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ROG Maximus XIII Extreme


ROG Maximus XIII Extreme is fully armed for those wanting to push the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ to the very edges of the performance envelope. It features the latest hardware and software that work in unison to optimize your overclocking experience, as well as AI-enhancements and comprehensive cooling controls to give you total command over your build.

Intelligent Motherboard

Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.

  • AI Overclocking

    Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push each system to its limits.

  • AI Cooling

    Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm reduces unnecessary system noise by monitoring CPU temperatures and dynamically adjusting fans to optimal speeds.

  • AI Networking

    GameFirst VI optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.

  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

    This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 500 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.



  • Performance
  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity
  • DIY friendly

Extreme Power & Performance

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  2. 18+2 POWER STAGES

    ・ 2 x PCIe* 4.0 x16 Safeslots (x16, x8/x8)

    ・ 1 x PCIe* 4.0 x4 slot (x4)

  4. Intel® Socket LGA1200

    11th & 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors


    ・ 4 x DIMM
    ・ Dual Channel

  6. 5 X M.2 SOCKET

    ・ 3 x M.2 2242-2280 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode

    ・ 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA from DIMM.2

    ・ 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode from DIMM.2

* Specifications may vary, depending on CPU. Listed specifications are based on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.

Comprehensive Cooling

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  4. ROG DIMM.2 heatsink ROG DIMM.2 heatsink



Total Gaming Immersion

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  2. SupremeFX ALC4082 CODEC


    ・ 120dB SNR stereo playback output

    ・ 113dB SNR recording input

    ・ LED-Illuminated Audio Jacks

    Sonic Studio III

    ・ Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer

    Sonic Radar III DTS® Sound Unbound​
  3. 1 x 4-pin AURA RGB headers
  4. 1.77” LIVEDASH OLED
  5. EDGE (RGB)
  7. 3 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers

Full Connectivity

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  1. Clr CMOS button
    BIOS FlashBack™ button
  2. 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
  3. 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4

    2 x USB Type-C®

  4. Marvell® AQtionAQC107 10Gb
  5. Intel® Ethernet 2.5Gb
  6. Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  8. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2

    front panel connector

  9. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2x2

    front panel connector

  10. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s

DIY Friendly

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    Greater electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.


    Supplies a rock-steady 5 volts to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations and protecting against potential data loss.

  3. LiveDash OLED 1.77”

    Indicates power status and potential problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.


    Makes tuning more intuitive by recording both the true highest and lowest core voltage and then passing the data to HWiNFO, AI Suite 3 and the onboard LiveDash OLED.


    The two chassis fan headers* feature the ASUS HYDRANODE circuit, which utilizes a powerline communication protocol to control up to three daisy chained fans independently through each 4-pin connector.

    *Three additional fan headers on the ROG Fan Controller.

  6. Patented ROG Pre-Mounted I/O Shield

    The patented ROG I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted, which further simplifies the process of installing the motherboard.

  7. 4 x Q-DIMM

    One sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.


    FlexKey allows you to redefine the role of the chassis reset button. Assignable options include quick Aura lighting control, booting directly into UEFI, or performing a safe boot to recover settings.

  9. 2 x SAFESLOTS

    Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.


    Sorts all front-panel cables.



ROG Maximus XIII Extreme is designed for uncompromising performance. Boasting an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 100 amps, high-quality components, and an optimized memory layout, it easily handles overclocking demands of Intel Rocket Lake CPUs.

  • Power Solution
  • Memory

Teamed Power Architecture

Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal.

  • A Brief History
  • A Shift in CPU Demands
  • Bucking the trend
  • Thermal Performance
  • High quality components

Power Stage Design



While doublers help extend the number of effective phases, they do so at the cost of a processing delay. The teamed architecture allows two power stages to work in tandem to provide more power to the CPU. The MOSFETs within the power stages generate the most heat as they are responsible for voltage conversion and delivery to the CPU from the 12-volt EPS connector.

Phase-doubled Design



  • ASUS became the first manufacturer to implement phase doublers when we shipped the A8N32-SLI Deluxe back in 2005. The board’s VRM was lauded for elegantly overcoming the power handling capabilities of components that were available at the time while also reducing voltage ripple. Those benefits lead to phase doublers becoming universally accepted in the industry, and they are still used for similar purposes today.

  • Today’s CPUs pack more cores than their predecessors, and the latest instruction sets allow them to crunch computationally dense workloads at an incredible pace. As an added bonus, these processors also consume less power at idle and can transition between loads states much more quickly. These improvements necessitated a re-evaluation of power design priorities, because phase doublers add a propagation delay that hampers transient response.

