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Reviews Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 12 Jul 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Needs more USB-A, esp. at the back... o_O
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    £600 top end board with integrated waterblocks, but doesn't actually contact the part of the board that otherwise needs a fan on it.

    Go home Asus, you're drunk.
     
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    No.
    Just no.
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    This is exactly what I thought! Finally a proper reason to have integrated watercooling and they don't do it!
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    That'll be on the $999 AsRock limited production run halo product x570 mobo.
    (sadly I'm not even joking)
     
  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I look at the Zenith X399 release and I thought it wasn't actually that bad price wise. I mean, you got *so much*.

    This though? meh.
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    While I agree £600 is too much for this, lets not forget why they can get away with it:
    £750 3950x + £600 mobo + £200 32GB RAM = Still cheaper than just an i9-9960x alone.
     
  9. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Which one? Do you have a link?
     
  10. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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  12. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    £600.

    No 10GbE. No parallel 24-pin ATX. Annoying slot layout. Stupid heatsink design/layout.

    I want to like it, but the above ruin it.
     
  13. dec

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    Surely BT can get their hands on this board for a full review, even if its just 10 pages of phwoar. Its great to see EFI/BIOS screenshots with these reviews. I remember years ago deciding which mobo to buy based on the review of the BIOS/EFI. This was back when sometimes motherboards would use voltage offsets or odd names for important quantities.
     
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  14. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Just noticed this. They could have at the very least run a heatpipe down from the VRM portion of the waterblock on the right hand side. Would have probably been enough to then run passive cooling on the chipset.

    Oh you say voltage offsets. The Foxconn P45 board I am currently messing around with (Thanks again Zoon!) doesn't use an offset or direct input.. No, instead it uses a random number between 0 and 64 to denote what the offset would be. It is currently set to 8... what that is I have no idea! Might be good or it might be waaaaaay too much!. Other than that the board itself feels much more modern that its contemporary 780i SLI from XFX. At least it has all solid caps!
     
  15. Anfield

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    Two reasons it probably won't happen:
    Bit-tech hasn't reviewed an AsRock mobo in like half a decade.
    The X570 Aqua is just a plain silly product... I mean lets face it, why would AsRock send out review samples of that to anyone? A mainstream mobo for a grand is just going to get slagged off anyway.
    If it was a X599 board for Zen 2 Ripper to take the p*ss out of the ROG Dominus that would be a different story.
     
  16. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    That's my single biggest issue with this board tbh. For the cash it's level of crazy/innovation was lacking compared with numerous other ROG boards we've tested recently.

    My thinking exactly. It had so many cutting edge/unique features and there's nothing particularly cutting edge or unique about the Crosshair VIII Formula, at least nothing that's been done 100 times before.
     
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    Why is it that all the USB type C holes on the IO cover are just regular USB size? I assumed it was a cost thing, but on a board that costs £600 I'd expect the IO cover to fit nicely around the type c port, am I missing something?
     
  18. Jeff Hine

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    Still don't think it has enough type-A ports... o_O
     
  19. Anfield

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    Keyboard, mouse, phone, printer, controller, headset, external blu ray drive and usb stick is 8? That still leaves 3 spare on the back plus 2 - 4 on the front?
     
  20. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Keyboard has 2, RGB mouse mat, RGB headset stand, USB fan, microphone if using a separate headset, card reader, and a header inside used for RGB strips. Can't believe you forgot the essentials.
     
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