Overall and Final Verdict

If it's features you want when you start looking at your options for the new AM5 motherboards, the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero doesn’t lack them that is for sure. Just with its USB options alone, you will be set. The rear I/O has 8 Type-A connections and four Type-C including two USB4. Not to mention three USB 2 headers, two 3.2 headers, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 for internal headers that can give you 11 more front panel USB connections. Then you add in the 4 M.2 slots on the board (two of which are PCIe 5.0) and the included add-in card as well which is also PCIe 5.0 as well. It isn’t to the level of the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme, but it isn’t too far off. You even get the convenient push button release for the top PCIe bracket for easier removal of your GPU in a tight space.

At the same time though with the crazy number of features the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero is also missing a 10G NIC which given the cost I would have thought might have been included. You do get a 2.5G NIC and Wifi 6E which isn’t too bad though. I also thought the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero would have more lighting, but I don’t know that I consider it a con that it doesn’t All of the lighting is up on top of the rear I/O cover and nowhere else which is surprising given the price. Speaking of price, the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero has an MSRP of $699 which is expensive so its focus is mostly going to be higher-end builds. But like I mentioned in our Ryzen 7000 series review, this isn’t a bad time to buy into the AM5 ecosystem because you will have some flexibility to upgrade in the future given how long AMD keeps their CPU sockets around.

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