ASUS ROG Crosshair-VIII Formula
ROG has partnered with EK Water Blocks to create an integrated VRM water-cooling solution. The ASUS ROG Crosshair-VIII Formula keeps the massive power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors under control. Keeping with the water-cooling theme, the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula features on-board lighting that casts a “rainfall” design which pops against the board’s mirror finish and is accented by the ROG logo. With its incredible cooling performance and gamer-oriented features, ROG Crosshair VIII Formula is the perfect foundation for your next high-performance gaming rig.
Effective cooling is extremely important with the ASUS ROG Crosshair-VIII Formula. Therefore, the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula provides comprehensive cooling features that enable higher performance at lower temperatures.
CrossChill EK III lets you cool with air and water. The redesigned cooling channels provide wider copper, delivering up to 29.3°C-lower MOSFET temperatures on water, and the standard G1/4″ threaded fittings mean CrossChill EK III easily fits existing setups — so you can enjoy efficient, quiet cooling with the minimum effort.
Heatsinks are extremely important for the ASUS ROG Crosshair-VIII Formula. They absorb heat from critical areas to ensure components do not stagger due to overheating. With VRM, chipset and M.2 heatsinks, ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ensures efficient and stable operation even when pushed hard.
CUSTOM DELTA SUPERFLO FAN
A specially-designed air duct helps the fan generate static pressure and concentrates air flow over the fins.
The heatsink fin density is optimised to maximise surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.
ASUS ROG Crosshair-VIII Formula comes equipped with an optimised power-design layout to handle the prodigious power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors without throttling. The monstrous compute power of multi-core processors necessitates a power circuit that rapidly responds to massive current swings. Featuring an array of 16 strategically paired power stages, the Formula’s VRM is geared for any workload and all operating conditions.
Conventional motherboard design practices place primary focus on component specs without implementing circuit topologies that provide optimal transient response. The Formula bucks industry trends by utilising teamed PowIRstages to double the burst current of each phase and rapidly respond to load changes.
OPTIMEM III DDR4 4800+ MHZ (O.C.)
Infused with proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, Optimem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack the Formula with your favourite modules and maximise Matisse throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance infinity fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.
UNCOMPLICATED SYSTEM TUNING
ROG gives you powerful tools that make optimising your system fast and easy. For those who relish fine-grained control, the UEFI BIOS has a wealth of advanced options organised into intuitive categories that provide the ability to tweak every aspect of your system.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
- EZ Tuning Wizard – Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
- Intuitive graphical fan control – Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- SATA Information – View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
- Fast Clock Adjustment – Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
- Aura On/Off mode (Stealth) – Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
- My Favourites – Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
- EZ Flash 3 – Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
- SMART – Check your storages devices’ Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
- GPU POST – Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
- Secure Erase – Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
- Last Modified Log – Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
- SATA Port Renaming – Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
- Search Function – Quickly and easily find the option or setting you’re looking for.
- ASUS User Profile – Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
ACCURATE VOLTAGE MONITORING
Conventional motherboards ues single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn’t ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. The Formula features a differential sensing circuit that simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.
ALL-AROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you’ll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimises power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS FOR AIR OR LIQUID
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you’re cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
PRECISE DIGITAL POWER CONTROL
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
AMD’s processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritising computing power where it’s needed most.
ASUS ROG Crosshair-VIII Formula offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. With the latest ultrafast networking, including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and dual Ethernet with one 5G port, ROG Crosshair VIII Formula removes all bottlenecks for online and LAN play, minimising lag and providing an overall smoother experience. Additionally, the M.2 supports AMD StoreMI technology to maximise the speed of your SSD for faster load times, and SupremeFX on-board audio provides superb sound, while saving a PCIe slot.
WIFI 6 (AX200)
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula comes with on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support, offering ultrafast networking speeds, improved network capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments for exceptional online gaming experiences with the convenience of a wireless connection.
5GBPS ONBOARD ETHERNET
Designed for the demanding requirements of power users and content creators who push the envelope, onboard 5Gbps Ethernet plugs you into a new era of home networking. With up to 5X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you’ll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before. Formula supports intermediate 2.5Gbps connectivity, allowing you to step up to faster networks for maximum flexibility. Choose the bandwidth that meets your needs and enjoy ultra-low latency at any speed.
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula features the latest Intel® Ethernet (I211-AT) ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.
ROG’s SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. We’ve also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4580 op amp for high gain with low distortion — all to deliver audio that envelops you as never before.
UNTHROTTLED TRANSFER SPEED
Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot support up to 22110 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.
AMD StoreMI technology is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.
ASUS NODE CONNECTOR
ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allow ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new options for system builders.
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