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Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard

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

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    Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard Product Description

    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!

                    

     

    Overview

     

    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.

     

     

    DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

    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.

     

     

    EXTREME ENGINE DIGI+

    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!

    Specification

     

    CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/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 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 :

    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

    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,

    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

    Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology

    - ESS® ES9023P

    - 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 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)

    Intel® Z170 chipset : *4

    8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, USB Type-CTM)

    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)

    ROG Exclusive Features

    Start Button

    Reset Button

    LN2 Mode

    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

    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 Gen 2 (black)USB Type-CTM

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A

    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)

    4 x USB 2.0

    1 x Optical S/PDIF out

    5 x Audio jack(s)

    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

    Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector

    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)

    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 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 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 Clear CMOS 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 14-1 pin TPM connector

    Accessories

    User's manual

    ASUS Q-Shield

    6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

    1 x M.2 Screw Package

    1 x CPU installation tool

    1 x Supporting DVD

    1 x SLI bridge(s)

    1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)

    1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)

    ROG Fan Label

    1 x ROG Door Hanger(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

    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 )

    Note

    *1 When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.

    *2 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.

    *3 These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

    *4 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board comes from the ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

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    PSU

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    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    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
    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
    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 ¦ 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

    General

    Chipset Type Intel Z170
    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    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)

    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 Controller Intel I219V
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    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, 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

    Miscellaneous

    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

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