For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary
design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and
enthusiasts. But ours is journey without end. Now, it's time for
competitors to be warned: the packed and pumped ROG Maximus IX
Extreme is here. Expertly designed by ROG's passionate engineers
and an elite cadre of industry partners, Maximus IX Extreme is the
gaming motherboard that's tooled to be totally cooled — and primed
to perform. It's the solution for gamers and water-cooling
enthusiasts who will settle for nothing less than technological
Cool to the extreme
ROG teamed up with the geniuses at Bitspower to develop an all-new,
integrated water-cooling solution for Maximus IX Extreme — one that
elevates simplicity and efficiency to extraordinary levels.
Designed from the ground up, and ready to work right out of the
box, Maximus IX Extreme's built-in monoblock has flow-rate,
water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated — plus
Aura Sync RGB lighting, for instant curb appeal! With dedicated
sensors feeding information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert
4 utility, it's easy to configure options for shutdown timing and
alerts, so you can stay on top of the heat and remain cool in every
Aura lighting control
Customize LED effects with intuitive ASUS Aura Sync
lighting-control software. Aura allows you to cast a stunning
multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Extreme's
brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two
onboard 4-pin headers*. Fire up ASUS Aura and enjoy the creative
freedom of nine lighting schemes ─ and watch all of the lights on
your rig glow in perfect synchronization!
Outshine the competition
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes Maximus IX Extreme the control hub
for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronize
incredible lighting effects between compatible components,
including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice!
Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the
illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized
New SupremeFX Codec
ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up,
delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the
line-in connection and 120dB on line-out — 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.
SupremeFX S1220 codec
10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent
2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs
Exceptional RMAA performance (dynamic range)
intuitive audio-tuning suite
Sonic Studio III
ROG's Sonic Studio III audio effects station has been updated with
an all-new routing feature to port streams to different outputs as
well as app-level preferences for instant audio profiles and
improved noise filtering for conversations with total
Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as
browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so
everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises,
ensuring that communications are loud and clear.
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!
- Improved Audio Algorithm
- The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more
accurate, allowing enemies to be located with pinpoint precision
regardless of the surrounding noise and chaos.
- 3D Engine
- Sonic Radar III is built around its all-new head-up display with
an in-game three-dimensional arrow for a more intuitive
- Audio Boost
- The new Audio Boost feature now allows enhanced audio to be heard
- Audio Radar
- Redesigned radar based on adjustable sectors (4-16) makes the
enemies' position clearer and more direct
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel®
processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or
beyond 425MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS
TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock
overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost
performance to Extreme heights.
With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory
frequencies to 4133MHz — and even beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology
circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking
potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to
enable you to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative
equidistant memory channels, our design delivers the most balanced
control and incredibly powerful overclocking capabability. And
that's not all: ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to
ensure the best compatibility.
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on
your ROG Maximus IX Extreme build — because 5-Way Optimization
sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly
controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG 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
networking 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, and productivity!
Cooler by design
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls
for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal
sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan
Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling
performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you
demand with none of the racket!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been
improved to make it even more gorgeous. 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
ProCool power connector
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with
traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an
exceptionally close and secure connection with the Maximus IX
Extreme motherboard. This design is stronger, and also benefits
power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and
better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature.
ProCool even has a neat right-angled plug, helping you to keep the
wiring out of the way!
best gaming connectivity
USB 3.1 FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR
USB-C is the latest USB connector technology — and ROG Maximus IX
Extreme lets you put it right where you need it! With a ASM 2142
USB 3.1 controller running at PCIe 3.0 x2 and featuring an onboard
USB 3.1 front-panel connector, you can now achieve the highest data
transferring speeds possible - easily.
Thunderbolt™ 3 means faster, bigger, better and more! At a
breathtaking 40Gbps you'll experience faster transfers, with four
times (4X) the data speeds of any other cable and twice (2X) the
video bandwidth. And Maximus IX Extreme with Thunderbolt 3 also
offers compatibility with billions of USB devices, device docking
Dual M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
Maximus IX Extreme has dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots that provide NVMe
SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID
configuration with up to three PCIe 3.0 storage devices via two M.2
slots and the PCIe x16 slot to enjoy the fastest data-transfer
speeds on the 7th Gen Intel Core platform!
ROG Maximus IX Extreme features the very latest Intel® Ethernet
(I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. 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.
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles!
Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting
processes join forces to protect your ROG Maximus IX Extreme
motherboard's connection, plus electrostatically guarded and
surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x greater tolerance
to static electricity and 2.5x greater protection (up to 15kV)
2x2 802.11AC Wi-Fi WITH MU-MIMO
2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867 Mbit/s transfer
speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology
to ensure that every connected user experiences the best wireless
and online speeds!
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online
gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to 4
networks for maximum bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You'll also
enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a
database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is
optimized for the best performance.
Pre-mounted I/O shield
ROG's patent-pending pre-mounted I/O shield offers increased
protection against electrostatic discharge of 12kV , and is
pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. It
also has a sleek new design that makes it look as good as it
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to
provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in
a single step, a new insert-molding process integrates the slot
with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is
then firmly anchored to the motherboard through additional solder
Copper-plated PCB edge
Maximus IX Extreme has an exclusive copper-plated edge, levelling
up the board's aesthetic appeal and providing enhanced protection
against electromagnetic interference (EMI).
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 and cable
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand
out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
Guide to 3D printing
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts, and
integrate them seamlessly into your PC build in no time!
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you
to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The
overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part
of an elite pack. Grab it now from Overwolf's app store!
ROG Clone Drive
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution
that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone
Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives
at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck
ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology effectively caches an entire
storage device so that 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
Get a free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and
intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard,
switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkeys
from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5
BEYOND VR ready
Maximus IX Extreme isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The
ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that Extreme has been tested
with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your
productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum
performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS ROG Beyond VR
Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system
with total confidence.
the power of intel
Intel® Z270 chipset
The Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th
Generation and 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, the Z270 chipset provides a
maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, four SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2
and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel
Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you'll enjoy the very
latest in graphics performance.
Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core
i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
The ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard supports 7th Generation and
6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and
PCI Express® controllers support onboard graphics output with
dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCIe
Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
|CPU Socket Type:
LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
|Maximum Memory Supported:
|Supported Clock Speed:
|Front Panel Audio Connectors:
|S/PDIF Out Connector:
|SLI / Crossfire Support:
Rear Panel Ports
|BIOS Memory Size:
|Clear BIOS Button:
|Ethernet / LAN:
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
|Item Depth (mm):
|Item Width (mm):
|Windows Operating Systems Supported:
Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Education x64
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Enterprise x64
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home x64
Windows 10 IOT Core
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro x64
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Basic x64
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Starter x64
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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