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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO X570 ATX For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen 5000 Series CPU,AM4, PCIE 4.0, 2X M.2, 4XDDR4 Dimm, Back I/O: 12X USB, 2X Lan, Wifi AX+BT, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB 3.2, 1X Type C Header, 2X 12V RGB Heade

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO X570 ATX For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen 5000 Series CPU,AM4, PCIE 4.0, 2X M.2, 4XDDR4 Dimm, Back I/O: 12X USB, 2X Lan, Wifi AX+BT, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB 3.2, 1X Type C Header, 2X 12V RGB Heade

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  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
  • Part #: MBDASU25718
  • UPC: 192876961612
  • MB Socket: AMD AM4
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Chipset: X570
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Multi GPU Support: Crossfire / SLI
  • Memory Type: DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots: 3
  • PCIE x8 Slots: N/A
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"I bought this to replace my intel 270 mobo with a 7700k .Paired the x570 with a 5950x with 980 pro nvme its extremely fast was very impressed with upgrade with pcie ver 4 it makes ...view more"

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By: DarrellP2 30/05/21
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"Mine arrived with a bent Start button and RGB header, the box was not damaged in anyway so it is most likely damage that occurred during the factory packaging stage. Did not feel ...view more"

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By: PaulS6622 10/04/21
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"Been using this board for almost a month. Detected and worked out of the box with the Ryzen 5900x. Love the fact there is no fan on the board. Just make sure you have active air ...view more"

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Features

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Motherboard supports AMD Ryzen 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000 Series AMD AM4 processors, features 4 x DDR4 memory slots, PCI-E 4.0, PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, 2 x M.2 slots, 8 x SATA ports (6GB/s), 12 x rear USB ports (4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C), 2 x front panel header USB ports (1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector supports additional 2 USB ports), Intel I211-AT, Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Bluetooth 5.1, ROG SupremeFX 7.1 surround sound HD audio codec, and an ATX motherboard form factor.

Features



Performance

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero boasts an optimized power design layout and all the cooling headers you need to handle the prodigious power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors.

Power Solution

Dual 8-pin ProCool II power connector
Two ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.

14+2 power stage The VRM has 14+2 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps.

MicroFine alloy chokes Each Power stage 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.

Memory

ASUS Optimem III
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 Dark Hero with your favorite modules and maximize Zen 3 processors throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance infinity fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.


Cooling

Maintaining system stability is paramount under high load, so Crosshair VIII Dark Hero employs passive chipset cooling with large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. Featuring premium components and multiple fan headers, Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is fully armed to provide the best foundation for gaming systems.


Heatsinks

VRM Heatsink
The two VRM heatsinks are placed above the MOSFETs and chokes, and are connected by a heat-pipe to further increase surface area for heat dissipation.

High-conductivity thermal pad
A high-quality thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink.

M.2 heatsink
Two dedicated heatsinks keep the dual M.2 SSDs at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

Passive chipset heatsink
A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

Headers

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.

Multiple temperature sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. All settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

4-pin PWM/DC fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

AIO pump
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.

Water pump+
A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

Water in/out
A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

Water flow
A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.


Optimization

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools to allow customization across all system parameters to deliver the performance you want.

5-way optimisation

CPU-performance boost
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

All-around energy efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

Precise digital power control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

Turbo app
This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ? so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

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 use 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. ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.


Connectivity

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero offers advanced connectivity, including WiFi 6 (AX200) and dual Ethernet with Intel® 1Gb and Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet port to eliminate bottlenecks so you can enjoy exceptionally smooth online and LAN play. 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.


Networking

Wi-Fi 6 (AX200)
Onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.

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 1Gbps Ethernet
ROG Crosshair VIII Dark 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.


Storage

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 AMD Ryzen™ 5000 and 3000 Series desktop processors.

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.?


SupremeFX

ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also 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 produce unmatched audio quality.

