ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero ATX Gaming Motherboard

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero ATX Gaming Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • AMD X570 Chipset
  • AM4 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4 RAM
Experience high-end gaming and massive utility with the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero ATX Gaming Motherboard from ASUS. This sleek RGB-enabled motherboard is ideal for the builder who wishes to utilize a wide array of gaming-based components. The X570 chipset lays the groundwork for your components, starting with the AM4 socket, made for AMD's Ryzen brand processors. With eight SATA III, two M.2 NVMe, and four dual-channel DDR4 memory slots, you can enjoy fast loading times and increased multitasking capabilities. One PCIe 3.0 x16 and two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots are available for graphics and utility cards. If you wish to build a system using multiple graphics cards, you can utilize NVIDIA's 2-way SLI feature and AMD 2-way and 3-way CrossFireX technology for enhanced graphic performance.
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ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ryzen Brand Processors
  • 3Enhanced Memory Performance
  • 4Premium Components
  • 5Extreme Cooling Power
  • 6RGB Lighting with Aura Sync
  • 7SupremeFX Audio
  • 8DIY Friendly
  • 9Enhanced Ports
  • 10Optimization Applications
  • 11Networking Capabilities

Experience high-end gaming and massive utility with the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero ATX Gaming Motherboard from ASUS. This sleek RGB-enabled motherboard is ideal for the builder who wishes to utilize a wide array of gaming-based components. The X570 chipset lays the groundwork for your components, starting with the AM4 socket, made for AMD's Ryzen brand processors. With eight SATA III, two M.2 NVMe, and four dual-channel DDR4 memory slots, you can enjoy fast loading times and increased multitasking capabilities. One PCIe 3.0 x16 and two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots are available for graphics and utility cards. If you wish to build a system using multiple graphics cards, you can utilize NVIDIA's 2-way SLI feature and AMD 2-way and 3-way CrossFireX technology for enhanced graphic performance.

The ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard connects to wireless networks using Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, while Bluetooth 5.1 allows you to connect wireless headphones and speakers for a cordless experience. Additionally, several USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Gen 1 Type-A ports are available for wired peripherals.

This motherboard is designed for use with Windows 10 (64-bit) operating systems.

Ryzen Brand Processors

Utilizing AMD CPU architecture, the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard allows you to use Ryzen 5000 series, 4000 G-series, 3000 series, 3000 G-series, 2000 series, and 2000 G-series desktop processors. This wide array of components is ideal for creating an optimized gaming rig.

Enhanced Memory Performance

ASUS Optimem III improves signal integrity and mitigates digital noise, allowing memory kits to run at lower latencies and reduced voltages while operating at higher frequencies.

Premium Components

The AMD X570 chipset is made from premium components and utilizes a 14+2 power stage mosfet system, rated to handle up to 90 amps of power. MicroFine alloy chokes accompany each power stage for enhanced electrical performance. Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures. Dual 8-pin ProCool II power connectors ensure snug and reliable connections for 12-volt power lines. Together, these components manage electrical power for your gaming needs.

Extreme Cooling Power

The ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is equipped with a wide array of cooling enhancements for extreme gaming sessions. A VRM and dual M.2 heatsink design works alongside the passive chipset heatsink to keep components from overheating, while multiple 4-pin fan headers and the ROG Water-Cooling Zone allow you to install a variety of fan- or water-cooling systems for increased cooling capabilities.

RGB Lighting with Aura Sync

With two 4-pin Aura RGB headers and two 3-pin Addressable gen 2 RGB headers, you can connect a variety of colorful devices to your motherboard for a stylized look. Additional lighting is integrated right onto the PCH, I/O, and Armor Zone areas with the Aura illumination system for additional luminescence. All of this is controlled with ASUS' Aura Sync program, which allows you to adjust lighting effects and colorization with ease. Additionally, you can configure RGB lighting in supported ROG gaming products with the included Armoury Crate software utility.

SupremeFX Audio

Equipped with Japanese-made Nichicon capacitors, the SupremeFX 7.1-channel surround sound creates a rich, high-definition sound experience. 120dB SNR stereo playback output provides a deep sound, allowing you to sink into your games easily. Sonic Studio III is also included, enabling you to fine-tune your audio experience while also allowing you to record various sounds with optional hardware. The audio jacks themselves are gold plated for optimal sound conductivity, and audio line shielding blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or addons for cleaner sound.