  • The latest integrated power components can handle higher currents than the devices of yesteryear, making it possible to implement a simple circuit topology that isn’t hamstrung by the processing lag of phase doublers. That’s why the ROG Maximus XIII Extreme utilizes teamed power stages to deliver higher burst current per phase, while maintaining the thermal performance of phase-doubled designs.

  • Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That's why ROG Maximus XIII Extreme utilizes 20 power stages. The high-end power stages feature a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.


With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies and reduced voltages while operating at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Maximus XIII Extreme with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 11th Gen Intel Core Rocket Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.

  • G.Skill Memory 2x16GB CL17 @4266MHz
  • OptiMem III
    CL 16
  • No OptiMem III
    CL 17
  • Lower the data is better
Test Configuration: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors | ROG Maximus XIII Extreme
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ROG Maximus XIII Extreme has a large cooling array for the VRM and chipset, plus M.2 heatsinks accompanied with backplate blocks to draw heat away from critical components. That rugged foundation is backed by complimentary headers for fans, AIOs and liquid loops, paired with flexible control options that allow you to build the ultimate high-performance, silent, water-cooled rig.

  • Heatsinks
  • Headers
  • ROG Fan Controller

Cooling Heatsinks

Cooling Heatsinks Cooling Heatsinks
  1. VRM and Aluminum I/O Heatsink

    An aluminum I/O cover and two VRM heatsinks connected by an U-shaped heatpipe provide ample surface area and mass to deal with the heat generated by the latest Intel processors.

  2. U-shaped Heatpipe

    The heatpipe efficiently distributes the thermal load across the entire array.

  3. Extended VRM Heatsink

    An extended heatsink helps cool vital motherboard power delivery areas to improve the overclocking potential of 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

  4. Aluminum Heatsink Cover

    Crafted from pure aluminum, the heatsink cover efficiently cools M.2 drives mounted in the onboard slots.

  5. High-Conductivity Thermal Pad

    A high-quality thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink.

  6. M.2 Backplates

    Integrated M.2 backplates help ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.

  7. Chipset Heatsink

    A chipset heatsink blends seamlessly with the aluminum cover and prominently features the ROG logo.

ROG Maximus XIII Extreme
  • Multiple Temperature Sources
  • 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers and ASUS HYDRANODE
  • Bundled ROG Fan Controller
  • Water Pump+
  • Water In/Out
  • Water Flow

Cooler by Design

ROG Maximus XIII Extreme features comprehensive cooling options that are 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, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.

  • 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers and ASUS HYDRANODE

    Every onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, with three chassis fan headers offering ASUS HYDRANODE support.

  • Bundled ROG Fan Controller

    A bundled fan controller card includes six additional DC and PWM fan headers, plus two thermal-probe headers.

ROG Water-Cooling Zone

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.

  • Water Pump+

    A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

  • Water In/Out

    A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

  • Water Flow

    A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

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ROG Fan Controller

The ROG Fan Controller offers additional six headers that can be controlled via FanXpert 4. The card features two temperature-sensor headers, along with two thermistors that can be attached to various components. There are also six ARGB headers to illuminate compatible fans and addressable strips.



Advanced connectivity features including WiFi 6E and two Ethernet ports provide all the bandwidth you need for smooth online and LAN gameplay. File transfers and load times get a boost as well, thanks to Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® technology. There’s also onboard SupremeFX audio for rich premium sound.

  • Networking
  • USB Ports
  • Storage
  • Audio
  • Intel® WiFi 6E (Gig+)

    Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.

  • Marvell® AQtion10 Gbps Ethernet

    Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10 times the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos and system backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet

    Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

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  1. WiFi 6E Antenna

    The antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands.

  2. Adjustable Design

    Four-way positioning enables better signal reception.

  3. Magnetic Base

    A powerful magnetic base secures the antenna on the top or side of the PC case.

*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. To learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6 ecosystem, please visit: asus.com/content/WiFi6/#WIFI-6E.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Front Panel Connector

    USB 3.2 Gen 2 Front-Panel Connectors

    Two front-panel USB 3.2 connectors are ready to accommodate a wide variety of devices.

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-Panel Connector

    USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-Panel Connector

    The latest USB standard opens another USB 3.2 Gen 2 lane for a maximum data transfer throughput of up to 20 Gbps. The USB‑C® design also ensures compatibility with a wide array of devices.

  • Two Onboard Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C Ports

    Two Onboard Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Ports

    Each port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K displays and extends PCIe bandwidth to up to 32 Gbps.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Front Panel Connector USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-Panel Connector Two Onboard Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C Ports
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PCIe 4.0-Ready

ROG Maximus XIII Extreme is equipped with four onboard M.2 slots, two of which offer PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs.


The ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add metal heatsinks, helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating aesthetics.

