ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview

Up Close - Continued

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview

Up Close - Continued

Making sure we miss nothing - the RGB headers we spoke of on the previous page are at the top of this photo, with the 24 pin ATX above an additional 6 pin PCIe power connector.

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Below those we can have another look at that gorgeous mirrored M.2 heatsink. If you've got a case with ALL the USB ports you'll be pleased to see two USB Type-C headers and two Type-A for all your connection needs. The top Type-C is USB Gen2x2 whilst the bottom is regular USB Gen2 5Gb. Lastly before we get to the bottom edge the six SATA ports for your regular storage and somewhere to put those braided SATA cables.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

In keeping with such a high end motherboard the bottom right edge of the Crosshair VIII Extreme is dedicated to covering all your watercooling needs, from flow monitoring to radiator fans. Hardcore overclockers will appreciate the three buttons that allow you to either retry your current overclock, revert to safe settings, or swap to an alternate BIOS. All the tools you require to maximise your CPU.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Things almost feel serene at the bottom left in comparison. USB 2.0 headers, AURA Sync connectors and an LN2 mode jumper are all you can play with. Focus on polishing that mirror finish instead.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Beneath that huge heatsink there is all the power anyone could hope to find. 18+2 power stages with 90A are tied with 10K black CAPs and microfine alloy chokes. We can't emphasise enough how sturdy this heatsink is. If lockdown has left your arms feeling in desperate need of some gym work, just lift this up and down a few times. It's a beast.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

Let's finish up with a closer look at the M.2 heatsink and full-colour OLED combination. The heatsink is as big as all the others although naturally on top of that there is the screen itself.


ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Preview  

The ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme is certainly a motherboard with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a flagship ASUS Motherboard. Discuss it in our OC3D Forums.

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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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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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