ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly Edition E-ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly Edition E-ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly Edition E-ATX Motherboard

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly Edition E-ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Extended ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3866 (OC)
  • 4 x SATA III, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
  • ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
  • SupremeFX Hi-Fi Kit & 10G Express Card
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ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 overview

  • 1Description

The Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly Edition ATX Motherboard from ASUS comes with a 10G Ethernet card along with a SupremeFX 5.25" front panel kit to provide fast network connectivity as well as support high-fidelity headphones. The Maximus VIII Extreme features a Z170 chipset and an LGA 1151 socket that must be paired with a 6th-generation Intel processor. It is equipped for success with features such as four USB 3.1 ports with 10 Gb/s speeds, integrated M.2 and U.2 ports, as well as four DDR4 DIMM slots that support up 64GB of memory. Additionally, 5-way optimization enhances the performance of your processor and RAM.

With an extended-ATX form factor, this motherboard features four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots so you may link multiple dedicated graphics cards via NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFireX technology. There are also two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots to grant your system with additional capabilities. Integrated graphics support along with DisplayPort and HDMI ports deliver 4K visuals to your monitors. Utilizing SupremeFX technology, it delivers 8-channel sounds through the motherboard's six audio jacks to complement your multimedia experience.

As far as additional hardware support, you will have access to four SATA III and two SATA Express connectors. Network connectivity is accomplished using the Gigabit Ethernet controller and the 802.11ac Wi-Fi module. Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 technology lets the system wirelessly pair with mobile devices. Other notable features include four USB 3.0 ports as well as a Type-C connector on one of the USB 3.1 ports.

Intel Z170 Chipset
The Z170 chipset is designed to support Intel's 6th-generation of Skylake processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to ten USB 3.0 and six SATA III ports as well as M.2 and PCIe 3.0 technologies for faster data retrieval. This chipset also comes with iGPU functionality so you can enjoy integrated graphics performance.
Intel LGA 1151 Socket
This motherboard supports Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package. These processors come with graphics, memory, and PCI-Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics, dual-channel DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for graphics performance.
SupremeFX Hi-Fi Audio
The SupremeFX 2015 audio processor delivers 8-channel sounds through the motherboard's six audio jacks. It comes with an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream technology, ultra-low-jitter clock, 2VRMS headphone amp, and Sonic SenseAmp, which automatically detects and optimizes a headset for solid sound quality. It also features a dedicated replay that eliminates popping sounds.

The SupremeFX 5.25" front-panel kit delivers distortion-free sounds to your headphones by coming with an ESS ES9018K2M digital-to-analog converter, two Texas Instruments LM4562 op-amps, and a TPA6120A2 headphone amp. It also has a Cirrus Logic analog-to-digital converter for solid recording quality.
Networking
ASUS includes a 10G networking card that occupies a PCIe 2.0 x4 slot to deliver 10 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, and 100 Mb/s speeds. The built-in Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN controller comes with features that enhance the TCP and UDP throughput and reduce the processor's workload so you can have a smoother gaming experience. For wireless options, 802.11ac Wi-Fi is onboard and has up to 1300 Mb/s transfer speeds. Additionally, the Ethernet port is protected with LANGuard, which guards against static electricity and surges.
5-Way Optimization
5-Way Optimization sorts out the complex settings with a click for the apps that you are using. It offers instant CPU performance, everyday energy savings, stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, as well as optimized networking and audio settings. The dedicated ASUS base-block generator is designed for 6th-generation Intel processors and ramps up BCLK frequencies up to 400 MHz. This generator works with the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control.
UEFI BIOS
The UEFI BIOS features a mouse-controlled graphical interface so you can easily overclock and monitor the internal components. It comes with EZ and Advanced modes that offer settings based upon your expertise. Within these settings, you may update the BIOS, control the speed of the fans, and monitor the internal temperature as well as the drive's status.
Customizable RGB LED Illumination
You can customize the onboard LED lighting with five effects that include Static, Breathing, Strobing, Color cycle, and Music effect. Additionally, the color's shade can indicate the processor's temperature.
Additional Features
Two Backplates - provide additional cooling, protection, and reinforcement
TrueVolt USB - reliably supplies 5V of power to all USB ports
Q-connector - sort your front-panel cables
Q-Slot - a large winged clip provides easy installation or removal of a PCI card
Q-DIMM - install or remove memory modules by pushing the one-sided clip
Software Package
Turbo App - can automatically boost the CPU, tune fans, prioritize network data, and optimize audio settings
RAMCache - turns the RAM in a virtual drive that provides data instantly
Sonic Studio II - enhances the overall sound for recording or playback
Overwolf - an unobtrusive overlay lets you browse, email, IM, stream, or record while you play
Keybot II - records macros directly from the keyboard
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly Edition E-ATX Motherboard
  • SupremeFX Hi-Fi Front Panel Kit
  • ROG 10G Express
  • Q-Shield
  • 8 x SATA 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • Supporting DVD
  • ASUS 3T3R Dual-Band Wi-Fi Moving Antennas
  • Fan Extension Card (3 x 4-pin Fan Out)
  • Fan Extension Card Screw Pack
  • SLI Bridge
  • CrossFire Cable
  • 1-in-1 Q-Connectors
  • 3 x Thermal Sensor Cable Packs
  • 12-in-1 Cable Label Kit
  • Fan Label
  • 5-pin to 5-pin Cable
  • Door Hanger
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 specs

