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ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

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 3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(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
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
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-GPU Support

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

Expansion Slots

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

Storage

2 x U.2 port*1,
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*3
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, *4,
Intel® Z170 chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)*2
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*3
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller :
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

LAN

Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology
Anti-surge LANGuard
Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)

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

ROG SupremeFX 20158-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- ESS® ES9023P
- TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP(s)
- Sonic Studio II
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Radar II
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Gold-plated jacks
- DTS Connect
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

USB Ports

Intel® USB 3.1 controller :
Intel® Z170 chipset :
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
Intel® Z170 chipset : *5
1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, USB Type-CTM)
1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)

ROG Exclusive Features

ROG Aura
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
Start Button
Reset Button
LN2 Mode
KeyBot II
- One-click Overclocking
- X.M.P.
- ClrCMOS
- Power On
- O.C. Profile
- MicroFine Alloy Chokes
- Graphic Card Information Preview
GameFirst III
- 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

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 tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
Remote Entertainment
- Media Streamer
- Push Notice
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback®
- AI Suite 3
- Disk Unlocker
- Ai Charger
- ASUS Q-Code
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
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 (black)USB Type-CTM,
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0
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

2 x U.2 port
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
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 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
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 Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)

Accessories

1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (40 cm)
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
ASUS Q-Shield
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
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 U.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1234.
*2 The M.2 x4 shares bandwidth with PCIEX4_3.
*3 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
*4 These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
*5 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
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