As a member of ROG, the ASUS Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) motherboard offers hardcore gamers an amazing platform to build their dream gaming rig. All essentials required for incredible gaming are covered with the best-in-class technologies, including gaming performance, audio, networking, connectivity, lighting, and protection. The ASUS Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) also goes the extra mile by providing support for 3D printing, AI SUITE 3, ROG GPU-Z, and more.
- Powered by AMD Ryzen AM4 and 7th generation Athlon processors to maximize connectivity and speed with NVMe M.2, onboard 802.11AC WIFI, front panel USB 3.1 and gigabit LAN
- 5-Way Optimization featuring Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 provides automatic overclocking profiles for maximum OC performance while AIO and watercooling headers deliver dynamic system cooling
- Dual exclusive SafeSlots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Unmatched personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting and 3D-printing friendly mounts
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220 driven by Japanese capacitors
- 1. Clr CMOS button
- 2. 2x2 MU-MIMO
802.11 AC Wi-Fi
- 3. Intel I211-AT
ROG GameFirst IV
- 4. USB 3.1 (Type-A + Type-C)
- 5. Multi-GPU SLI / CFX support
- 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (CPU)
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCH)
- 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots (PCH)
- 6. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC
- ES9023P High Definition DAC
- Impedance sense for front and rear
- 120dB SNR stereo playback output
- 113dB SNR recording input
- 7. Q-CodeMulticolored Q-LED
- 8. 3D-printing mount
- 9. AMD Socket AM4
- 10. DDR4 3200MHz+ (OC)
- - 4 DIMM Dual Channel
- 11. USB 3.1 front panel connector
- 12. 8 x SATA 6G ports
- 13. AMD X370 chipset
- 14. M.2 Socket 3 Type M
- - 1 x 2242~22110 (PCIe 3.0 x 4 + SATA)
- 15. W_IN/OUT, W_Flow headers
- 16. 2 x AURA 4-pin RGB headers
The 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'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!
ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) has special mounting holes that are compatible with any AM4 or AM3 cooler/LN2 pot. Upgrade to a new AM4 cooler, or extend the life of your existing AM3 kit — the choice is yours!
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 (WI-FI AC)'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.
Fades in and out
Flashes on and off
Fades between the colors of the rainbow
Pulses to the beat of your music
Changes color with CPU load
A rolling multi-color glow
A stream of light with a tail
Flash & dash
Single-color stepped flashes
1. Panel Bezel: The black matrix section where an image is not displayed on the front panel.
2. BtB (Bezel to Bezel): Panel Bezel + Panel Bezel (Borderless type, no metal bezel)
3. Nemko (Nogerois Elektriske Materiellkontroll) was established in 1933 as an institution for mandatory safety testing and national approval of electrical equipment to be marketed and sold in Norway. Since it was transformed into independent, self-owned foundation in 1991, it has provided worldwide testing and certification.
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) 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.
*Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more
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 ROG's best-ever recording quality! A low-dropout regulator has been added 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.
10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs, and an EMI cover for purer audio quality.
Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone ouputs
deliver the highest-quality sound resolution and expansion for especially warm and natural audio
High-accuracy timing technology ensures ultra-low jitter, even when temperatures fluctuate
creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -94dB THD
provides the perfect current and voltage for true-to-life tonality and spacious sound imaging
Distortion-free for enhanced audio-signal input and output
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!
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that communications are loud and clear.
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!
The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate, allowing enemies to be located with pinpoint precision regardless of the surrounding noise and chaos.
Sonic Radar III is built around its all-new head-up display with an in-game three-dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
The new Audio Boost feature now allows enhanced audio to be heard directly.
Redesigned radar based on adjustable sectors (4-16) makes the enemies' position clearer and more direct
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.
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.
* Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D Mount kit..
Cover your cables for a tidier PC.
The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.
System parts are visible in custom PC builds. Make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors — eATX, ATX and mATX — are available.
Add a little extra style to your build.
Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors.
Use ROG font files to print letters - then fully customize your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase!
Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world!
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts, and integrate them seamlessly into your PC build in no time!
Select the 3D source files you want to download.
Adjust the size or shape of the provided 3D module, add text or change other attributes.
Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or find the ASUS store via the Shapeways site.
Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts.
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for AM4 processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 158MHz*. 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
* Base-clock overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options. Ranges up to 650MHz are possible under some conditions.
With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies up to 3200MHz (and beyond when overclocked)! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design 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.
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) — 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!
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and 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 loads.
- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.
Crank up your PC instantly with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and maximize the potential of your graphics card.
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings — for gaming kicks that won't cost the earth! EPU automatically detects and adjusts power consumption according to your rig's needs, so you save money without compromising on thrills. EPU will also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away mode, creating an extreme energy-saving scenario that shuts down unused I/O controllers and reduces the power consumption of the graphics card. That means full power for your gameplay and then total energy efficiency when you step away!
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!
To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) motherboard is kitted out with ASUS Digi+ Power Control for maxed-out overclocking potential, enhanced system stability and superb power efficiency. Digi+ Power Control is the industry's leading digital power controller and it's fully compliant with Intel's IMVP8 specifications, for smoother, safer power.
ASUS Turbo App is the intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles! Overclock your CPU and prioritize game data across your network. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.
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.
OC and RAID. Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS
Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
Track last changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Refresh your BIOS in a flash, even when the system is off
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.
USB-C is the future-proof reversible connector — and ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) lets you put the connection right where it's needed! With an onboard USB 3.1 front panel connector you can position a USB-C port on your system's front panel, so it's always within reach.
ULTIMATE-SPEED 10GBIT/S WITH ONBOARD USB 3.1
LET YOUR SSD SCREAM AT TOP SPEED
ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) features the 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 (WI-FI AC)'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!
ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) has next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867 Mbps* transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User Multiple In Multiple Out (MU-MIMO) technology to ensure that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds!
* Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality
** Requires MU-MIMO-ready client
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now Multi-Gate Teaming has been added 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.
electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.
USB power supplies provide rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations for minimal data loss.
makes it easy to sort all front-panel cables.
makes it easy to swap or secure your graphics card.
clips provide super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.
resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage.
protect your hands from nicks and cuts.
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!
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)!
One-stop control panel
Shows your important system information with pride
Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge
Boost your favorite applications up to 20X faster than SSD with the junction function.
The best protection from viruses and spyware
The leading tool for optical and virtual discs
ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) 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.
This motherboard supports AMD Ryzen processors, 7th Generation A-series accelerated processing units (APUs) and Athlon CPUs. The 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 3.0 and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for superb performance.
The AMD X370 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the AMD AM4-socket Ryzen processors, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon ACPUs. It is optimized for multiple GPU configurations including NVDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. It also provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 ports and eight 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.