Asus has introduced the Highend Mainboard Rog Crosshair Viii Dark Hero with AMDS CPU-Fang AM4. It is intended for "Next-Gen-Ryzen processors", The AMD on the evening of the 8. October 2020 announced. Meanwhile, it is clear: Horen to the serial name Ryzen 5000, the 4000 series appears only in the form of combined machinery with integrated graphics unit.
The Rog Crosshair Viii Dark Hero uses the Sister Model Rog Crosshair VIII Hero the X570 chipset. This suggests that AMD does not bring a new chipset parallel to Ryzen 5000 for the time being. Thanks to integrated PCI Express 4.0 and USB 3.2 GEN 2 (10 GBIT / S) If there is no need on connection side, the X570 falls downstream compared to other chipsatives.
Due to the high emergence, almost all existing X570 motherboards use a small air for cooling the chipset. The Rog Crosshair Viii Dark Hero comes without one. Instead, it follows with a coarse aluminum skool body on Gigabytes X570 Aorus Xtreme (also without air). The temperatures fall according to ASUS compared to the actively cooked Rog Crosshair VIII Hero only minimally high.
The board layout is meanwhile almost identical to the sister model – the Dark version only sets a minimum coarse kuhlkorper with additional slots for surface surfing and stronger voltage transformers.
Among other things, the two M remain.2 slots for PCIe-4.0-SSDs, eight times USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit / s) on the I / O panel, such an internal connection for housing and 2.5-gigabit Ethernet. Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11ax) is always there at Dark Hero; There is no separate version anymore.
The Rog Crosshair VIII Dark Hero waits with 12 USB connections, eight with 10 GBit / s and four with 5 Gbit / s.
For price and availability, ASUS does not yet. The actively chunked Rog Crosshair VIII Hero costs almost 400 euros.