ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO ATX Gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LEDs, M.2, USB3.1 front-panel connector and type-A/C
For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best players and PC enthusiasts. Our journey is a road without end. Now, it's time for competitors to be warned and for gamers and enthusiasts to push the limits: The packed and pumped ROG Crosshair VI Hero Series motherboard is ready to defeat all challengers.
- Aura Sync RGB LED: Stunning synchronized effects and two Aura 4-pin RGB-strip headers
- SupremeFX: Exclusive new codec plus intuitive Sonic Studio III and Sonic Radar III
- Compatible with both AM3/AM4 coolers and LN2 pots
- ROG Water Cooling Zone : Dominate your cooling system
- 5-Way Optimization: One-click system-wide overclocking.
- Best gaming networking: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
- Best gaming connectivity: M.2, USB 3.1 front-panel connector and both USB 3.1 Type-A/C
- Best gaming durability: SafeSlot and premium components for maximum durability
CROSSHAIR VI HERO
Hollow Heat-Sink with red-hot style
Our new heat-sink is finely engineered with an innovative perforated design for maximum heat dissipation. On its top are expertly angled facets that allow light from the platform controller hub to penetrate through – so your builds stand out unlike any other!
ROG Water Cooling Zone
ROG's innovative Water-Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. ROG Water-Cooling Zone's dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header feed information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility – so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game!
Aura lighting control
Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Crosshair VI Hero's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers – all lights will perform in perfect synchronization! Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes.
Outshine The Competition
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Crosshair VI Hero the control hub for your illumination ambitions – so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.
New SupremeFX Codec
ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection and 120dB on line-out – and that means our best-ever recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4580 op-amp for high gain with low distortion – which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.
Sonic Studio III
ROG's Sonic Studio III audio effects station has been updated with an all-new routing feature to port streams to different outputs as well as app-level preferences for instant audio profiles and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!
Sonic Radar III
Sonic Radar III is all-new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!
Make It Your Own
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
Exclusive 3D Mount For Easy Installation
Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder.
ASUS Pro Clock Technology
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for AM4 processors. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control – providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
Third-Generation ASUS T-Topology
ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.
Performance, Efficiency, Digital power, Fan Control and Networking – Tailored to the Way You Play
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Crosshair VI Hero – because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use – so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and networking settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity!
Cooler by Design
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise – so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!
Media-Acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
The Finest Power, Digitally Controlled
ROG's revered digital power controller now delivers even-finer power, with Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, Digi+ PWM controller and 10K black metallic capacitors – ensuring Extreme Engine Digi+ always delivers the smoothest core voltages.
More Throughput and Less Processing Equals Faster Online Play
ROG Crosshair VI Hero features the very latest Intel® Ethernet Controller I211-AT for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Crosshair VI Hero's connection, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming – and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to 4 networks for maximum bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
As a gamer you demand stability and durability, so ROG integrates long-lasting, premium components, plus exclusive smart DIY designs across the board – ensuring the best gaming experiences.
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from Overwolf's app store!
ROG Clone Drive
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
ROG's uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds: going to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Get a free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkeys from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!
ROG Crosshair VI Hero isn't just VR Ready – it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Crosshair VI Hero has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
|CPU Support||AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
- Supports AM4 Socket 14 nm CPU
- Supports CPU up to 8 cores
|Memory||4x DIMM DDR4-2666/2400/2133, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory, 64 GB max. (4x 16GB)
Supports Overclocked RAM up to DDR4-3200/2933
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
|Expansion Slots||AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
- 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics /7th Generation A-Series/Athlon X4 Processors
- 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X370 chipset
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
- 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
AMD® 7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors:
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s
Supports Raid 0, 1, 10
|LAN||Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
ROG GameFirst IV
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ESS® ES9023P
|USB Ports||AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors:
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
AMD X370 chipset:
1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)
AMD X370 chipset:
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
AMD X370 chipset:
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board) ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller:
2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C)
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.1 (black) Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 (red) Type-A 8 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x M.2 Wi-Fi Slot
|Internal I/O Connectors||2 x RGB Header(s)
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x TPM header
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x LN2 Mode switch(es)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
2 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Start button
1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector
|Special Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5:
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
M.2 Onboard (The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)
|Supported OS||Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
12" x 9.6"
- Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero ATX Motherboard
- User's Manual
- ASUS Q-Shield
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
- 1 x M.2 Screw Package
- 1 x Supporting DVD
- 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
- 1 x ROG big sticker
- 1 x Q-Connector
- 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
- 1 x 3D printing mount package
- 1 x ROG coasters