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ROG Crosshair VIII Formula



Overview

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The Manual

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ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)



Overview

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The Manual

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ROG Crosshair VIII Hero



Overview

Specifications

The Manual

Drivers & Tools


ROG Crosshair VIII Impact



Overview

Specifications

The Manual

Drivers & Tools


AMD X570 Drivers & Support

Downloads


Reviews

Formula

AnandTech Overview - 09JUL19

bit-tech - 12JUL19

Overclock3D - 20AUG19

Guru 3D - 06SEP19

TweakTown - 11SEP19

Hero & Wi-Fi

TheOverClocker - 07JUL19

eTeknix - 07JUL19

AnandTech Overview - 09JUL19

Guru3D - 16JUL19

PCGamesN - 18JUL19

Hexus - 26JUL19

TweakTown - 16AUG19

Tom's Hardware - 30SEP19

TechPowerUp - 04OCT19

Impact

AnandTech Overview - 09JUL19

bit-tech - 16SEP19

AnandTech - 25OCT19

TheOverClocker - 06NOV19

TechPowerUp - 03DEC19


Guides, Testing, & Utilities

Ryzen 3000 Memory / Fabric (X370/X470/X570) (Formula Testing)

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO Testing On Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Testing 3rd-Gen Ryzen DDR4 Memory Performance and Scaling

VRM on the new AM4 motherboards (All motherboards listed)

Something GIGABYTE, MSI and AMD do not want you to see

[Official] AMD Ryzen DDR4 24/7 Memory Stability Thread

Strictly technical: Matisse (Not really) (Formula Testing)

ROG Crosshair VIII (Formula & Hero) LN2 OC Guide

AMD Ryzen Memory Tweaking & Overclocking Guide

How to use USB BIOS Flashback & BIOSRenamer

AMD Ryzen 3000 – Part IV – DDR4 Scaling

AMD Ryzen 3000 investigated

DRAM Calculator for Ryzen

DDR4 Overclocking Guide

AMD CPU Stock Tracker

Karhu RAM Test

HWiNFO Utility

Ryzen Master

ZenTimings


Miscellaneous

Is your Bus Clock/Speed/FSB ~99.8 MHz? Disable SB Clock Spread Spectrum under Extreme Tweaker\Tweaker's Paradise and set BCLK to Auto.


Looking for Mem TweakIt v2.02.44 and/or TurboV Core v1.02.02?

Are you in to gaming and like memory performance? Check these out.

Warning! Check spoiler for new motherboard owners or fresh Windows installs:
If you installed Windows with the original BIOS without updating first, windows files could be corrupt due to Windows Hardware Errors (WHEA). Please update your BIOS, if you haven't already. Run the following commands in a command prompt as an administrator:

sfc /scannow

If corruption is found, run the following command:

dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Rerun the sfc /scannow command

Please make sure your BIOS is up to date before installing Windows. :thumb:
 
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Ooooh I can't wait until I have something useful to contribute to this thread.
 

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So far so good with the formula and 3900X. The 0702 BIOS version is stable and boost clocks seem to be working correctly (based on HWINFO64). I've had luck running B-Die at tight timings with lower voltage (3400CL14 1.375V) or higher frequencies (up to 3600/CL16 so far). Far more stable of a first day than the C6H was.

The chipset fan is inaudible, though I do wish they had found a way to tie it into the VRM water loop. The integrated M.2 heatsink is a nice touch.

There is no utility for the Livedash yet but the default functionality is useful - POST codes at boot and CPU temp after boot. There is also no mention of it in the manual.

It took some trial and error to identify which USB ports were functional at POST.

I wish there were a few more extras in the box for such a premium price point. The antenna is not magnetic like older Asus boards. The included documentation, stickers, etc were all warped like they were in a high moisture environment and the protective plastic seemed dirty.

I played with the automatic overclocking in the Asus utility and it didn't really seem to work. It picked 4.15GHz for all cores as well as 1 core. I don't think the single core modes are functional yet (the manual interface didn't give any control either).
 

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Ooooh I can't wait until I have something useful to contribute to this thread.

I'm looking forward to it. It'll be nice when the thread picks up and owners have a place to share overclocks, thoughts, and ideas.


Thank you. First post updated. +Rep

So far so good with the formula and 3900X. The 0702 BIOS version is stable and boost clocks seem to be working correctly (based on HWINFO64). I've had luck running B-Die at tight timings with lower voltage (3400CL14 1.375V) or higher frequencies (up to 3600/CL16 so far). Far more stable of a first day than the C6H was.

The chipset fan is inaudible, though I do wish they had found a way to tie it into the VRM water loop. The integrated M.2 heatsink is a nice touch.

There is no utility for the Livedash yet but the default functionality is useful - POST codes at boot and CPU temp after boot. There is also no mention of it in the manual.

It took some trial and error to identify which USB ports were functional at POST.

I wish there were a few more extras in the box for such a premium price point. The antenna is not magnetic like older Asus boards. The included documentation, stickers, etc were all warped like they were in a high moisture environment and the protective plastic seemed dirty.

I played with the automatic overclocking in the Asus utility and it didn't really seem to work. It picked 4.15GHz for all cores as well as 1 core. I don't think the single core modes are functional yet (the manual interface didn't give any control either).

I appreciate your input. It'll be nice to see what you can get out of it. Are you watercooling? How are the VRM temps under full load?
 

