Previously, Asus showed its upcoming Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard. It’s a beast of a motherboard, but it’s expected to be one of the most expensive. This time, we get to see the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard. The Hero series has always been the more affordable high-end motherboard in Asus’ lineup. It still features most of the bells and whistles of a high-end motherboard, but it’s not as expensive as the Extreme or the Formula series. Recently, at AMD’s Meet the Expert, Asus shared more details about the Crosshair X670E, and there is also a video discussing some of its features and partial tear down.
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Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero Motherboard Features and Specs Detailed
The upcoming ROG Crosshair X670E Hero sports a new design and aesthetics compared to Asus’ previous Crosshair motherboards. Its aesthetics is somewhat reminiscent of the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero we reviewed before.
All AMD X670 motherboards will support DDR5 memory only. The Crosshair X670E Hero has 4x DDR5 DIMM slots in dual channel mode. It has a total of 5 M.2 slot for SSD, two of which supports PCIe 5.0 x4. There are a couple of PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and a number of USB ports, including USB 4.0 with support for video output. I don’t see any USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 ports at the rear IO. All seem to be high-speed USB ports. But there is a header on the lower part of the motherboard for USB 2.0.
Similar to the Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard, the Crosshair X670E Hero features a Polymo Lighting effect on the I/O shroud area. It would be cool if it had the AniMe Matrix LED display as well, unfortunately, that feature can be found on the more expensive X670E Extreme motherboard only.
When it comes to wireless connectivity, the X670E Hero has WiFi 6E and Bluetooth v5.2. Its ethernet port is only 2.5Gb only, but it does have SupremeFX ALC4082 CODEC for good audio quality.
Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero First Look and Partial Tear Down
Here’s a video from Asus North America, showing us more details on the X670E Hero motherboard. It’s an interesting motherboard and I’m positive that this will become one of the most popular X670E motherboards when it gets released. Let’s just hope that Asus will solder those capacitors properly this time around.