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ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) Review

Gouhan

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Finally, it’s here. AMD’s much vaunted X570 chipset arrives with a new generation of Zen micro-architecture CPUs in the Ryzen 3000 family. The combination of this new chipset and CPU family bring with them great advancements not only in platform features, but in power savings and of course performance.

That said, here I will be focused on the chipset and more importantly the motherboard that is possibly the most anticipated of them all, the ROG Crosshair VIII Hero, the Hero (Wi-Fi) to be exact. This is the quintessential Ryzen motherboard just as the previous iterations were for the respective Ryzen CPU generations.

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Will be updating this review with detailed DRAM performance scaling along with using a newer AGESA 1.0.0.3AB
Not sure it makes a difference to the recorded numbers, but as I'm no longer pressed for time I can investigate the limits of this board more thoroughly.
 

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