Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

MX71506 ROG Crosshair VII Hero w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
MX71506 ROG Crosshair VII Hero w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN MX71506 ROG Crosshair VII Hero w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN MX71506 ROG Crosshair VII Hero w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN MX71506 ROG Crosshair VII Hero w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

Product Info

ROG Crosshair VII Hero Motherboard For AM4 Ryzen™ Series CPUs

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  • Powered by AMD® Ryzen™ 2 AM4 and 7th Gen Athlon™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual NVMe M.2, front panel USB 3.1 Gen2 ports and Gigabit LAN
  • 5-Way Optimization featuring Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 provides automatic overclocking profiles for maximum OC performance with external clock generator
  • Aura Sync RGB lighting with two addressable headers features a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync enabled products
  • Pre-mounted I/O shield ensures streamlined installation and represents ROG’s attention to detail and quality
  • Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220 driven by Japanese capacitors

Exclusively for AMD® AM4 RYZEN™, A Series & Athlon CPUs:

  • AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Gen Processors
  • AMD Ryzen™ Processors w/ Radeon™ Vega Graphics
  • Ryzen™ 1st Gen Processors
  • 7th Gen A-series Processors
  • Athlon X4 Processors

Features

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ROG SILKSCREEN LABELS

ROG Crosshair VII Hero wears an informative silkscreen that makes it easy to identify native ports for your drives and peripherals, and also which PCI Express and memory slots to populate for best system performance.

LEADING CUSTOMIZATION

AURA SYNC
ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for built-in RGB LEDs and for lighting strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
**RGB extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

LED Lighting Modes:

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  • Breathing
  • Color cycle
  • Comet
  • Flash and dash
  • Glowing Yo-Yo
  • Music effect
  • Rainbow
  • Smart
  • Starry Night
  • Static
  • Strobing
  • Wave

AURA Lighting Control
ASUS Aura has evolved to be more user-friendly than ever. Aura now supports RGB color codes, for easier setup and a customizable temperature thresholds allow you to choose how CPU and GPU temps are expressed via RGB lighting.

Infinite Lighting Possibilities
ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast ecosystem of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be conveyed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters to lighting, such as internal temperatures, handing you versatile new ways to monitor vital information.

AURA SYNC X PHILIPS HUE

ROG Crosshair VII Hero takes ASUS Aura into the home; and now it also lets you synchronize effects with Philips® Hue personal wireless lighting. Easily control your Hue light bulbs, strips and lamps from the simple Aura app , and create immersive illumination that extends beyond your rig to make the whole room part of your gaming experience.

Performance

OC DESIGN: ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY

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By default, all of Ryzen's major bus frequencies are derived from the same reference clock, limiting the control and flexibility needed to harness the full overclocking potential of the platform. ROG Crosshair VII Hero features a dedicated onboard clock generator that supplies dynamic reference clocks to the CPU cores and major subdomains, giving you the freedom to coax every MHz of headroom from the system.

DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Whether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the lowest latency, ROG Crosshair VII Hero provides the tools you need to exploit Ryzen's latent potential: carefully optimized trace pathways maintain signal integrity, and the acclaimed ROG firmware offers the necessary tweaks to ensure stability while maximizing memory performance.

Load up with a high-density memory kit for heavy multitasking, or run a focused setup that delivers the bandwidth your favorite games and applications need. Any way you stack it, the Hero has you covered.

RAMCache II: SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS
ROG's uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!

5-Way Optimization: ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCKING AND COOLING

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Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart by dynamically optimizing essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig/

  • An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet during everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks
  • An all-new stress test allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your Ryzen-based rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Designed for easy setup, the EZ Mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag and drop capability that takes the hassle out of complex tasks, and one-click convenience to apply important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

Cooler By Design
ROG Crosshair VII Hero features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

  • Multiple temperature sources
  • Water pump+
  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan position
  • Fan Extension Header
  • Smart Protection
  • Water in / out
  • Water flow
  • AIO pump

ROG AUDIO

SupremeFX
ROG's SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality.

ASUS 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; all to deliver audio that envelops you as never before.

