With ASUS’s announcement for the flagship X570 ROG Crosshair motherboard, the Extreme sub-series is no longer exclusive to Intel motherboards. The ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme is equipped with all the features one can expect from a high-end motherboard. It will go higher in the X570 ASUS lineup exceeding the specifications and feature set of the Hero and Formula series.
The ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme is an E-ATX form factor motherboard, which is usually reserved for the HEDT series. It is powered by a 24-pin ATX and dual 8-pin EPS connector. The connector is connected to a powerful 18+2 phase VRM design with 90A power stages.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, the motherboard has 2 high-speed (20 Gbps) USB 3.2, which also offer a 60W power delivery protocol. Besides that, two Ethernet ports are attached to 10 Gbit and 2.5 Gbit network controllers, and the latest built-in WiFi-6E wireless adapter is also provided.
The motherboard gets its onboard audio system from Realtek’s latest ALC4082 codec. The ALC4082 is connected to ESS Sabre ES9018Q2C and ROG Clavis USB converters.
ASUS has recently listed the X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme on their official website. Unfortunately, the listing lacks information regarding price and availability.
•AMD AM4 socket: Ready for AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series, 5000 G-Series, 4000 G-Series, 3000 Series, 3000 G-Series, 2000 Series and 2000 G-Series desktop processors; also supports up to two M.2 drives and features USB 3.2 Gen 2 and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed
•Comprehensive thermal design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, five M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates and ROG Water-Cooling Zone.
•Robust power delivery: 18+2 power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
•High-performance connectivity: USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front-panel with PD3.0 60W fast charging, onboard WiFi 6E, Marvell® AQtion 10 Gb Ethernet, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard.
•Industry-leading gaming audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC and the bundled ROG Clavis USB digital-to-analog converter for high-fidelity sound.
•Unmatched personalization: 2ʺ LiveDash OLED, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGBheaders
•DIY-friendly design: Bundled ROG Fan Controller, pre-mounted I/O shield, V_Latch switch, BIOS FlashBack™, M.2 Q-Latch, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot and Graphics Card Holder
•Renowned software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription