Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio Extended ATX Motherboard

  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • LGA Socket 1151
  • 8-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Extended ATX Form Factor

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    Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio Extended ATX Motherboard

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    Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio Extended ATX Motherboard Product Description

    Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio Extended ATX Motherboard


    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 for CPU support list


    Intel Z170


    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866(O.C.)/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 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

    Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
    Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology

    Expansion Slots

    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4, gray)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, gray)
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (black)


    Intel Z170 chipset :
    1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, , 4 ports from 2 x SATA Express
    2 x SATA Express port
    1 x U.2 port
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports*2
    Supports Intel Smart Response Technology*2
    ASMedia ASM1061 controller :
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, *3


    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

    Wireless Data Network

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Up to 1300Mbps transfer speed


    Bluetooth V4.0


    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

    USB Ports

    Intel Z170 chipset : 8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel Z170 chipset : *46 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at mid-board)
    ASMedia USB 3.1 controller : 2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, red, Type-A)
    Intel USB 3.1 controller : 2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + Type-C)

    Overclocking Features

    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    Mem TweakIt
    ROG Extreme OC kit :
    ReTry button
    Safe Boot button
    Start button
    Reset button
    Slow Mode
    LN2 Mode 
    PCIe x16 Lane Switch
    Debug LED
    EZ Plug
    DRAM channel jumper
    KeyBot II
    One-click Overclocking
    Power On
    UEFI BIOS features :
    O.C. Profile
    GPU.DIMM Post
    Tweakers' Paradise
    ROG SSD Secure Erase
    Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    Extreme Tweaker
    USB BIOS Flashback
    Overclocking Protection :
    COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)

    OC Panel II
    2.6 " LCM display
    EXTREME/NORMAL mode switch
    EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching:
    VGA Hotwire
    Subzero Sense
    Slow Mode
    Pause Switch
    ReTry button
    Safe Boot button
    2 x Thermal sensor connectors
    4 x 4-pin extra fan connectors *5
    NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage:
    OC button
    FanSpeed control button
    LCM backlight on/off button
    I/O Ports:
    POWER:1 x SATA power connector
    ROG_EXT port:1 x 18-1 pin data connection port

    Special Features

    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 Wi-Fi GO!
    Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
    Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    GPU Boost
    AI Suite 3
    Ai Charger+
    USB 3.1 Boost
    Disk Unlocker
    Mobo Connect
    PC Cleaner
    Remote Entertainment
    Media Streamer
    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-Connector

    Operating System Support

    Windows 10 , 64bit
    Windows 8.1 , 64bit
    Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit

    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
    3 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
    4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)

    Internal I/O

    1 x U.2 port
    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 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 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG 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 Slow Mode switch(es)
    9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x DRAM channel jumper
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
    1 x SLI/CFX button (2/3/4-way adjustments)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button


    1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F9 Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

    Manageability: WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

    Support Disc

    ROG GameFirst technology
    ROG RAMDisk
    ROG RAMCache
    ROG Mem TweakIt
    ROG Keybot II
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
    ASUS WebStorage
    ASUS Utilities

    Form Factor

    Extended ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )

    Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio Extended ATX Motherboard Product Reviews

    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Storage Interfaces SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA, 1 x M.2, 2 x SATA Express port, 1 x U.2 port - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( dual: x8 mode; triple: x8, x4, x4 mode; single card: x16 mode ) ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    RAID Features Intel Rapid Storage Technology
    Interfaces 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 3 x USB 3.1 ¦ 1 x USB-C ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 ¦ 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 6 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 - header ¦ 1 x Thunderbolt - header
    Power Connectors 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years


    Product Type Motherboard - extended 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.), 3866 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 Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


    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 EZ Plug, jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, GPU Boost, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ProbeIt, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS COP EX, ASUS Q-Shield, ASUS Extreme Tweaker, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASUS iROG, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), GPU.DIMM Post, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Smart Response Technology, ROG VGA Hotwire, ROG Subzero Sense, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, ASUS Wi-Fi GO!, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, AMD 4-way CrossFireX technology support, Disk Unlocker, ASUS SSD Secure Erase, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Debug LED, ASUS Fan Xpert 3, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, LANGuard, Sonic Radar II, Sonic SenseAmp, USB 3.1 Boost, ASUS PRO Clock Technology, Sonic Studio II, KeyBot II, GameFirst IV, OptiMOS MOSFET, overclocking protection


    Included Accessories ROG Door Hanger, cable labels, 1 x M.2 screw, ASUS 3T3R Wi-Fi moving aerials, I/O back cover, fan extension card, ROG fan stickers, ROG OC Panel II Kit
    Cables Included 8 x Serial ATA cable ¦ 1 x SLI bridge ¦ 1 x CrossFire cable
    Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (1 year subscription), ASUS AI Charger+, ROG CPU-Z, ROG GameFirst Utility, ROG Mem TweakIt Utility, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS AI Suite III, ROG RAMDisk, ASUS Turbo App, DAEMON Tools Pro Standard (1 year), Mobo Connect, PC Cleaner, Media Streamer, HyStream, ASUS RAMCache, Overwolf
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 27.2 cm

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