- CPUIntel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm 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
- ChipsetIntel® Z270
- Memory4 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).
- GraphicIntegrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 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 1024 MB
- Multi-GPU SupportSupports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
- Expansion Slots2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
- StorageIntel® Z270 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*4
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *5
- LANIntel® I219V
ROG GameFirst Technology
- AudioROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR 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
– Sonic Studio III
- USB PortsASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z270 Chipset : *7
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)
- ROG Exclusive FeaturesROG RAMCache II
Safe Boot Button
– Aura Lighting Control
– Aura RGB Strip Headers
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
– MicroFine Alloy Chokes
– NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
– 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
– One-click Overclocking
– Power On
UEFI BIOS features :
– O.C. Profile
– Tweakers’ Paradise
– ROG SSD Secure Erase
– Graphic Card Information Preview
- Special FeaturesASUS 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
– Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-DIMM
– ASUS Q-Connector
- Back I/O Ports1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (black)USB Type-CTM
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
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 Ports2 x RGB Header(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 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 Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x LN2 Mode switch(es)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
3 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
1 x EXT_Fan header
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Start button
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
- AccessoriesUser’s manual
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x CPU installation tool
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x 3D printing mount package
1 x ROG coasters
- BIOS1 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.
- ManageabilityWfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
- Support DiscDrivers
ROG GameFirst IV*
ROG RAMCache II
ROG Mem TweakIt
ROG Keybot II
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Radar III
DAEMON Tools Software
*ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
- Operating SystemWindows® 10 64-bit
Windows® 8.1 64-bit *8
Windows® 7 32-bit *8
Windows® 7 64-bit *8
- Form FactorATX 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
For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world’s best players and PC enthusiasts. Our journey is a road without end. Now, it’s time for competitors to be warned and for gamers and enthusiasts to push the limits: The packed and pumped ROG Maximus IX Hero Series motherboard is ready to defeat all challengers.
- Clr CMOS button
- M.2 (E-key)Ready for Wi-Fi
- 1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
4K/Ultra HD display support
- Intel I219-V Gb LANROG GameFirst IV
- USB 3.1 (Type-A + Type-C)
- Multi-GPU SLI / CFX support2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (CPU)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot(PCH)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots(PCH)
- SupremeFX S1220 CODEC
‧ES9023P High Definition DAC
‧Impedance sense for front and rear
‧120dB SNR stereo playback output
‧113dB SNR recording inputSonic Studio III & Sonic Radar III
- 3D-printing mount
- Intel LGA1151 for 7th gen processors
- DDR4 4133MHz+ (OC)‧4 DIMM Dual Channel
- USB 3.1 front panel connector
- Dual M.2 Socket 3 Type M‧1 x 2242~2280 (PCIe 3.0 x 4 + SATA)
‧1 x 2242~22110 (PCIe 3.0 x 4)
- 6 x SATA 6G ports
- Intel Z270 Chipset
ROG LOGO RGB LED
- W_IN/OUT, W_Flow headers
- 2 x AURA 4-pin RGB headers
MAXIMUS IX HERO
HOLLOW HEAT-SINK WITH RED-HOT STYLE
Our new heat-sink is finely engineered with an innovative perforated design for maximum heat dissipation. On its top are expertly angled facets that allow light from the platform controller hub to penetrate through — so your builds stand out unlike any other!
FULLY DOMINATE YOUR WATER-COOLING SYSTEM
ROG WATER COOLING ZONE
ROG’s innovative Water-Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. ROG Water-Cooling Zone’s dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header feed information straight into ROG’s intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility ─ so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game!
AURA LIGHTING CONTROL
Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Hero’s brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers ─ all lights will perform in perfect synchronization! Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes.
- StaticAlways on
- BreathingFades in and out
- StrobingFlashes on and off
- Color cycleFades between the
colors of the rain-
- Music effectPulses to the beat of
- CPU TemperatureChanges color with
- RainbowA rolling multi-color
- CometA stream of light
with a tail
- Flash & dashSingle-color stepped
* Two extension cables are included. RGB LED strip need to be purchased separately.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Maximus IX Hero the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it’s easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.
*Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync
EXQUISITE AUDIO, INSIDE AND OUT
NEW SUPREMEFX CODEC
ROG’s awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection — and that means our best-ever recording quality! We’ve also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4850 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.