    CPU - Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
    - Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
    Chipset Intel Z170
    Memory - 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866 (O.C.), 3800 (O.C.), 3733 (O.C.), 3600 (O.C.), 3500 (O.C.), 3466 (O.C.), 3400 (O.C.), 3333 (O.C.), 3300 (O.C.), 3200 (O.C.), 3000 (O.C.), 2800 (O.C.), 2666 (O.C.), 2400 (O.C.), and 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    - Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    - Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Graphics Integrated HD Graphics Processor
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports
    - Supports HDMI with a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with a max resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    - Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    - Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, and Insider
    Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4, gray)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, gray)
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (black)
    Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
    Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
    Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual-band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Up to 1,300 Mbps transfer speed
    Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS
    LAN Intel I219V Gigabit LAN Controller
    Intel LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)

    10G Express PCIe Card
    10GBASE-T/5G/2.5G/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX
    IEEE 802.3, 802.3ad, 802.3an, 802.1q
    Jumbo frame support (16K)
    10GBASE-T: Cat 6A, 7 cable (maximum 328.1' / 100.0 m)
    Power Consumption: 6.41 W/10 Gbps, 4.83 W/5 Gbps, 3.97 W/2.5 Gbps, 2.94 W/1 Gbps, 2.21 W/100 Mbps
    ACT/LINK LED
    SPEED LED: 10 Gbps (Orange) / 5 Gbps/2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps (Green) / 100 Mbps (OFF)
    Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 compatible
    Audio ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - ESS ES9023P DAC
    - TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP

    SupremeFX Hi-Fi 5.25" Front Panel Kit
    - 1 x ESS ES9018K2M SABRE DAC
    - 2 x LM4562 Op amps
    - 1 x TPA6120A2 Headphone amp
    - 1 x Cirrus Logic CS5361
    - 5 x RC4580 Op amps
    Connects to motherboard via 1 x 6-pin PCIe power connector and 1 x USB 2.0 header
    Operating System Support Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
    Front I/O Ports SupremeFX Hi-Fi 5.25" Front Panel Kit
    1 x Volume control knob
    1 x 6.3mm headphone jack
    1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
    1 x 3.5mm mic/line in jack
    Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
    1 x 10G Ethernet port via PCIe 2.0 x4 card
    1 x USB 3.1 (black, 10 Gb/s) Type-C
    3 x USB 3.1 (red, 10 Gb/s) Type-A
    4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jacks
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module
    Internal I/O Ports 1 x U.2 port
    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.0 connectors support an additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
    3 x USB 2.0 connectors support an additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
    2 x SATA Express connectors: gray, compatible with 4 x SATA III ports
    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 III 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector (4-pin)
    4 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
    1 x Thunderbolt header
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
    1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector
    1 x System panel (Q-Connector)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN (Extension Fan) connector
    1 x MemOK! button
    1 x Slow Mode switch
    9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    3 x Thermal sensor connectors
    1 x DRAM channel jumper
    1 x Power-on button
    1 x Reset button
    1 x BIOS Switch button
    1 x SLI/CFX button (2/3/4-way adjustments)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    Form Factor Extended ATX Form Factor
    12.0 x 10.7" / 30.5 x 27.2 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.8 x 12.4 x 4.4"

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