*DIMM.2 accommodates M.2 drives up to 22110 (110 mm) in length

  • ROG DIMM.2 heatsink
  • ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card
  • SupremeFX
  • ROG Clavis


ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for clean power delivery to the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec, and an ESS® 9018Q2C integrated DAC.
>Learn more about ROG audio technology

  • Audio Line Shielding
  • ESS® SABRE9018Q2C
  • ALC 4082 Codec
  • Switching MOSFETS
  • Nichicon® Capacitors
  • Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

  • The ESS® SABRE9018Q2C integrated DAC amplifier is capable of providing -115 dB total harmonic distortion (THD+N) for playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track. In addition, the 121 dB dynamic range (DNR) provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch.

  • The ALC4082 codec uses USB instead of the conventional high-definition audio (HDA) interface and improves playback audio resolution from 192 to 384 kHz.

  • A unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

  • Integrated high-quality Japanese-made components help produce warm, natural-sounding audio with exceptional clarity.

  • Audio Line Shielding
  • ESS® SABRE9018Q2C
  • ALC 4082 Codec
  • Switching MOSFETS
  • Nichicon® Capacitors
ROG Clavis

Unlock a premium audio experience

The pocket-sized ROG Clavis USB digital-to-analog converter delivers a host of features to give any compatible headset a big upgrade. Its ESS 9281 QUAD DAC™ with a built-in amplifier and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) rendering technology treats you to hi-fi-grad audio, while AI noise-canceling technology enhances headset microphones for crystal-clear voice communication.

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ROG Maximus XIII Extreme provides the tools needed to optimize your system quickly and easily. For those who relish complete control, the UEFI BIOS and 5-Way Optimization offer advanced customization options so you can tweak every aspect of your system.

  • 5-Way Optimization
  • BIOS
  • Differential Sensing

Level Up Performance

The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus XIII Extreme system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

  • TPU
  • EPU
  • Fan Xpert 4
  • Digital power controls
  • Turbo Core App


The renowned 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.

  • MemTest86 Pre-InstalledAdvanced Mode
  • EZ Mode

Accurate Voltage Monitoring

Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing circuits that are susceptible to noise and have to tap voltage rails from a location that isn’t ideal for accurate monitoring. These issues lead to a large disparity between the voltage fed to components and the values reported to software. Maximus XIII Extreme features a differential-sensing circuit that rejects noise and takes readings directly from the CPU and the end point of major voltage rails. This simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

Accurate Voltage Monitoring


In addition to extraordinary performance, ROG Maximus XIII Extreme provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.

  • Aura Sync
  • Livedash OLED
  • RAMCache III
  • Gaming Audio
  • Armoury Crate
  • AIDA64 Extreme
  • Graphics Card Holder
  • Aura Sync
  • RGB Header

Grow Your Gaming World with Aura Sync

Up your game with complementary Aura Sync‑enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronized across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, mice and keyboards to give your setup a unified look.

  • Static
  • Breathing
  • Strobing
  • Rainbow
  • Color cycle
  • Starry night
  • Music effect
  • Smart

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can be controlled with Aura software, which automatically tailors your preferred lighting effects to the number of LEDs present in the connected gear or strip. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB components.


ROG Maximus XIII Extreme includes LiveDash, a built-in 2-inch OLED panel that shows useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, the OLED shows key stats in simple language using traditional POST codes. In normal operation, the panel can be programmed to show CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or water-cooling information. You can also personalize the default OLED GIF with a preferred image or animation.

  • Hardware Monitor
  • Extreme Exclusive
  • BIOS Update
  • Customization Content
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RAMCache III software utility turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, RAMCache III utilizes uniquely intelligent technology to effectively cache any storage device, so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

  • Smart Mode
  • Real-Time Information
  • Health Check
  • Sonic Studio III
  • DTS

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

Learn more about Sonic Studio III

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.

Learn more
  • Sonic Studio Link
  • App-specific profiles
  • Sonic Studio virtual mixer

DTS : Sound Unbound

ROG Maximus XIII Extreme includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.

  • Stereo Sound Stereo Sound
  • Surround Sound Surround Sound
  • Spatial Sound Spatial Sound

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips with the new Aura Creator suite ready. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
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  • Hardware Dashboard
  • Device Configuration
  • Driver & Manual Download
  • Gaming Highlight
  • Account Management

AIDA64 Extreme

ROG Maximus XIII series includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription.  This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be viewed on the desktop, sent to dedicated displays, or the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.
Learn More About AIDA64 >

  • ROG x AIDA64 Extreme
  • Hardware Monitor Display

Graphics Card Holder

Featuring a magnetic base, adjustable slider and hinge, the ROG Graphics Card Holder banishes sag and provides support where it’s needed most.

Graphics Card Holder


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