ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard Overview

The Asus manufacturer releases ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero – a stunning motherboard for perfect gaming experience. Now, let’s introduce main peculiarities and productivity rates of the product.


Key features


Connector type Socket AM4

Chipset (north bridge) AMD X370

Form factor ATX

Memory support 4 x DDR4 DIMM; 2 channels

Max RAM capacity 64 GB (2133/2400/2666 MHz)

Slots 1 x PCI-E 2.x x16; 2 x PCI-E 3.0 x16; 3 x PCI-E 3.0 x1

CPU support AMD Ryzen/7th gen A-series/Athlon

RAID controller 0, 1, 10

Inbuilt video — Inbuilt audio 8-channel HDA SupremeFX S1220 codec; Sonic Studio III; Sonic Radar III

Power supply connector 1 x 24-pin EATX; 1 x 8-pin EATX 12V; 1 x 4-pin EATX 12V

SATA II — SATA III 8

M.2 (NGFF) connectors 1

External ports 1 USB 3.1 Type-A; 1 USB 3.1 Type-C; 8 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 1 LAN (RJ-45); 1 optical S/PDIF output; 5 audio jacks

Warranty 36 months


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