1. Pre-mounted I/O shield

    Clr CMOS button
    BIOS Flashback button

  2. 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi
  3. 1 x HDMI 1.4b
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2

    4k/Ultra HD display support

  4. Intel I219-V Gb LAN

    GameFirst IV
    LANGuard

  5. USB 3.1 Gen 2(Type A + Type C)

  6. Multi-GPU SLI/CFX Support

    ・ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (CPU)
    ・ 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots (PCH)
    ・ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCH)

  7. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC

    ・ ES9023P High Definition DAC
    ・ Impedance sense for front and rear
    ・ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
    ・ 113dB SNR recording input

    Sonic Studio III

    ・ Sonic Studio Link

    Sonic Radar III
  8. Q-Code
    Multicolored Q-LED
    MemOK!

  9. 3D-Printing mount

    3D-Printing friendly, make it your own
  10. Intel LGA 1151 for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  11. DDR4 4133+ MHz (O.C.)

    ・ 4 DIMM Dual Channel
    ・ XMP Support

  12. USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
  13. Dual M.2 Socket 3 Type M

    ・ 1 x 2242~2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 + SATA)
    ・ 1 x 2242~2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

  14. 6 x SATA 6G ports

  15. Intel Z370 Chipset
    ROG LOGO RGB LED

    Intel Z370 Chipset ASUS AURA SYNC
  16. W_IN/OUT, W_Flow headers

  17. 2x AURA 4-pin RGB headers
    1 x Addressable RGB header

leadingCUSTOMIZATION

Aura lighting control

A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

  • Static Static Always on
  • Breathing Breathing Fades in and out
  • Strobing Strobing Flashes on and off
  • Color cycle Color cycle Fades between the
    colors of the rain-
    bow
  • Music effect Music effect Pulses to the beat of
    your music
  • CPU temperature CPU Temperature Changes color with
    CPU load
  • Rainbow Rainbow A rolling multi-color
    glow
  • Comet Comet A stream of light
    with a tail
  • Flash & dash Flash & dash Single-color stepped
    flashes

RGB LIGHTING PERFECTED

ROG Maximus X Hero features a duo of onboard 5050 RGB headers and an addressable header that can be connected to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities.

*The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
**RGB and addressable RGB LED extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

RGB Headers focus

Aura lighting control

ASUS Aura has evolved and is friendlier than ever.

UI 1

Aura now supports RGB color codes, for easier setup

UI 2

You can also customize temperature thresholds to choose how CPU and GPU temps are expressed via RGB lighting

Infinite lighting possibilities

ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast eco-system of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be portrayed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters such as temperatures to lighting, giving enthusiasts new ways to monitor vital information.

Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura SDK.

AURA SYNC products

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. 3D printing friendly. Make it your own.
  • Cable Cover

    Cover your cables for a tidier PC.
  • M.2 Fan Holder

    The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.

3D-printable accessories

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.

  • Fan grill

    Add some style to your build.

  • Cable Combs

    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.

  • ROG FONTS

    Use ROG font files to print letters ─ then fully customize your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase! 

  • ROG KEYCHAIN

    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!

  • download

    Select the 3D source files you want to download.

    download
  • Personalize

    Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes.

    play

    Watch tutorial

  • Print

    Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.

    shapeways
  • Setup

    Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts.

    play

    Watch tutorial

optimalcooling

M.2 HEATSINK

ROG Maximus X Hero is equipped with a stylish, angular M.2 heatsink that keeps your SSD cool. By efficiently dissipating heat away from the M.2 area, ROG Maximus X Hero minimizes the possibility of the performance-sapping throttling that can happen when drives become too warm. The heatsink’s angular design adds an eye-catching touch to any build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.

Cooler By Design

ROG Maximus X Hero features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:

Rampage VI Extreme
  • Multiple temperature sources position
  • Block sensor position
  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan position
  • Fan Extension Header  position
  • Smart Protection position
  • Water in/out position
  • Water flow position
  • Water pump+ position
  • Multiple temperature sources

  • Water pump+

  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

  • Fan Extension Header

  • Smart protection

  • Water in/out

  • Water flow

  • AIO pump

  • Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

  • A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

    detail
  • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

    *W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.
  • Allows expansion of three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.

    detail
  • A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

  • Allows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.

    detail
  • Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop

    detail
  • An All-In-One header that supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans and water pumps.

    detail

all theconnectivityyou need

2x2 802.11AC Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO

ROG Maximus X Hero is engineered with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867 Mbit/s* transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology** to ensure that every connected user experiences the best wireless and online speeds!

* Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality
**Requires MU-MIMO-ready client

More throughput and less processing equals faster online play

Intel Ethernet

Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their CPUs and chipsets, reducing processor overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.

