Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 10

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00am

Specifications and Features

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

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

Multi-GPU Support

  • NVIDIA 2-Way SLI

  • AMD CrossFireX

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)
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

  • Anti-surge LANGuard

  • ROG GameFirst IV

Audio

  • ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220

Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
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

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

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

  • 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 (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

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