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Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha LGA1151 ATX Motherboard, ROG Z170 Series

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Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha LGA1151 ATX Motherboard, ROG Z170 Series

ARC Item Code:
Intel Z170
Form factor:
Intel 1151


Main Specifications

 CPU  LGA1151 socket for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
*Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU type
 Chipset  Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
 Memory  4 x DIMM, max. 64GB DDR4 
3800(OC)*/3733(OC)*/3600(OC)*/3500(OC)*/3466(OC)*/3400(OC)*/3300(OC)*/3200(OC)*/3000(OC)*/2800(OC)*/2666(OC)*/2400(OC)*/2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.
 Expansion Slots  New 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8)
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
 Graphic  Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support 
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort
 - Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz 
 - Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz 
 - Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
 - Maximum shared memory of 512MB
 Multi-GPU Support   Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology 
Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
 Storage  Intel® Z170 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 support
 - 2 x U.2 ports, support PCIe mode SSD*
 - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices  (Supports both SATA & PCIE 3.0 mode)**
 - 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
 - Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology***
ASMedia® SATA controller****
 - 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (at mid-board [black] )
*The U.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1234.
** The M.2 x4 shares bandwidth with PCIEX4_3.
***This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
****These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
 LAN  Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
 Wireless&Bluetooth  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz (MU-MIMO support)
Up to 867Mbps transfer speed
Bluetooth v4.0
 Audio  ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
 - ES9023P High Definition DAC
 - 2VRMS Headphone Amp into (32-600Ohms)
 - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
 - Sonic SenseAmp
 - Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
 - Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features:
 - Sonic Studio II
 - Sonic Radar II
 - DTS Connect
 USB  Intel® Z170 Express Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
 - 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 at mid-board [grey], 2 at back panel [blue])
 - 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports at back panel, 4 ports at mid-board)*
Intel® USB 3.1 Controller - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
 - 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black] at back panel)
* 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
 ROG Exclusive Features  OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
 - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
Extreme Engine Digi+ 
 - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
 - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
LN2 Mode Jumper
Slow Mode Jumper
ReTry button
Safe Boot button
Start button
Reset button
BIOS Flashback Button
Clear CMOS button
KeyBot II
 - One-click overclocking
 - X.M.P.
 - DirectKey
 - Clr CMOS
 - Power On
UEFI BIOS features:
 - Tweakers' Paradise
 - ROG SSD Secure Erase
 - GPU.DIMM Post
 - O.C. Profile
 - Graphics Card Information Preview
ROG Aura
 - Aura Lighting Control 
 - Aura RGB Strip Headers
 Special Features  ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5
 - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
ASUS Exclusive Features
 - AI Suite 3
 - USB 3.1 Boost
 - AI Charger+
 - Push Notice
 - Disk Unlocker
 - PC Cleaner
 - HyStream
 - Media Streamer
 - Mobo Connect
 - USB BIOS Flashback
 - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
 - ASUS EZ Flash 2
 - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
 - MemOK!
ASUS Q-Design
 - Q-Code
 - Q-Shield
 - Q-Connector
 - Multi-colored Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
 - Q-Slot
 Back I/O  1 x BIOS Flashback button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 Type-A [red] and 1 Type-C [black])
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 (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0)
 Internal I/O Ports  2 x USB 3.0 headers support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports [one header via ROG_EXT header]
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
4 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x 4-Pin Water pump connector
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x Start button
1 x Reset button
1 x LN2 mode jumper
1 x Slow mode jumper
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x MemOK! button
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE 3.0 mode)*
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers**
* The M.2 x4 shares bandwidth with PCIE_X4_3.
 ** Supports standard 12V RGB strips 
 Accessories  User guide
Support DVD
I/O Shield
3 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x SLI™ cable
1 x Q-Connector
1 x ROG Door Hanger
1 x 12-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x CPU Installation Tool
1 x CPU Fan Label
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
 BIOS  1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F9 Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
 Manageability  WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
 Software  Drivers
ROG GameFirst Technology
ROG Mem TweakIt
ROG Keybot II
Aura (Lighting Control)
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities
 Operating System Support  Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 7
*64-Bit supported only
 Form Factor  ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)