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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) ATX Motherboard - Bios Upgraded to support Kaby Lake CPU

i7 / i5 / i3 (6th Gen), ATX, DDR4, 2 x USB3.1, 6 x USB3, 6 x USB2, 6 x SATA3, 2 x U.2, M.2, 3 x PCIe x16, 3 x PCIe x1, CrossFireX, SLI

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Intel Z170 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard - Bios Upgraded to support Kaby Lake CPU
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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) ATX Motherboard - Bios Upgraded to support Kaby Lake CPU overview



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Processor and Chipset Features



Intel 6th Generation CPU Support (Socket 1151)

This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium and Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package. The latest generation of processors from Intel not only out perform the last in their compute power but also feature award winning integrated graphics for faster gaming, multimedia and web browsing.

Intel Z170 Express Chipset

Intel Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium and Celeron processors. Z170 provides a maximum ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

Memory Features


Dual-Channel DDR4 3600+(OC) MHz Support

The motherboard supports up to 64GB DDR4 memory that features data transfer rates of 3600+(OC) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.

Motherboard Size


ATX

This motherboard is an ATX motherboard with the dimensions of 30.5cm x 24.4cm. It will fit in any case that supports motherboard sizes of ATX or higher such as a Mid Tower case or larger.

Transfer Features


M.2 32Gb/s

M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system drive, making your whole PC work that much faster. It supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology to ensure even faster access to data, refresh applications automatically and awake from sleep in just seconds!

U.2 32Gb/s

Unlock the full potential of your storage with NVM Express (NVMe) the revolutionary specifcation that lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Just attach your drive to the built-in U.2 connector with plug and play ease to experience data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gb/s.

USB 3.1 10Gb/s

Compared to the 5Gb/s provided by traditional USB 3.0, the all-new USB 3.1's 10Gb/s offers twice the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than 30 seconds.

Intel Networking

Intel GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency, maintaining low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in a crowded LAN environments.

Graphics Features


HDMI Support

This motherboard supports ultra high definition (4KUHD) digital graphics via a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) adapter. The HDMI adapter supports a maximum resolution of [email protected]

DisplayPort 1.2 Support

This motherboard supports ultra high definition (4KUHD) digital graphics via a DisplayPort 1.2 adapter. The DisplayPort 1.2 adapter supports a maximum resolution of [email protected]

AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support

AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology

NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in an SLI-Certified motherboard. Using proprietary software algorithms and dedicated scalability logic in each NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU), NVIDIA SLI technology delivers up to twice the performance (with 2 cards) and 2.8X the performance (with 3 cards) compared to a single graphics solution.

Audio Features


ROG SupremeFX 2015 Gaming Audio

ROG provides you with the very best gaming-audio inputs and outputs, with special shielded designs, and a collection of carefully selected professional-grade audio components, including an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream technology, ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon capacitors, 2Vrms headphone amp, and Sonic SenseAmp that automatically detects and optimizes any headset (32-600 ohms) for purest sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II for you to apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment, plus Perfect Noise noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with total clarity.
General Specification
Model Number MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Processor Information
Compatible Processors Intel 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3
Intel 6th Generation Pentium
Intel 6th Generation Celeron
Socket Type LGA 1151

Note: Please refer to ASUS Website for CPU Support List

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Type Z170 Express

Memory
RAM Installed / Max Capacity 0 MB / 64 GB Max
RAM Slots 4 x DDR4 DIMM
Supported RAM DDR4 Non-ECC UDIMM
RAM Architecture Dual-Channel
Supported RAM Speeds Up to 3600+(OC) Mhz

Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Graphics & Display Specification
Video Controller Supports Intel HD Graphics
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD CrossFireX (3-Way)
Supports NVIDIA SLI (2-way)

Ports & Connectivity - External IO Panel
Ports Present & Quantity 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x BIOS Flashback Button
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
1 x USB 3.1 ports (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 ports (Type-C)
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module

Ports & Connectivity - Internal IO
Ports Present & Quantity 2 x U.2 port
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)

Storage Interfaces & Controllers
Intel Z170 Express 4 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
2 x SATA Express 10Gb/s
1 x M.2 32Gb/s (2242/2260/2280/22110) (PCIe & SATA Mode)
2 x U.2 Port 32Gb/s
ASMedia Controller 2 x SATA 6Gb/s

Note: 1 SATA 6Gb/s Ports Reserved for M.2
Note: 4 SATA 6Gb/s Ports Reserved for SATA Express

LAN & Networking
Controller Intel I219-V
Lan Speed 10/100/1000
Ports 1 x LAN(RJ45) port

Wireless
Wireless ASUS WiFi-GO
Speed 867Mbps
Features 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth

Audio
Controller ASUS ROG SupremeFX 2015
Features 8-Channel HD Audio
ES9023P High Definition Codec
2VRMS Headphone Amp into (32-600Ohms)
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
Sonic SenseAmp
Jack-detection
Multi-streaming
Front Panel Jack-retasking
Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Sonic Studio II
Sonic Radar II
DTS Connect

Features & Technologies
Feature List OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
TPU
EPU
DIGI+ Power Control
Fan Xpert 3
Turbo App
ASUS Exclusive Features :
MemOK!
AI Suite 3
Ai Charger
USB 3.1 Boost
Disk Unlocker
Mobo Connect
PC Cleaner
Remote Entertainment
Media Streamer
HyStream
ASUS EZ DIY :
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-Code
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS Q-Connector
RAMCache
Start Button
Reset Button
LN2 Mode
ROG Aura
Aura Lighting Control
Aura RGB Strip Headers
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
MicroFine Alloy Chokes
NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Mem TweakIt
KeyBot II
One-click Overclocking
X.M.P.
DirectKey
ClrCMOS
Power On
UEFI BIOS features :
O.C. Profile
GPU.DIMM Post
Tweakers' Paradise
ROG SSD Secure Erase
Graphic Card Information Preview
ROG RAMDisk
GameFirst III

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