rog maximus ix extreme

cool to the extreme

ROG Strix Z270I Gaming motherboards combine a compact, mini-ITX form-factor with bold aesthetics, premier performance, and incredible audio to deliver gaming experiences with punch and unrivaled style. Support for the latest Intel processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations — such as the revolutionary double-decker heat sink — take performance to the next level to give you the edge against opponents.

best gaming water cooling

“ROG’s hardware and thermal-design expertise combined with our water cooling mastery to create this revolutionary waterblock”
--Bitspower CEO, Vincent Yu

“Finally, a water-cooled motherboard that doesn’t compromise on performance, features, or design!”
-Case modder, SNED

ROG teamed up with Bitspower to develop an all-new, integrated water-cooling solution for Maximus IX Extreme — one that elevates simplicity and efficiency to extraordinary levels. Designed from the ground up, Maximus IX Extreme's built-in monoblock has flow-rate, water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated — plus Aura Sync RGB lighting, for instant curb appeal! With dedicated sensors feeding information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility, it's easy to configure options for shutdown timing and alerts, so you can stay on top of the heat and remain cool in every game!

Embedded flow rate meter
Water leak detector
Water input/output temp sensor

bast gaming audio

ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection and 120dB on line-out — 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® RC4580 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.

  • 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!

  • Noise filter

    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!

best gaming performance

OC DESIGN

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.

BCLK Range (MHz)

CPU Frequency

* 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
Pro Clock:

  • Reduced boot time

  • Lower jitter under Extreme conditions for higher overclocks

  • Increased stability under heavy overclocking

DDR4 OVERCLOCKING
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

THIRD-GENERATION ASUS T-TOPOLOGY

With support for DDR4 memory you’re able to drive memory frequencies to 4133MHz — and even beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to enable you to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative equidistant memory channels, our design delivers the most balanced control and incredibly powerful overclocking capabability. And that’s not all: ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.

SAFEDIMM

SafeDIMM slots feature a metal key-pin that increases durability, versus traditional DIMM slots.

5-WAY OPTIMIZATION

ASUS exclusive 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 even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using.

best gaming connectivity

Eengineered with the latest and fastest connectivity, including dual M.2 PCIe® 3.0 x4, a USB 3.1 front-panel connector, 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 support.

Front-panel USB 3.1

With an onboard USB 3.1 header, you can position a USB-C connector on your system’s front panel -- so it’s always within reach.

THUNDERBOLT™ 3

At a breathtaking 40Gbps you'll experience faster transfers, with four times (4X) the data speeds of any other cable and twice (2X) the video bandwidth. And Maximus IX Extreme with Thunderbolt 3 also offers compatibility with billions of USB devices, device docking and charging!

DUAL M.2 (PCIE GEN3 X4)

Maximus IX Extreme has dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots that provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to three PCIe 3.0 storage devices via two M.2 slots and the PCIe x16 slot to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 7th Gen Intel Core platform!

best gaming protection

Loaded with comprehensive safeguards, including pre-mounted I/O shield, strengthened SafeSlot PCI Express® slots, SafeDIMM memory slots and a copper-plated PCB edge, Maximus IX Extreme is built to power through even the most frenetic gaming sessions.

PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD

ROG's patent-pending pre-mounted I/O shield offers increased protection against electrostatic discharge of 12kV  , and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. It also has a sleek new design that makes it look as good as it performs.

Safeslot

Reinvented ASUS SafeSlot PCIe’s new single-step, insert-molding manufacturing process integrates fortifying metal and additional solder points for stronger retention and greater shearing resistance.

COPPER-PLATED PCB EDGE

Maximus IX Extreme has an exclusive copper-plated edge, levelling up the board's aesthetic appeal and providing enhanced protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI).