ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview

Introduction

We've seen a sudden influx of new AM4 motherboards recently thanks to the upcoming X570S chipset. Today we've had another motherboard arrive which actually claims to be based around the regular X570 chipset.

However, being a new motherboard from the famous Republic of Gamers arm of ASUS, and indeed coming with their rarely used Extreme moniker, it still has more than enough to be of interest to anyone saving up for a premium motherboard. In fact it's got enough about it that anyone who has recently gained a high end X570 motherboard will still be jealous of the feature set.

With a full EATX size, enough M.2 slots to satisfy even the biggest hoarder of data, some high bandwidth networking options alongside a bunch of ASUS specific elements the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme will be of interest to recent lottery winners or those of you who've found a stash of Bitcoins down the back of the sofa.

Thus if you're in the market for a monstrously capable X570 motherboard with more features than you could ever fully utilise, this could be the motherboard for you. Let's give it the once over.

Technical Specifications

There are many things to enjoy with the X570 Extreme. We think the primary elements are things we've been seeing on the new X570S. Thunderbolt 4 support, WiFi 6E - not yet supported in the UK but we're sure it will be soon enough especially with ASUS routers on the horizon - and if you demand fast hard-cabled networking options the Extreme has two connectors, a 2.5G and a 10G for those of you with monster home network infrastructure.

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview A list of specifications is all well and good, but it means more when we're looking at it in the flesh, so click on dear reader and we'll spend some time going over the fine points of how the Crosshair VIII Extreme betters the Crosshair VIII Hero.

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23-08-2021, 19:58:33

robbiec
I'd been wondering why this had not appeared in the news section
Ticks a lot of boxes for me, 10GbE, 2.5GbE, 5 x M.2, Wi-Fi 6E, BLE 5.2.
Any idea on when these are being released to the wild?Quote

10-09-2021, 17:30:36

Tom Sunday
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!Quote

10-09-2021, 17:47:18

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Tom Sunday View Post
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!
From what we know so far, Intels Alderlake will compete with AMD's Ryzen 5000 3D V-Cache equipped line, So it only makes sense that vendors push out more X570 boards with extra features and/or refresh current stock.

As for newer tech like DDR5, It'll take 2-3 years before we see speeds and timings reach a good middle ground, Just like how we did with DDR4, Took a few years before 3000MHz with good timings was pretty normal.

This board won't have a short lifespan as we won't be getting Zen 4 for roughly another year most likely considering all current info points to a late 2022 release.Quote

11-09-2021, 15:00:21

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by Tom Sunday View Post
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
From what we know so far, Intels Alderlake will compete with AMD's Ryzen 5000 3D V-Cache equipped line, So it only makes sense that vendors push out more X570 boards with extra features and/or refresh current stock.

As for newer tech like DDR5, It'll take 2-3 years before we see speeds and timings reach a good middle ground, Just like how we did with DDR4, Took a few years before 3000MHz with good timings was pretty normal.

This board won't have a short lifespan as we won't be getting Zen 4 for roughly another year most likely considering all current info points to a late 2022 release.
Also let's not forget, that "who really cares about old technology like this?" is pretty much a vast majority of users I'd say.
Most people in this forum are enthusiasts, but there are far more people that aren't.

Just look at Steam's surveys, most doesn't have the highest end components, or the latest for that matter. To those people, this would be an excellent choice.

I know several people that buys the 2nd newest generation when a new one launches, because of several reasons; It's mostly cheaper, that tech has had time to evolve and mature and jumping on the already mentioned, unlike new tech that we all are the beta users for bascially.

There are many reasons why not go for the latest in tech, but rather a bit old. I for one, have become one of those. I have lost interest in building etc and just want to enjoy my PC, hence relaibility is key in my opinion. And then getting the latest might not result in that, probably becuase of updates etc to adress issues that might arise.

I mean, in the end, there's probably several reasons why many people are still on older Intel platforms...Quote

12-09-2021, 09:09:24

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Tom Sunday View Post
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!
Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest.Quote
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