Powered exclusively by 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS is an intro-level motherboard for those looking to break into the ROG series. It features one-click overclocking, air and liquid cooling, Aura Sync illumination, ASUS SafeSlot, SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III, plus gaming connectivity that includes Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, dual M.2 slots, USB 3.1 Gen 2, Wi-Fi, and more. This motherboard is designed to fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1151 socket, the Intel Z390 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
The ATX form factor of the Maximus XI Hero can support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 16GB per slot at speeds of 4400 (OC), 4266 (OC) 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. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and two M.2 Socket 3 with M key, one of which supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The Maximum XI Hero supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There is also one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), one USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector (front panel), plus more internal USB headers that support USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4), one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x4 mode), and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports Intel HD Graphics with one HDMI output that supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz and one DisplayPort output that supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz. For users looking to take advantage of multi-GPUs, the Maximus XI Hero supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technologies.
Using the ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-channel HD audio codec, the Maximus XI Hero can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or S/PDIF output. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as AI Overclocking, OptiMem II, a TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), an Energy Processing Unit (EPU), Fan Xpert 4, Digi+ Power Control, ASUS' Turbo app, UEFI BIOS, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11) with MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.
Built for Overclocking
DDR4 4400 MHz+
Cooler by Design - Comprehensive Cooling Zone
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.
A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
4-Pin PWN/DC Fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans. W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.
Fan Extension Header
Allows expansion of three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.
Allows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.
Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop.
An All-In-One header that supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans, and water pumps.
Control Your Rig
ASUS created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your processor.
The onboard intelligence also watches systems vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.
Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for veterans that prefer manual tuning.
TPU Insight The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) Insight provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) Guidance enables system-wide power efficiency, automatically optimizing consumption to maximize savings.
Fan Xpert 4
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and all-in-one (AIO) coolers via either Fan Expert 4 or ASUS' UEFI BIOS.
Digital Power Controls
The 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 stability and performance.
Intel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.
EZ Tuning Wizard
Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
Intuitive Graphical Fan Control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
Fast Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Aura On/Off Mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
AI OC Guide
The AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Optimization or view a quick guide.
SMART Check your storage devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
Last Modified Log
Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.
ASUS User Profile Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.