  • S1220 Codec
    10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs.
  • ESS® SABRE ES9023P DAC
    Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -112dB THD
  • Nichicon caps
    Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
  • Gold-Plated Audio Jacks
    Backlit audio jacks save you from fumbling around in the dark
  • Switching Mosfets
    Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

ROG Gives You More

GAMEFIRST IV: TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG

GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. New Multi-Gate Teaming brings together all your networks to create gargantuan bandwidth and smoothest -ever gameplay. parsing new app you'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by data to ensure that every game is optimized for best performance.

Socket AM4 for AMD Ryzen™ / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics / 7th Gen A Series / Athlon™ X4 processors
featureThe high-performance Ryzen processor supports up to eight cores, and is based on the innovative Zen core architecture. The 7th Generation A Series APUs feature integrated AMD Radeon R Series graphics. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 16 PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 lanes for superb performance.

AMD X470 Chipset
featureThe AMD X470 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD® AM4-socket Ryzen™ processors, 7th Generation A S-series APUs and Athlon™ CPUs.

It is optimized for multiple GPU configurations including NVDIA SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™. It also provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and eight 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.

I/O Panel

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Compatibility

This Motherboard supports AMD® AM4 RYZEN™, A Series & Athlon Processors on Socket PGA 1331.

  • AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Gen Processors
  • AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
  • Ryzen™ 1st Gen Processors
  • 7th Gen A-series Processors
  • Athlon X4 Processors

Specifications

CPU Support AMD AM4 Socket AMD Ryzen™ 2nd & 1st Gen / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics / 7th Gen A-series / Athlon X4 Processors

Supports up to 8 Core Processors

Refer to: http://www.asus.com/ for CPU Support List
Chipset AMD® X470 Chipset
Memory AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Gen Processors:
4x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3466(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics / Ryzen™ 1st Gen Processors:
4x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

AMD 7th Gen A-Series / Athlon X4 Processors:
4x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

   
Expansion Slots AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors:
2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics /7th Generation A-Series/Athlon X4 Processors:
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)

AMD X470 chipset:
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
2x PCIe 2.0 x1
Multi-GPU Support AMD Ryzen™ 2nd & 1st Generation Processors:
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics / AMD 7th Generation A-Series / Athlon X4 Processors:
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

Display Interface Integrated Graphics Not supported by this Motherboard
Discrete Video Card required
   
Storage AMD X470 chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) w/ Raid 0, 1, 10

AMD Ryzen™ 2nd & 1st Gen Processors:
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 w/ SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 modes
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 w/ PCIE 3.0 x4 mode

AMD 7th Gen A-Series / Athlon X4 Processors:
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 w/ SATA mode
   
LAN Intel® I211-AT Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst IV
   
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- 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
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

Audio Features:
- Gold-plated jacks
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III

   
USB Back Panel ports:
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Connector
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Connector
8x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 ports at back panel

Front Panel Ports:
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel ports via 1x mid board connector

Mid Board Connectors:
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Mid Board Connector for 2x USB 3.1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 Mid Board Connectors for 3x USB 2.0 ports
   
Back Panel I/O 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
8x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port
2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1x LAN (RJ45) port
1x Optical S/PDIF out
1x Clear CMOS button
1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
5x 3.5mm Gold plated audio jacks
   
Internal I/O Connectors 2x Aura Addressable Strip Headers
2x RGB Headers
1x USB 2.0 connector supports 2x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 with SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 modes
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 with PCIE 3.0 x4 mode
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
3x Chassis Fan connectors
1x AIO_PUMP connector
1x H_AMP fan connector
1x W_PUMP+ connector
1x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1x 4-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1x Slow Mode switch
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x Reset button
1x LN2 Mode switch
1x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1x Safe Boot button
1x ReTry button
1x Slow Mode jumper
1x System panel connector
1x W_IN header
1x W_OUT header
1x W_FLOW header
1x Start button
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x Speaker connector
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector support additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
1x USB 2.0 connector support additional 2 USB 2.0 port
   
BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, 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, Secure Erase, User Profile, F4 AURA ON/OFF, F9 Search
Manageability WOL, PXE
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
   
Dimensions (LxW) 305 x 244mm
Weight N/A