ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview
Published: 23rd August 2021 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
We've seen a sudden influx of new AM4 motherboards recently thanks to the upcoming X570S chipset. Today we've had another motherboard arrive which actually claims to be based around the regular X570 chipset.
However, being a new motherboard from the famous Republic of Gamers arm of ASUS, and indeed coming with their rarely used Extreme moniker, it still has more than enough to be of interest to anyone saving up for a premium motherboard. In fact it's got enough about it that anyone who has recently gained a high end X570 motherboard will still be jealous of the feature set.
With a full EATX size, enough M.2 slots to satisfy even the biggest hoarder of data, some high bandwidth networking options alongside a bunch of ASUS specific elements the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme will be of interest to recent lottery winners or those of you who've found a stash of Bitcoins down the back of the sofa.
Thus if you're in the market for a monstrously capable X570 motherboard with more features than you could ever fully utilise, this could be the motherboard for you. Let's give it the once over.
There are many things to enjoy with the X570 Extreme. We think the primary elements are things we've been seeing on the new X570S. Thunderbolt 4 support, WiFi 6E - not yet supported in the UK but we're sure it will be soon enough especially with ASUS routers on the horizon - and if you demand fast hard-cabled networking options the Extreme has two connectors, a 2.5G and a 10G for those of you with monster home network infrastructure.
A list of specifications is all well and good, but it means more when we're looking at it in the flesh, so click on dear reader and we'll spend some time going over the fine points of how the Crosshair VIII Extreme betters the Crosshair VIII Hero.