Product information: Maximus VII Hero Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
ROG high-value gaming ATX-board with brilliant performance and exclusive game-boosting features
- Intel® LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th-Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready
- Intel® Z97 Express Chipset with M.2 support (up to 10Gb/s data-transfer)
- Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III - This is game networking taken to the next level. This is ROG
- SupremeFX 2014 + Radar II - New and improved audio that's beyond compare
- KeyBot + TrueVolt USB - Instant keyboard upgrade and rock-steady 5V USB supply
- USB UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase - Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance
- World's first dual-color PCB with a matte black and red finish
Blade of sound adds striking game audio!
ROG knows the importance of flawless audio - pristine effects and full-range soundtracks make the game. This devotion to the best audio is applied to all our Maximus VII boards, including micro ATX (mATX) models. SupremeFX Impact II is our dedicated audio hardware for mATX. Cutting-edge isolation technologies minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) and exceptionally premium components deliver best-in-class audio. The original SupremeFX Impact was acclaimed by both our customers and the media: SupremeFX Impact II employs even finer components and superbly clever software innovations for gaming and multimedia experiences beyond compare!
Sonic Radar II
Scan and detect to dominate!
Sonic Radar technology displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. See the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs. The exclusive audio enhancer boosts in-game sound for better hearing awareness. The All-new Sonic Radar 2.0 comes with a new UI with full game list displayed, so you can customize personal settings for each games.- all via a stunning new interface for 2014!
Brilliant one-click virtual sound!
Sonic Studio is a brand-new audio tuning software addition to the ROG SupremeFX roster that provides an aural treat, even for those with basic audio gear. The brilliant one-click virtual surround-sound function simulates 7.1 channels even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset, providing an immersive experience for all. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ - ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing!
Hardware-level audio-profiles switch!
Sonic SoundStage is another world first from ROG - an on-board hardware Sound Stage design that's platform-independent and doesn't require drivers! Choose one of the four SoundStage presets or manually finetune your own setting, fire up your game, connect your front-panel headset and enjoy improved audio quality however you play. As SoundStage is a hardware solution it works with any operating system and any game.
Amp up your headset!
Sonic SenseAmp is an exclusive new ROG invention that makes tuning your high-quality headphones as simple as plugging them in. Whether you don 32ohm, 150ohm or higher cans, Sonic Sense automatically detects your headset's impedance and adjusts the built-in amp accordingly - so you'll enjoy pitch-perfect listening right away!
Network-optimization software for no-delay gameplay!
Exclusive GameFirst III has been upgraded with even more gamer-helping features and an interface that's even more intuitive! GameFirst III helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming. Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing - Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool, so you can monitor your network traffic and test your connection speed to check that you're getting the bandwidth you pay for!
|CPU Support|| Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
|Memory Support|| 4x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/ 3100(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666(O.C.)/ 2600(O.C.)/ 2500(O.C.)/
2400(O.C.)/ 2200(O.C.)/ 2133(O.C.)/ 2000(O.C.)/ 1866(O.C.)/ 1800(O.C.)/ 1600/ 1333 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).
|Multi-GPU Support|| NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI Technology
AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
|Display Outputs|| Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports
HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 2000@ 60 Hz
RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 2000@ 60 Hz
|Expansion Slots|| 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (x16 or dual x8, red)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *1
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 *2
|Storage|| Intel® Z97 Express Chipset:
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, red
Supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *3
1 x M.2 Socket 3, blackwith M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode)
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller : *4
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
|LAN|| Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring GAMEFIRST III
Intel® LAN-Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
|Audio|| ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
ELNA premium audio capacitors
Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Sonic Radar II
|Form Factor|| ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )