Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Intel Z170 Socket 1151 Skylake ATX Motherboard
Honed and optimized for perfectly-balanced enthusiast-grade gaming desktops
• LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel Core desktop processors.
• Dual DDR4 3733 (OC) support.
• Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC design
• Best gaming audio – reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.
• Best gaming networking – best-in-class Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology.
• Best gaming protection – carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability.
• ROG gives you more – more gaming-oriented utilities, all free!
OG provides you with the very best gaming-audio inputs and outputs, with special shielded designs, and a collection of carefully selected professional-grade audio components, including an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream™ technology, ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon capacitors, 2Vrms headphone amp, and Sonic SenseAmp that automatically detects and optimizes any headset (32-600 ohms) for purest sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II for you to apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment, plus Perfect Noise noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with total clarity.
SONIC STUDIO II
One-click virtual-surround function emulates 7.1 channels, even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing.
Casting Enhancer improves both streaming and recording audio quality, reducing noise artifacts and stabilizing overall voice volume. It also improves all the rich details and boost bass effect of in-game sounds and music playback.
Perfect Voice reduces noise for both incoming and outgoing communications during in-game chat so every teammate is heard and no command is missed.
ONE CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
• Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound
• Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming
• Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading
• Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money
OC DESIGN-ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo Processor Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — granting an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
Advantages of PRO Clock
• Less boot up time
• Lower jitter under extreme conditions.
• More stable under heavy overclocking.
DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology allows DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3733 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
MEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
EXTREME ENGINE DIGI+
ROG's revered digital power controller now delivers even-finer power, with Texas Instruments NexFET MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, Digi+ PWM controller and 10K black metallic capacitors — ensuring Extreme Engine Digi+ always delivers the smoothest core voltages!
OG's uniquely-intelligent technology efficiently caches the critical files on a particular storage device, so that your favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds—getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels, and minimizes risk of data loss!
INTEL GIGABIT ETHERNET
ROG features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted components ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput. Additionally, electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) allow for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!
Exclusive GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown — so you'll always be the frontrunner. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly!
Customize your own favorite LED effect to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of your favorite tunes.
The clever unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game, so you can browse, email, IM, stream or record while you play, and all dressed up in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack — soon to be available for download on Overwolf's app store!
Free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkey from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!
• Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
• Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
• Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
• The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
• Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
• Intel Z170
• 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
• Dual Channel Memory Architecture
• Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
• Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
• Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
• Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel HD Graphics support
• Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
• Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
• Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
• Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
• Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
• Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
• 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, +gray)
• 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, +black)
• 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, , 4 ports from 2 x SATA Express
• 2 x SATA Express port
• Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
• Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports
• Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
• ASMedia ASM1061 controller :
• 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black,
• Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology
• Intel LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
• Anti-surge LANGuard
• ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
• Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
• SupremeFX Shielding Technology
• ESS ES9023P DAC: dB SNR, dB THD+N (Max. kHz/ -bit)
• TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP(s)
• Audio Feature :
• Gold-plated jacks
• DTS Connect
• Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
• Sonic SenseAmp
• Sonic Studio II
• Sonic Radar II
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
• ASMedia USB 3.1 controller :
• 1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C)
• ASMedia USB 3.1 controller :
• 1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)
ROG Exclusive Features:
• Start Button
• Reset Button
• LN2 Mode
• Extreme Engine Digi+ :
• MicroFine Alloy Chokes
• NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
• 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
• Mem TweakIt
• KeyBot II
• One-click Overclocking
• Power On
• UEFI BIOS features :
• GPU.DIMM Post
• Tweakers' Paradise
• ROG SSD Secure Erase
• Graphic Card Information Preview
• ROG RAMDisk
• OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
• Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
• 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
• 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
• ASUS Exclusive Features :
• AI Suite 3
• Ai Charger+
• USB 3.1 Boost
• Disk Unlocker
• Mobo Connect
• PC Cleaner
• Remote Entertainment
• Media Streamer
• ASUS EZ DIY :
• ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
• ASUS EZ Flash 3
• ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
• Push Notice
• ASUS Q-Design :
• ASUS Q-Shield
• ASUS Q-Code
• ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
• ASUS Q-Slot
• ASUS Q-DIMM
• ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports:
• 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
• 1 x DisplayPort
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
• 1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C
• 1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
• 2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
• 4 x USB 2.0
• 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
• 5 x Audio jack(s)
• 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
• 1 x AAFP connector
• 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
• 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
• 2 x SATA Express connector: gray, Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
• 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
• 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
• 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
• 4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
• 1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
• 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
• 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
• 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
• 1 x MemOK! button(s)
• 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
• 1 x Power-on button(s)
• 1 x Reset button(s)
• 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
• 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
• 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
• 1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
• 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
• Windows 10 , 64bit
• Windows 8.1 , 64bit
• Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit
• User's manual
• ASUS Q-Shield
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
• 1 x M.2 Screw Package
• 1 x CPU installation tool
• 1 x Supporting DVD
• 1 x SLI bridge(s)
• 1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
• 1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
• ROG Fan Label
• 1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
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