Asus ROG Z170 Maximus 8 Gene Micro ATX Motherboard

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), 2-Way SLi/CrossFire, USB3.1 A+C, Micro ATX

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Frequently Bought Together
Product Overview Features • 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!
Core Specifications
Form Factor MicroATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z170
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Audio ROG SupremeFX 2015 8 Channel HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 2-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • HDMI
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
SATA Support SATAe / SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 6 x 4-pin Fan
  • 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x LN2 Mode Header
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x ROG Header
  • 1 x Safe Boot Button
  • 2 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA III)
  • 2 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x START (Power On) button
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 2 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 6 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A

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Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), 2-Way SLi/CrossFire, USB3.1 A+C, Micro ATX is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid mobo First impressions were "wow... this is heavy" - I suspect mostly down to the heatsinks and the solidness of the mobo itself. In use it is as stable as they come and easily clocked a 6700K to 4.6GHz on air cooling with Corsair Vengeance DDR4 at a shade under 3GHz. Gives 2 CPU fan headers and 4 case fan headers, all PCM or DC. I was after a mono that gives lots of USB3 ports on the back panel and this it does while still leaving 2 headers for USB2 and one for USB3 for a case front panel or additional rear plate. Has all the standard mono connections for front panel, including HD audio, 6 SATA ports, will take a full length M.2 and SLI, should you want it.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great motherboard I'm always cautious of spending money on these types of high-end motherboards under the notion that you're paying for features and software you don't really need. But I needed a Z170 mATX mobo with space for 2 dual width GPUs in Crossfire and onboard Display Port which left me with just this Maximus VIII Gene as an option. I've been seriously impressed with how solid this motherboard feels and how well it overclocks compared to the MSI Z170M I used previously. The AI Suite software is the first piece of bundled software I've actually wanted to keep too. My only complaint being that the automatic fan curves always leave me with fans constantly spinning up and down.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Board Asus boards have always been good quality products in my experience, I chose this board over the Hero as i wont be using a full ATX to its max. (Quad SLI) Out of the box it came with sata cables, stickers and all the other goodies you'd expect. :) Two things i noticed was the loose Southbridge heatsink that needed to be tightened properly and the board did not come in its usual antistatic bag. I am still waiting for some components before i actually use it, cant wait!
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again, just wish knew more .... The only single issue that caused a bit of a headache with this was when trying to install windows .... Maybe it is a thing that has been common recently and so I would never know about it (been away a while from building my own PC), but installing Windows took far longer than it should as you need to load USB 3 drivers to the windows disk; so had to create an ISO of my windows disk to add some drivers to the ISO before re-burning windows. Unless apparently you use a USB disc drive with the ASUS driver disk and windows disc ... that didn't work ... The manual explains it all, but the software was cumbersome to use. Was a faff and the only downside! Apart from that, board is faultless, takes all the ram that was thrown at it, packs high end gaming into a tiny space (my requirement), the BIOS is brilliant and seems to give more options than one would ever need. All the LED lighting is nice and the logo illumination is a nice thing; although I do love a little LED action; shame it is all covered up by graphics cards!
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked flawlessly I've installed many motherboards but this has to take the prize of easiest build to date. The UEFI is a mine field of options but the "EZ Mode" makes things simple. Every setting has worked fine and even when I managed to make the boot drive unworkable I reset to defaults and it's back working fine again. It also has many more fan connections than your average M-ATX board with proper fan control, though I do wish it could be related to other components through the software. Oh and thus far speedfan has refused to cooperate with it which is a minor flaw. The only down side has been that the "pop" protection on the sound seems to have introduced a pop...which is odd. Gaming wise, it's fast and keeps the temperatures down.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great motherboard, very reliable A really solid motherboard overall. The board has very high quality chokes and also performs well when put under heavy usage. One down side is that it does not have on board Wi-Fi, but for what it is, it is a fantastic mATX board.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product The Asus ROG Maximus Gene III is a quality product that fitted my HP 490 Mini Tower perfectly. The supplied software also installed OK and I was up and running in good time. I am still familiarising with the functions but the following are still to be resolved. 1) The fan control doesn't always work. There's a rather annoying icon on the lower left of the screen for fan control and it will not respond. 2) I was unable to connect my front panel SD card readers because there was no socket on the motherboard - it appears to have been replaced by a custom pin-out for gaming. I think it could be used but I don't know how. Other than these minor niggles everything works fine and I am very pleased with the product.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor finish for the price I cannot write a good review on this average product because Scan's rubbish text checker thinks I am some how using foul language. Oh well, I cannot warn anyone.
Date published: 2015-09-02
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