- Tech Specs
ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME
AMD X370 EATX gaming motherboard with M.2 heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, DDR4 3200MHz, Dual M.2,USB 3.1 Gen2 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Onboard PCH M.2 heatsink: Design for optimal heat dissipation and gaming performance.
- Optimal Cooling: Compatible for AM3/AM4 Cooler and water cooling headers zone
- Aura Sync RGB LED: Stunning synchronized effects with two Aura 4-pin RGB-strip headers and one addressable header.
- Best gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220 teamed with Sonic Studio III, cast an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
- 5-Way Optimization: One-click system-wide overclocking.
- Best gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard GameFirst and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support.
- Best gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
- Best gaming durability: ASUS Safeslot and premium components for maximum durability
The ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme motherboard is simply one of the best AM4 motherboards we have used to date. Its performance was simply flawless. This motherboard was truly designed with the computer hardware enthusiast in mind.
ASUS’s does it again with the ROG Crosshair VI Extreme. They’ve taken their own magic mix of engineering and knowhow and made an elite platform for AMD’s Ryzen CPU’s.
Editor's Choice Award
“As I said, this motherboard does have a lot of compelling features. The motherboard offers up dual M.2 mounts, and there’s an M.2 PCH heatsink for one of them, allowing you to squeeze more performance under heavy usage. It’s got loads of cool RGB lighting too, giving you plenty of visual customisation to play around with. Not everyone is sold on RGB lighting, and you can turn it off. However, this is by far one of the nicest looking motherboards on the market right now, from the rear I/o to the PCH heatsink, it’s drop-dead gorgeous.”
“So it performs brilliantly, looks fantastic, is full of monster array of connectivity options and easily crushes the field when it comes to overclocking. There are no issues, no problems, no gaps in its capabilities. If you want the best platform upon which to build an AMD system this is it, and so it easily wins our OC3D Enthusiast Award.”
The ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is interesting for its gorgeous functionality. It is ahead of many mainboards in this respect
Best for Overclocker
The ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme combines high-quality components, easy controls, exclusive technologies and, of course, top-class design
GECID.com: High Functionality
ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME is well deserved to have the title of new top level motherboard for Socket AM4 platform.
ITC.UA. Best Quality
Excellent equipment and functionality; powerful power subsystem; additional cooling for M.2 drives; good sound subsystem; RGB-backlight; effective cooling of VRM; Wi-Fi/Bluetooth controller; extended set of options for overclocking; good product bundle
Analisamos a ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME, placa-mãe topo de linha da ASUS para processadores AMD Ryzen, baseada no chipset X370.
The motherboard reaches us in a huge package made in the classic ROG style. In the middle you will find a lot, a lot of elements:
ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is undoubtedly a very good motherboard. We have everything we need and much, much more.
The design is at the highest level (solid heaters of the power section, powerful chipset heatsink, backplate), the design is quite universal, but with character that will appeal to a large number of users (also mention a very large number of illuminated elements).
For the first time since ages ago, finally we are able to see a real battle over performance and value in the CPU market.
For the first time since ages ago, finally we are able to see a real battle over performance and value in the CPU market. With the Ryzen desktop processors, AMD managed to shake up Intel’s product positioning significantly, taking back some portions of CPU market share pie from Santa Clara-based chipmaker.
Teckknow Editors Choice
ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme built to meet all the expectations of enthusiasts who want the best for their Ryzen CPU.
Maintaining ROG series standards consistently. Could be overclocking the Ryzen 7 CPU fully.
Packed with OC innovations and game play perfectly. Perfect lighting with Aura sync.
Alza Gold Award
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME motherboard has received the "Alza Gold Award" from the largest online electronics store in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Alza.cz, as "it is the best AMD Ryzen motherboard on the market that will satisfy even the most demanding overclockers with liquid nitrogen, offers premium features, super design and great connectivity".
DD's MasterPiece Award
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME motherboard has received the highest possible award "DD's MasterPiece Award" from Ddworld.cz. "From the point of view of practical performance, OC possibilities and capabilities, equipment and overall processing, ASUS ROG X370 Crosshair VI Extreme is just the best AM4 motherboard for mainstream AMD RYZEN processors on the market, so easy it is with it ...," wrote editor in the summary.
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME motherboard has been awarded "DD's Recommended" by Ddworld.cz. "From the point of view of practical performance, OC possibilities and capabilities, equipment and overall processing, ASUS ROG X370 Crosshair VI Extreme is just the best AM4 motherboard for mainstream AMD RYZEN processors on the market, so easy it is with it ...," wrote editor in the summary.
BEST GAMING LIGHTING
BEST GAMING AUDIO
BEST GAMING CONNECTIVITY
BEST GAMING NETWORKING
BEST GAMING PERFORMANCE
BEST GAMING PROTECTION
ROG GIVES YOU MORE
For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best players and PC enthusiasts. Our journey is a road without end. Now, it's time for competitors to be warned and for gamers and enthusiasts to push the limits — the packed and pumped ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is ready to defeat all challengers!
