ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO 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!

 

Product Description

Brand
ASUS
Series
ROG
Model
MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1151
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel Z170

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×288pin
Memory Standard
DDR4 3733*(*O.C.)/ 3600*/ 3500*/ 3466*/ 3400*/ 3333*/ 3300*/ 3200*/ 3000*/ 2800*/ 2666*/ 2400*/ 2133
Maximum Memory Supported
64GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8), by New 6th Gen Intel Core Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode), by Intel Z170 Express Chipset
PCI Express x1
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (4 ports from 2 x SATA Express)*, by Intel Z170 Express Chipset
2 x SATA ports (black@mid-board), by ASMedia SATA controller***
*** This function will work depending on the CPU installed
SATA Express
2 x SATA Express ports
M.2
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA Modes)*
* When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Integrated Graphics Processor – Intel HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort
– Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz*
– Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
– Supports Intel InTru 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider
Maximum shared memory of 512MBMulti-GPU Support
– Supports NVIDIA 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI Technology
– Supports AMD 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX 2015
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2 – 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
HDMI – 1 x HDMI
RJ45 – 1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
DisplayPort – 1 x DisplayPort
USB 3.1 – 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black])
USB 3.0 – 2 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
USB 1.1/2.0 – 4 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out – 1 x Optical
Audio Ports  – 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB – 2 x USB 3.0 headers support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports [one connector via ROG_EXT header]
Other Connectors
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
4 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x 4-Pin Water pump connector
1 x EXT_Fan header
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x Start button
1 x Reset button
1 x LN2 mode jumper
1 x MemOK! Button
1 x Clear CMOS Button
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX II series support
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x TPM connector
1 x System panel connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor – ATX
Dimensions (W x L) – 12.0″ x 9.6″ 

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