ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO

This is one of the two boards that came with our initial review setup for the new Ryzen processors. So today I’m going to check out the new Crosshair VI Hero and see what it is all about and find out if it is a good option to consider for those of you excited to build a new high-end AMD build.

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO

As you’d expect from a £200+ ROG board, you get the full complement of overclocking and testing tools, including USB BIOS Flashback, which helped us out more than once with some teething problems we’ve had in our initial Ryzen testing. There’s a CMOS clear switch, power and reset buttons plus an LED POST display, as well.

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ASRock X370 Taichi

With the plethora of connectivity options enabled by X370, ASRock has taken the bull by the horns and given us a board that will become the centerpiece to any PC builder’s work of art. Reminiscent of our MSI 990FXA Gaming review back in 2016, the Taichi is a beauty.

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350-GAMING 3

It also has six integrated temperature sensor in various zones which can be synched in tune with the Gigabyte SmartFan 5 system. Unlike many X370 motherboards however, the AB350-Gaming 3 is also Ryzen APU ready, having display output options available for when AMD releases Ryzen processors with integrated graphics capability.

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO

We’ve mentioned before how the new X370 chipset has really dragged AMD into the 21st century with all the latest features available, and the Crosshair VI Hero is no exception. Not only do you get the full elements that you would hope to find on an AM4 motherboard – USB 3.1, M.2 socket and the like, but being a Republic of Gamers motherboard it has all the ASUS details too. 

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MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

AMD and MSI had slipped us an X370 XPower Gaming Titanium along with the rest of the kit. While I’ve taken a look at a lot of MSIs boards, I haven’t had the chance to check out any of their Titanium boards and it is an area where I think MSI has really been showing some creativity, so I’m excited to take a closer look at the new board and find out if the Titanium has the features to back up its good looks.

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GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-GAMING 5

Also, because it’s part of the Gigabyte Aorus range, there is lots of lighting to tinker with to ensure that your motherboard is unique to you. Much more than just an RGB logo, there are LEDs everywhere. Which in these modern times where people like the sizzle as much as the steak is a fillip for Gigabyte.

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GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-GAMING 5

X370-Gaming 5 goes overboard in terms of fan headers. There are eight on board, including a trio that service all-in-one watercoolers and a duo for CPU, and each one is what Aorus calls hybrid. What this means is that each fan header can adjust the power and speed of the fans, which comes into play well when fine-tuning a build.

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350-GAMING 3

With the new CPUs, some of the new X370 boards have pushed their pricing up with all of the added features. Well, this is where the B350 chipset comes in. AMD dropped the number of USB and SAT ports on the B350 and you can’t get SLI on a B350 board but they still allow overclocking and the prices for B350 boards are a lot cheaper. This will come into play more with the mid range Ryzen CPUs, but even paired with the Ryzen 7 1700, a B350 board can be a good value.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

We would recommend Ryzen 7 1800X for desktop and heavy workloads, such as rendering and workstation applications, but it isn’t as competitive with a diverse range of game titles. Ryzen sets a low pricing bar, and the addition of the new Zen microarchitecture and SMT yield an impressive performance improvement over AMD’s previous generation products.

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