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So far so good with the formula and 3900X. The 0702 BIOS version is stable and boost clocks seem to be working correctly (based on HWINFO64). I've had luck running B-Die at tight timings with lower voltage (3400CL14 1.375V) or higher frequencies (up to 3600/CL16 so far). Far more stable of a first day than the C6H was.

The chipset fan is inaudible, though I do wish they had found a way to tie it into the VRM water loop. The integrated M.2 heatsink is a nice touch.

There is no utility for the Livedash yet but the default functionality is useful - POST codes at boot and CPU temp after boot. There is also no mention of it in the manual.

It took some trial and error to identify which USB ports were functional at POST.

I wish there were a few more extras in the box for such a premium price point. The antenna is not magnetic like older Asus boards. The included documentation, stickers, etc were all warped like they were in a high moisture environment and the protective plastic seemed dirty.

I played with the automatic overclocking in the Asus utility and it didn't really seem to work. It picked 4.15GHz for all cores as well as 1 core. I don't think the single core modes are functional yet (the manual interface didn't give any control either).
Please a picture when the system is running :)
 

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I appreciate your input. It'll be nice to see what you can get out of it. Are you watercooling? How are the VRM temps under full load?
Currently I'm on a benchtop setup with the stock cooler and an old video card (GTX780) just to try out the platform. I wanted to make sure it was stable before I rip apart my main rig and tie in the water loop. Given these cooling limitations I can't really provide useful comments on VRM temps.

I have some fresh tubing, fittings, and a new AM4 waterblock ready to go once I'm ready to install into my main rig which I probably won't get to for a couple more days.
 

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I was able to secure a Non-Wifi Hero from Amazon before they went out of stock. Ready for Round 3!
 

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So far so good with the formula and 3900X. The 0702 BIOS version is stable and boost clocks seem to be working correctly (based on HWINFO64). I've had luck running B-Die at tight timings with lower voltage (3400CL14 1.375V) or higher frequencies (up to 3600/CL16 so far). Far more stable of a first day than the C6H was.

The chipset fan is inaudible, though I do wish they had found a way to tie it into the VRM water loop. The integrated M.2 heatsink is a nice touch.

There is no utility for the Livedash yet but the default functionality is useful - POST codes at boot and CPU temp after boot. There is also no mention of it in the manual.

It took some trial and error to identify which USB ports were functional at POST.

I wish there were a few more extras in the box for such a premium price point. The antenna is not magnetic like older Asus boards. The included documentation, stickers, etc were all warped like they were in a high moisture environment and the protective plastic seemed dirty.

I played with the automatic overclocking in the Asus utility and it didn't really seem to work. It picked 4.15GHz for all cores as well as 1 core. I don't think the single core modes are functional yet (the manual interface didn't give any control either).
Are you able to adjust the chipset fan speed in the bios or any of the utilities? What RPM is it running at?
 

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Currently I'm on a benchtop setup with the stock cooler and an old video card (GTX780) just to try out the platform. I wanted to make sure it was stable before I rip apart my main rig and tie in the water loop. Given these cooling limitations I can't really provide useful comments on VRM temps.

I have some fresh tubing, fittings, and a new AM4 waterblock ready to go once I'm ready to install into my main rig which I probably won't get to for a couple more days.

It would be nice to see some pictures after it's all set up. Sounds like a total beast.

I was able to secure a Non-Wifi Hero from Amazon before they went out of stock. Ready for Round 3!

Welcome! It'll be good to hear your input once you get it all set up and running.
 

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Is there a new bios version for the CH8 Hero Wifi? What version is it? All i see on the Asus website is ver 0702. Isnt that the version the board come with?
 

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Just ordered my Crosshair VIII Formula and 3900x today, should be here Thursday.
First AMD build in over a decade, last was a 939 build...lol
 

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No one interested in the ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE?

It basically has the same VRM as the Crosshair's but at much less cost. It felt much more interesting than the consumer stuff without the bling. I hope it's not completely neutered in BIOS department. (made a purchase and waiting for delivery)
 

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No one interested in the ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE?

It basically has the same VRM as the Crosshair's but at much less cost. It felt much more interesting than the consumer stuff without the bling. I hope it's not completely neutered in BIOS department. (made a purchase and waiting for delivery)
In the US this board is $380, the same price as the Crosshair VIII Wi-Fi. Maybe it will be more popular in the EU if pricing is different, but it will probably go ignored in NA.
 

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In the US this board is $380, the same price as the Crosshair VIII Wi-Fi. Maybe it will be more popular in the EU if pricing is different, but it will probably go ignored in NA.
It was the same price as the "Gigabyte X570 Pro/ROG Strix X570-F Gaming" with a daily discount price. though prices here are quite a bit higher than US. The Crosshair is like 100-120$+ more than this board.
I was considering the Aorus Pro but something felt like the ACE was the better board in direct comparison.
 

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Thank you! I hope someone will get use out of this guide. +Rep

Just ordered my Crosshair VIII Formula and 3900x today, should be here Thursday.
First AMD build in over a decade, last was a 939 build...lol

Welcome! We'll be looking forward to your contributions.

No one interested in the ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE?

It basically has the same VRM as the Crosshair's but at much less cost. It felt much more interesting than the consumer stuff without the bling. I hope it's not completely neutered in BIOS department. (made a purchase and waiting for delivery)

This would be the wrong thread for the ACE, but your welcome to share your experiences here. ;)


0702 has been available since the 5th. Is this a newer or modded version?
 
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