ASUS CROSSHAIR VI HERO Review & Specifications

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO X370 DDR4 ATX AM4

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AMD X370 ATX Gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LEDs, DDR4 3200MHz, M.2, USB 3.1 front-panel connector and type-A/C

Aura Sync RGB LED: Stunning synchronized effects and two Aura 4-pin RGB-strip headers
SupremeFX: Exclusive new codec plus intuitive Sonic Studio III and Sonic Radar III
Compatible with both AM3/AM4 coolers
ROG Water Cooling Zone : Dominate your cooling system
5-Way Optimization: One-click system-wide overclocking.
Best gaming networking: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
Best gaming connectivity: M.2, USB 3.1 front-panel connector and both USB 3.1 Type-A/C
Best gaming durability: Safeslot and premium components for maximum durability

Specs Overview

Model CROSSHAIR VI HERO
Socket AM4
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD X370
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

91
  • CPU

    AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors 
    Supports AM4 Socket 14 nm CPU
    Supports CPU up to 8 cores
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    AMD X370

  • Memory

    AMD Ryzen™ Processors
    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
    AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology *3
    Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    AMD Ryzen™ Processors
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 
    AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) 
    AMD X370 chipset
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
    3 x PCIe 2.0 x1

  • Storage

    AMD Ryzen™ Processors : 
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors : 
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode)
    AMD X370 chipset : 
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), 
    Support Raid 0, 1, 10

  • LAN

    Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    ROG GameFirst IV

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - ESS® ES9023P
    - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *2
    Audio Feature :
    - Gold-plated jacks
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic Radar III
    - Sonic Studio III

  • USB Ports

    AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors : 
    4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
    AMD X370 chipset : 
    1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s) 
    AMD X370 chipset : 
    6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    AMD X370 chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black+red, Type-A + Type-C)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    Clear CMOS button
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG CloneDrive
    Slow Mode
    Overwolf
    ReTry Button
    Safe Boot Button
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    GameFirst IV
    ROG Aura
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    - NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    Mem TweakIt
    KeyBot II
    - One-click Overclocking
    - DirectKey
    - ClrCMOS
    - Power On
    UEFI BIOS features :
    - O.C. Profile
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    - Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    Extreme Tweaker
    Loadline Calibration
    BIOS Flashback

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App
    TPU
    - Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors 
    Gamer's Guardian:
    - SafeSlot
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
    8 x USB 3.0 (blue) 
    4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback) 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
    5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
    1 x M.2 Wi-Fi Slot

  • Internal I/O Ports

    2 x RGB Header(s)
    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) 
    1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support
    1 x TPM header
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) 
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 
    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(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
    1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x System panel connector
    2 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
    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

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    ASUS Q-Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
    1 x ROG big sticker
    1 x Q-Connector
    1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
    1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
    1 x 3D printing mount package
    1 x ROG coaster(s)

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, 
    ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, 
    F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers 
    AURA 
    ROG GameFirst IV*3
    ROG RAMDisk 
    ROG RAMCache II 
    ROG CPU-Z 
    ROG Mem TweakIt 
    ROG Keybot II 
    Sonic Studio III
    Sonic Radar III
    Overwolf 
    CloneDrive 
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 
    DAEMON Tools Software 
    Winzip 
    ASUS WebStorage 
    ASUS Utilities 

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Form Factor

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

  • Note

    *1 PCIeX4_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIeX1_1, PCIeX1_2 and PCIeX1_3. 
    *2 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio. 
    *3 Due to CPU limitation, NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology is not supported for AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon™ Processors.

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