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ASUS ROG Intel Z370 MAXIMUS X HERO Coffee Lake ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO, Intel Z370, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-Way CrossFire, GbE, USB3.1 Gen2 A+C, ATX

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Product Overview Intel Z370 ATX Gaming Motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LEDs, DDR4 4133MHz, Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2.

The Hero Everyone Wants
Drawing from a heritage that spans more than a decade, the latest incarnation of the Maximus series augments Intel's Z370 chipset with all the enhancements that enthusiasts crave. Each model sports a unique blend of features to cater to a distinct audience, yet the core ROG DNA ripples through the entire line-up. From overclocking and cooling options to satiate die-hard fanatics, to clean, refined aesthetics that are tastefully accented by RGB lighting, Maximus X-series motherboards bring the octane to your build.

Leading Customisation
Aura Lighting Control
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional pre-sets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the on-board RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

Lighting Effects:
Static: Always on.
Breathing: Fades in and out.
Strobing: Flashes on and off.
Colour Cycle: Fades between the colours of the rainbow.
Music effect: Pulses to the beat of your music.
CPU temperature: Changes colour with CPU load.
Rainbow: A rolling multi-colour glow.
Comet: A stream of light with a tail.
Flash & dash: Single-colour stepped flashes.

RGB Lighting Perfected
ROG Maximus X Hero features a duo of on-board 5050 RGB headers and an addressable header that can be connected to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities.

*The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
**RGB and addressable RGB LED extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

Make It Your Own
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customise your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.

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 specialised 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D Mount kit.

Cable Cover: Cover your cables for a tidier PC.
M.2 Fan Holder: The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.

Optimal Cooling
M.2 Heatsink
ROG Maximus X Hero is equipped with a stylish, angular M.2 heatsink that keeps your SSD cool. By efficiently dissipating heat away from the M.2 area, ROG Maximus X Hero minimises the possibility of the performance-sapping throttling that can happen when drives become too warm. The heatsinks angular design adds an eye-catching touch to any build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.

Cooler by Design
ROG Maximus X Hero features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:
Multiple temperature sources: Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
Water pump+: A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
4-pin PWM/DC fan: Every on-board header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans. *W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.
Bundled Fan Extension Card: Includes three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
Smart protection: A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.
Water in/out: Allows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.
Water flow: Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop.
AIO pump: An All-In-One header that supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans and water pumps.

All The Connectivity You Need

More Throughput and Less Processing Equals Faster Online Play
Intel Ethernet
Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their CPUs and chipsets, reducing processor overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.

Dual PCIE Gen3 M.2: Let Your SSD Scream at Top Speed
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.

Best Game Performance
DDR4 OC 4133MHZ+
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signalling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4133 and beyond with all slots populated.

OC Design - Asus Pro Clock II Technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from 8th Generation Intel® processors.

5-Way Optimisation
One-Click Overclock and Cooling, Done!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimises essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

• An automated tuning utility that optimises overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
• Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
• All-new stress test that allows users to optimise and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.

TPU: CPU Performance Boost: Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. A TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.

EPU: All-Round Energy Efficiency: With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimises power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Fan Xpert 4: Flexible Cooling Controls for Air or Liquid: With ROG Maximus X Hero you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

Digi+ Power control: Precise Digital Power Control: ROG's Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power -efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

Turbo Core App: Optimise Per-Core Performance for Every App: Intel's latest processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo Core app makes use of this feature by enabling you to assign applications to specific processor cores, allowing you to prioritise compute power where it's needed most.

Best Gaming Audio
SupremeFX: 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-analogue 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.

S1220 Codec: 10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs.
ESS SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP: Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -112dB THD.
Nichicon caps: Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Gold-Plated Audio Jacks: Backlit audio jacks save you from fumbling around in the dark.
Switching Mosfets: Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

APP-Specific Profiles: Apply customised audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Surround Sound: Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience
Sonic Studio Link: New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.

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 audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
3D Engine: Sonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Audio Boost: The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly.
*HUD: Head Up Display
Audio Radar: Sonic Radar 3 is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

DIY Friendly Design: Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is capable of withstanding electrostatic discharge up to 12kV, and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. Its sleek new design looks as good as it performs.

The Power of Intel
Intel Z370 chipset
The Intel® Z370 is a single-chip set design that supports 8th Generation Intel Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package. It provides improved performance by utilising serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready for 8th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support on-board graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance. FeaturesLGA1151 socket: for 8th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
Synchronise RGB lighting: with a vast portfolio of Aura Sync capable PC gear – now with support for addressable light strips.
On-board M.2 Heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability.
Gaming Audio: SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III – High fidelity audio that draws you deeper into the action.
Gaming connectivity: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
Way Optimisation: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig.
Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum durability.

Please Note: Intel Z370 Motherboards are ONLY compatible with Intel 8th. Gen 'Coffee Lake' CPUs. Although these Intel Z370 Motherboards share the same socket as Intel's 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 7th & 6th Gen. Intel CPUs.
Specifications
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z370
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
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • 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)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Audio
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Ch. HD Audio S1220
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • HDMI 1.4
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe 3.0
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe 3.0/SATA
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 1 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 10 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 5 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 3 x 3D Mount screw port
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin H_AMP_Fan Connector
  • 3 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Headers
  • 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1 x EXT_FAN
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x Safe Boot Button
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Slow Mode Switch
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Header
  • 1 x W_FLOW header
  • 1 x W_IN header
  • 1 x W_OUT 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
  • 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 RJ-45
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Asus
Telephone:
01442 265548
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