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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

Integrated Graphics Processor
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
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
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ 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)*
2 x SATA Express port,
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *3
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black,
Intel® Z170 chipset :
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*2
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

LAN

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

Wireless Data Network

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V4.1

Audio

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

USB Ports

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

ROG Exclusive Features

CrossChill EK (Hybrid air and liquid cooling)
ROG RAMCache
- One-click Overclocking
- DirectKey
ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)
KeyBot II
- X.M.P.
- ClrCMOS
- Power On
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
ROG RAMDisk
- O.C. Profile
- GPU.DIMM Post
Mem TweakIt
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

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

Operating System Support

Windows® 8.1
Windows® 7
Windows® 10

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

Internal I/O Ports

2 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
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 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 Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)

Accessories

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

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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