ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review
Published: 19th April 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans
The AMD Precision Boost 2 does an excellent job of pushing a single thread as fast as it can go, so the majority of our overclocking efforts are spent on getting all eight cores of the Ryzen 7 2700X to achieve that speed, rather than going all out for a single thread of ludicrous speed. After all, the majority of users will utilise the full range of cores that the Ryzen 7 2700X brings to the party and having 8 cores at 4.2 GHz is better than one at 4.5 GHz and the rest at stock.
If you have some particularly beefy cooling and are willing to run your Ryzen 7 2700X a little warmer the ASUS Crosshair VII Hero gives you all the tools to really test the limits of your hardware. 4.3 GHz with 3600 MHz DDR4 is a big improvement upon the first generation Zen architecture.