASUS Crosshair VI Hero


9/10
Overall rating 9/10

The ASUS Crosshair VI Hero is one of the company's latest motherboards that is based on AMD's new AM4 chipset, and designed for AMD's new Ryzen CPU.

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

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Ryzen CPU
  • AM4 Chipset
Memory 4x DIMM 64GB DDR4 2,133MHz / 2,400MHz / 2,666MHz / 3,200MHz (OC)
Storage
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 (M-Key) Type 2242/2260/2280/22110
  • 8x SATA 6GB/s (Supports RAID 0, 1, 10)
Audio
  • ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220:
  • - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
  • - Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
  • - High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output and 113dB SNR recording input
  • - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
  • - ESS ES9023P
  • - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
  • Audio Feature:
  • - Gold-plated jacks
  • - Optical S/PDIF out
  • - Sonic Radar III
  • - Sonic Studio III
Networking
  • 1x Intel I211-AT
  • 1x Gigabit LAN (with anti-surge LANGuard)
  • ROG Gamefirst IV
Rear I/O
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 8 x USB 3.0
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
  • 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
  • 1 x M.2 Wi-Fi Slot
Internal Connectors
  • 2 x RGB Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports an additional 2x USB 3.0 ports)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports an additional 2x USB 3.0 ports)
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key type 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110
  • 1 x TPM header
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector
  • 3 x Chassis Fan connector
  • 1 x W_PUMP+ connector
  • 1 x AIO_PUMP connector
  • 1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connectoe
  • 1 x Slow Mode switch
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connectoe
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper
  • 1 x ROG extension header
  • 1 x Safe Boot button
  • 1 x ReTry button
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x W_IN header
  • 1 x W_OUT header
  • 1 x W_FLOW header
  • 1 x Start button
  • 1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector
Expansion Slots
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 / 2.0 x16
  • 3x PCIe 2.0 x1
Form Factor ATX