ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Preview

Test Setup

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

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.

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review  

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.

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review  

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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2018, 09:57:59

AlienALX
Truly beautiful. Hopefully it will improve bios wise Quote

19-04-2018, 13:13:42

Bartacus
The previous gen Hero VI STILL needs bios work, so I have little hope for this one.Quote

20-04-2018, 03:55:17

Warchild
Little off topic but an annoyance for me in my future purchase.

@ TTL

Can you or anyone explain why RoG boards only have one of these USB3.1 Gen1 headers where they have two for all of their other models from ASUS. May be a stupid question but I'd rather ask a stupid one than sit in wonder. Tried to google but couldnt find an answer.

It renders two of my cases usb front panel useless. It seems to be the same for the Z370 rog boards alsoQuote

20-04-2018, 07:55:07

AngryGoldfish
BitWit on YouTube found virtually no performance difference between an ASUS X370 board and an ASUS X470 board with a 2600X. Even both motherboards worked with 3400Mhz memory.Quote

20-04-2018, 08:16:40

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
BitWit on YouTube found virtually no performance difference between an ASUS X370 board and an ASUS X470 board with a 2600X. Even both motherboards worked with 3400Mhz memory.
I would imagine the memory speeds are the CPU itself having improved.

I know I will sound like a cracked record here, but Ryzen *was* pretty badly flawed. The good news is AMD can now spend time improving it tenfold.Quote
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