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(PR) ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact Smashes 6 GHz Barrier, With Giveaway Campaign Launched to Celebrate

Ace overclockers used ROG’s compact gaming board to push Ryzen 3950X to new performance frontier, and pushes memory frequency to 6 GHz

TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 14, 2019 ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that ROG Crosshair VIII Impact, the powerhouse compact gaming motherboard, has set two new records — breaking through the 6 GHz barrier for both CPU and memory frequencies. Following the release of the new AMD® Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor the ASUS overclocking team was able push the clock speed to an astonishing 6,003 MHz (6 GHz), as measured by CPU-Z. The base clock speed of the Ryzen 9 3950X CPU is 3.5 GHz, with a maximum boosted clock speed of 4.7 GHz, underscoring the magnitude of Crosshair VIII Impact’s achievement. Incredible speeds were also achieved, breaking the Geekbench 3 (Multi-Core Score) world record for a 16-core processor. The Geekbench 3 results can be viewed at https://hwbot.org/benchmark/geekbench3_-_multi_core.

In addition, the Overclocked Gaming Systems (OGS) squad has built on its previous success in achieving the highest DDR4 memory frequencies on the X570 platform by pushing the envelope still further. By pairing a Crosshair VIII Impact motherboard with Crucial Ballistix Elite DIMMs, the OGS team was able to accelerate its August 2019 record by a further 200 MHz. This accomplishment means that the memory frequency on the X570 platform has for the first time surpassed the 6 GHz mark, triggering yet another world record. These results can be viewed at https://hwbot.org/submission/4266458_ogs_memory_frequency_ddr4_sdram_3027.2_mhz.

Share our success: Chance to win a Crosshair VIII Impact and other great prizes

To celebrate these world-beating dual achievements ROG has prepared a fun campaign for users, giving all entrants the chance win a ROG Crosshair VIII Impact motherboard or one of many other exciting prizes from AMD, InWin and G.Skill. Launching November 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM PT, the ROG Crossword Challenge invites ROG fans from around the world to solve clues in order to complete a word puzzle that will reveal a secret message. Full details, including prizes, rules and closing date, can be found on the ROG Crossword Challenge microsite, at https://www.asus.com/microsite/motherboard/AMD-X570/ROG.

About ROG Crosshair VIII Impact

ROG Crosshair VIII Impact’s Mini-DTX frame packs loads of ATX-grade features, including advanced power delivery and cooling, dual M.2, next-gen WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and onboard SupremeFX audio. It’s the perfect choice for a small-form-factor gaming rig ready to rival full-size builds. To learn more about ASUS X570-series motherboard, visit the microsite at https://www.asus.com/site/motherboards/AMD-X570.

Written by Chris Carew

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