ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO: For Serious AMD AM4 Gaming Rigs
AMD X370 EATX Gaming Motherboard w/ Dual M.2 slots, M.2 Heatsink,
Aura Sync RGB LED, DDR4-3200 OC, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C & Type A ports,
7.1 Ch Audio: 120db SNR 32 bit @ 192kHz, Bluetooth V4.2 & Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Join The Republic of Gamers For A Serious Tactical Advantage
Our Journey is a Road Without End
For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world’s best players and PC enthusiasts.
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 Extreme is ready to defeat all challengers!
Optimal Cooling For Unleashing Performance
PCH M.2 HEATSINK
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With its huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD; providing maximum performance and reliability.
Featuring a stylish angular design replete with an awesome glowing ROG eye logo, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.
Fully Dominate Your Water-Cooling System
ROG’s innovative Water Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. The dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header of the ROG Water Cooling Zone feeds 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!
Best Gaming LED Lighting
Aura Lighting Control
Customize your own favorite LED effects with intuitive, ASUS-exclusive lighting-control software. Aura RGB technology makes it possible to cast a stunning multicolor glow across your entire build, via the ROG Crosshair VI Extreme’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!
- Static: Always on
- Breathing: Fades in and out
- Strobing: Flashes on and off
- Color Cycle: Fades between the colors of the rainbow
- Music Effect: Pulses to the beat of your PC’s music
- CPU Temperature: Changes color matched to CPU’s Core temp
- Rainbow: A rolling multi-color glow
- Comet: A stream of light with a tail
- Flash & Dash Single-color stepped flashes
The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 12Vdc @ 3A (36W). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m. One extension cable is included, but 5050 RGB LED strips are not included.
Aura Sync Outshines The Competition
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Crosshair VI Extreme 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 illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.
Best Gaming Audio, Inside & Out
New SupremeFX Codec
ROG SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up with ROG Crosshair VI Extreme, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal to noise ratio on the line in connection for best ever recording quality; and 120dB on line out for crystal clear sound. ASUS also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, plus Texas Instruments® RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps for high gain with low distortion. It all adds up to audio that envelops you more than ever!
Sonic Studio III: Intuitive Audio-Tuning Suite
Sonic Studio III now supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The Sonic Studio GUI also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that arrive from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio’s virtual surround to process sound true to life.
**Please note HRTF function is available only in version 3.6 and later.
Best Gaming Connectivity
Dual M.2 Slots Unleash 32Gbps M.2 SSD Bandwidth Per Slot
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme offers dual PCIe v3.0 x4 M.2 slots that also provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with Dual PCIe 3.0 SSD drives to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the AMD® Ryzen™ processors platform; up to 64 Gbps!
External USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C and Type A ports
Enjoy new USB 3.1 port speeds up to 10 Gbs with onboard USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C and Type A Ports
Best Gaming Networking
Intel® Ethernet For More Throughput And Less Processing
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme features the very latest Intel I211-AT Ethernet controller 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.
- Lower CPU Workload
- High TCP & UDP throughput
LANGuard: Pumped-Up Throughput, Best Surge Protection
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 Extreme connection, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) provide 1.9x greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x greater protection against surges; up to 15kV!
Best Gaming Performance
ASUS Pro Clock Technology (base-clock generator)
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for Ryzen® processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 150MHz*. 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.
Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock:
- Reduced Boot Time
- Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
- Increased stability under heavy overclocking
DDR4-3200+ Overclocking: Strength In Numbers
With support for DDR4 memory you’re able to drive memory frequencies to 3200MHz; or beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides superb memory-overclocking potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative equidistant memory channels, the ROG design delivers the most balanced control and incredibly powerful overclocking capability. And that’s not all: ROG works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, ensuring the best compatibility.
5-Way Optimization: One-Click Overclocking And Cooling, Done!
ASUS 5-Way Optimization technology 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, ultrastable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and networking settings that are tailored for your apps.
In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity!
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming
- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading
- Energy waste is reduced so you’ll save money and the earth
Best Gaming Protection
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme features a new and exclusive backplate, levelling up the board’s aesthetic appeal and providing enhanced protection against bending.
