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Old 10-03-17, 06:59 PM
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ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review



With a swathe of X370 motherboards hitting the market it's time to take a look at the first ROG model from ASUS, the Crosshair VI Hero.


ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review
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Old 10-03-17, 07:17 PM
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Great review as always!

I am really surprised how close the Gigabyte board is. A run for it's money the entire time yet cost much much less. I'd still probably get the Crosshair only because it has endless USB ports and I always seem to run out of those now
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Old 10-03-17, 07:20 PM
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Great review as always!

I am really surprised how close the Gigabyte board is. A run for it's money the entire time yet cost much much less. I'd still probably get the Crosshair only because it has endless USB ports and I always seem to run out of those now

Buy a USB3 hub.....
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Old 10-03-17, 07:31 PM
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I could, but I would rather not have a big hub. Cheaper to just switch out what I need.
Plus for the prices they charge me, I could upgrade from the GB board to the Corsshair for barely more and still end up with more USB ports.
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Old 10-03-17, 07:56 PM
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The Gigabyte X370 Gaming K7 board is due out today. The K5 is not the board to compare to the Crosshair VI.
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Old 10-03-17, 08:31 PM
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I wrote you in Youtube but decided to subscribe here too.

I really like your reviews.

I wonder how 64gb kits behave in general. Almost no reviewer tested that.

Can you try a Corsair LED 64gb kit in the PRIME PRO? That's the board and RAM I'm getting and I do need it as I run a music composition studio and use huge orchestral libraries.

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Old 10-03-17, 08:41 PM
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Epic review Tom. I have an impression that if you don't limit yourself hard you could talk for hours.

It is nice to see that you have room for tweaking on this board. Well for the money it is certainly expected.

I am really interested to see (when the whole situation stabilizes around BIOS, and memory compatibility...) how it would perform with, let's say, 4GHz on all cores with high base clock, and higher memory clock. Could you utilize pure grunt of all those cores better that way?

Also i have been reading about Windows 10 bugs with Ryzen that could affect multi thread performance. I hope that resolves itself soon.

Either way a lot of things to experiment on in coming weeks and months, and a perfect board to try things on.
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Old 10-03-17, 09:01 PM
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Tom, I created an account to comment here because you said in the youtube video that you'd be more likely to see comments in the forums. In the video you stated (at around 29:30) that bumping up the SOC voltage can help with higher speed memory. Just be advised that Asus has confirmed just a few hours ago that is actually raising the SOC voltage on the stock BIOS that has been bricking C6Hs for some people:

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Random BIOS updating message killing boards

Fixed BIOS 0902, please update ASAP. Using this BIOS do not go above 1.20V on the CPU SOC Voltage. Before updating, restore CMOS default settings and make sure CPU SOC Voltage is below 1.0V (recommended value 0.95V), or use USB BIOS Flashback.
Love your reviews; I recently subscribed on youtube and I look forward to more videos!

I did order the C6H for myself but because of massive stock issues pushing it back another two weeks here I decided to change my order to the Prime x370 Pro instead.
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Old 10-03-17, 09:30 PM
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It was less than 45 minutes long. TTL must have the flu

Another great review.

A few questions and wants.

I was finally able to find one in stock today at Newegg. So it will be mid week next week. I have Gskill 3200mhz CAS 14 memory that is on the QVL list. Will I need to go to change the XMP, rather what AMD is calling it to run that speed?

If you set the base clock and multiplier, what does that do to the power saving modes on this board?

Any crossfire testing, and crossfire testing using the M.2 port vs a SATA SSD to check through put? How does the board handle having all PCIE lanes filled and running?
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Cheers Tom, another great watch
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