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

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

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

As with all ROG boards, there are certain expectations. I’m very happy to say that the Crosshair VI Hero far exceeded my expectations for this review.  This motherboard is beautiful. The black and gray color scheme is much more neutral than the black and red of previous ROG products, allowing builders much more flexible main color options.  Asus Aura Sync lighting system looks great as well and has more than enough customization features to satisfy just about any user.

The performance with the Crosshair VI Hero was excellent. The 4093.6 MHz overclock is the best overclock I’ve achieved on any board using this 1800x and at only 1.395 volts. Top that with the fact they support AM3+ mounting, allowing anyone who wants to keep their current AM2 - AM3+ cooler. Like other Ryzen motherboards, there have been some early issues, though with the frequent BIOS updates these issues are quickly being resolved.

With all the features packed into the ROG Crosshair VI, one would expect a high price tag. At the time of this review, you can pick up the Crosshair VI Hero on Newegg for only $254.99, which makes it the second most expensive X370 motherboard on the market. If you’re planning a Ryzen build, look no further that the Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Hero may just be the motherboard for you.

Pros

  • Aura Lighting
  • Understated Color Scheme
  • Excellent Overclocking Ability
  • Excellent UEFI BIOS Design
  • Well Thought-out Features and Utilities
  • AM2 throuh AM3+ and AM4 mounting holes

Cons

  • None

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