For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best players and PC enthusiasts. Our journey is a road without end. Now, it's time for competitors to be warned and for gamers and enthusiasts to push the limits: The packed and pumped ROG Maximus IX Hero motherboard is ready to defeat all challengers.
MAXIMUS IX HERO
HOLLOW HEAT-SINK WITH RED-HOT STYLE
Our new heat-sink is finely engineered with an innovative perforated design for maximum heat dissipation. On its top are expertly angled facets that allow light from the platform controller hub to penetrate through — so your builds stand out unlike any other!
FULLY DOMINATE YOUR WATER-COOLING SYSTEM
ROG WATER COOLING ZONE
ROG's innovative Water-Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. ROG Water-Cooling Zone's dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header feed information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility - so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game!
W_Flow Tachometer: allows for constant monitoring of flow rate of the entire loop
W_In/Out T-Sensor: allows for monitoring of temrpatures at the input/output of any component
Best Gaming Lighting
AURA Lighitng Control
Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Hero’s brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers - all lights will perform in perfect synchronization! Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes.
*The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
* One extension cables are included. RGB LED strips need to be purchased separately.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Maximus IX Hero 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 devices.
Best gaming audio
EXQUISITE AUDIO, INSIDE AND OUT
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 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® RC4850 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.
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 clarity!
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 listen.
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that communications are loud and clear.
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!
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.
Sonic Radar III is built around its all-new head-up display with an in-game three-dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
The new Audio Boost feature now allows enhanced audio to be heard directly.
Redesigned radar based on adjustable sectors (4-16) makes the enemies' position clearer and more direct
BEST GAMING PERFORMANCE
ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY
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.
Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock:
Reduced boot time
Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
Increased stability under heavy overclocking
DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
tHIRD-GENERATION ASUS T-TOPOLOGY
With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 4133MHz (and beyond when overclocked)! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.
ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!
PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, DIGITAL POWER, FAN CONTROL AND NETWORKING - TAILORED TO THE WAY YOU PLAY
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Maximus IX Hero 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!
Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and prioritized bandwidth. Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loads.
Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.
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.
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 back ups.
Intuitive graphical fan control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click
SATA Information: View SATA port details for easy device recognition
Fast clock adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date
My Favorites: Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3: Flash the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
SMART: Check up your storage devices’ Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
GPU Post: Automatically detect selected ASUS grpahics cards to view detailed information.
Secure Erase: Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
Last Modified Log: Track last changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.SATA Port remaining: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
THE FINEST POWER, DIGITALLY CONTROLLED
ROG’s revered digital power controller now delivers even fire power, with Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, Digi+ PWM controller and 10k black metallic capacitors-ensuring Extreme Enginer Digi+ always delivers the smoothest core voltages.
BEST GAMING CONNECTIVITY
super-speed connectivity-right where you need it
USB 3.1 FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR
USB-C is the future-proof reversible connector — and ROG Maximus IX Hero lets you put the connection right where it's needed! With an onboard USB 3.1 front panel connector you can position a USB-C port on your system's front panel, so it's always within reach.
USB 3.1 TYPE A+C
ULTIMATE-SPEED 10GBIT/S WITH ONBOARD USB 3.1
DUAL PCIE GEN 3 M.2
LET YOUR SSD SCREAM AT TOP SPEED
BEST GAMING NETWORKING
More throughput AND LESS PROCESSING EQUALS FASTER ONLINE PLAY
ROG Maximus IX Hero 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.
PUMPED-UP THROUGHPUT. BEST SURGE PROTECTION
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your Maximus IX Hero 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) against surges!
TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG
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.
BEST GAMING PROTECTION
Protect your graphics card investment
As a gamer you demand stability and durability, so ROG integrates long-lasting, premium components, plus exclusive smart DIY designs across the board-ensuring the best gaming experiences.
2X greater electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio, and LAN ports.
2 dedicated USB power supplies provide rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations for minimal data loss.
CPU Installation Tool
1-layer protection from socket-pin damage.
1-piece makes it easy to start all front-panel cables.
1-clip makes it easy to swap or secure your graphics card.
1-slided clips provide super-simple, super-secure hadling of memory modules.
DRAM Ovecurrent Protection
1 additional resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage.
Black Nickel-Coated Q-Shield
Zero pain! It protects your hands from nicks and cuts.
3D PRINTING FRIENDLY
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to provide a wide range of 3D printable accessories, making it easy to customize your system's appearance and improve functionality. Easily print a 2-way SLI HB bridge cover or custom cable combs to help with wire management.
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.
Cover your cables for a tidier PC.
Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you.
M.2 Fan Holder
The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
2-WAY SLI HB BRIDGE COVER: Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors-eATX, ATX, and mATX-are available.
Fan Grill: Add some style to your build.
Cable Combos: Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8+ 6-pin, 6-pin, and 4-pin PSU connectors.
ROG Fonts: Use ROG font files to print letters-then fully customer your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase.
ROG Keychain: Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world!
Guide to start 3D Printing:
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts, and integrate tem seamlessly into your PC build in no time!
Download: Select the 3D source files you want to download.
Personalize: Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes.
Print: Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.
Setup: Easily assembly and fit your 3D-printed parts.
ROG GIVES YOU MORE-
STAY IN THE GAME
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!
IMAGE YOUR DRIVES, THE SMART WAY
All-new ROG CloneDrive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. CloneDrive 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 speeds.
THE FREE KEYBOARD UPGRADE – UPGRADED!
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 mode)!
BEYOND VR READY
ROG Maximus IX Hero isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Maximus IX Hero 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 Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
THE POWER OF INTEL
Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
This 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 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
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, six 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.