Lower CPU workload

High TCP & UDP throughput

Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection

LANGuard

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 X 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

GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for gargantuan bandwidth and the smoothest-ever 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.

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greater total bandwidth gamefirst

DUAL PCIE GEN3 M.2

LET YOUR SSD SCREAM AT TOP SPEED

With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.

Speed up with 2 onboard
M.2 up to 32Gbit/s

intel OPTANE memory Learn more >

best gaming performance

DDR4 OC 4133MHz+

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4133 and beyond with all slots populated.

CPU: Intel LGA 1151 i7-8700K | Motherboard: ROG Maximus X Hero |
DRAM: G.Skill F4-4133C19Q-32GTZKKF | Power: Corsair AX1500i

OC DESIGN- ASUS PRO CLOCK II TECHNOLOGY

A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from 8th Generation Intel® processors.

5-Way Optimization

One-click overclock and cooling, done!

One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

・ An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
・ Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
・ All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.

  • TPU

  • EPU

  • Fan Xpert 4

  • Digi+
    Power control

  • Turbo Core
    App

CPU PERFORMANCE BOOST

Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. A TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.

ALL-ROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS FOR AIR OR LIQUID

With ROG Maximus X Hero you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

PRECISE DIGITAL POWER CONTROL

ROG’s Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power -efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

OPTIMIZE PER-CORE PERFORMANCE FOR EVERY APP

Intel's latest processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo Core app makes use of this feature by enabling you to assign applications to specific processor cores, allowing you to prioritize compute power where it's needed most.

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.

EZ Mode

  • EZ Tuning Wizard

    OC and RAID. Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.

  • Intuitive graphical fan control

    Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

  • SATA Information

    View SATA port details for easy device recognition.

  • Fast Clock Adjustment

    Use mouse controls to change the time and date.

Advanced Mode

  • My Favorites

    Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

  • EZ Flash 3

    Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.

  • SMART

    Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

  • GPU POST

    Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

  • Secure Erase

    Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

  • Last Modified Log

    Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

  • SATA Port Renaming

    Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

best gaming audio

SupremeFX

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.

  • S1220 Codec

    10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs

  • ESS® SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP

    Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -112dB THD

  • Nichicon caps

    Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

  • Gold-Plated Audio Jacks

    Backlit audio jacks save you from fumbling around in the dark

  • Switching Mosfets

    Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

  • S1220 CODEC

  • ESS® SABRE9023P DAC 

  • NICHICON CAPS

  • GOLD-PLATED
    AUDIO JACKS

  • SWITCH MOSFETS

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Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

Sonic Studio UI
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • App-specific profiles

    Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

  • Surround sound

    Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience

  • Sonic Studio Link

    New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio’s virtual surround to process sound true to life.

Sonic Studio UI

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 audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
  • 3D Engine

    Sonic Radar III is built around it’s all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
  • Audio Boost

    The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly. *HUD: Head Up Display
  • Audio Radar

    Sonic Radar 3 is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

DIY Friendly Design

Pre-mounted I/O shield

ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is capable of withstanding electrostatic discharge up to 12kV, and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. Its sleek new design looks as good as it performs.

pre-mouonted I/O shield


Safeslot

2X slots

Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.


ESD Guards

2X greater

electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.


TrueVolt USB

2 dedicated

USB power supplies rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations for minimal data loss


Q-connector

1 piece

sorts all front-panel cables


Q-Slot

1 clip

to swap or secure your graphics card


Q-DIMM

1 sided

clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules

ROGgives
you
more

Overwolf

Overwolf

Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay features color-matched ROG skins that show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore!

  • In-game dock

  • In-game calling

  • Multi-IM support

  • 5 customizable apps

  • 0 missed calls during gaming

  • 5+ clients in a single interface

CloneDrive

ROG Clone Drive

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.

RAMCache II

RAMCache

ROG's uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache 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.

Keybot II

KeyBot II

Get a free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and also intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard; switch profiles in moments; enable special functions with hotkeys from F1 to F10; or start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!

You can even use KeyBot II to boost your PC into a specific mode with two-second press

and.. more

  • AI Suite 3

    One-stop control panel

  • ROG theme CPU-Z

    Shows your important system information with pride

  • Mem TweakIt

    Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge

  • RAMDisk

    Boost your favorite applications up to 20X faster than SSD with the junction function

  • Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (1 year)

    The best protection from viruses and spyware

  • DAEMON tools software

    The leading tool for optical and virtual discs

  • PC Cleaner

    Accelerate your PC by eliminating clogs with simple click

Beyond VR READY

ROG Maximus X Hero isn't just VR ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Maximus X Hero has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

The Power of Intel

Intel® Z370 chipset

The Intel® Z370 chipset supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready for 8th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core processors

This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.