ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO

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® Z270

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(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(O.C.) 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

Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB (for iGPU exclusively)

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

Storage

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*4
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *5
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

LAN

Intel® I219V
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology

Audio

- Sonic Studio III
ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ESS® ES9023P
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *6
Audio Feature :
- Gold-plated jacks
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Sonic Radar III

USB Ports

2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z270 Chipset : *7
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)

ROG Exclusive Features

Loadline Calibration
- One-click Overclocking
- DirectKey
KeyBot II
- X.M.P.
- ClrCMOS
- Power On
MemOK! Button
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
ROG RAMDisk
ROG RAMCache II
- O.C. Profile
ROG CloneDrive
ReTry Button
Safe Boot Button
LN2 Mode
GameFirst IV
Mem TweakIt
ROG CPU-Z
Overwolf
Start Button
Reset Button
ROG Aura
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
- MicroFine Alloy Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
UEFI BIOS features :
- Tweakers´ Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- Graphic Card Information Preview

Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo Core App
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, VGA, Boot Device LED)
TPU
Gamer´s Guardian:
- SafeSlot
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector

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,
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback®)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports

3 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
1 x LN2 Mode switch(es)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
1 x EXT_Fan header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
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 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x TPM connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x H_AMP fan connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel connector
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Start button

Accessories

1 x 3D printing mount package
1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
ASUS Q-Shield
1 x CPU installation tool
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
User´s manual
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x ROG coaster(s)

BIOS

1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, 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
AURA
ROG GameFirst IV*
ROG RAMDisk
ROG RAMCache II
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
ROG Keybot II
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Radar III
Overwolf
CloneDrive
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Software
Winzip
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities
*ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit

Operating System

Windows® 8.1 64-bit *8
Windows® 7 32-bit *8
Windows® 7 64-bit *8
Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

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

Note

*1 The PCIe x4_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIex1_3. The PCIe x4_3 is default set at x2 mode.
*2 When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.
*3 When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operating in PCIEX4 mode, SATA port 5. 6 will be disabled.
*4 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
*5 Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
*6 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio and due to Windows 7 limitations, 32-bit playback is unavailable for Windows 7.
*7 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board comes from the ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
*8 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors
*9 ROG GameFirst technology is only available for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
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