ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero Review

Test Setup

ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3000MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

We've got two CPUz shots for you today. The first is a clear indication of the overclocking potential within the Crosshair VI. It sadly wasn't quite stable enough to get through every one of our benchmarks, although it was close, but it's still easily the biggest overclock we've obtained on our 1800X so far. Volts are still a bit wild on all boards because of the way the AMD CPU's control the volts via a VID Offset although we are pretty sure once BIOS matures vendors will find a way around this. Its feels a bit rushed with ALL brands because it is, it turns out AMD didnt give them much chance to get things sorted, its a complicated story for a lengthy video rather than a novel here.

The bottom screenshot is the overclock that is 24/7 stable and will be the basis for our overclocking tests today. The real big flagship feature is unquestionably the BCLK overclocking which not only pushed our CPU a little further but really unleashed the DDR4 speeds into levels that we'd usually expect to find on a X99 motherboard. Excellent stuff. Memory is still hit and miss, again down to the way things rely on code from AMD with memory compatibility. However with a lot of f'in about and searching though all of our kits we found one that everything liked and managed to push the boundaries a little too. 3200MHz is so yesterday. We managed 3333Mhz - Bosh.

ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero Review

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Most Recent Comments

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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