DIY Friendly

An array of features focused on making troubleshooting issues easier is built right into the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard. The pre-mounted I/O shield allows easier installation into the PC case, while ESD guards prevent electrostatic discharge from affecting the back panel USB, audio, and LAN ports. LED Q-code panel shows a two-digit code that reflects system status. FlexKey button acts as a system reset button, Aura lighting activation, safe boot, or BIOS function for quick access.

Enhanced Ports

The two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots have increased durability with Safeslot technology, made for greater shearing resistance and better device retention. Four Q-DIMM clips allow simple installation and handling for memory modules. To arrange front-panel cables, the Q-connector is included. Additionally, the back panel USB ports all supply 5-volt power delivery for external devices. Experience unthrottled transfer speed with AMD STOREMI technology that accelerates startup and software load times by combining SSD performance with optional HDDs.

Optimization Applications

The included AI Suite 3 allows you to fine-tine every aspect of the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero system with ease. Manage and optimize various hardware settings with the TurboV Processing Unit, Energy Processing Unit, fan control, voltage-regulator module, and Turbo application. Ramcache III allows you to cache all storage devices to maximize system resources.

Networking Capabilities

Experience ultrafast wireless-networking speeds with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities that improve performance in dense environments, providing enhanced gaming speeds. If you prefer a wired connection, you may utilize the on-board 2.5G LAN Ethernet adapter for lag-free gaming. An additional Gigabit Ethernet controller is also available for teaming capabilities by increasing network bandwidth and transfer speeds with less CPU overhead.
UPC: 192876961629

ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Specs

CPU
ChipsetAMD X570
CPU SocketAM4
Back Panel I/O
USB7 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
ThunderboltNone
DisplayNone
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Gigabit
1 x 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 2933, 3000, 3200, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3800, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266, 4333, 4400, 4600, 4800, 4866, 5000, 5100 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
Storage Expansion
SATA8 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportNo
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots3 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
USB2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way, 3-Way AMD CrossFireX
2-Way NVIDIA SLI
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
3 x 4-Pin System
1 x 2-Pin W_IN
1 x 2-Pin W_OUT
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin ATX
1 x 4-Pin ATX
SecurityTPM Module
LED Header4 x RGB
Audio1 x Speaker
DiagnosticsLN Mode, ReTry, Reset, Safe Boot, Slow Mode, Start
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersUSB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio
Audio CodecSupremeFX ES9023P (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.1
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions6.9 x 12" / 17.5 x 30.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.5 x 12.1 x 4.4"

ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Reviews

Amazing board

By Thekrakenwz
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-15

The performance of this board is insane. Ive owned quite a few Asus products over the years and they get better and better. This board is a over clockers dream. I don't overclock, but, with a Ryzen 9 5900x, Founders Edition 3080 ti, G.Skill 3600 cl14.....it's incredible. Do yourself a favor though and buy at least a 360mm aio or a Noctua-15 and good thermal paste. If your case permits, buy a 420mm for the longevity of your chip.

Powerful and flexible MB

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

Highlights are the great instructions for build, awesome board construction and outstanding ports on this MB. Really a step above the competition but pricey. No real negatives about the board, M.2 drives are awesome, BIOS is stable and it overclocks nicely out of the box. The WIFI 6 runs 800+MBS, really a great product....but it is close to the access point. Why 4 stars and not 5? The ASUS Armory crate software is a chocolate mess. I installed it and use it but it has some problems and burrows into your OS like a tick....painful to get it out or update. You might consider avoiding it and just manually updating drivers and using the BIOS for fan control. You will need some way to control the RGB if you don't use Armory Crate.

Solid board.

By jchudson9
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

A nice X570 option with the dynamic overclock switching feature. I would rate it higher if it had a heat dissipating backplate and right angle connectors OR if it was cheaper.

Look no further for good parts

By Kevin G.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

Quality motherboard with an easy install. ROG and ASUS make dependable parts that last. Highly recommended.

Great X570 Motherboard

By Mitesh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

This product is probably among the best X570 motherboard out there. Works as advertised and has a lot of features for those who like to tinker a bit with OC.

Great board for overclocking.

By McDeCoderDude
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

Great board for overclocking lots of bells and whistle's. May be overkill if you are just looking for x570. Armory Create does not seem to work well with communicating stats from board when running the latest Windows 11 release. Overall made my build easy. Would of given a 5 except trouble with software.

First Time CPU Build

By Jonny B Goode
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

Great board. Easy to use BIOS and simple graph showing the pin placements. Used this board in my first build ever and it was a joy to work with.

Amazing board

By Dbodapro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

Great overclocking potential, great build quality! Overall an outstanding mobo!

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