ASUS Maximus VI Hero Intel® Z87 ATX Motherboard - 1150 socket

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  • Supports up to 32 GB RAM
  • SATA 6 GB/sec connectivity
  • Multi-CPU support
  • Crossfire & SLI

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The Asus Maximus VI Hero Intel® Z87 ATX Motherboard with 1150 socket combines superb quality with overclocking capabilities and gamer-friendly features in a reliable, dynamic product that's optimised for entertainment.

Accessible processing privileges

The Maximus VI Hero is made for gaming and HD amusement, with features such as in-game visualised Sonic Radar detection and GameFirst II network optimisation.

Multi-approach shielding is made possible with ROG-exclusive technology. ELNA audio capacitors assisting 8-channel HD sound that rivals dedicated sound cards in terms of power, clarity and range.

Genuine audiophile-grade performance from an on-board sound card is set to transform how you hear games, movies, music, and even chat.

Advanced motherboard components

Because the Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX Motherboard has SupremeFX shielding installed, it ensures accurate analogue/digital separation and vastly reduced multi-lateral interference from inside the PCB and from other components.

The HD audio chip is shielded from interference by EMI protection cover, ensuring quality sound at all times. Enjoy rich, natural and immersive audio thanks to ELNA premium Japanese-made audio capacitors that provide stunning clarity and fidelity for better game effects and multimedia.

Dynamic memory performance

With its completely digital architecture, the Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX Motherboard provides the top-grade stability and precision for better speed adjustments in the CPU and memory banks. Upgrades have also been performed on power components, with NexFET MOSFETs giving you up to 90% efficiency under normal operation and improved durability in a design that's half the size of standard MOSFETs.

Even when they're channelling as much as 60 A of power, the exclusive BlackWing chokes stay cool, with 3 to 5°C lower temperatures and minimal-loss power delivery. Enjoy five times-enhanced lifespan with 10K Black Metallic capacitors, which bring you 20% higher extreme temperature endurance than standard solid state capacitors, easily withstanding the most hardcore of demands.

Improved BIOS

Part of this new ROG UEFI BIOS is a Last Modified feature that notes down recent adjustments, and there's an in-BIOS Quick Note feature that perfect for jotting down memos and system details. Now you'll never forget a tuning idea.

F4 My Favorites and Shortcuts give you easy access to your most-needed BIOS features, and you can even change the size of the boot logo. Name individual SATA ports for easy identification, saving time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

ROG Pulse provides a nifty flashing ROG logo that indicates system activity, and the helpful SSD Secure Erase lets you restore SSD speed from within the BIOS, doing away with the need for less compatible third party utilities.

Multi-GPU compatibility

Whether you prefer to use SLI or CrossFireX, the Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero allows you to run both GPU setups. SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology supports up to Quad-GPU SLI or Quad-GPU CrossFireX configuration, assuring you of jaw-dropping graphics at a previously-unseen level.

Because SSD performance degrades as overwrites are performed over times, this ROG motherboard now incorporates SSD Secure Erase into the UEFI BIOS for improved compatibility and user-friendliness. It's a fantastic way to completely delete all the data on an SSD to recover lost performance and reinstate factory speeds.

Overclock away

The Maximus VI Hero Intel® Z87 Motherboard features 2nd-generation T-Topology to handle extreme memory overclocking.

This optimises layout to cut down coupling noise and signal reflection, making for high rates of DRAM overclocking. The motherboard has exhibited some 5% more OC margin under full load and 10% OC margin growth for one-DIMM configurations.

Take your PC to the next level with the Asus Maximus VI Hero Intel® Z87 ATX Motherboard with 1150 socket.

Product code: 068784

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Format ATX
CPU - Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™, i5/Core™, i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
- Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
- Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Chipset Intel® Z87
Memory - 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
- Dual Channel Memory Architecture
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Graphics - Integrated Graphics Processor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Video support HDMI x 1
Audio - ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature:
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- ELNA premium audio capacitors
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Sonic Radar
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Storage Intel® Z87 chipset:
- SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red x 6
- Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *3

ASMedia® ASM1061 controller:
- SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red x 2
LAN Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Compatibility - Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
Expansion slots - PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, red) x 2
- PCIe 2.0 x16 (black) x 1
- PCIe 2.0 x1 x 3
Overclocking features - 2nd generation T-Topology
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
USB - USB 3.0 x 4
- USB 2.0 x 4
Back panel I/O connectors - PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port x 1
- HDMI x 1
- LAN (RJ45) port x 1
- USB 3.0 x 4
- USB 2.0 x 4
- Optical S/PDIF out x 1
- Audio jacks x 6
- USB BIOS Flashback Button x 1
Internal I/O connectors - USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports x 1
- USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports x 2
- TPM connector x 1
- SATA 6Gb/s connectors x 8
- CPU Fan connector x 1
- CPU OPT Fan connector x 1
- Chassis Fan connectors x 3
- S/PDIF out header x 1
- 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector x 1
- 24-pin EATX Power connector x 1
- Front panel audio connector (AAFP) x 1
- System panel x 1
- DirectKey Button x 1
- DRCT header x 1
- MemOK! button x 1
- Power-on button x 1
- Reset button x 1
- Clear CMOS jumper x 1
- ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header x 1
BIOS - 64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS

UEFI BIOS features:
- ROG BIOS Print
- Tweakers'''' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
Special features ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization:
- The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration

CPU Level Up
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- USB BIOS Flashback
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker

- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2

ASUS Q-Design:
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector

Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Accessories included - User''''s manual
- I/O Shield
- SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) x 6
- SLI bridge(s) x 2
- Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) x 1
- 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s) x 1
- ROG Door Hanger(s) x 1
Software included - Drivers
- ROG GameFirst II
- ROG Mem TweakIt
- Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
- DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
- ASUS WebStorage
- ASUS Utilities
Dimensions 305 x 244 mm (L x W)
Weight 1.82 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years