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.

rog hero ssd

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

rog hero nvme gen4

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.

rog hero usb3

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

2.5G LAN
rog hero lan red

1G LAN
rog hero lan black

WiFi 5GHz
rog hero wifi 5g

WiFi 2.4 GHz
rog hero wifi 24g

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.

rog crosshair power idle

rog crosshair power load

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