ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme AMD X370 Review


The conclusion is straightforward for Crosshair VI Extreme as we don’t have much to talk about, as the board pretty much excels in all aspects. Usually, the most motherboard has some kind of compromise or positive or the negative side between features or build quality. But ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme done such a great job to cover pretty much everything in this motherboard, it has every features currently available from ASUS. The build quality and design are on-power with much expensive Intel counterpart of ROG Extreme motherboards. The board has all the connectivity that you ever need with two M.2, USB 3.1 and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. The Crosshair VI Extreme is fully ready for the most extreme custom water cooling and make happy any enthusiast, with 12 onboard fan connector with extra 4 fan connectors with temperature proves for controlling them, water flow meter connector and finally a full cover monoblock support for CPU and VRM with RGB lighting controls with dedicated connector (WB_SENSOR).

As product of 2017, ROG Crosshair VI Extreme support all kind of RGB lighting features, but I liked the way ASUS has decided to implement it, all three area of illumination is very minimalistic not too flashy, and the side under glow illumination looks very elegant. The Crosshair VI Extreme not only has two 4-pin standard RGB headers, but it’s also has a dedicated addressable RGB header, which allows the same level of effects that built-in LEDs has like RGB Rainbow effect or set cooler for each individual LED on the strip. Though to take advantage of it you need special LED strips than the standard 4-pin ones.

Performance wise, its top notch as expected, with robust VRM design and well layout options on UEFI makes overclocking very easy and afford less. Though still need to tweak and find a good balance on RAM frequency, though it was better than now and most of the early bugs are fixed. We achieved varies overlocking results which we didn’t able to do before like run the RAM @3200MHz or manage to run at 4.1 GHz OC with 2666MHz on RAM. So the performance is brilliant. As far Ryzen R7 1700X performance, it’s a workhorse and excellent for productivity and multitasking usage. Though, Intel still packs faster single cores, so games love it over Ryzen’s multitasking prowess. Other than that Ryzen offer tremendous value for your money, also motherboards are cheaper than its Intel counterpart.

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Overall, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme has everything covered that categorize an excellent motherboard, performs like a champ; it looks fantastic has all the features which you ever need. Finally, we have a true extreme AMD motherboard after years of waiting. There are no issues, or gaps in its capabilities. The is one motherboard that can satisfy even most demanding enthusiast out there, and I would personally like to have the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme if I had the option to choose. So I am giving it EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme built to meet all the expectations of enthusiasts who want the best for their Ryzen CPU.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme Review
9.9 / 10 Overall
  • Great looks
  • The metal backplate looks nice and providing rigidity to the motherboard
  • One heatsink cooled M.2 slot
  • Robust build quality
  • Solid Overclocking
  • Feature rich software suite
  • 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C and A
  • Dual M.2 slot
  • Tons of connectivity
  • Lots of fan header
  • Built-in Water cooling support
  • Great RGB lighting
  • Two 4-pin and one addressable 3-pin built-in RGB header
  • Onboard AC-WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Cons
  • Non (the first motherboard which we don't have any complaint)
  • Build Quality10