ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Review & Specs

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 PCIe 4.0 14+2 TI Power Stages Passive PCH Heatsink WiFi 6 2.5 Gbps LAN USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ATX

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 PCIe 4.0 14+2 TI Power Stages Passive PCH Heatsink WiFi 6 2.5 Gbps LAN USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ATX

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  • AMD AM4 Socket: Ready For 2Nd, 3Rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors And 3Rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
  • Comprehensive Thermal Design: Passive Chipset Heatsink, M.2 Aluminum Heatsinks And ROG Water Cooling Zone.
  • Robust Power Delivery: Designed Power Solution 14+2 TI Power Stages Rated For 90A, Procool II Power Connectors, Microfine Alloy Chokes And 10K Japanese-Made Black Metallic Capacitors
  • High-Performance Connectivity: On-Board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11Ax) With MU-MIMO Support, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet And Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-Mounted I/O Shield, ASUS Safeslot, BIOS Flashback And Premium Components For Maximum Endurance.
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-Exclusive Aura Sync RGB Lighting, Including RGB Headers And Gen. 2 Addressable Headers
  • Industry-Leading ROG Audio: ROG Supremefx S1220 Is Combined With The Venerable ESS ES9023P To Deliver High-Fidelity Audio To Headsets And Exotic Cans.
  • Please Ensure Your BIOS Is Up To Date If Installing A Compatible Ryzen 5000 Series CPU. Visit ASUS Site Search By Motherboard Model Name, Click On “Support” Tab, Drivers And Tools, Then BIOS & Firmware To Download The Latest BIOS.

Specifications Overview

Model
  • ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
  • Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
  • 90MB1760-M0EAY0
Release Date November 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series ROG
Socket AM4
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD X570
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4666Mhz 4800Mhz 4866Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
* ECC memory support also depends on the CPU memory controller
Audio Chipset ROG SupremeFX Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek RTL8125-CG
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
  • 1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port
  • Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
  • 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
Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi Generation 6
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 1
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 1


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