ASUS Outs ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Motherboard In Celebration of ZEN3

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Hmmm... wonder what the retail price will be on this? Might be considering upgrading my Crosshair VI Hero...
     
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    Thats a lot of rear usb ports.....just what the doctor ordered for my sim rigs button boxes and g27 wheel.
     
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    I like the look of that. Love the fact it doesn't have a fan and is passively cooled too.
     

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    drool...

    being as Zen 3 Threadripper will be firmly moving outside my needs, this could very easily be my new build with the Ryzen 5950x.
     
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    Wow, looks very good, but don't wanna hear the price, right?
     
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    Strange to release a new X570 board for Zen 3 now and no news regarding the X670 / B650 chipset.
     
  8. AStaUK

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    General consensus is that there won't be any new chipsets.
     
  9. dfsdfs1112

    dfsdfs1112 Member Guru

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    1. but only 2 x M.2 drives ??

    2. why i need " AMD StoreMI " if i have M.2 drives ?

    3. ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory What does it give me? In quality?

    4.DTS:X® Ultra - Does Manny get it on the board even with an NVIDIA video card?
     
  10. Huggi

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    The AM4-based CPUs don't have all that many PCIe lanes. 24 lanes direct to the CPU (16 for the graphics, 4 to the primary M.2 drive, and 4 to the chipset). The second M.2 is most likely connected to the chipset so it won't be as fast as the primary M.2, especially when other I/O devices are being loaded.

    This board still rocks eight SATA ports by the looks of it. StoreMI would let you group several HDDs together then add the second M.2 NVMe or a SATA SSD as a cache drive of sorts.

    If you don't know the benefits of ECC RAM, then you probably don't need to bother with it. For most users, it's pointless anyway since ECC kits don't clock as high as standard RAM. Only people doing scientific calculations or other workloads where a single read/write error is not tolerated would need it.

    As long as you're using the on-board audio for your speakers/headphones, yes.
     
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    DTS:X® Ultra Requires HDMI to play 7.1.4 How can the chip on the board play through SPIDF?
     
  12. tunejunky

    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    it can't and it doesn't
     
  13. Bo Alenkaer

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    And the price. My best guess around 420$. or around 420-445€ depending on local VAT
     
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    I paid £374.60 (413.06 Euro) for previous version X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
     
  15. dfsdfs1112

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    so how i to get play DTS:X® Ultra ?

    Example board
    1. Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
      * The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
    2. Support for DTS:X® Ultra
    3. High Definition Audio
    4. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    5. Support for S/PDIF Out
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B550-AORUS-MASTER-rev-10/sp#sp
     
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  16. TheDeeGee

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    There will also be the ROG Strix B550-XE.
     
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  17. tunejunky

    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    this board supports DTS:X
    it doesn't do a thing except pass through the signal w/o degradation. HDMI is a requirement unless your DAC has HDMI, and has the latest codecs.
    there are the lucky few who have a stand alone dac like that, but it also works a treat with HT Receivers with dac input, of which there are quite a few
     
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  18. dfsdfs1112

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    Unfortunately you can not understand the question
    The DTS: X driver belongs to SPIDF and not HDMI
    The HDMI sound driver comes from NVIDIA
    And I do not see a connection between them

    Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
    for SPIDF
     

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