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Asus Maximus VI HERO Z87 Socket 1150 HDMI ATX Motherboard

Asus Maximus VI HERO Z87 Socket 1150 HDMI ATX Motherboard

  • - Intel Z87 Chipset
  • - Intel Haswell socket 1150
  • - HDMI Output
  • - ATX Form Factor

QuickFind code: 517542

Manufacturer ID: MAXIMUS VI HERO

Asus Maximus VI HERO Z87 Socket 1150 HDMI Product Description

More accessible while packing major ROG features

  • LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation IntelCore i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium / Celeron Processors
  • Intel Z87 Express Chipset
  • SupremeFX - Supremacy through discrete-caliber audio
  • Sonic Radar - Scan and detect to dominate
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III - Hardcore power delivery with premium components
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III - Hardcore power delivery with premium components
  • GameFirst II + Intel LAN - Put Your Frags First

RROG joining privileges now more accessible! Introducing Maximus VI Hero, the newest series from the ROG family, which packs outstanding quality, overclocking capabilities, and gamer-friendly features such as in-game visualized Sonic Radar detection and GameFirst II network optimization. It’s also loaded with amazing reliability, exclusive SupremeFX crystal-clear audio, and famous ROG dynamic tweaking powers, as well as the brand’s attractive red and black design. But there’s more: look below to check it out! 

 


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Re-arm with better sound and faster networking

SupremeFX

Supremacy through discrete-caliber audio

ROG-exclusive technology implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that's equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. This is the first-ever onboard sound capable of true audiophile-grade performance, set to revolutionize the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other people via chat. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule. 

SupremeFX shielding: ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference from within the PCB and from other components.
EMI protection cover: protects HD audio chip from interference to ensure sound quality.
ELNA premium Japan-made audio capacitors: provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity that are great for game effects and multimedia. 


 


 

DTS Connect

Expand Your PC Audio Experience

To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system.DTS Interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.

 

 

 

Sonic Radar

In-game sound visualization overlay

Dedicated to FPS gamers, Sonic Radar is a stealthy overlay that shows you what opponents and teammates are up to. Gunshots, footsteps, and call-outs appear with precise directioning via the on-screen radar. Includes a hotkey that allows you to switch sound detection focus for specific effects within games, and intuitive settings that provide greater gaming experiences:

Four optimized game presets:three fine-tuned presets based on major FPS games, plus one general preset, all ready for your arena of engagement.
Six key sound effects detected:visualize major game sound effects to help you complete your mission every time.

 

 

 

Intel® Ethernet

Experience faster networking!

Intel® Ethernet achieves better throughput, lower CPU utilization, and improved connection stability. For gamers, this means an extra edge in multiplayer and unparalleled online experiences.

 

GameFirst II

Less lag for more win

Offering powerful yet easy-to-use network control, ROG GameFirst II with cFos Traffic Shaping technology is revamped with a more intuitive user interface. Featuring exclusive EZ Mode setup for beginners and Advanced Mode for professional users to tweak, it means whatever your PC does in the background, your victories always come first with up to 8X lower latency than standard Ethernet even when handling heavy net traffic. Lower latency is an obvious plus for online shooter players: no more getting taken out because the other guy has a few milliseconds on you!

 


Extreme Engine Digi+ III

Hardcore power delivery with premium components

Completely digital architecture supplies the highest stability and precision for the CPU and memory, featuring dynamic speed adjustments. Power components are also upgraded. NexFET MOSFETs handle up to 90% efficiency under normal operation and better durability in half the size of standard MOSFETs. Exclusive BlackWing chokes remain cool even when sizzling with as much as 60 amps of power with 3-5°C lower temps and minimal-loss power delivery. Japan-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors last five times longer and deliver 20% greater extreme temperature endurance than generic solid state capacitors, easily standing up to hardcore demands. 


Best UEFI BIOS design gives you full control of your PC

Upgraded UEFI BIOS

Most award-winning in segment

The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There’s also F4 My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities. Click the upper right tab to learn more. 




SSD Secure Erase

Recover lost performance. Back to high speed

SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world’s first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds. 




 

USB BIOS Flashback

Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing

Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!



 

Unleash your graphic power


SLI/CrossFire On-Demand

Why choose when you can have both?

SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus VI HERO, you’ll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to Quad-GPU SLI or Quad-GPU CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen. 



 




 

 

4K Ultra HD ready

Discover future visual experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you’re ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI. That’s four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.


 






 

PCI Express 3.0

PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility. 


2nd generation T-Topology

5%+ full load OC margin and 10%+ with one DIMM

For extreme memory overclocking under full load, ASUS developed the world’s first 2nd generation T-Topology. It further optimizes layout to minimize coupling noise and signal reflection, increasing DRAM overclocking. Testing shows around 5% more OC margin under full load, and 10% OC margin growth for one-DIMM configurations.



Dual Intelligent Processors 4

Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization

One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.



Dynamic Multi-Scenario Design

Figuring out the best settings for your PC a challenge? 4-Way Optimization automatically detects the best configuration for your system based on actual usage.


Proven Performance

The design makes sure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and everything else.

4 Key Tuning Pillars

  • Performance: unlock CPU/iGPU performance with the TPU
  • Efficiency: achieve whole system energy efficiency by reducing power consumption and power off extra I/O controllers
  • Leading digital power: real-time management of CPU-input voltage regulator via DIGI+ Power Control
  • Customized fan control: detailed supervision of every installed fan improves cooling and reduces noise with Fan Xpert 2

TPU

CPU performance boost

Unleash your computer’s performance with a simple 2-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It works with the TPU chip to offer precise voltage control and advanced monitoring , enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in all situations.

