ASUS has published the product page for one of its latest high-end AMD motherboards designed for Ryzen processors, the ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme. Carrying a sleek, black design with RGB accents, ASUS’s ROG Crosshair VII Extreme motherboard offers a variety of key features that should satisfy overclockers and more demanding users, such as 18+2 power stages, five M.2 slots, and a comprehensive thermal design including VRM heat sinks, a high-conductivity thermal pad, ROG Water-Cooling zone, and more to keep temperatures in check. In addition to expected connectivity options such as USB 3.2 Gen 2, ASUS’s ROG Crosshair VII Extreme also features dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, which seems to be a rarity among AMD motherboards. ASUS will presumably provide details on pricing and availability for this premium motherboard soon.
- AMD AM4 socket: Ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, 5000 G-Series, 4000 G-Series, 3000 Series, 3000 G-Series, 2000 Series and 2000 G-Series desktop processors; also supports up to two M.2 drives and features USB 3.2 Gen 2 and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed
- Comprehensive thermal design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, five M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates and ROG Water-Cooling Zone.
- Robust power delivery: 18+2 power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
- High-performance connectivity: USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front-panel with PD3.0 60W fast charging, onboard WiFi 6E, Marvell AQtion 10 Gb Ethernet, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard.
- Industry-leading gaming audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS ES9018Q2C DAC and the bundled ROG Clavis USB digital-to-analog converter for high-fidelity sound.
- Unmatched personalization: 2″ LiveDash OLED, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
- DIY-friendly design: Bundled ROG Fan Controller, pre-mounted I/O shield, V_Latch switch, BIOS FlashBack, M.2 Q-Latch, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot and Graphics Card Holder
- Renowned software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription