ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

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  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z370 Chipset
  • LGA1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4133 (OC) Memory
  • 6 x SATA III, 2 x M.2
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Aura Sync RGB Lighting
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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  • 1Description

The ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard comes equipped with an Intel Z370 chipset and an LGA1151 socket to make it compatible with Intel's 8th-generation Core processors. The ATX motherboard provides ample space to accommodate four DDR4 DIMM, two M.2, three PCIe 3.0 x16, and three PCIe 3.0 slots, so you can build a gaming rig or video-editing workstation. In addition to supporting M.2 SSDs, it has six SATA connectors for 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives and optical drives. There's also an 802.11ac Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.2 module on board for wireless connections to the Internet and Bluetooth-enabled devices.

ASUS has armed the ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard with built-in LED lighting along with RGB headers to create a custom glow inside the case. The motherboard has two USB 3.1, four USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0 ports to access printers, external storage drives, and other external peripherals. The USB 3.1 ports transfer data at up to 10 Gb/s speeds, and one of these ports sports a convenient USB Type-C design. For non-gaming builds, DisplayPort and HDMI outputs are available to deliver 4K visuals, coming from the processor's integrated graphics chipset. To complete the multimedia experience, you can connect your sound system to the motherboard's six audio ports, which are powered by a SupremeFX S1220 audio processor. For a reliable Internet connection, a Gigabit Ethernet port is provided.

Intel Z370 Chipset
The Intel Z370 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th-generation Intel Core LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6 Gbps ports, and 32 Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics.
LGA1151 Core Processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package. With integrated graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers, it supports onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Aura Sync
ASUS Aura Sync offers full RGB control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as the LED strips connected to onboard RGB headers. It provides Static, Breathing, Strobing, Rainbow, Color Cycle, Comet, Flash & Dash, Wave, Glowing Yo-Yo, Starry Night, Music, and CPU temperature effects. ROG Maximus X Hero features a pair of onboard 5050 RGB headers and an addressable header to support lighting strips, fans, coolers, and cases.
DDR4 Overclocking
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces to an optimal PCB layer, and a T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signals by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements offer more overclocking headroom and stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4133 and higher with all slots populated.
5-Way Optimization
With one click, ASUS 5-Way Optimization dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for performance.
  • TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance
  • EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode
  • Fan Xpert 4 grants comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers
  • Digi+ delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power -efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation
  • Turbo App allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings
ROG's SupremeFX audio technology delivers a 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection. There's also a low-dropout regulator for clean power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec. Additionally, an ESS Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter and OPA1688 op-amp are on board.
Additional Features
  • 3D mount locations support 3D-printed covers, holders, and other accessories
  • Angular M.2 heatsink helps keep an M.2 SSD cool
  • Each fan header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload-based cooling
  • 3A header for PWM and DC water pumps
  • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
  • Includes three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers
  • Integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current
  • Allows for monitoring of temperature of any component at the input/out
  • Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop
  • All-In-One header supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans, and water pumps
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO provides up to 867 Mb/s transfers speeds for connected users
  • Intel Ethernet controllers reduce CPU overhead and offer high TCP and UDP throughputs
  • LANGuard grants signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes to protect the LAN connection
  • M.2 slot supports up to 32 Gb/s data-transfer speeds
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Pre-mounted I/O shield
  • SafeSlot provides strong PCIe device retention and shearing resistance to support heavy graphics cards
  • ESD Guards provide electrostatic protection for the PS2, USB, audio, and Ethernet ports
  • Two USB power supplies deliver 5V of power to all USB ports
  • Q-Connector, Q-Slot, and Q-DIMM designs for easy installation of components
  • ASUS Beyond VR Ready
Software Features
  • GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for fast, lag-free online gaming
  • Mouse-controlled graphical BIOS provides EZ and Advanced Modes to help novices and seasoned overclockers
  • Sonic Studio III 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 customized audio settings to different applications, so everything is tuned to the way you want to listen
  • Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends HRTF effects to VR headsets
  • Sonic Radar III processes sounds accurately and adds an on-screen arrow, so you're aware of what's going on around you
  • Overwolf lets you browse the Internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay
  • ROG Clone Drive is a cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs
  • RAMCache II caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch quickly
  • Keybot II lets you record macros directly from the keyboard, quickly switch profiles, enable special functions, and enhance S5 mode
UPC: 889349864111
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard
  • 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • Support DVD
  • Set of ASUS 2T2R dual-band Wi-Fi Moving Antennas
  • MOS Fan Bracket Kit
  • 2-Way SLI HB Bridge
  • ROG Sticker
  • Q-Connector
  • 31.5" (80cm) Extension Cable for RGB Strips
  • Addressable LED Extension Cable
  • 3D Print Mount Package
  • ROG Coaster
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description


    CPU Intel Socket LGA 1151 for 8th-generation Core processors
    Chipset Intel Z370
    Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR4 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory
    Dual-Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor
    Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
    NVIDIA 2-Way SLI or AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
    Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac supports dual-band frequency 2.4/5 GHz MU-MIMO
    Bluetooth 4.2
    Audio SupremeFX 8-channel high definition audio CODEC S1220
    I/O Ports 1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet port
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
    4 x USB 3.0 Type-A (blue)
    2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
    1 x ASUS 2x2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2 module
    5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
    Internal Ports 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header
    2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x TPM connector
    6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connectors (3 x 4-pin)
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4-pin)
    1 x H_AMP fan connector
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4-pin)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
    1 x MemOK! button
    1 x Slow Mode switch
    1 x Reset button
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x System panel connector
    3 x 3D Mount screw ports
    1 x EXT_Fan header
    1 x W_IN header
    1 x W_OUT header
    1 x W_FLOW header
    1 x Thermal sensor connector
    1 x Start button
    1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 11.7 x 3.3"


    Republic of Gamers Maximus X Hero LGA1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the WAY Ordered n Intel i7-8700K for this motherboard, from B&H and they got them in early. So NEXT I will order this mobo. HooHah. Been waiting for a LONG TIME. I will update this review after I get all up and running. WARNING: They are showing here "Recommended Accessories" including an "Intel Core i7-7700k 4.2 GHz" as if it was compatible with this motherboard. It is NOT!! Per Intel, CPUs that ARE Compatible, "Intel LGA1151 socket only for 8th Gen Intel Core Processors * Not backward compatible with older generation of LGA 1151 CPUs" �� Although the 7700K is an 1151 Socket it is the 7th generation and not the 8th generation. Therefore, it is not compatible with this board or any Z370 boards, it is only compatible with Z270 motherboards...
    Date published: 2017-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Maximus This is my third maximus motherboard and for the third time they nailed it!! I was able to stabilize my 8086k at 5.2ghz, even with the ram running at 4000mhz. This board is great for overclocking and has the looks and features to boot. Only thing that sucks is the RGB control software. Very buggy and broken... first wouldn't install, then with a fresh install of windows it installed but works about half the time and just crashes the rest. Not sure if my overclock is breaking it, but either way it's kind of disappointing... but maybe they will fix this with a bios or software update. If you're really into RGB though, this might not be the board for you.
    Date published: 2018-07-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Box has been opened The motherboard is good, but the box has been opened before I receive the package...and the box is dirty and the plastic�film has been removed too. I used B&H very often and this is the first bad experience with it.
    Date published: 2018-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite motherboard to date Never owned a Maximus board in the past but always wanted the premium experience. Decided to go with it for the 8700K to see how far I could overclock it. It did not disappoint. With an EVGA CLC 280, the CPU runs at a stable 5.1 GHz with only 1.3v while maintaining mid 70 to maximum of 85 on high load. To showcase it, I paired it up with 6 LL120 Corsair RGB fans as well as Poseidon 1080 Ti and the board and set up is beautiful. So many features to use that I didn't get to use such as liquid cooling fan headers and LN2 mode but don't really need to use those. Happy that this board outperformed my expectations. If you want a board to push your CPU to the limit as an everyday consumer to enthusiast level, would definitely recommend Maximus boards.
    Date published: 2018-08-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from BH resell used product as new When I register this board online, ASUS website said it is registered. So someone must return this product and BH resell it to me.
    Date published: 2018-03-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motherboard works as discribed Setup was easy. Experience no problems and left the BIOS at its defaults. The last system I built was six years ago and the hardware/bios has come a long ways in the past six years. This is a new system from scratch with new case, power supply, Intel I7 8700k CPU with water cpu cooler, 16 gigs of ddr4 memory and a one terabyte m.2 SSD drive. Have not loaded any of the drivers from the enclosed CD yet. I don't love anything that is not alive so that is why I only gave it four stars. I would recommend this motherboard.
    Date published: 2018-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Motherboard Overclocked my 8700K to 5.1ghz with ease. XMP worked great set my 32gb memory to 3200mhz, very stable. Wifi worked great. No problems at all.
    Date published: 2018-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gamer/overclocking board. Has just about everything you need for a great system build.� This replaced another ROG Maximus Board of two years that blew a capacitor (ASUS Tech support and RMA process was outstanding). ROG Boards have a great warranty.
    Date published: 2018-01-11
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