ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Preview

Test Setup

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

The AMD Precision Boost 2 does an excellent job of pushing a single thread as fast as it can go, so the majority of our overclocking efforts are spent on getting all eight cores of the Ryzen 7 2700X to achieve that speed, rather than going all out for a single thread of ludicrous speed. After all, the majority of users will utilise the full range of cores that the Ryzen 7 2700X brings to the party and having 8 cores at 4.2 GHz is better than one at 4.5 GHz and the rest at stock.

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review  

If you have some particularly beefy cooling and are willing to run your Ryzen 7 2700X a little warmer the ASUS Crosshair VII Hero gives you all the tools to really test the limits of your hardware. 4.3 GHz with 3600 MHz DDR4 is a big improvement upon the first generation Zen architecture.

ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair VII Hero Review