ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO Motherboard
Intel Z370 ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB
LEDs,DDR4 4133MHz, dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2
LGA1151 socket for 8th -gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
Synchronize RGB lighting with a vast portfolio of Aura Sync capable PC gear – now with support for addressable light strips
Onboard M.2 Heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability
Gaming Audio: SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III – High fidelity audio that draws you deeper into the action
Gaming connectivity: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors
5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig
Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum durability
THE HERO EVERYONE WANTS
Drawing from a heritage that spans more than a decade, the
latest incarnation of the Maximus series augments Intel's Z370 chipset with all
the enhancements that enthusiasts crave. Each model sports a unique blend of
features to cater to a distinct audience, yet the core ROG DNA ripples through
the entire lineup. From overclocking and cooling options to satiate die-hard
fanatics, to clean, refined aesthetics that are tastefully accented by RGB
lighting, Maximus X-series motherboards bring the octane to your build.
The ROG Maximus X Hero is the best example of why I always recommend an ROG motherboard to my clients. With options for water pumps, flow meters, temp sensors and more, the Hero is more affordable than its elder siblings, but it doesn't compromise on quality and performance.
CUSTOMIZATION AURA LIGHTING CONTROL
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
RGB LIGHTING PERFECTED
ROG Maximus X Hero features a duo of onboard 5050 RGB
headers and an addressable header that can be connected to compatible lighting
strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination
*The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
**RGB and addressable RGB LED extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
EXCLUSIVE 3D MOUNT FOR EASY INSTALLATION
Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting
3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard
motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an
M.2 fan holder in a matter of moments.
*Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D Mount kit.
COOLING M.2 HEATSINK
ROG Maximus X Hero is equipped with a stylish, angular M.2 heatsink that keeps your SSD cool. By efficiently dissipating heat away from the M.2 area, ROG Maximus X Hero minimizes the possibility of the performance-sapping throttling that can happen when drives become too warm. The heatsink's angular design adds an eye-catching touch to any build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.
COOLER BY DESIGN
ROG Maximus X Hero features the most comprehensive cooling
controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
ALL THE CONNECTIVITY YOU NEED MORE
THROUGHPUT AND LESS PROCESSING EQUALS FASTER ONLINE PLAY
Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their CPUs and chipsets, reducing processor overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.
DUAL PCIE GEN3 M.2 LET YOUR SSD SCREAM AT TOP SPEED
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
DDR4 OC 4133MHZ+
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing
memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout
ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots.
These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved
stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4133 and beyond with all slots
CPU: Intel LGA 1151 i7-8700K | Motherboard: ROG Maximus X Hero |
DRAM: G.Skill F4-4133C19Q-32GTZKKF | Power: Corsair AX1500i
OC DESIGN- ASUS PRO CLOCK II TECHNOLOGY
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from 8th Generation Intel® processors.
ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
・ An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking
and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
・ Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
・ All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.
FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS FOR AIR OR LIQUID
With ROG Maximus X Hero you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
BEST GAMING AUDIO
ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection — and that means our best-ever recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4580 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.
SONIC STUDIO III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
SONIC STUDIO LINK
New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF
effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
SCAN AND DETECT TO DOMINATE!
SONIC RADAR III
Sonic Radar III is all new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!
DIY FRIENDLY DESIGN
PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD
ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is capable of withstanding electrostatic discharge up to 12kV, and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. Its sleek new design looks as good as it performs.
ROG GIVES YOU MORE
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay features color-matched ROG skins that show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore!
THE POWER OF INTEL
Intel® Z370 chipset
The Intel® Z370 chipset supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
Ready for 8th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
|Product Name||ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO Motherboard|
|Operating System||Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology|
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor 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 1024 MB|
|Storage||Intel® Z370 Chipset : 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4 Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready|
|Accessories||User's manual 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x M.2 Screw Package 1 x CPU installation tool 1 x Supporting DVD 1 x MOS fan bracket kit 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M) 1 x ROG big sticker 1 x Q-Connector 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm) 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED 1 x 3D printing mount package 1 x ROG coaster(s)|
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220 - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input - SupremeFX Shielding Technology - ESS® ES9023P - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *5 Audio Feature : - Gold-plated jacks - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel - Sonic Radar III - Sonic Studio III|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 2 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 1 x Clear CMOS button(s) 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s) 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks|
|BIOS||1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.|
|Expansion Slots||Intel® Z370 Chipset 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) *1 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s) 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 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, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) 1 x TPM connector(s) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin) 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin) 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin) 1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin) 1 x H_AMP fan connector 1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x MemOK! button(s) 1 x Slow Mode switch(es) 1 x Reset button(s) 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s) 1 x Safe Boot button 1 x ReTry button 1 x System panel connector 3 x 3D Mount screw port(s) 1 x EXT_Fan header 1 x W_IN header 1 x W_OUT header 1 x W_FLOW header 1 x Thermal sensor connector 1 x Start button 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector|
|LAN||Intel® I219V Anti-surge LANGuard ROG GameFirst IV|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 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.|
|USB Port||ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s) ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM) Intel® Z370 Chipset : 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, +blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® Z370 Chipset : 6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, +black, 4 at mid-board)|
|CPU||Intel® Socket 1151 for 8th Generation Core™ 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.|