The Ryzen 5000 series uses the new generation Zen3 architecture not only bringing 7nm processors to consumers, but power consumption is also reduced compared to the previous generation Zen2 architecture, there is about 19% of the same frequency performance improvement.
Asus sent their new motherboard for testing, the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero, this motherboard is similar to the Crosshair VIII Hero (WIFI), the difference lies in the all-black design, the ROG RGB light on the IO cover, 7.1channel sound card (unfortunately not 8 channel), and the Bluetooth module supports v5.1.
The side I/O – In this area of the motherboard, in addition to the 4 OptiMEM III supported DIMM DDR4 memory slots, RGB headers (12v 4pin & 5v 3pin addressable). Plus, a front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type E sockets, 24pin power header etc
The rear I/O :
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS 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 ()
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port
Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
The Crosshair VIII Dark Hero as a twin model of the normal C8H is also an entry-level version of the ROG, but thanks to the enhanced overall specifications of the AMD X570 chipset, it can even rival previous Extreme boards. The large surface area of the complex heat dissipation module and the new ROG design language echoes the integrity of the extremely strong, 14+2 phase digital power supply, high-quality electrical components, the unique optimisation of circuit design allows it to more easily carry more performance.
In addition to this, Crosshair VIII Dark Hero owners can also be proud of the luxurious hardware package: 2.5Gb LAN, The latest PCIe Gen4 controller chip, As well as a variety of unique technical support such as Gamefirst, sonic radar, etc., this makes it a golden nugget on the outside.
EPIC REWARD: DESIGN AWARD, EPIC RECOMMENDED AWARD
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO OFFICIAL WEBSITE: HERE