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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Motherboard

ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, 16 power stages , OptiMem III, 2.5 Gbps LAN, USB 3.2, SATA, M.2, and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd, and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen2, and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed.
  • Comprehensive thermal design: Active chipset heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsink and ROG Cooling Zone.
  • Robust power delivery: Designed power solution with 14+2 IR3555 PowIRstages, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors.
  • High-performance networking: On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, both with ASUS LANGuard protection, and support for GameFirst V software.
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig.
  • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS flashback and premium components for maximum endurance.
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers.
  • Industry-leading ROG audio: ROG SupremeFX S1220 is combined with the venerable ESS® ES9023P to deliver high-fidelity audio to headsets and exotic cans.




AMD AM4 Socket 3rd and 2nd AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors

* Refer to for CPU support list


AMD X570


4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors

2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.

* Refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

Multi-GPU Support

3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology

Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

1 x PCIe 4.0 x16

1 x PCIe 4.0 x1

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)

AMD X570 chipset


1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :

1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors :

AMD X570 chipset :

1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support

Support Raid 0, 1, 10


Intel® I211-AT

Realtek® RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN

ROG GameFirst Technology



ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

- ESS® ES9023P

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer

- DTS® Sound Unbound

- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

- Sonic Radar III

* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.

Audio Feature :

USB Ports

3rd Gen AMD RyzenTM Processors :

2nd Gen AMD RyzenTM/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors :

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)

6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

4 x USB 2.0 port(s)

AMD X570 chipset :

Operating System Support

Windows® 10 64-bit

ROG Exclusive Features

Extreme Engine Digi+ :

- IR3555 PoweIRstage®

- MicroFine Alloy Chokes

- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

ROG Extreme OC kit :

- OptiMem III

- Safe Boot button

- Slow Mode

- LN2 Mode

Extreme Tweaker

ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield

ROG Exclusive Software

- RAMCache III

- RAMDisk


- GameFirst V

ASUS Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App


- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices

ASUS Exclusive Features :

- USB BIOS Flashback®

- AI Suite 3

- Ai Charger

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- Armoury Crate

- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

- Clear CMOS Button

- Reset Button

- Start Button

- ReTry button

ASUS Q-Design :

- ASUS Q-Code

- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)

- ASUS Q-Slot


- ASUS Q-Connector

Back I/O Ports

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port

1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports

8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports ()

Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port

Internal I/O Ports

2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support

1 x TPM connector(s)

8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

1 x CPU Fan connector(s)

1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)

3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)

1 x AIO_PUMP connector

1 x H_AMP fan connector

1 x W_PUMP+ connector

1 x 4-pin EATX 12V Power connector

1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)

1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors

1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)

1 x Slow Mode switch(es)

1 x Reset button(s)

1 x Node Connector(s)

1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)

1 x Safe Boot button

1 x ReTry button

1 x System panel connector

1 x T_Sensor Connector

1 x W_IN header

1 x W_OUT header

1 x W_FLOW header

1 x Start button

1 x Speaker connector

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) connector

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports

2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers


4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

1 x ROG big sticker

1 x Q-Connector

1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)

1 x ROG coaster(s)

1 x ROG Thank you card

User´s manual

1 x M.2 Screw Package

1 x Supporting DVD

1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED


256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2



Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

20.5 cm x 24.4 cm (12 x 9.6)


3 Years


Price, feature and specifications are subject to change without notice.




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