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    Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    The best version yet, but at a significant cost.
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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    Wouldn't using the same CPU have been better for comparison purposes?
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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Wouldn't using the same CPU have been better for comparison purposes?
    I agree, it seems a bit daft.

    Either the same chip in both boards or even both chips in both boards.
    This isn't a fair fight, and we know it
    No it's not, i'm afraid it tells me very little apart from the 3000/x570 topend is better than the 2000/x470 topend..
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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    Just specced a Ryzen build and went with an Asus B450 mobo as couldn't justify right now the prices of the high end boards. Got a good deal on a 2600 so didn't even stretch it out to a 3600 in the end...
    Bit of looking around and board, 1tb nvme ssd (decent speed as well) and ram with the 2600 was a tad over £300. So a capable system for less than just the board...
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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    I'm sorry but... What was the point of this review? The benchmarks tell us what we already know, that ryzen 3000 is faster than 2000, and double the memory bandwidth is better for SSD speeds.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Just specced a Ryzen build and went with an Asus B450 mobo as couldn't justify right now the prices of the high end boards. Got a good deal on a 2600 so didn't even stretch it out to a 3600 in the end...
    Bit of looking around and board, 1tb nvme ssd (decent speed as well) and ram with the 2600 was a tad over £300. So a capable system for less than just the board...
    Similar situation, did look at the pricing of the new boards and 3xxx series, opted for a B450M / 2400G / NVMe and decent ram. Great little system for less than the price of just this board.

    It is interesting to see the differences in NVMe throughput. I'm really wondering what the real world usage scenarios are for it, yes it's nice to have "faster" but is it currently useful for the price premium (same as that amount of "old" connectivity in terms of USB)? I'd rather see motherboards at this price range have multiple USB-C connectivity options, not a singular one as seems to be standard.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    It will probably have better price in a few months

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    These aren't Intel boards, you can use the same CPU for an apples to apples comparison.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    These aren't Intel boards, you can use the same CPU for an apples to apples comparison.
    I can see what they were doing, in that they were showing that there has been substantial improvement at the top end from generation to generation. This is not something we have seen with recent Intel efforts where the uptick gen on gen has been mediocre to say the least. That being said, I'd say that kind of thing warrants its own article. The idea of a review in my book is to control as many variables as possible when comparing the objects of your desires. If you're reviewing GPUs then you generally stick the fastest CPU you can in there and keep it the same for all GPUs to ensure there's no bottleneck.

    I think this review would have benefitted from a like for like CPU comparison and also a separate article doing what they've done here, showing that AMD are really giving worthwhile improvements generation to generation.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi

    If both chips had been tried in both boards with everything else equal - it would've been interesting (especially as to whether there's any point to x570 if you don't need pcie-4).

    Would have been.
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