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**B Grade** ROG Maximus IX Code Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
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The Features of the ASUS Maximus IX CODE - 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
- Includes ac-WiFi module as well as antennas
- ASUS AURA RGB-LED lighting
- Expandable via the RGB-LED header (4-pin)
- CPU overclocking via multiplier & baseclock
The ASUS Maximus IX CODE in DetailThe ASUS Maximus IX Code 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 CODE is its compatibility with the ASUS 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.
Next to the gigabit LAN port, the board provides an onboard WiFi module that is compatible with even the newest and fastest "ac" standard. 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.
Internally the motherboard offers - among other functions - buttons to clear CMOS, reset the system, a USB Flashback button, 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.
|CPU||Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors|
|Memory||4 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 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Intel XMP Support
|Onboard Graphics Outputs||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 512 MB
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
|PCI 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 2.0 x1 (black)
|Storage||Intel® Z270 chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
|USB||ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, )
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z270 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, , Type-A + Type-C, 2 at mid-board)
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- 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
Audio Feature :
- Gold-plated jacks
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III
|LAN||Intel® I219V Gigabit LAN|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor - 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
|Warranty||Three Year Manufacturer Warranty|