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Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard 90MB0M90-M0EAY0

  • Chipset Type: Intel Z170
  • DDR4 (max 64GB, 4 slots)
  • 6 X SATA & 8 X USB Ports
  • HDMI and Display Port

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    Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard 90MB0M90-M0EAY0 Product Description

    The battlefield is a cacophony, so the clearest audio ups your kills-deaths (K/D) ratio. ROG's awesome audio expertise is the result of extensive R&D, and SupremeFX is the crystal-clear result - onboard audio that you have to hear to believe.
    SUPREMEFX 2015
    Jacked-up audio, inside and out ROG 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.
    Intuitive audio-tuning suite 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.

    Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, and even networking and audio tuning tailored for you 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!
    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.
    * PRO Clock range up to 650 MHz is available, BCLK overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities
    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.
    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.
    The finest power, digitally controlled 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!
    Speed your game loads ROG'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!

    Minimizing lag is a full-time job. Luckily, ROG motherboards deliver the sucker punch of superior hardware and software - so you can focus on your game, while your board lands lag a knock-out blow
    More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences 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.
    Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection 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!
    Banish lag, play smooth 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!

    As a gamer you demand stability and durability, so ROG integrates long-lasting, premium components plus exclusive smart DIY designs across the board - ensuring the best gaming experiences.

    LIGHTING CONTROL Brighten up your build 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.
    OVERWOLF Stay in the game 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!
    KEYBOT II The free keyboard upgrade - upgraded! Free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moment, enable special functions with hotkey from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!

    Ready for 6th-generation Intel® LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors
    This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.
    Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
    Intel® Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel® LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
    Main Features:
    • 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!

    Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard 90MB0M90-M0EAY0 Product Reviews

    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Interfaces 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x USB 3.1 ¦ 1 x USB-C ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x TOSLINK
    Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 - header
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode ) ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    Storage Interfaces SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 6 x 7pin SATA, 1 x M.2, 2 x SATA Express port - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices
    RAID Features Intel Rapid Storage Technology


    BIOS Type AMI
    BIOS Features WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS O.C. Profile, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS, ACPI 5.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 3, DMI 3.0 support, SMBIOS 3.0 support
    Sleep / Wake Up Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
    Hardware Features Jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), GPU.DIMM Post, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Smart Response Technology, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, Onboard Button, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, DirectKey, Disk Unlocker, ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection, ASUS SSD Secure Erase, Gold Plated Audio Hardware, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Clear CMOS Button, NexFET, ASUS Fan Xpert 3, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, GameFirst III, LANGuard, Sonic Radar II, Sonic SenseAmp, USB 3.1 Boost, ASUS PRO Clock Technology, Sonic Studio II, KeyBot II, Lighting Control


    Included Accessories ROG Door Hanger, cable labels, 1 x M.2 screw, I/O back cover, ROG fan stickers
    Cables Included 6 x Serial ATA cable ¦ 1 x SLI bridge
    Software Included Kaspersky Anti-Virus, ASUS AI Charger+, ROG CPU-Z, ROG Mem TweakIt Utility, DAEMON Tools Pro Standard, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS AI Suite III, ROG RAMDisk, ASUS Turbo App, Mobo Connect, PC Cleaner, Media Streamer, HyStream, ASUS RAMCache, Overwolf
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm


    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type Intel Z170 Express
    Processor Socket LGA1151 Socket
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

    Supported RAM

    Max Size 64 GB
    Technology DDR4
    Bus Clock 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2666 MHz (O.C.), 2400 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 3300 MHz (O.C.), 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.), 3733 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3500 MHz (O.C.), 3800 MHz (O.C.)
    Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
    Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
    Features Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)


    Max Allocated RAM Size 512 MB


    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec SupremeFX 2015
    Compliant Standards DTS Connect, High Definition Audio


    Network Controller Intel I219V
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

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