Impact's unusual Mini-DTX form factor is a deliberate choice. Many Mini-ITX cases ship with enough space for a dual-slot graphics card, meaning there's typically unused space below the bottom PCIe slot – space that could be utilized to mount more components or enable additional features. Being marginally taller than mini-ITX allows Impact to exploit this unused space, allowing ROG engineers to squeeze in features while still fitting a large proportion of mini-ITX PC cases.
ROG patented pre-mounted I/O shield
A convenient fit for all cases.
Impact control IV
Onboard control card adds BIOS Flashback, Clr CMOS, Q-Code and FlexKey* functionality, simplifying firmware access, updates, and debugging.
Addressable RGB Headers
Allows connection to a vast portfolio of Aura Sync-capable PC gear.
Water Flow / Water In & out headers
Enables constant monitoring of coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop to ensure the best cooling performance.
90 degree connector
Onboard connectors are deliberately perpendicular to the board, aiding cable-management and a tidy build.
We've fully exploited the extra space afforded by Impact's Mini-DTX form factor to dedicate more space to the board's VRM and chipset cooling design.
Active VRM and Chipset Combo Heatsink
- Dual Custom Delta Superflo Fans: The custom low-noise fans feature a high-durability bearing with a 60,000-hour L10 lifespan.
- Dual-Intake Fan Bracket: A unique brace design recesses the fans to enable reliable ventilation in tight spaces.
- Finned Heatsink: The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact is equipped with an optimized power design and comprehensive cooling to exploit prodigious might of the latest AMD Ryzen processors without performance-zapping thermal throttling. It also packs innovations to double up on memory and push frequencies to the max.
The monstrous compute power of multi-core processors necessitates a power circuit that rapidly responds to massive current swings. Featuring an array of 10 strategically paired power stages, the Impact's VRM is geared for any workload and all operating conditions.
8-Pin Procool II Power Connectors
The latest ProCool II power connector offers higher endurance and longer lifespan by lowering impedance to prevent hotspots and connector failure. The new design includes upgrades to metal amour and solid pins for better dissipation.
Optimem III DDR4 4800+ Mhz (OC)
Infused with proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, Optimem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack the Impact with your favorite modules and maximize Ryzen 3000 throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance infinity fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.
Double-Capacity DIMM Support
Crosshair VIII Impact features a unique memory-trace design that supports up to 32GB per slot for a total memory capacity of 64GB. With double-capacity UDIMM modules, the Impact delivers four-DIMM memory capacity in a compact, dual-DIMM design.
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
- Multiple temperature sources
- Water pump+
- 4-pin PWM/DC fan
- ROG Water-Cooling Zone
ROG gives you powerful tools that make optimizing your system fast and easy. For those who relish fine-grained control, the UEFI BIOS has a wealth of advanced options organized into intuitive categories that provide the ability to tweak every aspect of your system.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Conventional motherboards ues single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. The Impact features a differential sensing circuit that simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.
AI Suite 3's dashboard-style control panel lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.
CPU Boost Performance
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.
All-Around Energy Efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode – a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum – keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
Digital + Power Controls
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
AMD's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact offers advanced connectivity to ensure seamless gaming experiences. This includes Intel Ethernet and the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It also has the two M.2 slots integrated into the SO-DIMM module, plus the same SupremeFX audio codec you'll find on ATX ROG boards.
WIFI 6 (AX200)
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact comes with onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support, offering ultrafast networking speeds, improved network capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments for exceptional online gaming experiences with the convenience of a wireless connection.
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact features the latest Intel Ethernet (I211-AT) ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact's SupremeFX audio features a dedicated card to limit signal interference, and packs the SupremeFX S1220 codec, ESS ES9023P DAC and premium capacitors for enthusiast-grade audio performance.
Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported to either the front or rear headphone.
10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs.
Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
The ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112db DNR /-94dB THD+N for superior front-panel output.
Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2
Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to 2280 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.
ROG SO-DIMM.2 is an innovative expansion card that allows two PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives to be connected via Impact's SO-DIMM interface. You can then add metal heatsinks, helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.
ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allow ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new options for system builders.
ROG provides a range of intuitive software that enables easy control of your advanced gaming hardware and ensures seamless component compatibility. From RGB lighting, networking and audio to storage optimization and more, ROG gives you the power to personalize your system just the way you want.
GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic and your connection for faster, lag-free online gaming. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps, all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio 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 intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Sonic Studio Link
The new Sonic Studio Link now allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy Sonic Studio effects on any playback devices.
Grow your Gaming World
Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
Automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources
The Power of AMD
AMD X570 chipset
The AMD X570 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD AM4 socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen /2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors. It is optimized for multiple GPU configurations, including NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. It also supports x16 PCI Express 4.0/3.0 lanes and provides 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and 6 Gb/s SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen / 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
The high-performance 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors are based on the next-gen 7nm Zen architecture and support up to 16 processor cores. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 and x16 PCI Express 4.0/3.0 lanes for superb performance.