ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Etkisini Ortaya Çıkardı - Kesinlikle Mini-ITX Değil


ASUS over the past week rolled out its flagship socket AM4 motherboard for SFF gaming PC builds, the ROG Crosshair VIII Impact. Based on the AMD X570 chipset and supporting the latest 3rd generation Ryzen processors, this board is slightly longer than the Mini-ITX specification, while retaining its mount-hole layout. The logic here is that most ITX gaming PC cases have two expansion slots to accommodate dual-slot graphics cards, and so it would make sense to extend the motherboard's PCB up until there, reclaiming precious PCB real-estate. Technically this board would qualify as mini-DTX, but ASUS believes it should fit in most ITX cases that have two expansion slots. The board's dimensions are 203 mm x 170 mm.

ROG Crosshair VIII Impact, 24 pimli ATX ve 8 pimli EPS konektörlerin bir kombinasyonundan güç çeker, büyük bir 8 fazlı VRM kullanarak AM4 SoC için koşullandırma gücü. AM4 soketi bir çift DDR4 DIMM yuvasına, kartın tek genişletme yuvasına, bir PCI-Express 4.0 x16 ve ilginç bir şekilde adlandırılan SO-DIMM.2 yuvasına bağlanır. Fiziksel olarak, bu, PCIe gen 4.0 ile yeniden bağlanan bir SO-DIMM yuvasıdır ve her biri PCIe 4.0 x4 ve SATA 6 Gbps kablo ile iki M.2-2280 yuvası tutan tescilli bir SO-DIMM ön panosuna yol açar. Dört SATA 6 Gb / sn bağlantı noktası, diğer depolama bağlantılarını sağlar. Anakartın PCIe x16 yuvasının hemen altındaki alanı, ikinci ana kartı tutan başka bir özel yuvaya sahip, bu, ana PCB'den fiziksel olarak izole edilmiş ve EMI korumalı Realtek ALC1220'ye sahip SupremeFX Impact IV yerleşik ses çözümüne sahip ana stereo kanal için ana CODEC, ESS Sabre ES9023P DAC, bir de-pop devresi ve ses sınıfı kapasitörler.
The chipset and VRM are cooled by an elaborate compound heatsink arrangement similar to the one on the ROG Strix X570-I Gaming, which is located near the rear I/O area, and uses a pair of fans for active cooling. The board uses a metal back-plate for additional heat dissipation. Networking options include 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, and gigabit Ethernet, all driven by Intel-made controllers. USB connectivity includes a staggering six 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports, one of which is type-C, and four 5 Gbps ports, two of which are located at the rear panel, four by headers. The rear I/O features the board's POST code display, and buttons for clear-CMOS, USB BIOS Flashback, and reset. There are power, POST retry, and failsafe boot buttons on the board. ASUS is pricing the ROG Crosshair VIII Impact around the USD $450-mark.