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- The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is AMD X570 based ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0. The board is designed for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series/ 3000 G-Series/ 2000 Series/ 2000 G-Series desktop processors also supports up to two M.2 drives and features USB 3.2 Gen 2 and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed.
- Passive chipset heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsinks, and ROG Water Cooling Zone helps in achieving comprehensive thermal design. The board exhibits a DIY-friendly design with a pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS flashback, and premium components for maximum endurance.
- Onboarded WiFi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet both with ASUS LANGuard protection and support for GameFirst VI software give you guaranteed high-performance networking.
- Get unmatched personalization with ASUS exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers.
ROG CROSSHAIR VIII Dark Hero
Upgraded power delivery, passive chipset cooling, and stealthy aesthetics allow the Crosshair VIII Dark Hero to strike from the shadows and form a menacing duo with AMD Zen 3.
ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero boasts an optimized power design layout and all the cooling headers you need to handle the prodigious power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors.
ASUS OptiMem III
Infused with proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, Optimum III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stacking with Zen 3 processors gives throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
Crosshair VIII Dark Hero employs passive chipset cooling with large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. Featuring premium components and multiple fan headers, fully armed to provide the best foundation for gaming systems.
Accurate Voltage Monitoring
Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to the software. ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero features a differential sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless networking speeds, improved capacity, and better performance in dense WiFi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. 2.5G onboard Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement.
Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot support up to 22110 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds on the AMD Ryzen 5000 and 3000 Series desktop processors.
ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal to noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide the best-ever recording quality. There's also a low dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS ES9023P digital to analog converter for superior front-panel output.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. Upgraded to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) enables system-wide power efficiency to automatically optimize power consumption to maximize energy savings. This tool now features temperature regulation that adjusts the CPU frequency according to processor temperatures.
Fan Xpert 4
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click.
Digi+ Power Reply
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Intel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.
|Model||ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero|
|CPU Socket||AMD Am4 Socket|
|CPU Support||AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series/ 3000 GSeries/ 2000 Series/ 2000 GSeries Desktop Processors|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4333(O.C.)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz NonECC, Unbuffered Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 5100(O.C)/5000(O.C)/4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4333(O.C.)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz NonECC, Unbuffered Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz NonECC, Unbuffered Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz NonECC, Unbuffered Memory
|Onboard Graphics support||Integrated Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics support
MultiVGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
|MultiGPU support||Supports NVIDIA 2Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3Way CrossFireX Technology
Supports AMD 2Way CrossFireX Technology
|Expansion Slot||2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X570 Chipset:
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
Realtek RTL8125CG 2.5G LAN
|Storage||AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors :
AMD Ryzen 4000 GSeries/ 3000 GSeries/ 2000 Series/ 2000 GSeries Desktop Processors :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
AMD X570 chipset :
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports: Jackdetection, Multistreaming, Front Panel Jackretasking, up to 24Bit/192kHz playback
Dedicated audio PCB layers
Unique depop circuit
Premium Japanese audio capacitors
Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
Supports up to 32Bit/192kHz playback
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at the back panel
|USB Ports||AMD Ryzen 5000 Series / 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Processors :
AMD Ryzen 3000 G-Series / 2000 Series / 2000 G-Series Processors :
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
AMD X570 chipset :
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
|I/O Ports||1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
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
1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port
Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
|Internal I/O ports||2 x M.2 Socket 3
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
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 AIO_PUMP connector
1 x H_AMP fan connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Node Connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel connector
1 x T_Sensor Connector
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Start button
1 x Speaker connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
|Accessories||1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG coaster(s)
1 x ROG Thank you card
|Dimensions||30.5 cm x 24.4 cm (12 x 9.6 )
ATX Form Factor
|Warranty||3 Years of Brand Warranty|