ROG Blackplate: Pre-mounted I/O Shield
ROG’s pre-mounted I/O shield offers increased protection against electrostatic discharge of 12kV, and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. As an added bonus, its sleek new design makes it look as good as it performs!
Beyond VR READY
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme isn’t just VR ready; it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Crosshair VI Extreme has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay features color-matched ROG skins that show you’re part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore!
ROG Clone Drive
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, getting to work the moment it’s activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Automatically cache all your storage devices at the same time for optimal use of your system’s caching resources.
Get a free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and also intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard; switch profiles in moments; enable special functions with hotkeys from F1 to F10; or start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!
The Power of AMD
Ready for AMD AM4-socket Ryzen, 7th Gen A-Series APUs & Athlon CPUs
The ROG Crosshair VI Extreme motherboard supports AMD® Ryzen™ CPus, 7th Gen A-Series APUs and even Athlon™ CPUs. The high-performance Ryzen™ CPUs support have up to 8 cores based on the Zen Core Architecture.
The 7th Gen A-Series APUs feature integrated AMD Radeon R-Series graphics. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 slots, native 5Gbps USB 3.0, and 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes for superb performance.
AMD X370 Chipset
The AMD X370 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD® AM4-socket Ryzen™ processors, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon™ ACPUs. It’s optimized for multiple GPU configurations, including NVDIA SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™. It also provides 2x 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and 8x 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
This Motherboard matches the following hardware:
- AMD® AM4 RYZEN™ & A Series / Athlon Processors (Socket PGA 1331)
- DDR4 RAM Kits
- Windows® 10, 64 bit
This Motherboard supports AMD® AM4 RYZEN™ & A Series / Athlon Processors on Socket PGA 1331. However, specifcations shown on this page are for Ryzen™ Processors only.
|CPU Support||AMD® AM4 RYZEN™ & A Series / Athlon Processors
on Socket AM4 w/ PGA 1331
|Chipset||AMD® X370 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DDR4 DIMM Slots for DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 RAM
Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-3200
64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
|Expansion Slots||AMD Ryzen™ Processors:
2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
AMD 7th Gen A-Series / Athlon™ CPUs:
AMD X370 Chipset:
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports 2-way and 3-way AMD CrossFire™ setups
Supports 2-Way AMD SLI™ setups
|Storage||AMD Ryzen™ Processors:
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
AMD 7th Gen A-Series & Athlon™ Processors:
AMD X370 chipset:
|LAN||Intel® I211-AT Chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN Controllers
ROG GameFirst IV
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Ch HD Audio CODEC S1220:
– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
– Jack-detection, Multi-streams, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output
– High quality 113 dB SNR recording input
– SupremeFX Shielding Technology
– ESS® ES9023P
– Supports up to 32-bit @ 192kHz playback
|USB||AMD Ryzen™ & 7th Gen A-series / Athlon™ Processors:
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 at back panel, blue)
AMD X370 chipset:
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller:
|Back Panel I/O||1x LAN (RJ45) port
1x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 port (Silver)
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port (red)
6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (blue)
4x USB 2.0 (ports)
1x Optical S/PDIF out
1x Clear CMOS button
1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
1x ASUS 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2 module
5x Gold-plated audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x Aura Addressable Strip Header
2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 1 USB 2.0 port
1x M.2 Socket 1 with M key, type 2242 / 2260 /2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x TPM header
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
1x CPU OPT Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
1x Chassis Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
1x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4-pin)
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 Internal speaker connector
1x System panel (Q-Connector)
1x Slow Mode switch
7x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1x EZ Plug connector (4-pin Molex)
1x Reset button
1x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1x LN2 Mode jumper
1x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1x Safe Boot button
1x ReTry button
1x W_IN header
2x W_OUT header
1x W_FLOW header
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x Start button
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x 9 pin Monoblock sensor
8x Radiator Fan Headers
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, 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|
|Operating System||Windows 10, 64 bit only|
|Form Factor||E-ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||305 x 269mm|