ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review

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ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero Review

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The box for the Crosshair VI Hero is particularly sharp we think. It follows the fairly standard ROG stylings, but the addition of a diagonal break and the black sides really look great. The Crosshair VI Hero itself continues the recent trend of ASUS motherboards looking fantastic with their large heatsink covering the power phases and blending into the IO portion. Add this to the chipset heatsink itself and the parts of the motherboard design that are within ASUS control have all been given a high level of attention to detail. The main two PCI Express slots have the metal reinforcement that is finding a place on nearly every motherboard we see these days, although oddly ASUS have not implemented it on the DIMM slots. The M.2 slot is behind the SATA ports, which is an improvement upon the positioning we saw on the Gigabyte Gaming 5 where it was under the GPU. ASUS have also eschewed the SATA Express which has been superseded by M.2 drives, much like Intel's Thunderbolt was beaten by USB 3.1. As well as plenty of fan headers, dedicated pump headers and the 4 pin slots for the ASUS Aura lighting, the Crosshair VI Hero has headers for front panel USB 3.1, USB 3 and USB 2, so if the amount of USB ports on the rear aren't sufficient there are tons of further options to ensure that not even the most gadget heavy user will run out of places to charge/play.

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10-03-2017, 15:17:45

NeverBackDown
Great review as always!

I am really surprised how close the Gigabyte board is. A run for it's money the entire time yet cost much much less. I'd still probably get the Crosshair only because it has endless USB ports and I always seem to run out of those nowQuote

10-03-2017, 15:20:21

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Great review as always!

I am really surprised how close the Gigabyte board is. A run for it's money the entire time yet cost much much less. I'd still probably get the Crosshair only because it has endless USB ports and I always seem to run out of those now

Buy a USB3 hub.....Quote

10-03-2017, 15:31:28

NeverBackDown
I could, but I would rather not have a big hub. Cheaper to just switch out what I need.
Plus for the prices they charge me, I could upgrade from the GB board to the Corsshair for barely more and still end up with more USB ports. Quote

10-03-2017, 15:56:49

socko1965
The Gigabyte X370 Gaming K7 board is due out today. The K5 is not the board to compare to the Crosshair VI.Quote

10-03-2017, 16:31:03

Sacco Belmonte
I wrote you in Youtube but decided to subscribe here too.

I really like your reviews.

I wonder how 64gb kits behave in general. Almost no reviewer tested that.

Can you try a Corsair LED 64gb kit in the PRIME PRO? That's the board and RAM I'm getting and I do need it as I run a music composition studio and use huge orchestral libraries.

Thank you!Quote
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