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Form Factor E-ATX
CPU Socket AM4
CPU AMD Ryzen 5000/4000/3000/2000
Chipset AMD X570
RAM Slots 4
RAM Max 128 GB
RAM Speed 2133-5000(OC) Mhz
AMD CrossFireX ?????
Nvidia SLI 2 way
PCIe x16 2
PCIe 1 1
Bluetooth 5.2

Back Panel

Thunderbolt 2 x Thunderbolt 4 / USB C ports
Video 2 x DisplayPort IN ports
USB 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type A
Network 10 Gb Marvell Ethernet
Network 2.5 Gb Intel Ethernet
Network Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 2.4/5/6GHz - 2 antenna ports
Audio 5 audio jacks - illuminated ( line in, line out, mic in, rear, c/sub )
Audio Optical S/PDIF out
Other BIOS FlashBack Button
Other Clear CMOS button


Power 1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
Power 2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
Power 1 x 6-pin PCIe GPU / PD 3.0 connector
Storage 3 x M.2 slots - M Key
Storage 1 x DIMM.2 slot with 2 x M.2 slots M - Key
Storage 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector
USB 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector
USB 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
USB 2 x USB 2.0 headers
Lighting 3 x AURA Addressable Gen 2 headers
Lighting 1 x AURA RGB header
Audio 1 x Speaker header
Audio 1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
Other 1 x LN2 Mode jumper
Other 6 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
Other 1 x RSVD switch
Other 2 x RSVD header
Other 1 x Slow Mode switch
Other 1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
Other 1 x Thermal Sensor header
Buttons 1 x BIOS Switch button
Buttons 1 x FlexKey button
Buttons 1 x ReTry button
Buttons 1 x Safe Boot button
Buttons 1 x Start button
Cooling / Fan 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
Cooling / Fan 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
Cooling / Fan 2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
Cooling / Fan 2 x 4-pin Radiator Fan headers
Cooling / Fan 2 x W_PUMP+ headers
Cooling / Fan 1 x WB_SENSOR header
Cooling / Fan 1 x 2-pin Water In header
Cooling / Fan 1 x 2-pin Water Out header
Cooling / Fan 1 x 3-pin Water Flow header

Third Party Review

Author: Taiwo Victor

Made by ASUS, the ROG Crosshair VIII EXTREME is the premier motherboard in the ROG series and the new flagship-class motherboard for the X570 chipset. It’s a blend of the finest features of the famous ROG X570 motherboard amplified to raise Ryzen-based builds beyond all foreseeable boundaries. While this motherboard runs on the state-of-the-art hardware and software, it also includes an innovative passive cooling design that incorporates enhanced durability with extraordinary thermal performance. It makes for easier overclocking with the Dynamic OC Switcher automatically switching between AMDs Precision Boost Overdrive and manual overclocking.

The ROG Crosshair VIII EXTREME features a 20-phase power delivery system, dual Thunderbolt 4-capable USB Type-C ports, 10 Gb Ethernet, and support for up to five PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives, as well as other unique components. Relatedly, the aesthetics shadows a black glossy outlook, with several areas of the board such as the rear panel cover, chipset heatsink, and even part of the base of the board all lighted by an integrated RGB LED.

Specifications of ROG Crosshair VIII EXTREME










Who should be interested in this board?

The ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme offers exceptional performance and extensive styling options that allows you create a system that truly stands apart. Entertainers and elite gamers will find this innovative, high-performance motherboard very appealing. Others who are most likely to immensely relish it are visionary custom builders, and the enthusiasts such as 3D artists, CAM and CAD designers, audio mixers, video producers, and software developers.

What sets this board apart?

On face-value, it is evident that this board is on a league of its own. Several enhanced features and components have made it outstanding and exceptional. Some of these include:

What should users know about it?

Apparently, with ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme, ASUS have designed and built a motherboard of all motherboards. While the many pros include exceptional performance, excellent BIOS support, robust power delivery, high-end connectivity of 10Gb LAN and Wi-Fi 6, enhanced options for expansion, as well as need for no chipset fan; it’s an overkill for most PC builds and consequently, does not come cheap. It’s expensive, but inarguably worth the price if you intend on maximizing the many advantages of the more advanced and cutting-edge features unavailable with the more affordable options.


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