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ROG Maximus IX Hero Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard

  • Skylake/Kabylake
  • DDR4 2133-4133
  • 3x PCIEx16
  • 3x PCIEx1
  • 2x M.2
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 1x USB 3.1 TypeC
  • 2x USB3.1
  • 6x USB3.0
  • 6x USB2.0
  • SLI/Crossfire
  • Intel LAN,

 

10+ In stock

£239.99
 
 
 

Stock Code: MB-68Q-AS

EAN: 4712900580655

MPN: 90MB0S10-M0EAY0

Manufacturer: Asus

 
 

Product information: ROG Maximus IX Hero Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Enthusiast Motherboard (E-ATX) with Z270 Chipset, with 3× PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4), 2× USB 3.1 (1x Type A & 1x Type C), 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) & 6x SATA 6G, 6× USB 3.0 & 6× USB 2.0 The ASUS Maximus IX HERO is an ATX motherboard utilising Intel's Z270 chipset for Intel processors from the 6th ("Skylake") and 7th ("Kaby Lake") generations on socket LGA 1151. The chipsets from the 200 series, known as "Union Point", come with up to 24 PCIe Express 3.0 lanes and bring more overall HSIO lanes (High Speed I/O) as well, thereby enabling more internal connections (such as SATA or PCIe slots) to be used simultaneously. As a Z270 motherboard, the ASUS Maximus IX HERO enables overclocking of K-series CPUs, which offer completely unlocked multipliers.

The Features of the ASUS Maximus IX HERO - An Overview:

  • 3× PCIe (3.0) x16 (16/8/4) & 3× PCIe (3.0) x1
  • 2× USB 3.1 (Type A & Type C) / 6× USB 3.0
  • 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) / 6× SATA 6G
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM at 4.000 MHz
  • CPU overclocking via multiplier & baseclock

The ASUS Maximus IX HERO in Detail

The ASUS Maximus IX HERO is a luxuriously-featured ATX motherboard with Intel's Z270 chipset offering compatibility with Intel's processors from the 6000 and 7000 series. This black-themed board comes with three PCIe x16 slots, of which one is connected to the chipset via 16 full lanes, while the other two PCIe x16 slots are connected electrically via 4 or 8 data links respectively. For I/O and expansion card support, the board provides three PCIe x1 slots and furthermore comes with support for NVIDIA's SLI and AMD's CrossFireX technology.

The motherboard provides DDR4 RAM compatibility over 4 DIMM slots in ultra-fast dual-channel mode. The memory banks take up to 64 GB RAM and, depending on the processor installed, supports memory clocks of either 2.133 MHz (with Skylake CPUs) or 2.400 MHz (with Kaby Lake CPUs), and overclocking also allows memory modules rated at speeds of up to 4.000 MHz.

In order to connect the very fastest data storage devices, the board comes with two M.2 slots for extreme NVMe M.2 SSDs, as well as six SATA 6G ports for 3,5" or 2,5" hard drives and SSDs (including RAID support). The M.2 ports are connected via four PCIe lanes on the 3.0 standard to the chipset and, in combination with the NVMe protocol, enable a data transfer rate of almost 4 GB/s. This allows M.2 PCIe SSDs to function up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs! One of the particularly unique features of the ASUS Maximus IX HERO is its compatibility with the ASUS Aura RGB-LED lighting system as well as offering two headers for RGB-LED lighting strips.

The I/O panel of this motherboard offers connectivity to the new USB specification, USB Type C, a port with a new slim profile and the ability to be plugged in either way. Apart from the Type C port the motherboard also offers backwards compatibility with USB 3.1 Type A. USB 3.1 ports are rated for a maximum achievable throughput of 10 Gbit/s, twice as fast as traditional USB 3.0 ports! As far as input devices and other gaming peripherals are concerned, the I/O panel also offers 4 USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports respectively.

If no graphics card is available, the integrated GPU on the Skylake or Kaby Lake CPU allows for monitors to be connected directly to the rear of the motherboard - and both HDMI and DisplayPort connectors are available for improved connectivity. Among some of the special features offered by the ASUS Maximus IX HERO are two further headers for RGB-LED strips.

Internally the motherboard offers - among other functions - CMOS, Reset- and USB Flashback buttons, four 4-pin headers for PWM fans, a 4-pin pump header, a 5-pin header for external fans, a ROG-EXT front panel connector, LN2 jumper as well as XMP support and an array of overclocking features.

Technical Details:
  • Format: ATX
  • Chipset: Intel Z270 ("Union Point")
    Socket: 1151 (for 6th and 7th generation Intel CPUs ("Skylake"/"Kaby Lake")
  • RAM: 4× DDR4 (Skylake: DDR4 2.133, Kaby Lake: DDR4 2.400, OC max. 4.000 MHz)
    Dual-Channel
  • Slots (physical):
    1× PCIe 3.0 x16
    1× PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x8)
    1× PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x4)
    Compatible multi-VGA configurations: 2-Way SLI (Quad-GPU), 3-Way CrossFireX (Quad-GPU)
    3× PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Internal Connectors:
    6× SATA 6G
    1× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/2260/2280/2110)
    1× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/2260/2280/)
    1× USB 3.1 Front-Panel Connector
    4× USB 3.0 (two headers)
    4× USB 2.0 (two headers)
    2× Aura RGB-LED Strip header
    1× ROG Front Panel Header
    1× Pump Connector (4-pin)
    5× Fans (4-pin PWM)
    1× ext. fans (5-pin)
    1× High-Amp Fan (4-pin PWM)
    1× Pump Connector (4-pin)
    1× MemOK! Button
    1× LN2-Mode-Jumper
    1× Start-. Safe-. Reset & Reset Button
    1× Thermal Sensor Header
    1× MemOK! Button
    1× LN2 Mode Jumper
    1× Reset Button
    3× Thermal Sensor Header
    1× MemOK! Button
    Power/Reset/LED/Front Audio
  • External Connectors:
    2× USB 3.1 (1× Type A 1× Type C)
    4× USB 3.0
    4× USB 2.0
    1× Gigabit LAN (Intel I219-V)
    1× USB BIOS Flashback Button
    1× Clear CMOS Button
    1× HDMI 1.4b
    1× DisplayPort 1.2
    1× S/PDIF (optical)
    5× Audio (7.1 ROG SupremeFX S1220)
  • Power Supply:
    1× 24-Pin EATX
    1× 8-Pin ATX 12V
 

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