With the recent launch of the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen CPU’s, it’s to be expected motherboards would get a revamp as well. Besides the new chipset, the beloved Crosshair Hero has undergone some significant tweaking, some aesthetic and functional, and some less obvious but very important. A pre-mounted I/O shield will be welcome and readily apparent, but an updated and highly optimized 10+2 phase VRM provides a cooler run and more powerful delivery system where it matters. With great updates where the rubber meets the road on usability and performance, coupled with AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, is there a reason to look any further than the Crosshair VII Hero? We’ll find out!