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AMD Ryzen “Raven Ridge” Chips Only Have 8 PCI-Express Gen 3.0 Lanes

AMD of course announced their desktop Ryzen “Raven Ridge” APUs, which combine quad-core “Zen” CPUs with “Vega” integrated graphics solutions. One very interesting that that has caught the attention of many people is the PCI-Express interface. These chips feature only 8 PCI-Express gen 3.0 lanes for discrete graphics, this is in addition to 4 lanes […]

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Posted by amiller in All News, AMD, APU, Blog, Hardware News, PCI-Express, PCI-Express Lanes, Raven Ridge, RYZEN, X370

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard Review

With all of the hype surrounding the launch of AMD’s Ryzen 7 processors, one of the most highly anticipated motherboards was ASUS’s ROG Crosshair VI Hero. If you didn’t know ASUS launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand with the original Crosshair AM2 motherboard. With AMD making a big push with Ryzen ASUS thought it was time for a new AMD Crosshair motherboard. The Crosshair VI motheboard makes use if the new X370 chipset and features a 12-phase power design, support for 2-way SLI / CrossFire, a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 M.2 connector, ROG SupremeFX audio technology, USB 3.1, RGB lighting with two RGB headers, and much more! Is this the motherboard to get for your new AM4 build? Read on as we find out!

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Posted by amiller in AM4, AMD X370, ASUS, Blog, Crosshair VI Hero, Motherboard, Motherboards, Republic of Gamers, Review, Reviews, ROG, ROG Crosshair VI Hero, RYZEN, X370