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ROG MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA

CPU

Intel® Socket 1151for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

Intel® Z170

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphic

- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
Integrated Graphics Processor

Multi-GPU Support

Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology

Expansion Slots

3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 (black)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)

Storage

1 x U.2 port, support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express storage*
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
2 x SATA Express port,
Intel® Z170 chipset :
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*2
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *3
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black,
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

LAN

Intel® I219V, Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)
GameFirst technology
Anti-surge LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

Supports MU-MIMO
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V4.1

Audio

- 2VRMS Headphone Amp into (32-600Ohms)
ROG SupremeFX 20158-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- ESS® ES9023P
- Sonic Studio II
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Radar II
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- DTS Connect
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

USB Ports

8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Intel® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
Intel® Z170 chipset :
Intel® Z170 chipset : *4
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 1 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)

ROG Exclusive Features

CrossChill EK (Hybrid air and liquid cooling)
ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)
ROG Aura
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
ROG RAMCache
Start Button
Reset Button
KeyBot II
- One-click Overclocking
- X.M.P.
- ClrCMOS
- Power On
- O.C. Profile
- MicroFine Alloy Chokes
- Graphic Card Information Preview
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- Tweakers´ Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
ROG RAMDisk
Mem TweakIt
- GPU.DIMM Post
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
UEFI BIOS features :

Special Features

- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
- Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
- Mobo Connect
- PC Cleaner
- HyStream
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
RAMCache
- USB 3.1 Boost
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
Remote Entertainment
- Media Streamer
- ASUS Fan Xpert 3
- Push Notice
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Media Streaming Hub, Smart Sensor Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback®
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- AI Suite 3
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Disk Unlocker
- Ai Charger+
- ASUS Q-Code
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Anti-Surge
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector

Operating System Support

Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 7

Back I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A,
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (black)USB Type-CTM
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
1 x DisplayPort
2 x Wi-Fi antenna port(s)
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 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)
1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)

Accessories

8 x SATA power cable
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x CPU installation tool
ROG Fan Label
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n compliant)
1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
User´s manual
I/O Shield
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)

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 CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Overwolf
ROG Keybot II
ROG Aura (Lighting Control)
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Note

*1 The The M.2 slot shares bandwidth with U.2 slot and SATA Express 1 slot.
*2 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
*3 These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
*4 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
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