ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview

Up Close - Packaging and Contents

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview

Up Close - Packaging and Contents

With any ROG product you know that you're getting a quality box and accessory package. When the model in question is one of the rarely seen Extreme models then you can be sure of having a whole host of toys to play with before getting down to the motherboard itself.

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Straight away you get a feel for the effort the design team have put in to the C8E. Normally even higher end motherboard accessories are found in the bottom of the package, perhaps in a cardboard box of their own. With the Extreme though the fan controller, DIMM.2 expansion card and ROG Audio cable are all in a carefully cut out foam enclosure.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

The newest version of the ASUS wireless antenna has a premium feel to it. One would imagine it would just be random cheap plastic, but it has a surprising quality feel, albeit one we'd hope to find from a ROG product.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Further examples of the quality of all the accessories are the SATA cables. ASUS have millions of them and nobody really gives them much thought, yet they've still gone the extra mile by giving you braided ones, should you invest in the Extreme.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Instead of a CD with all the drivers and utilities, ASUS provide you with a USB drive containing all the relevant information. Handy.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

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23-08-2021, 19:58:33

robbiec
I'd been wondering why this had not appeared in the news section
Ticks a lot of boxes for me, 10GbE, 2.5GbE, 5 x M.2, Wi-Fi 6E, BLE 5.2.
Any idea on when these are being released to the wild?Quote

10-09-2021, 17:30:36

Tom Sunday
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!Quote

10-09-2021, 17:47:18

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Tom Sunday View Post
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!
From what we know so far, Intels Alderlake will compete with AMD's Ryzen 5000 3D V-Cache equipped line, So it only makes sense that vendors push out more X570 boards with extra features and/or refresh current stock.

As for newer tech like DDR5, It'll take 2-3 years before we see speeds and timings reach a good middle ground, Just like how we did with DDR4, Took a few years before 3000MHz with good timings was pretty normal.

This board won't have a short lifespan as we won't be getting Zen 4 for roughly another year most likely considering all current info points to a late 2022 release.Quote

11-09-2021, 15:00:21

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by Tom Sunday View Post
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
From what we know so far, Intels Alderlake will compete with AMD's Ryzen 5000 3D V-Cache equipped line, So it only makes sense that vendors push out more X570 boards with extra features and/or refresh current stock.

As for newer tech like DDR5, It'll take 2-3 years before we see speeds and timings reach a good middle ground, Just like how we did with DDR4, Took a few years before 3000MHz with good timings was pretty normal.

This board won't have a short lifespan as we won't be getting Zen 4 for roughly another year most likely considering all current info points to a late 2022 release.
Also let's not forget, that "who really cares about old technology like this?" is pretty much a vast majority of users I'd say.
Most people in this forum are enthusiasts, but there are far more people that aren't.

Just look at Steam's surveys, most doesn't have the highest end components, or the latest for that matter. To those people, this would be an excellent choice.

I know several people that buys the 2nd newest generation when a new one launches, because of several reasons; It's mostly cheaper, that tech has had time to evolve and mature and jumping on the already mentioned, unlike new tech that we all are the beta users for bascially.

There are many reasons why not go for the latest in tech, but rather a bit old. I for one, have become one of those. I have lost interest in building etc and just want to enjoy my PC, hence relaibility is key in my opinion. And then getting the latest might not result in that, probably becuase of updates etc to adress issues that might arise.

I mean, in the end, there's probably several reasons why many people are still on older Intel platforms...Quote

12-09-2021, 09:09:24

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Tom Sunday View Post
I do not like short lifespan's! With literally weeks away from all new and much more advanced MB tech introductions, who really cares about old technology like this? Or making buying decisions on any major or more far reaching system changes at this point in time? Before any upgrading, I would want to see all the cards on the table including Intel, before laying out big $$$ for a new MB, which essentially forces me to building a brand new system! Looks like marketing is a little too late and trying to push old gear out of the door!
Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest.Quote
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