ASUS ROG X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review

Audio and Connectivity

ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review

Audio and Connectivity

Onboard audio is so far ahead of where it was when we first got into computing that it is difficult to believe that we used to have to buy an additional sound card as a matter of course. Nowadays you get excellent audio from pretty much every decent motherboard you buy and the ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme takes things to the limits with the S1220 SupremeFX. There are premium components used throughout the audio section and the entirety has been isolated from the rest of the PCB to provide the very best audio quality. If you're stuck in the past and think that onboard sound is crackly and gutless then you need to wake up and smell the coffee, or in this instance wake up and hear the clarity.

ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review  
ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review  
ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review  

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23-07-2017, 13:59:13

Avet
Nice review Tom. This one really is proper enthusiast board with all the sweet thingys on it.

I am actually not a fan of horizontal 24-pin socket. Because when it is horizontal you get a massive peace of black plastics (24-pin + cable), and your cables go 3cm straight into the grommet. With classical (vertical) one you get to use cable combs, and make that nice curve with cables, and show them off. Let's face it... what is the point on blowing serious money on custom cables when you get to show 3cm of them, and instead you get 10x10cm block of plastic instead?Quote

23-07-2017, 14:19:13

Wraith
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
Nice review Tom. This one really is proper enthusiast board with all the sweet thingys on it.

I am actually not a fan of horizontal 24-pin socket. Because when it is horizontal you get a massive peace of black plastics (24-pin + cable), and your cables go 3cm straight into the grommet. With classical (vertical) one you get to use cable combs, and make that nice curve with cables, and show them off. Let's face it... what is the point on blowing serious money on custom cables when you get to show 3cm of them, and instead you get 10x10cm block of plastic instead?
Do you know how long I've waited for someone other than EVGA to do a 45 degree 24 pin! I love it and wish it was on all boards or at least a 45 degree adapter for those of us who don't want to see cables this is epic, I'm now waiting for the day all IOs around the edge of Motherboards are angled.Quote

23-07-2017, 14:42:15

BigDaddyKong
Thanks for the review.

I am curious to what voltage and LLC to get the 4.1ghz you tested on.

Also, did you make any adjustment to the BGS and BSWalt?Quote

23-07-2017, 16:01:37

Bratticuss
Very good review as always.

Looks like I have found my next PC upgrade.

Haven't done a AMD build for over 3 years. Looks like a Ryzen year.Quote

23-07-2017, 17:30:18

Avet
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Do you know how long I've waited for someone other than EVGA to do a 45 degree 24 pin! I love it and wish it was on all boards or at least a 45 degree adapter for those of us who don't want to see cables this is epic, I'm now waiting for the day all IOs around the edge of Motherboards are angled.
Every other connection angled yes, that is epic, but for me, 24-pin and 8-pin no. And please someone put power cables on GPUs on the side.Quote
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