EPU

All-round energy efficiency

Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or the AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. It can directly reduce CPU wattage to an indicated level on demand, or manually switch to Max Power Saving Mode for further power savings, creating a more energy-efficient PC. Want to download, stream, or backup content while away from your PC? Away Mode makes it easy. It puts your system into an extreme energy-saving stance, even shutting down unused extra I/O controllers.

 

 

DIGI+ Power Control

Precise Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM

Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU power draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® VRD12.5 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.

Fan Xpert 2

Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance

Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 literally blows away the competition. It can scan each fan’s characteristics through automatic fan speed detection, delivering custom settings for each 4-pin/3-pin CPU and chassis fan with a single click and achieving the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. 

RPM Fixed Mode 
For users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with highly specific fan speed control, which also reacts to system load for greater precision.

ROG – that special extra
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.

DAEMON Tools Pro Standard

The real tool for optical and virtual discs
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.

ROG CPU-Z

Whole new design of CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.

Mem TweakIt

Dynamic timing adjustments, DRAM efficiency gauge

When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time and view your DRAM efficiency score.


CPU & Chipset features


Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. The Intel® Z87 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

Intel® Smart Response Technology

SSD speed with HDD capacity

Uses an installed fast SSD (min18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently-accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to 6X faster than a hard drive-only system.


Intel® Smart Connect Technology

Auto application refresh and shorter wait times

Your computer can receive web updates with fresh content for selected applications, even when the system is in sleep mode. This means less time waiting for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.


Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Instantly awaken your PC from sleep mode

Allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still keeping energy use low.

 

Asus Maximus VI HERO Z87 Socket 1150 HDMI Product Reviews

Asus Maximus VI Hero reviews collected by Reevoo

Design
9.6
Compatibility
9.2
Performance
9.4
Value for money
8.5
Overall rating
9.1
Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
10 out of 10

Kayleigh

GB
+
First time gaming build and this works so well and does exactly as it should
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 28 March 2014
10 out of 10

Colin

GB
+
simply the best of the best
none
Confirmed purchase: 14 February 2014
9 out of 10

Ryan

GB
+
Nice bios interface
Nice monitoring software, a neat upgrade over ai suite 2
Great overclocking capability
Marginal price difference to the z87 pro asus board but with better performance and sound, ( no wifi )
Nice colour :D
Not that many fan headers for the price
Confirmed purchase: 30 December 2013
9 out of 10

Saira

GB
+
does what it says
some usb 2.0 ports are not compatible
Confirmed purchase: 27 December 2013
10 out of 10

Gary

St Austell GB
+
Fantastic motherboard and I have bought quite a few
None, perfect motherboard
Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2013
10 out of 10

Will

GB
+
Bare bones hardcore overclocking board
No pointless junk like bluetooth or needless software bundles
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 10 December 2013
9 out of 10

Nick

Southampton GB
+
Installation is easy, and the board is made to an extremely high standard. Each of the individual parts like capacitors are rated for longer life/durability than standard ASUS mobo parts and the quality really shows. Each piece is flawlessly soldered onto the board. The UEFI BIOS is probably one of the most user friendly overclocking BIOSes out there and has lots of options from serious overclocking and setup options to simple things like the adjustable LED colour of the board.
Not the cheapest mobo out there - but this is a premium quality product so you're paying for the extra durability/performance and design.

A minor (very minor!) niggle - The sound on the mobo IS fantastic... but the audio software settings are very much gaming orientated in line with the boards target market. However, at this price it would be nice to see some more music orientated settings like a separate bass and treble control. This really is nit picking though - the sound is still superb.
Confirmed purchase: 05 November 2013
9 out of 10

Tim

Taunton GB
+
A good solid board with plenty of features - ez flash on the bios is an amazing feature, just download the latest from Asus, rename it to M6H.cap and stick it on a FAT32 flash drive, plug it in the back, press the button and away it goes.

Mine has C2 stepping on the Intel Z87 chipset which fixes an issue with the C1 version when USB 3.0 devices would disconnect after the pc was on sleep mode which affected all early Z87 boards, not just this one.
I originally paired this with a Gigabyte GTX 780 Windforce OC rev 2.0 graphics card which then wouldn't work as it kept restarting the pc during driver install and would keep doing so until going into safe mode and uninstalling the drivers - there seems to be an issue with that card and this board from reading around the internet.

I replaced it for a reference MSI GTX 780 and has been solid so far.
Confirmed purchase: 24 October 2013
8 out of 10

austin

GB
+
good board but a little pricey, The al suite is great for adjusting the fans to how you like them...Can't go wrong with asus great boards . Only bought it as I wanted to match my a asus 7970 gfx and stx soundcard :) ..The res LED on the pcb looks nice as well
none really just a bit pricey
Confirmed purchase: 18 October 2013
9 out of 10

Patrick

Chester GB
+
-Your standard ATX board with lots of overclocking features.
-User friendly bios and utilities for those who are new to overclocking
-Easy install of other hardware.
-Potential for future upgrades if your on a budget build (Has 8 SATA ports, total of 4 memory slots, and potential to adding 2 more (3 in total) graphics cards in SLI or Crossfire)
-Great packaging, having a good professional and good quality feel
-Slightly expensive as I was on a budget build; but as a good quality intel motherboard there is potential for future upgrades so I would say its a good investment.
-A minor bad point is the lack of an USB slots on the motherboard for case expansions. Why? I have a corsair H100i connected to it and another (out of the three) USB case expansion.
-Onboard sound is not perfect for audiophiles. I have experienced interference with other peripherals once in a while.
Confirmed purchase: 25 September 2013

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Manufacturer ID: MAXIMUS VI HERO

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