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Old 24-02-17, 12:17 PM
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AMD Ryzen ROG AM4 Crosshair VI Hero Preview



Let's have a look at our first Ryzen ready AM4 motherboard, the ASUS Crosshair VI Hero, which comes with support for legacy AM3 coolers.


AMD Ryzen ROG AM4 Crosshair VI Hero Preview
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Old 24-02-17, 12:39 PM
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Nice Video Tom and good to actually show that it has support for AM3 coolers for the people who are looking at buying this board.
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Old 27-02-17, 07:15 PM
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Nice Video Tom and good to actually show that it has support for AM3 coolers for the people who are looking at buying this board.
There have been posts in other forums that the AM3 coolers won't work on the Ryzen processor without new brackets even on the Crosshair regardless of the additional holes because the Ryzen package height is taller than the previous package. That could possibly lead to damage if you tried to use the coolers with AM3 brackets on a Ryzen processor.

Does anyone know if this is true or not?
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Old 27-02-17, 10:03 PM
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There have been posts in other forums that the AM3 coolers won't work on the Ryzen processor without new brackets even on the Crosshair regardless of the additional holes because the Ryzen package height is taller than the previous package. That could possibly lead to damage if you tried to use the coolers with AM3 brackets on a Ryzen processor.

Does anyone know if this is true or not?
You only need to add an am3 backplate fella then you are all good
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You only need to add an am3 backplate fella then you are all good
Thanks alot! I didn't want to wait until the new brackets are out for the Kraken x62. I am being impatient, but having all the hardware sitting around collecting dust for 3 weeks would be painful.
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Old 24-02-17, 01:08 PM
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Thank you for the overview Tom really appreciate it. Pre-ordered this one from Amazon.
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Old 24-02-17, 01:16 PM
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nice will be getting 1 of these, the itch to upgrade is real.

got the email notification saw Ryzen and thought you had a review my joy was real for a few seconds, But Asus motherboard is still as exciting the time is getting close
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This supporting am3 compatible coolers is a genius masterstroke! I cannot praise this enough, well done asus on that!
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Yeah that is awesome. Proper awesome. Nice video Tom ! very in depth and thorough as usual mate.

This board is teh secks. I know they may do a higher end version but for right now I would guess this will lead the pack, even though the Asrock Taichi is rumoured to have 16 phases.
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Lets hope other partners follow this example
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