ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4400 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III & 2 x M.2 Socket 3
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slot
  • ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel HD Audio Codec
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2-Way NVIDIA SLI & 3-Way AMD CrossFireX
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ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO Overview

  • 1Description

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.

General Features

Power Performance

Built for Overclocking
By default, all of Coffee Lake's major bus frequencies are derived from the same reference clock, limiting the control and flexibility needed to harness the full overclocking potential of the platform. The ROG Maximus XI Code features a dedicated onboard clock generator that supplies dynamic reference clocks to the CPU cores and major subdomains, giving you the freedom to coax more MHz of headroom from the system.
DDR4 4400 MHz+
Whether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the low latency, ROG Maximus XI Code provides the tools you need to exploit the Coffee Lake architecture's full potential: carefully optimized trace pathways maintain signal integrity, and ROG firmware offers the necessary tweaks to ensure stability while maximizing memory performance. Load up with a high-density memory kit for heavy multitasking, or run a focused setup that delivers the bandwidth your favorite games and applications need.
OptiMem II
To provide Intel's CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, ASUS has reimagined motherboard trace routing from the ground up. Their OptiMem II tech carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. And to further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, they've employed a highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling.

Cooling Design

Cooler by Design - Comprehensive Cooling Zone
The ROG Maximus XI Formula features comprehensive cooling controls, 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 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.

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.

Control Your Rig

Fast, intuitive control is vital for effective command of your rig, so ASUS has loaded the ROG Maximus XI Code with simple, flexible tools that let you tweak almost every aspect of the system. Enjoy intelligent automated tuning with 5-Way Optimization technology, or dive deep into the ROG UEFI BIOS to take full manual control. The ROG Maximus XI Code also makes short work of fine-tuning everything from audio to storage, so it's easy to get every park of your system up to speed.

Intelligent Control

AI Overclocking
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI BIOS, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

CPU Potential
ASUS created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your processor.

Cooling Capability
The onboard intelligence also watches systems vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.

AI Overclocking
Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for veterans that prefer manual tuning.
5-Way Optimization
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95-based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.

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.

EPU Guidance
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.

Turbo App
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.
UEFI Bios
The ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
EZ Mode
Designed to simplify setup, EZ Mode presents vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running quickly.

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.

SATA Information
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.
Advanced Mode
When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced Mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want. In Advanced Mode, you will find:

Prediction
AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.

My Favorites
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.

GPU POST
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

Secure Erase
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.

Search Function
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.

Audio

SupremeFX
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220 codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is well preserved, the front panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
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 balance for audio clarity capable of -112 dB THD.
Nichicon Caps
Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with strong clarity and fidelity.
Gold-Plated Audio Jacks
Backlit audio jacks save you from fumbling around in the dark.
Switching MOSFETs
This design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.
Sonic Radar
Enjoy visualized audio detail that eliminates the need to crank up the volume. It's a good tool for practice rounds and tuning untrained ears.
Sonic Studio III
Explore a range of EQ options and one-click presets that allow you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your audio device, and make use of the APO injection technology to apply your audio profiles to USB, HDMI, and Bluetooth gear.

Utility

RAMCache III
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with NVM Express storage options, its intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at fast speeds.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate
The Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with drivers and BIOS releases. Its user-friendly UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, ROG news, gaming events, and special offers.

Personalized for You

With Aura Sync to unleash synchronized effects that extend from motherboard to a vast ecosystem of compatible components, the ROG Maximus XI Code is primed for virtually limitless personalization.
Grow Your Gaming World
Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control, and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is extensive, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

The Power of Intel

Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron Processors
This motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, with integrated graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
Intel Z390 Chipset
The Intel Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and 32 Gb/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy great graphics performance.
UPC: 192876124130
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
  • 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • ASUS 2T2R Dual-Band Wi-Fi Moving Antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
  • SLI HB Bridge(2-Way-M)
  • ROG Big Sticker
  • Q-Connector
  • Extension Cable for RGB Strips (31.5" / 80.0cm)
  • Extension Cable for Addressable LED
  • ROG Coaster
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO Specs

