ROG Series MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA, Intel Z170 Chipset, LGA 1151, DDR4 64GB, HDMI, M.2, U.2 Port, USB 3.1, ATX Retail Motherboard

ROG Series MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA, Intel Z170 Chipset, LGA 1151, DDR4 64GB, HDMI, M.2, U.2 Port, USB 3.1, ATX Retail Motherboard

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Classified Specification
Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Supports Intel® 14 nm CPUSupports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.* Refer to for CPU support list
Intel® Z170
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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz Maximum shared memory of 512 MBSupports 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
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
Intel® Z170 chipset : 2 x U.2 port*1, 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)*24 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*3Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*3ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, *4,
Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technologyIntel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)Anti-surge LANGuard
Wireless Data Network
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acSupports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHzSupports MU-MIMO
Bluetooth V4.1
ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking- SupremeFX Shielding Technology- ESS® ES9023P- TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP(s)Audio Feature :- Gold-plated jacks- DTS Connect- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel- Sonic SenseAmp- Sonic Studio II- Sonic Radar II
USB Ports
Intel® Z170 chipset :6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)Intel® Z170 chipset : *56 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)Intel® USB 3.1 controller :1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C)Intel® USB 3.1 controller :1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)
ROG Exclusive Features
Start ButtonReset ButtonLN2 ModeROG Aura- Aura Lighting Control- Aura RGB Strip HeadersExtreme Engine Digi+ :- MicroFine Alloy Chokes- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET- 10K Black Metallic CapacitorsMem TweakItKeyBot II- One-click Overclocking- X.M.P.- DirectKey- ClrCMOS- Power OnUEFI BIOS features :- O.C. Profile- GPU.DIMM Post- Tweakers' Paradise- ROG SSD Secure Erase- Graphic Card Information PreviewROG RAMDiskGameFirst III
Special Features
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology- Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo AppASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- AI Suite 3- Ai Charger - USB 3.1 Boost- Disk Unlocker- Mobo Connect- PC CleanerRemote Entertainment- Media Streamer- HyStreamASUS EZ DIY :- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 3 - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback - Push NoticeASUS 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-ConnectorRAMCache
Operating System Support
Windows® 10 , 64bitWindows® 8.1 , 64bitWindows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)1 x DisplayPort1 x HDMI1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A2 x USB 3.0 (blue) 2 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out5 x Audio jack(s)1 x Clear CMOS button(s)2 x Wi-Fi antenna port(s)1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
2 x U.2 port2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)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 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector1 x MemOK! button(s)1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)1 x Power-on button(s)1 x Reset button(s)1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)1 x Safe Boot button1 x ReTry button1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
User's manualASUS Q-Shield6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x M.2 Screw Package1 x CPU installation tool1 x Supporting DVD1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n compliant)1 x SLI bridge(s)1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1) 1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)ROG Fan Label1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (40 cm)1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
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.
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 )
*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.
For almost a decade, Republic of Gamers (ROG) has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and PC enthusiasts. But our work has only just begun. With our pimped, pumped and packed Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, competitors be warned, gamers get set and enthusiasts prepare to push your limits — ROG is ready to accept all challenges!
LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors
Dual DDR4 3800 (OC) support
Best gaming connectivity - Aura RGB-strip headers, 2x2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, U.2 and M.2, plus Intel-powered USB 3.1 controller
Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, second-generation T-Topology and OC design
Best gaming audio – Reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II
Best gaming networking – Best-in-class Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
Best gaming protection – Carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability
ROG gives you more – More gaming-oriented utilities, all free!


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