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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Flagship Motherboard Detailed

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This will not be premium motherboard for ASUS for Ryzen.
They will make even better only few months later.
ASUS motherboards are diamond of IT industry.
Most interesting part of hardware definitely but customers usually save on motherboards to buy better GPU or CPU, not me.
My next ASUS motherboard Rampage 6... it's not clear Gene or Extreme.
 
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I don't see how they can do an Rampage Extreme using the x370. The Extreme requires far more PCIe lanes then what AMD is currently giving us. Same with the Strix and Formula. Asus would need to add additional x370 chipsets to the motherboard, maybe side by side and I don't see how that could be possible. They would still need to find a way to communicate with the CPU and that requires four PCIe Lanes. Now your reducing lanes out of the CPU just to add more features, not to mention you just reduced the CPU's lanes by four just to add eight slower ones, which means you now only have an additional four for all your trouble.

Extreme or Gene, or even Strix and Formula would only give us better Aesthetics or layout at most and be no different then the Hero, oh and better Overclocking design on the Extreme of course. Can extra PCIe Lanes be added to a Motherboard? I think AMD needs a x380 and or an X390 chipset with an additional 20 lanes myself, just like Intels chipsets offer. Maybe that comes later in the year. X399 even, haha which might look better then Intels Z299 offering.
 
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Perhaps they could ask nvidia to build them chipsets again:)
 
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Perhaps they could ask nvidia to build them chipsets again:)
Haha, very good idea actually. I mean why not? AMD is building custom integrated GPU's for them, might as well ask Intel to build some decent chipsets for AMD in return. Hmm, really good idea I think. First we need to see if this partnership with Asmedia turns out OK. Maybe they can build decent chipsets too and they just need time for the larger sku's.

EDIT: Oh shit, I thought you meant Intel. Asmedia would probably do a better job designing chipsets then NVIDIA could.
 
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AMD's Ryzen is doing very well with leaked Benchmarks. Greatly looking forward to independent reviews and benchies. Thank goodness ASUS's comes out with a ROG mobo for the powerhouse Ryzen.
 
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Not buying this garbage. ASUS should do a Formula verison. Just look at the Z270X ROG Maximus IX Formula, it's way better then this. This is the same as a Z270X Maximus IX Hero. Both of which are basic boards with few features.

I noticed there are NO high-end X370 boards from anyone. None close to the high-end Z270 boards anyway, much less the impressive Wellsburg X99 ones. (My favorite is the ASUS X99 RAMPAGE V Edition 10!) Why? Maybe because the X370 core logic is garbage? Yup, probably so. AMD forgot the most important part and the motherboard manufacturers are reflecting that.
 
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The best one I have seen so far is MSI's Titanium, seems to be the only one with a PCI-e power feed. It's a bit expensive though.

It also seems to be claiming two 32Gbit M.2 slots and has a DP connector if one wanted to use it with an APU at some point.

Edit: The "feature marketing" says 2 x "Turbo" M.2 but the specs say 1 x 3.0 x 4 and 1 x 2.0 x4 the same as all the others with two slots ...

All of the boards seems to have something + or - versus the other makers, none of them seem to have it all. :(

I'd really like one with 2 x teamable NICs but none have that ... the top tier Asrock has a 5Gbit but then you have to go an buy something to plug it into versus 2 ports on a more regular switch with port aggregation. Sigh. I can see myself sitting staring at this CPU with nothing to plug it into for some time.

Oh and what is the difference between the Gigabyte K7 and Gaming 5, they seem identical other than a small price difference?
 
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The Asus Crosshair VI HERO may be the low end of the ROG lineup but it's definitely priced as a high end Motherboard. At least here in Canada. This board will set you back $375.

Because of the lack of ASUS ROG AM4 Motherboards, I've postponed my Ryzen purchase.
I want a Fully Featured Crosshair VI Formula. To replace my AM3+ Crosshair V.

The X370 is fully featured. If Motherboards are less than stellar, it's the manufacturer that's the problem, not AMD. Ryzen definitely deserves a SOLID MOBO.
 
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I went for the Asrock, for the cost it seemed better to get more phases and the 5Gbit LAN, otherwise there seems little over the lower priced ones on these expensive ones.

It also seems odd that the 3rd 16x physical slot is only wired at 2.0 x 4 on all of these with the other two at a fixed 16x and 8x electrical. 8x x 3 would have been nice to have for adding e.g. a proper RAID card or similar. Definitely they seem a bit cut down versus what they could/should be. With 24 lanes available, a switch would be nice to see at this price level.
 
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I went for the Asrock, for the cost it seemed better to get more phases and the 5Gbit LAN, otherwise there seems little over the lower priced ones on these expensive ones.

It also seems odd that the 3rd 16x physical slot is only wired at 2.0 x 4 on all of these with the other two at a fixed 16x and 8x electrical. 8x x 3 would have been nice to have for adding e.g. a proper RAID card or similar. Definitely they seem a bit cut down versus what they could/should be. With 24 lanes available, a switch would be nice to see at this price level.
Not possible.

You have 2x 8x for GPUs when using Multi GPU by the CPU (Ryzen). 4x is used for other stuff such as USB 3.1/3.0 etc (the CPU has 24 PCI-E 3.0 lanes) and the left over 4x are for NVMe iirc. That means the 4x PCI-E 2.0 are from the chipset, that's also why 3x 8x PCI-E 3.0 isn't possible. You'd want a PLX chip for that, providing more lanes for a 3rd GPU or other stuffs. Those mainboards will eventually arrive too after some time has passed, it's the "Ultra-Enthusiast" level then.
 
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Indeed, there seems to be an error in the Asrock manual in that case, as it specifically states 1 of the slots is x16 and the other x8 and no mention of it being split to x8/x8 with 2 cards. Which seems a bit dodgy! Unless they have done something unique.

I did mention a switch, that's what PLX's chips are. ;)
 
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Likely yes. I am also intrigued as to what exactly the CPU's PROM function is and why we would want to be able to adjust the voltage of it.

I am wondering is it some kind of CPU embedded flash (it's under CPU options) that can have new microcode flashed into the chip directly versus normal BIOS microcode updates.

It'll be interesting to see if it's mentioned in the reviews etc.
 
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Likely yes. I am also intrigued as to what exactly the CPU's PROM function is and why we would want to be able to adjust the voltage of it.

I am wondering is it some kind of CPU embedded flash (it's under CPU options) that can have new microcode flashed into the chip directly versus normal BIOS microcode updates.

It'll be interesting to see if it's mentioned in the reviews etc.
I hope we see Reviews about this. I'm sure we will.
 

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I had this board on pre-order, but I couldn't 100% stick with it knowing the features, specs, and price point...so I canceled a few minutes ago. Other than the MSI Titanium and the Asrock Taichi I really am in a spot of what to purchase. The Asrock and MSI boards are sold out everywhere.
 
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I had this board on pre-order, but I couldn't 100% stick with it knowing the features, specs, and price point...so I canceled a few minutes ago. Other than the MSI Titanium and the Asrock Taichi I really am in a spot of what to purchase. The Asrock and MSI boards are sold out everywhere.
maybe the top Gigabyte one then.
 
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