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Asus ROG series Z170 Maximus VIII Hero ATX Motherboard with USB 3.1 (LGA 1151)
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Asus ROG series Z170 Maximus VIII Hero ATX Motherboard with USB 3.1 (LGA 1151)
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The battlefield is a cacophony, so the clearest audio ups your
kills-deaths (K/D) ratio. ROG's awesome audio expertise is the result
of extensive R&D, and SupremeFX is the crystal-clear result —
onboard audio that you have to hear to believe.
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.
SONIC STUDIO II
Intuitive audio-tuning suite
One-click virtual-surround function emulates 7.1 channels, even through
a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio
controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and
Smart EQ — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing.
Casting Enhancer improves both streaming and recording audio quality,
reducing noise artifacts and stabilizing overall voice volume. It also
improves all the rich details and boost bass effect of in-game sounds
and music playback.
Perfect Voice reduces noise for both incoming and outgoing
communications during in-game chat so every teammate is heard and no
command is missed.
Greater performance means smoother gameplay — and that means more
chance to win. With the best overclocking (OC) design, UEFI BIOS and
intuitive OC utility, you'll enjoy unmatched performance — coupled with
an exclusive cooling design ensures your system never breaks a sweat.
ONE CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!
Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, and even
networking and audio tuning tailored for you
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune
complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts!
Our exclusive 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 even networking and audio 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, productivity or just about
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance,
prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure
extreme cooling efficiency when gaming
- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy
- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money
Fan Xpert 3
Advanced fan and water-pump controls for ultimate cooling and quietness
with onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin PWM/3-pin DC mode
detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance
of cooling performance and low noise!
OC DESIGN-ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation
Intel® processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to
400MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo
Processor Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking
control — granting an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme
Advantages of PRO Clock
- Less boot up time
- Lower jitter under extreme conditions.
- More stable under heavy overclocking.
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.
MEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been
improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or
a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your
way, quickly and easily.
EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and
Reporting Technology (SMART) logs to gauge reliability, and even
determine if they're about to fail.
EZ Tuning Wizard– OC and RAID
Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system
performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data
retrieval and backups!
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
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!
Speed your game loads
ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology efficiently caches the critical
files on a particular storage device, so that your 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 stratospheric levels, and minimizes risk of data
Minimizing lag is a full-time job. Luckily, ROG motherboards deliver
the sucker punch of superior hardware and software — so you can focus
on your game, while your board lands lag a knock-out blow
INTEL GIGABIT ETHERNET
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
ROG features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster,
smoother gaming — always. 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.
Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection
Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted components
ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput. Additionally,
electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards)
allow for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater
protection (up to 15kV) against surges!
Banish lag, play smooth
Exclusive GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates
more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters
and file-sharing slowdown — so you'll always be the frontrunner. Choose
from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing presets and
watch your network fly!
Brighten up your build
Customize your own favorite LED effect to cast a stunning multi-color
glow across your build, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or
pulsate in time to the beat of your favorite tunes.
Stay in the game
The clever unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game, so you can
browse, email, IM, stream or record while you play, and all dressed up
in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack — soon
to be available for download on Overwolf's app store!
The free keyboard upgrade – upgraded!
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 hotkey from F1-F10,
start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!
|CPU Socket Type:
|Maximum Memory Supported:
Up to 64GB
|Number of Memory Slots:
8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
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.
|Internal I/O Connections:
1 x AAFP connector
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)
2 x SATA Express connector: gray, Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/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 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
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3with M Key
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Rear Panel Ports
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
|USB 3.1 Gen1:
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
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|Item Width (mm):
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- 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!
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