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Asus Rog Maximus Ix Hero LGA1151 Kaby Lake DDR4 Dp Hdmi M.2 Usb 3.1 Z270 Aura Sync Atx Motherboard

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Shipping Weight: 6 lbs

SKU #:(10531138428)



 Note: The specifications are subject to change without notice.


 Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors

 Supports 14nm CPU

 Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*

 *Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU type


 Intel® Z270 Chipset


 4 x DIMM, max. 64GB DDR4
, 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. Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details.

 Expansion Slots

 New 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8)

 Intel® Z270 Chipset

 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)

 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots


 Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support 

 Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort

 - Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz

 - Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 24Hz

 Maximum shared memory of 1024MB

 Multi-GPU Support

 Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology

Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology


 Intel® Z270 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 support

  - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) and type 2242/2260/2280/22110(support PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) storage devices support *

 - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports **

- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology ***

- Ready for Intel® Optane Memory****

* When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.

* When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operating in PCIEX4 mode, SATA port 5. 6 will be disabled.

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

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

****Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your  motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.


Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)

Anti-surge LANGuard

ROG GameFirst IV


 ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel high-definition CODEC

  - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*

  - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

 - ES9023P High Definition DAC

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking

- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel

Audio Features:

  - Sonic Studio III

  - Sonic Radar III

 *Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio 


 Intel® Z270 Chipset 

  - 6 x USB 3.0 ports ( 4 ports at back panel[blue], 2 ports at mid-board [grey])

  - 6 x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board [black])*

 ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller 

  - 1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector

  - 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 Type-A [red] and 1 Type-C [black] at back panel, 1 at mid-board)

 *2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board share with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

 ROG Exclusive Features

 Extreme Engine Digi+ 

  - MicroFine Alloy Choke


  - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

 Start Button

 Reset Button

 Safe Boot Button

 Retry Button

 BIOS Flashback Button

 Clear CMOS Button

 MemOK! Button

 LN2 Mode




 KeyBot II

  - One-click overclocking

  - X.M.P.

  - DirectKey

  - Clr CMOS

  - Power On

 UEFI BIOS features :

  - Extreme Tweaker

  - Tweakers' Paradise

  - ROG SSD Secure Erase

  - GPU.DIMM Post

  - O.C. Profile

  - Graphics Card Information Preview

 Special Features

 ASUS 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

  - AI Suite 3

  - Disk Unlocker


  - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

  - ASUS EZ Flash 3

  - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  - MemOK!

 ASUS Q-Design

   - SafeSlot

  - Q-Code

  - Q-Shield

  - Q-Connector

  - Q-LED (CPU[red], DRAM[yellow], VGA[white], Boot Device LED[green])

  - Q-DIMM

 Back I/O

 1 x Clear CMOS Button

 1 x BIOS Flashback Button

 1 x M.2 Wifi Slot

 1 x HDMI 1.4b 

 1 x DisplayPort 1.2

 4 x USB 2.0 ports [black]

 4 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]

 1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port

 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black])

 1 x Optical S/PDIF out

 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

 Internal I/O Ports

 2 x AURA RGB headers

 1 x USB 3.1 header

 1 x USB 3.0 header supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports

 1 x USB 2.0 header supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports [ via ROG_EXT header]

 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports

2 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Supports PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)

1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header

 1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector

 1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector

 3 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors

 1 x EXT_Fan header

 1 x 4-Pin W_PUMP+ connector

 1 x W_IN header

 1 x W_OUT header

 1 x W_FLOW header

 1 x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP connector

 1 x H_AMP fan connector

 1 x Thermal sensor connector

 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector

 1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector

 1 x Start button

 1 x Reset button

 1 x Safe Boot button

 1 x Retry button

 1 x LN2 mode jumper

 1 x Slow mode switch

 1 x MemOK! Button

 1 x Clear CMOS Button

 1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX III series support

 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)

 1 x TPM connector

 1 x System panel connector


 User guide

 Support DVD

 I/O Shield

 2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables

 1 x SLI™ HB Bridge(2-way-M)

 1 x Q-Connector

 1 x ROG Coaster

 1 x 3D printing mount

 1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label

 1 x CPU Installation Tool

 1 x 2-in-1 M.2 Screw set

 1 x ROG sticker


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.


WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE



 ROG GameFirst IV 




 ROG Mem TweakIt


 ROG Keybot II


 Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

 DAEMON Tools Pro

 ASUS WebStorage

 ASUS Utilities

 Operating System Support

 Windows® 10 64-bit

 Windows® 8.1 64-bit*

 Windows® 7*

 *Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors

 Form Factor

 ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

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Asus EEE Pads:
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Asus Notebooks:
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  • Two way free shipping
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You have extra protection when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada. ASUS will fix it or replace it for you at no charge during the first year after purchase in the event of damage from accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire.

  • Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support
  • One incident covered per notebook


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