ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that extreme overclocker safedisk set 15 Global First Place scores with ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero and the latest AMD® Ryzen™ processors. Crosshair VIII Dark Hero was paired with the AMD Ryzen 5800X, 5900X and 5950X to chase 8-core, 12-core and 16-core scores. Records were set in Cinebench R15 and R20, Geekbench3 and 4, and a range of processor-intensive benchmarks (GPUPI 1B, HWBot x265, wPrime 1024M). In addition to multi-core scores, safedisk also managed to set a new landmark for the single-core Geekbench4 world record.

During his record breaking runs, safedisk broke the 6 GHz barrier multiple times, including hitting 6075 MHz on all cores during the GPUPI 3.2 1B 16-core attempt, and matching it again while breaking the single-core record. He complemented both the teamed power delivery circuit of ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero as well as the improved AMD Ryzen process which were both crucial for his success. His scores and hardware specs are listed below.

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.

About ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is the first ASUS X570 motherboard to implement a completely passive cooling design, featuring a sizeable chipset heatsink that helps keep thermals under control even when the motherboard is loaded with a full complement of hardware. The CPU VRM features 16 TI (90 ampere) power stages arranged in a teamed topology to efficiently fuel Zen 3 AMD processors. Beneath its stealthy aesthetic, Crosshair VIII Dark Hero offers extensive connectivity by way of two PCIe® 4.0 x16 expansion ports, two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (including one USB-C®), 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and WiFi 6.

To learn more about the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero, as well as the new line of ASUS X570, B550, and B450 motherboards, visit the series page at

Availability and Pricing

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero will be available in the Philippines by end of November or early December 2020 with the SRP of P25,490.

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