ASUS has just announced that extreme overclocker safedisk set 15 global first place scores with the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero coupled with the AMD Ryzen 5800X, 5900X, and 5950X. These were for the 8-core, 12-core, and 16-core scores.

Safedisk used Cinebench R15 and R20, Geekbench 3 and 4, and a range of processor-intensive benchmarks like GPUPI 1B, HWBot x265, wPrime 1024M for benchmarking. The extreme overclocker also managed to set a new landmark for the single-core Geekbench4 world record.

He broke the 6 GHz barrier multiple times, including hitting 6075 MHz on all cores during the GPUPI 3.2 1B 16-core attempt. He managed to match it again while breaking the single-core record.

The overclocker complemented both the teamed power delivery circuit of ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero and the improved AMD Ryzen process.

World Record*
Geekbench4 – Single Core 11002


8-Core Global First Places
Cinebench R15 3502 cb
Cinebench R20 7977 pts
Geekbench3 – Multi Core 63565
HWBot x265 Benchmark – 4K 27.54 fps


12-Core Global First Places
Cinebench R15 5228 cb
Cinebench R20 11883 pts
Geekbench3 – Multi Core 92598
GPUPI for CPU – 1B 47.849 s
HWBot x265 Benchmark – 4K 40.651 fps
wPrime – 1024m 31.885 sec


16-Core Global First Places
Cinebench R11.5 75.24 pts
Cinebench R15 6809 cb
Geekbench3 – Multi Core 118010
Geekbench4 – Multi Core 88527
HWBot x265 Benchmark – 1080p 207.458 fps


CPUs AMD® Ryzen 5800X, 5900X, and 5950X
Motherboard ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Memory G.SKILL Trident Royal F4-4000C15D-16GTRS
Graphics card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 710
Power supply Enermax MaxTytan 1250W Titanium
Cooling Custom liquid nitrogen setup

* Scores were all recorded internally but will be submitted to HWBot within 24 hours.

** All scores were tracked at approximately 2020-11-05 15:00 GMT.

asus-rog-crosshair-viii-dark-hero-2The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero will be available in the Philippines by end of November or early December 2020. It will be available for PHP 25,490.

For more on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero and the AX570, B550, and B450 motherboards of ASUS, click here.

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