ASUS reveals its ROG Crosshair X670E Hero AM5 motherboard for next-gen Ryzen
These specifications are truly heroic
Published: 4th August 2022 | Source: ASUS |
ASUS reveals their ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard
During AMD's latest Meet the Experts event, the company showcased a number of new motherboards from their partners. All of these motherboards are new AM5 designs, all of which are compatible with PCIe 5.0 devices, DDR5 memory, and AMD's next-generation Ryzen 7000 series processors.
From ASUS, we got a chance to look at the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, but in this article we will primarily focus on the Hero. ASUS has already showcased the Crosshair X670E Extreme at Computex 2022 (more info here), so we think ASUS' new ROG Hero motherboard deserves a larger focus.
From the outset, we will say this. ASUS' Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard is a beefy board. A few product generations ago, this motherboard would have easily been an Extreme series board, not a Hero. In total, this new motherboard has five M.2 slots, two of which are PCIe 5.0 compatible, and three of which are PCIe 4.0 compatible. Additionally, this motherboard also has two PCIe 5.0 16x slots and a single PCIE x1 slot.
On the rear I/O of the X670E Hero are two USB4 ports, nine USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a single USB 3.2 Gen2x2 ports, and HDMI output, a 2.5Gb ethernet port, and Wi-Fi antennas for WiFi 6E. Alongside these inputs/outputs are a standard selection of audio jacks, a BIOS flashback button, and a clear CMOS button.
To add extra wow factor to this motherboard, ASUS has added their Polymo Lighting to their X670E Hero motherboard, a large number of Addressable RGB headers, and the company's latest SUPREMEFX ALC4082 CODEC audio hardware. For most users, this hardware should be more than enough to handle any use case that you can throw at it, assuming that ultra-advanced features like 10Gb Ethernet are not a must for you.
Upgrades for the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme
With the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, ASUS has added a Marvel AQtion 10Gb ethernet connection in addition to a 2.5Gb ethernet connection, additional PCIe 5.0 compatible M.2 slots, a more advanced AniMe Matrix on-board LED display, and a more capable power phase setup.
Like its name suggests, the Crosshair X670E Extreme is an extreme motherboard, supporting up to four PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs out of the box. If you need more ultra-high performance SSDs and access to 10Gb networking without the need for add-on cards, the Crosshair X670E Extreme may be the motherboard for you.
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