    CPU
    Chipset Intel Z390
    CPU Socket LGA 1151
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Display 1 x DisplayPort 
    1 x HDMI 
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit
    PS/2 1 x Combo
    Wi-Fi Antenna 2 x Connector
    Buttons BIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
    Memory
    Memory Slots 4 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266, 4400 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 64 GB
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    ECC Support Non-ECC Unbuffered
    Storage Expansion
    SATA 6 x SATA III
    M.2 1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
    U.2 None
    Optane Memory Support Yes
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
    3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 2-Way NVIDIA SLI
    3-Way AMD CrossFireX
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin Assistant
    5 x 4-Pin System
    1 x 2-Pin W_IN
    1 x 2-Pin W_OUT
    1 x 3-Pin W_FLOW
    1 x Thermal Sensor
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 8-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin CPU
    Security TPM Module
    LED Header 4 x RGB
    Audio None
    Diagnostics Reset, ReTry, Start
    BIOS
    ROM 128 Mb
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP, USB 3.1
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    Audio Codec SupremeFX S1220 (8-Channel)
    Wireless
    Bluetooth 5.0
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (MU-MIMO)
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    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
    Physical
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12 x 9.6" / 30.48 x 24.38 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.94 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.7 x 12.45 x 4.7"

    ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO Reviews

    Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ready to be wrong but mine was defective in an annoying way The USB host controller is just broken enough that SD card and some USB peripherals dont work correctly.  When the SD card is removed it shows its still there and I can even copy the first file off the card. The only way to clear the card being there is to either unplug the hub or restart the computer.  No newer driver is available for this chipsets Intel 3.1 USB extensible controller. I have to chalk it up to the board or the controller itself. These things do happen but fingers crossed said exchange makes it right.  OC and UEFI bios are cool though, works well enough with the i9900k. Was able to do 5.2 GHz without any issues.
    Date published: 2019-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic board The board is amazing, bios great. Looks stunning when boots up. One may want to look into the latest design manual from the site, I found that to be useful than the manual it comes with. Overall a solid board, a bit expensive, but a hefty work horse.
    Date published: 2019-02-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Asus need to improve their customer service B&H shipped this product fast and professionally. In fact Asus board is also great. I mostly had no issue with it. However, I am facing an issue with dual boot and asked whether the Asus bios team could help. I have been an asus fan and have used plenty of their products (including mobos earlier) and never required their customer support. If you dont need support, then it is not bad. However, if you ever need it, then good luck with that. They should honestly add no service provided.
    Date published: 2019-03-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Asus Horrible customer service B&H shipping hand handling 5 stars. One star is giving to Asus because of the poor quality of their board, and horrible service.
    Date published: 2018-12-10
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    Is this coming with Call of Duty Deluxe Edition ...

    Is this coming with Call of Duty Deluxe Edition Digital Download Code ?
    Asked by: Yunhao
    Currently, this motherboard doesn't come with a free game code.
    Answered by: jessica
    Date published: 2019-03-28

    Will this work with intel I7 6700 CPU ?

    Will this work with intel I7 6700 CPU ?
    Asked by: Mark
    I don't think so. 6700 CPU is a Skylake chip, and uses older generation chipset. XI Hero is designed for the new Coffee Lake CPU's with Z390 chipset. It is confusing because both use LGA 1151 socket, but there is actually two versions of this socket, new one designed for the Coffee Lake CPU's. I'm not an expert, so check further.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-27
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    ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO Q&A

    ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz
    • Intel Core i3-8350K 4.0 GHz
    • Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz
    • Intel Celeron G4900
    • Intel Celeron G4920
    • Intel Core i3-8300
    • Intel Core i5-8500
    • Intel Core i5-8600
    • Intel Core i5-8600K
    • Intel Core i5-9400F
    • Intel Core i5-9600K
    • Intel Core i7+ 8700
    • Intel Core i7-8086K
    • Intel Core i7-8700
    • Intel Core i7-8700K
    • Intel Core i7-8700T
    • Intel Core i7-9700K
    • Intel Core i9-9900K
    • Intel Pentium G5400
    • Intel Pentium G5500
    • Intel Pentium G5600
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