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Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero vs. Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master + 6

Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

£358.62

£361.61 Incl. delivery
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

£296.85

£296.98 Incl. delivery
Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus

Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus

£174.99

Free delivery
Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming

Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming

£156.99

Free delivery
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)

Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)

£315.00

£379.23 Incl. delivery
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

£99.30

£107.87 Incl. delivery
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

£149.97

Free delivery
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite

£169.97

Free delivery
Sound card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound card chip
SupremeFX S1220
Realtek ALC1220
Realtek ALC S1200A
Realtek ALC S1220A
SupremeFX S1220
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC1200
Realtek ALC1200
Bluetooth
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max Ethernet speed
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
Network chip
Realtek RTL8125CG
Realtek RTL8125AG
Realtek RTL8200A
Intel I225-V
Realtek RTL8125CG
Realtek RTL8111H
Realtek RTL8125B
Intel I211-AT
Number of Ethernet connections
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
RAID controller
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
Support for multiple graphics cards
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-GPU technology
3-Way SLI, CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, SLI, Quad SLI, Quad CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
3-Way SLI, CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, Quad CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
Chassis fan connectors
3 ​
6 ​
4 ​
3 ​
3 ​
4 ​
6 ​
2 ​
Internal S/PDIF
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal USB 2.0 ports
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
Internal USB 3 Gen 1 ports (5Gbps)
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
Internal USB 3 Gen 2 ports (10Gbps)
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Internal USB 3 Gen 2x2 ports (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
M.2
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Other internal connectors
Internal serial port
Internal Thunderbolt (Incl. headers)
Internal serial port
SATA (Serial ATA)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max SATA speed
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
Number of SATA ports
8 ​
6 ​
8 ​
6 ​
8 ​
6 ​
6 ​
6 ​
U.2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
DisplayPort
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
DisplayPort version
1.2
1.4
Number of DisplayPort outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
DVI
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Number of DVI outputs
1 ​
HDMI
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
1.4b
2.1
1.4
1.4
2.0
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Headphone output
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microphone input
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Other connectors
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
PS/2
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
S/PDIF
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Coaxial S/PDIF out
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Optical S/PDIF out
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB 2.0
0 ​
4 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
8 ​
4 ​
3 ​
2 ​
8 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
USB 3 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Depth
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
Width
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
Other expansion slots
PCI Express version
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.0
4.0
4.0
PCI Express x1
1 ​
1 ​
3 ​
3 ​
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
PCI Express x16
3 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
PCI Express x4
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI Express x8
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Features
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
Cooling
Active
Active
Active
Passive
Active
Passive
Passive
Active
Graphics card
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Support for integrated graphics in CPU
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECC support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Maximum amount of memory
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
128 GB
Memory module
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
Memory slots
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Memory speeds
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3400, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4600
DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4300
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3400, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-4400
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4400
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3400, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4600
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3100, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-2600, DDR4-3066
DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4200, DDR4-4300, DDR4-4600, DDR4-4533, DDR4-4800, DDR4-4866
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000
Release year
2019
2019
2019
2020
2019
2019
2020
2019
64-bit processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Integrated CPU
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Compatible processors
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Pentium, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Number of processor sockets
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One