Pre-mounted I/O Shield
Clr CMOS button
BIOS FlashBack™ button
2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11AC Wi-fi
USB 3.1 gen2: Type-A + Type-C
- 3 LED color-coded audio jacks
- 4Multi-GPU SLI / CFX support
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (CPU)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCH)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots (PCH)
- 5 ROG Backplate
SupremeFX S1220 CODEC
・ ES9023P High Definition DACSonic Studio III & Sonic Radar III + VR
・ Impedance sense for front and rear
・ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
・ 113dB SNR recording input
DDR4 3200MHz+ (OC)
4 DIMM Dual Channel
- 8 AMD® Socket AM4
- 9 ProCool Power Connector
- 10 USB 3.1 gen2 front panel Connector
- 11 M.2 PCH Heatsink
- 12 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Dual M.2 Socket type M
‧1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242~2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)
1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242~22110 (PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)
- 14 W_IN/OUT, W_FLOW headers
PERFECTED COOLING FOR UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE
PCH M.2 HEATSINK
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With its huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — providing maximum performance and reliability.
Featuring a stylish angular design replete with an awesome glowing ROG eye logo, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.
Fully Dominate Your Water-Cooling System
Water Cooling Zone
ROG's innovative Water Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. The dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header of the ROG Water Cooling Zone feeds information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility ─ so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game!
Ready for any AM4 or AM3 cooler
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme has special mounting holes that are compatible with any AM4 or AM3 cooler/LN2 pot. Upgrade to a new AM4 cooler, or extend the life of your existing AM3 kit — the choice is yours!
best gaming LIGHTING
Aura lighting control
Customize your own favorite LED effects with intuitive, ASUS-exclusive lighting-control software. Aura RGB technology makes it possible to cast a stunning multicolor glow across your entire build, via the ROG Crosshair VI Extreme's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers ─ all lights will perform in perfect synchronization! Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes!
- Static Always on
- Breathing Fades in and out
- Strobing Flashes on and off
Fades between the
colors of the rain-
Pulses to the beat of
Changes color with
A rolling multi-color
A stream of light
with a tail
Flash & dash
* One extension cable is included; RGB LED strips sold separately.
RGB LIGHTING PERFECTED
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme includes a dedicated addressable RGB header* that connects to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and compatible PC cases — all to create a new world of illumination possibilities. Aura software offers an array of effects for addressable gear, and the Aura SDK takes things to the next level — allowing developers to control each LED individually, unleashing infinite lighting possibilities!*Addressable RGB header supports strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V). For maximum brightness, strips should contain no more than 120 LEDs.
INFINITE LIGHTING POSSIBILITIES
Aura SDK* is an evolving developer toolkit that ASUS has made available in order to advance the capabilities and benefits of our Aura illumination technology. Aura SDK enables enthusiasts and developers by providing a platform for discussing, exploring and exploiting the vast eco-system of ASUS Aura Sync-capable gear. Developers can share ideas for customizing the display of various system stats and alerts via RGB illumination, and also explore ways to brilliantly portray in-game action with real-time synchronized lighting.*Learn more about Aura SDK
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Crosshair VI Extreme the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.*Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync
best gaming audio
Exquisite audio, inside and out
New SupremeFX Codec
ROG SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up with ROG Crosshair VI Extreme, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever recording quality — and 120dB on line-out for crystal-clear sound. We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, plus Texas Instruments® RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps for high gain with low distortion. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!
- No more fumbling around in the dark. LED color-coded audio connectors
- Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -94dB THD ESS® ESS9023P digital-to-analog converter
- Provides the perfect current and voltage for true-to-life tonality and spacious-sound imaging RC4580 Buffer
- Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs Switching MOSFETs
- Delivers the highest-quality sound resolution and expansion, for especially warm and natural audio Nichicon capacitors
- High-accuracy timing technology ensures ultra-low jitter, even when temperatures fluctuate High-precision clock source
Intuitive Audio-Tuning Suite
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio III now supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The Sonic Studio GUI also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
**Please note HRTF function is available only in version 3.6 and later.
Audio effects station
ROG's Sonic Studio III audio effects station has been updated with an all-new routing feature to port streams to different outputs as well as app-level preferences for instant audio profiles and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that communications are loud and clear.
Scan and detect to dominate!
Sonic Radar III
Sonic Radar III is all new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!
Improved Audio AlgorithmThe new Sonic Radar audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
3D EngineSonic Radar III is built around it’s all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Audio BoostThe new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly. *HUD: Head Up Display
Audio RadarSonic Radar 3 is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
best gaming connectivity
Unleash 32Gbps SSD Speeds
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme offers dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots that provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 3.0 storage devices via the dual M.2 slots to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the AMD® Ryzen™ processors platform!
