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Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

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

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    Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard 

    Specifications
    CPU
    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

    Chipset - Intel Z170

    Memory
    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 www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

    Graphic
    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 3-Way CrossFireX Technology

    Expansion Slots
    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

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

    LAN
    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
    Supports MU-MIMO

    Bluetooth - Bluetooth V4.1

    Audio
    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 :  6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel Z170 chipset : *5 6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
    Intel USB 3.1 controller :  1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C)
    Intel USB 3.1 controller :  1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)

    Overclocking Features
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    ROG Aura
    Aura Lighting Control
    Aura RGB Strip Headers
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    NexFET Power Block MOSFET
    10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    Mem TweakIt
    KeyBot II
    One-click Overclocking
    X.M.P.
    DirectKey
    ClrCMOS
    Power On
    UEFI BIOS features :
    O.C. Profile
    GPU.DIMM Post
    Tweakers' Paradise
    ROG SSD Secure Erase
    Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    GameFirst III


    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 Exclusive Features :
    MemOK!
    AI Suite 3
    Ai Charger 

    USB 3.1 Boost
    Disk Unlocker
    Mobo Connect
    PC Cleaner
    Remote Entertainment
    Media Streamer
    HyStream
    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
    RAMCache

    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
    1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
    2 x USB 3.0 (blue) 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    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

    Internal I/O
    2 x U.2 port
    2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    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)
    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 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 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 Slow Mode jumper(s)

    BIOS
    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
    Drivers 
    ROG GameFirst technology 
    ROG RAMDisk 
    ROG RAMCache 
    ROG CPU-Z 
    ROG Mem TweakIt 
    Overwolf 
    ROG Keybot II 
    ROG Aura (Lighting Control)
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 
    DAEMON Tools Pro Standard 
    ASUS WebStorage 
    ASUS Utilities 

    Form Factor:
    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

    Technical Specifications

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type Intel Z170
    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)

    Graphics

    Max Allocated RAM Size 512 MB

    Audio

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

    LAN

    Network Interfaces Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

    Expansion / Connectivity

    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: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA, 1 x M.2, 2 x U.2 - 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
    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 ¦ 2 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

    Features

    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, Disk Unlocker, 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, GameFirst IV

    Miscellaneous

    Included Accessories ROG Door Hanger, cable labels, ASUS 2T2R Wi-Fi moving aerials, 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 Drivers & Utilities, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, ASUS AI Charger, ROG CPU-Z, ROG GameFirst Utility, 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, ROG Aura
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm

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