Audio line shielding
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

ESS ES9023P
The ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112db DNR /-94dB THD+N for superior front-panel output.

S1220 Codec
10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs.

Switching MOSFETS
Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

Nichicon CAPS
Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

Personalize

In addition to extraordinary performance, ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.


Aura Sync

Grow your gaming world
Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors to mice and keyboards. And up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.


Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers now feature software that can automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.


Ramcache III

RAMCache lll software utility turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, RAMCache lll utilizes uniquely intelligent technology to effectively cache any storage device, so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

Specifications

CPU

AMD AM4 Socket 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/3rd, 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

AMD X570

Memory

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 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 Un-buffered Memory

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Multi-GPU Support

3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)

AMD X570 chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1

Storage

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/3rd, 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

AMD X570 chipset :
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),

Support Raid 0, 1, 10

LAN

Intel® I211-AT
Realtek® RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Supports PCIe interface

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.1*
*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- ESS® ES9023P
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Gold-plated jacks
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio cover
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Unique de-pop circuit
- Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.

USB Ports

3rd Gen AMD RyzenTM Processors :
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)
2nd Gen AMD RyzenTM/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors :
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
AMD X570 chipset :
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
AMD X570 chipset :
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)
AMD X570 chipset :
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
AMD X570 chipset :
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)

Special Features

AURA :
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS USB BIOS FlashBack™
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector

Back I/O Ports

1 x Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x Intel® I211-AT 1Gb Ethernet
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports ()

Internal I/O Ports

1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x H_AMP fan connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Node Connector(s)
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3
1 x TPM connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel connector
1 x T_Sensor Connector
1 x Start button
1 x Speaker connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports

Accessories

User's manual
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG coaster(s)
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2

Manageability

WOL, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Manufacturer Part No:
ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
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Product Type:
X570 ATX
UPC
192876961612
Product Family:
ROG CROSSHAIR
Shipping Weight:
2.86 kg
PB Part No:
MBDASU25718
Product Model:
VIII DARK HERO
Warranty: 36 months *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Well made but EXPENSIVE!!

I purchased this board simply because it is the only one, currently, in the Asus X570 line that doesn't have a fan. Instead it has perfectly functional heat sinks which work well and, unlike an onboard fan, hopefully won't cause potential problems as the board ages. Overall. I think it is a very good motherboard.
Pros:
No onboard fan!!!
Lots of premium USB ports.
The board is heavy ( could be a Pro or a Con).
Cons:
The naming convention i.e. Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero. Whatever happened to the KISS principle?
The price is very expensive when compared to prices in the USA even after NZ taxes have been added. One score point d...view more

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By: JohnA58 12/12/20
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Asus goodness

Been using this board for almost a month. Detected and worked out of the box with the Ryzen 5900x. Love the fact there is no fan on the board. Just make sure you have active air flow over the board of you will experience slow downs. Got more performance and stability after updating the bios. I generally stay away from beta versions for and wait for stable versions. Just remember to set the Extreme Tweaker -> Ai Overcloacker Tuner -> D.O.C.P. Standard and save and restart to get the most out of your DDR4 Ram. If you need a faster startup then enter the Memory frequency and timings manually. Many other options to tweak if your inclined to...view more

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By: RichardS84 29/12/20
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Good Grief its fast

I bought this to replace my intel 270 mobo with a 7700k .Paired the x570 with a 5950x with 980 pro nvme its extremely fast was very impressed with upgrade with pcie ver 4 it makes a big difference...

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By: DarrellP2 30/05/21
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Awesome board so far.

Mine arrived with a bent Start button and RGB header, the box was not damaged in anyway so it is most likely damage that occurred during the factory packaging stage. Did not feel like waiting for an RMA or perhaps a replacement as this came from the North Island. Took a chance built up the PC and it runs just fine, phew!. So a heads up if you are ordering this, just make sure PBTECH can inspect your board before it gets shipped as this is a common problem judging by the forums out there. It is not a PBTECH problem rather a manufacturers packing issue. Apart from that I highly recommend this board, just waiting for my 5950x!.

