ROG Benchmarks on the Crosshair VIII Dark Hero with AMD Zen 3 CPUs

ASUS Republic of Gamers announced that renowned overclocker safedisk set 15 Global First Place scores with ROG‘s Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard with the latest AMD architecture. The Crosshair VIII Dark Hero was paired with 3 CPUs from the Zen 3 lineup, namely the Ryzen 5800X, 5900X, and 5950X, to break records for the 8-core, 12-core and 16-core segments, respectively. The tests used were Cinebench R15 and R20, Geekbench 3 and 4, and a couple of processor-intensive benchmark applications. On top of this, safedisk set a new world record for a single-core process in Geekbench 4.

What’s mind-blowing is safedisk was able to break the 6 GHz barrier multiple times during his testing, including a record-breaking 6,075 MHz on all 16-cores of the 5950X using GPUPI 3.2 1B, and easily hitting 6 GHz on the same benchmark on a single core. Safedisk was able to take advantage of the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero‘s excellent power delivery and high-quality components.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what safedisk accomplished,

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

The ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is an X570 chipset motherboard compatible with the latest Zen 3 CPUs from AMD. It boasts a sizeable chipset heatsink that cools the array efficiently and passively, a first for an X570 motherboard. The VRM features 16 TI power stages to deliver stable and high-quality power to the latest AMD Zen 3 processors. The motherboard features a wide array of connectivity with 2x PCIe 4.0 expansion ports, 2x Pcie 4.0 M.2 slots, 8x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports with 1x USB-C and 2.5GB Ethernet with WiFi 6.

The ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is now available for ₱25,490.