- Distortion-free for enhanced audio-signal input and outputULTRA-DURABLE GOLD-PLATED AUDIO CONNECTORS
- Provides the perfect current and voltage for true-to-life tonality and spacious sound imagingRC4580 BUFFER
- Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -94dB THDESS® ESS9023P DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER
- High-accuracy timing technology ensures ultra-low jitter, even when temperatures fluctuateHIGH-PRECISION CLOCK SOURCE
- Deliver the highest-quality sound resolution and expansion for especially warm and natural audioNICHICON CAPACITORS
- Unique design allows the codec’s impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputsSWITCHING MOSFETS
INTUITIVE AUDIO-TUNING SUITE
SONIC STUDIO III
ROG’s Sonic Studio III audio effects station has been updated with an all-new routing feature to port streams to different outputs as well as app-level preferences for instant audio profiles and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!
Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that communications are loud and clear.
SCAN AND DETECT TO DOMINATE!
SONIC RADAR III
Sonic Radar III is all-new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you’re always aware of what’s going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!
IMPROVED AUDIO ALGORITHM
The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate, allowing enemies to be located with pinpoint precision regardless of the surrounding noise and chaos.
Sonic Radar III is built around its all-new head-up display with an in-game three-dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
The new Audio Boost feature now allows enhanced audio to be heard directly.
Redesigned radar based on adjustable sectors (4-16) makes the enemies’ position clearer and more direct
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard’s appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
EXCLUSIVE 3D MOUNT FOR EASY INSTALLATION
Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder in a matter of moments.
*Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D Mount kit.
Cover your cables for a tidier PC.
Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you.
M.2 FAN HOLDER
The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
2-WAY SLI HB BRIDGE COVER
Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors — eATX, ATX and mATX — are available.
Add some style to your build.
Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors.
Use ROG font files to print letters ─ then fully customize your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase!
Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world!
GUIDE TO START 3D PRINTING
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts, and integrate them seamlessly into your PC build in no time!
Select the 3D source files you want to download.
Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes.
Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.
Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts.
ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 425MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
* Base-clock overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options. Ranges up to 650MHz are possible under some conditions.
Advantages of ASUS
- Reduced boot time
- Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
- Increased stability under heavy overclocking
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
THIRD-GENERATION ASUS T-TOPOLOGY
With support for DDR4 memory you’re able to drive memory frequencies to 4133MHz (and beyond when overclocked)! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.
ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!
PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, DIGITAL POWER, FAN CONTROL AND NETWORKING ─ TAILORED TO THE WAY YOU PLAY
You don’t need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Maximus IX Hero build — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and networking settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity!
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and prioritized bandwidth.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loads.
- Energy waste is reduced so you’ll save money and the earth.
COOLER BY DESIGN
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!
MEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you’re a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
THE FINEST POWER, DIGITALLY CONTROLLED
ROG’s revered digital power controller now delivers even-finer power, with Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, Digi+ PWM controller and 10K black metallic capacitors — ensuring Extreme Engine Digi+ always delivers the smoothest core voltages.
MICROFINE ALLOY CHOKES
More stable and greater efficiency at high currents
- 3xfiner than
- 31%cooler than
- 3xfiner than
10K JAPANESE-MADE BLACK
- 20%greater extreme
50% SMALLER NEXFET™
- Over90%more efficient
MORE THROUGHPUT AND LESS PROCESSING EQUALS FASTER ONLINE PLAY
ROG Maximus IX Hero features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel’s LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there’s more power for your game and your gameplay.
PUMPED-UP THROUGHPUT. BEST SURGE PROTECTION
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Maximus IX Hero motherboard’s connection, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!
TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we’ve added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to 4 networks for maximum bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You’ll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
PROTECT YOUR GRAPHIC CARDS INVESTMENT
As a gamer you demand stability and durability, so ROG integrates long-lasting, premium components, plus exclusive smart DIY designs across the board — ensuring the best gaming experiences.
STAY IN THE GAME
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you’re part of an elite pack. Grab it now from Overwolf’s app store!
IMAGE YOUR DRIVES, THE SMART WAY
ROG CLONE DRIVE
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS
ROG’s uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds: going to work the moment it’s activated. RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Automatically caches all your storage devices at the same time for optimal use of your system‘s caching resources.
THE FREE KEYBOARD UPGRADE – UPGRADED!
AI Suite 3
One-stop control panel
Shows your important system information with pride
Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge
Boost your favorite applications up to 20X faster than SSD with the junction function.
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (one year)
The best protection from viruses and spyware
The leading tool for optical and virtual discs
Accelerate your PC by eliminating clogs with simple click
ROG Maximus IX Hero isn’t just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Maximus IX Hero has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you’ve taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
Learn more about ASUS VR Ready
THE POWER OF INTEL
Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
This motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express® controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
Intel® Z270 chipset
The Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z270 chipset provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you’ll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.