ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) Motherboard Review

Testing – SATA, USB, Network & Power

To test SATA, M.2, and USB speeds we make use of CrystalDiskMark hard drive benchmarking tool. First up is our SATA drive which is the Crucial MX 300.

For M.2 testing we will test PCI-Express 4.0 drives. We use the AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD.

For the USB 3.1 test we use the ORICO M.2 Solid State Drive Enclosure. We used the Type-C connection on the board.

To test the network adapter performance we use LAN Speed Test. Here are the results using the Synology RT2600ac Router.

2.5G LAN

1G LAN

WiFi 5GHz

WiFi 2.4 GHz

Power consumption for a system is of course very important. To measure power consumption I used a killawatt meter. The idle test is taken on the Windows 10 desktop and the load test is taken while running AIDA64’s system stability test with GPU’s enabled. Remember these values are for the entire system.

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