USB 3.1 gen2 Type A+C
Ultimate-speed 10Gb/s With Onboard USB 3.1 gen2
More Throughput And Less Processing Equals Faster Online Play
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme features the very latest Intel I211-AT Ethernet controller for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
Pumped-Up Throughput, Best Surge Protection
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Crosshair VI Extreme connection, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) provide 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection against surges — up to 15kV!
2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi With MU-MIMO
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme has next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds, and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology** to ensure that every connected user experiences the best wireless and online speeds!* Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
**Requires MU-MIMO-ready client.
Team Up To Banish Lag
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to four networks for maximum bandwidth and ultrasmooth gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
best gaming performance
ASUS Pro Clock Technology
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for Ryzen® processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 150MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
Advantages of ASUS
Reduced boot time
Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
Increased stability under heavy overclocking
DDR4 Overclocking Strength In Numbers
DDR4 OC 3200MHz+
With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 3200MHz — or beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides superb memory-overclocking potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative equidistant memory channels, the ROG design delivers the most balanced control and incredibly powerful overclocking capability. And that's not all: ROG works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, ensuring the best compatibility.
One-Click Overclocking And Cooling, Done!
ASUS 5-Way Optimization technology sorts all the complex settings with a click — for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultrastable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and networking settings that are tailored for your apps. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity!
Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth.
Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.
INSTANT CPU PERFORMANCE BOOST
Crank up your PC instantly with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring of the CPU and the graphics card. It also allows you to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios to optimize performance, as well as maximize the potential of your graphics card.
ALL-ROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU automatically detects and adjusts power consumption according to your rig's needs, so you save money without compromising on thrills. EPU will also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away mode, creating an extreme energy-saving scenario that shuts down unused I/O controllers and reduces the power consumption of the graphics card. That means full power for your gameplay and then total energy efficiency when you step away!
COOLER BY DESIGN
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!
Fan Xpert 4
With high-end graphics cards being a significant source of heat in any build, the GPU has a bigger impact on case temperatures than any other component. With Fan Xpert 4 you’re now able to set the GPU temperature as a fan-tuning source, enabling a dynamic cooling response to system power output!
PRECISE DIGITAL POWER CONTROL
To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so ROG Crosshair VI Extreme motherboard is kitted out with ASUS Digi+ Power Control, for maxed-out overclocking potential, enhanced system stability, and superb power efficiency. Digi+ Power Control is the industry's leading digital power controller and it's fully compliant with Intel's IMVP8 specifications, for smoother, safer power.
GAME FASTER, RANK HIGHER
ASUS Turbo App is the intuitive tuning panel that boosts everything in order to help you secure victory in your favorite titles! Overclock your CPU and prioritize game data across your network. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.
Media-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
The finest power, digitally controlled
ROG's revered digital power controller now delivers even finer power, with Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, Digi+ PWM controller and 10K black metallic capacitors — all to ensure that Extreme Engine Digi+ always delivers the smoothest core voltages.
MicroFine alloy chokesMore stable and greater efficiency at high currents
- 3xfiner than
- 31%cooler than
- 3xfiner than
10K Japanese-made black
- 20%greater extreme
50% smaller NexFET™
- Over90%more efficient
best gaming protection
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme features a new and exclusive backplate, levelling up the board's aesthetic appeal and providing enhanced protection against bending.
Pre-mounted I/O Shield
ROG's pre-mounted I/O shield offers increased protection against electrostatic discharge of 12kV, and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. As an added bonus, its sleek new design makes it look as good as it performs!
ASUS SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented. Featuring a new single-step, insert-molding manufacturing process that integrates fortifying metal and additional solder points, SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay features color-matched ROG skins that show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore!
5 customizable apps
0 missed calls during gaming
5+ clients in a single interface
ROG Clone Drive
ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
ROG's uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Automatically caches all your storage devices at the same time for optimal use of your system‘s caching resources.
You can even use KeyBot II to boost your PC into a specific mode with two-second press
AI Suite 3
One-stop control panel
ROG theme CPU-Z
Shows your important system information with pride
Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge
Boost your favorite applications up to 20X faster than SSD with the junction function
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (1 year)
The best protection from viruses and spyware
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard (1 year)
The leading tool for optical and virtual discs
Accelerate your PC by eliminating clogs with simple click
Beyond VR READY
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme isn't just VR ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Crosshair VI Extreme has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
The Power of AMD
Ready for AMD AM4-socket Ryzen, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon CPUs
The ROG Crosshair VI Extreme motherboard supports AMD® Ryzen™ processors, 7th Generation A-series accelerated processing units (APUs) and Athlon™ CPUs. The high-performance Ryzen™ processor supports up to eight cores, and is based on the innovative Zen core architecture. The 7th Generation A-series APUs feature integrated AMD Radeon R-series graphics. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.0, and 16 PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 lanes for superb performance.
AMD X370 Chipset
The AMD X370 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD® AM4-socket Ryzen™ processors, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon™ ACPUs. It’s optimized for multiple GPU configurations, including NVDIA SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™. It also provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 gen2 ports and eight 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.