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By: PaulS6622 10/04/21
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Should have bought another formula

This board is so overwhelmed by heat it’s pointless and even look at amd ctr this board is underachieving compared to the rog formula it’s a gimic

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO X570 ATX For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen 5000 Series CPU,AM4, PCIE 4.0, 2X M.2, 4XDDR4 Dimm, Back I/O: 12X USB, 2X Lan, Wifi AX+BT, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB 3.2, 1X Type C Header, 2X 12V RGB Heade

Boosted performance, no bottlenecks
  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
  • Part #: MBDASU25718
  • UPC:192876961612
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Date Created: 05:51, 12-08-2022
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Features

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Motherboard supports AMD Ryzen 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000 Series AMD AM4 processors, features 4 x DDR4 memory slots, PCI-E 4.0, PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, 2 x M.2 slots, 8 x SATA ports (6GB/s), 12 x rear USB ports (4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C), 2 x front panel header USB ports (1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector supports additional 2 USB ports), Intel I211-AT, Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Bluetooth 5.1, ROG SupremeFX 7.1 surround sound HD audio codec, and an ATX motherboard form factor.

Features



Performance

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero boasts an optimized power design layout and all the cooling headers you need to handle the prodigious power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors.

Power Solution

Dual 8-pin ProCool II power connector
Two ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.

14+2 power stage The VRM has 14+2 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps.

MicroFine alloy chokes Each Power stage 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.

Memory

ASUS Optimem III
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 Dark Hero with your favorite modules and maximize Zen 3 processors throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance infinity fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.


Cooling

Maintaining system stability is paramount under high load, so Crosshair VIII Dark Hero employs passive chipset cooling with large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. Featuring premium components and multiple fan headers, Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is fully armed to provide the best foundation for gaming systems.


Heatsinks

VRM Heatsink
The two VRM heatsinks are placed above the MOSFETs and chokes, and are connected by a heat-pipe to further increase surface area for heat dissipation.

High-conductivity thermal pad
A high-quality thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink.

M.2 heatsink
Two dedicated heatsinks keep the dual M.2 SSDs at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

Passive chipset heatsink
A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

Headers

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.

Multiple temperature sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. All settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

4-pin PWM/DC fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

AIO pump
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.

Water pump+
A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

Water in/out
A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

Water flow
A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.


Optimization

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools to allow customization across all system parameters to deliver the performance you want.

5-way optimisation

CPU-performance boost
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

All-around energy efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

Precise digital power control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

Turbo app
This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ? so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

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 use 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. ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.


Connectivity

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero offers advanced connectivity, including WiFi 6 (AX200) and dual Ethernet with Intel® 1Gb and Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet port to eliminate bottlenecks so you can enjoy exceptionally smooth online and LAN play. 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.


Networking

Wi-Fi 6 (AX200)
Onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.

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 1Gbps Ethernet
ROG Crosshair VIII Dark 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.


Storage

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 AMD Ryzen™ 5000 and 3000 Series desktop processors.

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.?


SupremeFX

ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also 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 produce unmatched audio quality.

Audio line shielding
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

ESS ES9023P
The ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112db DNR /-94dB THD+N for superior front-panel output.

S1220 Codec
10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs.

Switching MOSFETS
Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

Nichicon CAPS
Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

Personalize

In addition to extraordinary performance, ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.


Aura Sync

Grow your gaming world
Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors to mice and keyboards. And up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.


Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers now feature software that can automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.


Ramcache III

RAMCache lll software utility turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, RAMCache lll utilizes uniquely intelligent technology to effectively cache any storage device, so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG coaster(s)
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2

Manageability

WOL, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Date Created: 05:51, 12-08-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDASU25718/ASUS-ROG-CROSSHAIR-VIII-DARK-HERO-X570-ATX-For-AMD