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ASUS ROG Crosshair VII (X470)
So what changed since Crosshair VI. There’s a new VRM heatsink, but the number of phases has not been modified. The I/O shroud is the same, but I/O shield is preinstalled now. The power on/reset buttons have been moved from the bottom to the right upper side. One of the PCIe x1 slots has been replaced with M.2 slot with a dedicated heatsink. The X370 version has 8 SATA 6G ports, but the X470 has 6. The input/output bracket shows twelve USB ports (2.0/3.0/3.1 etc), the X370 version had 14. In exchange, we get a PS/2 port. The audio chipset is also the same, so don’t expect changes in sound quality.
Apart from that, we have the same motherboard with 8+4-pin power connectors and three PCIe x16 slots. This motherboard will be available for sale on April 19th.