ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Ranger LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Ranger LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Ranger LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard


Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3400 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 Slots
  • ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel HD Audio
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C
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ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger overview

  • 1Description

Built for performance and a gaming-oriented design, the MAXIMUS VIII Ranger Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. The 12 x 9.6" MAXIMUS VIII Ranger supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, and the Intel Z170 chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (64 and 32-bit).

The ATX form factor of the Maximus VIII Formula has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of non-ECC unbuffered DDR4 RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 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. The Maximus VIII Ranger supports a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 2 x SATA Express ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max at x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, 1 x 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C port, 1 x 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-A port, 6 x USB 3.0 ports, 8 x USB 2.0 ports, and 1 x PS/2 port. Using the SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition audio codec, it can support 8-channel HD audio with jack detection, multi-streaming, and front panel jack retasking.

The Maximus VIII Ranger supports integrated graphics with 1 x HDMI and 1 x DisplayPort output. Its HDMI port supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and its DisplayPort supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz. The integrated graphics can use up to 512MB of shared memory and also supports Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, and Intel Insider. Multi-GPU support is also available using either NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI or AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technology.

The Maximus VIII Ranger has also been designed with LANGuard, Pro Clock technology, DRAM over-current protection, ESD guards, a solid steel back I/O, UEFI BIOS, Fan Xpert 3, AI Suite 3, and more. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

Ready for 6th-Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for improved graphics performance
Intel Z170 Express Chipset
The Intel Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 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 Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 32 Gb/s M.2, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions
SupremeFX 2015 Audio
Maximus VIII Formula's onboard audio allows users to benefit from gaming-audio inputs and outputs, with special shielded designs, and a collection of carefully selected professional-grade audio components, including an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream technology, an ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon capacitors, a 2Vrms headphone amp, and a Sonic SenseAmp that automatically detects and optimizes any headset (32-600 ohms) for pure sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II, so you'll apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment, as well as Perfect Voice noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with clarity
Gaming Performance
With 5-Way Optimization at your disposal, it takes just one click to tune complex settings. ASUS' technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get improved CPU performance, everyday energy savings, stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization helps ensure that your PC is set for gaming, entertainment, productivity, or just about anything else
CPU Performance Boost (TPU)
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card. This gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and the ability to unlock the potential from your graphics card
Energy Efficiency (EPU)
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU detects and adjusts power consumption according to the PC's needs - automatically. It can also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away Mode. This creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the graphics card's power level while you're away, so the PC consumes only the energy it needs
Fan Xpert 3
Using fan and water-pump controls for cooling and quietness with on-board thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin PWM/3-pin DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 helps make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise
Digital Power Control
Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU-power-draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is a technology that fully complies with Intel IMVP8 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control
ProClock Technology
ASUS ProClock technology is a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400 MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo Processor Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control
The mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more user-friendly. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily
ROG's intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that games and apps launch at faster speeds. RAMCache can help turn milliseconds into microseconds to boost load times and also help minimize the risk of data loss
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
ROG features Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster and smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the double advantage of helping to reduce CPU overhead and offering improved TCP and UDP throughput
Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted components ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput. Additionally, electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) allow for up to 1.9x greater tolerance to static electricity and up to 2.5x greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges
GameFirst III
GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters, and file-sharing slowdown. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming, or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly
- CPU Installation Tool: One layer protection from socket-pin damage
- TrueVolt USB: Two dedicated USB power supplies provide 5V to all USB ports
- Q-connector: one piece sorts front-panel cables
- Q-slot: One clip to swap or secure your graphics card
- Q-DIMM: One sided clips for simple and secure handling of memory modules
- DRAM Over-current protection: One additional resettable fuse helps protect connection ports and DRAM against over-current and short-circuit damage
- Backplates: Two backplates help provide additional cooling, protection, and reinforcement
- ESD Guards: Greater electrostatic protection for the PS/2, USB, audio, and LAN ports
- Stainless Steel Back I/O: Up to 3x longer lifespan than ordinary panels
- Black nickel-coated Q-shield: Helps protect your hands from nicks and cuts
This unobtrusive overlay helps keeps you in the game, so you can browse, email, IM, stream or record while you play
Keybot II
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)
UPC: 889349127131
In the Box
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Ranger LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
  • 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • Supporting DVD
  • SLI Bridge
  • Q-connector (1-in-1)
  • 12-in-1 ROG Cable Labels
  • ROG Fan Label
  • ROG Door Hanger
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger specs

    CPU - Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron Processors
    - Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
    - Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    Chipset Intel Z170
    Memory - 4 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR4 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 Graphics Support
    Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
    Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black)
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (black)
    Storage Intel Z170 Chipset:
    - 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe modes)
    - 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, gray, 4 ports from 2 x SATA Express
    - 2 x SATA Express ports, gray
    - Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    - Intel Rapid Storage Technology support
    - Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
    LAN - Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller, GameFirst technology
    - Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)
    - Anti-surge LANGuard
    Audio ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    - Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - ESS ES9023P
    - TI RC4580 2Vrms Audio OP AMP

    Audio Features:
    - Gold-plated jacks - DTS Connect
    - Optical S/PDIF out port at the back panel
    - Sonic SenseAmp
    - Sonic Studio II
    - Sonic Radar II
    USB Ports Intel Z170 Chipset:
    6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at the back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 at the back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

    ASMedia USB 3.1 Controller:
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port (back panel)
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (back panel, red)
    ROG Features ROG RAMCache
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    Mem TweakIt
    KeyBot II
    - One-click Overclocking
    - X.M.P.
    - DirectKey
    - ClrCMOS
    - Power On
    UEFI BIOS Features:
    - O.C. Profile
    - GPU.DIMM Post
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    - Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    Extreme Tweaker
    Special Features OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
    - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
    ASUS Exclusive Features:
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - Anti-Surge
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner
    Remote Entertainment
    - Media Streamer
    - HyStream
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design:
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Overclocking Protection
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    Operating System Support Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit)
    Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (red)
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (black)
    2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jacks
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
    Internal I/O Ports - 1 x AAFP connector
    - 2 x USB 3.0 connectors support an additional 4 x USB 3.0 ports
    - 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support an additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    - 2 x SATA Express connectors, compatible with 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports
    - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIe SSD)
    - 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    - 1 x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
    - 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
    - 4 x Chassis Fan connectors (4 x 4-pin)
    - 1 x Thunderbolt header
    - 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
    - 1 x System panel (Q-Connector)
    - 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN (Extension Fan) connector
    - 1 x MemOK! button
    - 1 x Thermal sensor connector
    - 1 x Power-on button
    - 1 x Reset button
    - 1 x Clear CMOS button
    - 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    - 1 x LN2 Mode jumper
    - 1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
    - 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    BIOS 1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F9 Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
    Manageability WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
    Support Disc Drivers
    ROG GameFirst technology
    ROG RAMDisk
    ROG RAMCache
    ROG Mem TweakIt
    Keybot II
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
    ASUS WebStorage
    ASUS Utilities
    Form Factor ATX Form Factor
    12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Infoycwwtszx
    Package Weight 3.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 11.4 x 2.9"

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    MAXIMUS VIII Ranger LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this board Love this board only wish it had more than one m.2 slot
    Date published: 2017-03-29
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