ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA
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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA

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The Crosshair VIII Formula​

ROG has partnered with EK Water Blocks to create an integrated VRM water-cooling solution that keeps the massive power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors under control. Keeping with the water-cooling theme, the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula features on-board lighting that casts a "rainfall" design which pops against the board's mirror finish and is accented by the ROG logo. With its incredible cooling performance and gamer-oriented features, ROG Crosshair VIII Formula is the perfect foundation for your next high-performance gaming rig​.​

CHILLING DESIGN
Effective cooling is extremely important, so the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula provides comprehensive cooling features that enable higher performance at lower temperatures.​

EXPERTLY TOOLED TOTALLY COOLED CROSSCHILL EK III
CrossChill EK III lets you cool with air and water. The redesigned cooling channels provide wider copper, delivering up to 29.3°C-lower MOSFET temperatures on water, and the standard G1/4" threaded fittings mean CrossChill EK III easily fits existing setups — so you can enjoy efficient, quiet cooling with the minimum effort.

Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. And all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.​

HEATSINKS
Heatsinks are extremely important for motherboards, as they absorb heat from critical areas to ensure components do not stagger due to overheating. With VRM, PCH and M.2 heatsinks, ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ensures efficient and stable operation even when pushed hard.

BOOSTED PERFORMANCE
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula comes equipped with an optimized power-design layout to handle the prodigious power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors without throttling.​

UNCOMPLICATED SYSTEM TUNING​
ROG gives you powerful tools that make optimizing your system fast and easy. For those who relish fine-grained control, the UEFI BIOS has a wealth of advanced options organized into intuitive categories that provide the ability to tweak every aspect of your system​.

ACCURATE VOLTAGE MONITORING
Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. The Formula features a differential sensing circuit that simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.​

PU-PERFORMANCE BOOST
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

ALL-AROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS FOR AIR OR LIQUID
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.​

PRECISE DIGITAL POWER CONTROL
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

TURBO APP
AMD's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.​

ULTRAFAST CONNECTION
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. With the latest ultrafast networking, including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11x) and dual Ethernet with one 5G port, ROG Crosshair VIII Formula removes all bottlenecks for online and LAN play, minimizing lag and providing an overall smoother experience. Additionally, the M.2 supports AMD StoreMI technology to maximize the speed of your SSD for faster load times, and SupremeFX on-board audio provides superb sound, while saving a PCIe slot.​

WIFI 6 (AX200)
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula comes with on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support, offering ultrafast networking speeds, improved network capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments for exceptional online gaming experiences with the convenience of a wireless connection.

5GBPS ONBOARD ETHERNET
Designed for the demanding requirements of power users and content creators who push the envelope, onboard 5Gbps Ethernet plugs you into a new era of home networking. With up to 5X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before. Formula supports intermediate 2.5Gbps connectivity, allowing you to step up to faster networks for maximum flexibility. Choose the bandwidth that meets your needs and enjoy ultra-low latency at any speed.

INTEL ETHERNET
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula features the latest Intel® Ethernet (I211-AT) ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.​

SupremeFX
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220 codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.

UNTHROTTLED TRANSFER SPEED
Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot support up to 22110 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.

AMD STOREMI
AMD StoreMI technology is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.​

ASUS NODE CONNECTOR​
ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allow ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new options for system builders.​

THE POWER TO PERSONALIZE
ROG provides a range of intuitive software that enables easy control of your advanced gaming hardware and ensures seamless component compatibility. From RGB lighting, networking and audio to storage optimization and more, ROG gives you the power to personalize your system just the way you want.​

GAMEFIRST V NETWORK CONTROL
GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic and your connection for faster, lag-free online gaming. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps, all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.

Sonic Studio 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 intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD
Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

ARMOURY CRATE
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

CPU

AMD AM4 Socket 3rd and 2nd AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset   AMD X570
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Memory
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU Support
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X570 chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors :
AMD X570 chipset :
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
LAN
Aquantia AQC111C 5G LAN
ROG GameFirst V Technology
Intel® I211-AT
ASUS LAN Guard
Wireless Data Network
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Up to 2.4Gbps transfer speed
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Bluetooth   Bluetooth 5.0
Audio
ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- ESS® ES9023P
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *
- Gold-plated jacks
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (4 at back panel, red, Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, red, Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (3 at back panel, red, Type-A, 1 x Type-C)
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
3rd Gen AMD RyzenTM Processors :
2nd Gen AMD RyzenTM/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors :
AMD X570 chipset :
Overclocking Features
ROG RGB Armor
Start Button
Reset Button
ROG Aura
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
- IR3555 PoweIRstage®
- MicroFine Alloy Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- Safe Boot button
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
UEFI BIOS features :
- Tweakers´ Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- Graphic Card Information Preview
USB BIOS Flashback®
Crosschill EK III
ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- Mem Tweakit
- RAMDisk
ROG Exclusive Software
- RAMCache III
- CPU-Z
- GameFirst V
- Overwolf
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
LiveDash OLED
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
- Clear CMOS Button
- ASUS Q-Connector
Gamer's Guardian:
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio,and USB ports
- USB BIOS Flashback®
- BIOS Flashback® Button
ASUS SafeSlot - Protect your graphics card Investment
AURA :
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- Armoury Crate
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-DIMM
Back Connectors
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x Gold-plated audio jacks
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports ()
1 x AQC-111C 5G LAN port
1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
I/O Connectors
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 4 USB ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
1 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x H_AMP fan connector
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Thermal sensor connector
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x Node Connector(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) connector
1 x PCH_FAN
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)
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 AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Speaker connector
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
What's in the Box
1 x ROG logo plate sticker
4 x SATA power cable
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x ROG coaster(s)
2 x ROG weave SATA 6G cable
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG Thank you card
User´s manual
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
BIOS   256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2
Manageability   WOL,PXE
Operating System   Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Form Factor   ATX Form Factor

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