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Asus ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA Intel Z170 S1151 DDR4 PCIe USB3.1 U.2 ATX

Asus ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA Intel Z170 S1151 DDR4 PCIe USB3.1 U.2 ATX

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Quicklinx: BRC5WS00 Mfr#: MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA
Processor Socket: LGA1151 Socket
Chipset: Intel Z170
Graphics: Graphics adapter (CPU required)
Form Factor: ATX
Memory Support: DDR4 SDRAM
  • IEEE 802.11n
Ordered upon request
£223.11 ex VAT
£267.73 inc VAT
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Description

World's first Z170 gaming motherboard with integrated RGB headers

For almost a decade, Republic of Gamers (ROG) has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and PC enthusiasts. But our work has only just begun. With our pimped, pumped and packed Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, competitors be warned, gamers get set and enthusiasts prepare to push your limits — ROG is ready to accept all challenges!

LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors
Dual DDR4 3800 (OC) support
Best gaming connectivity - Aura RGB-strip headers, 2x2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, U.2 and M.2, plus Intel-powered USB 3.1 controller
Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, second-generation T-Topology and OC design
Best gaming audio – Reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II
Best gaming networking – Best-in-class Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
Best gaming protection – Carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability
ROG gives you more – More gaming-oriented utilities, all free!

LIGHT UP AS EASY AS RGB
AURA 4-PIN RGB-STRIP HEADERS & LIGHTING CONTROL
Forget the faff of external RGB controllers! With ROG's Aura RGB Strip header, it's quick and easy to cast brilliant colors across your rig and room: Just slide standard 12V RGB strips onto the 4-pin Aura RGB-strip headers, then weave your lighting any way you like. Customize static, strobing and pulsating effects, or have the colors change in time with music or indicate CPU temperature.

Champion-level audio from SupremeFX 2015
Maximus VIII Hero Alpha's onboard audio isn't just good — it's as good as you can get! You benefit from the 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 (32-600ohms) for purest sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II, so you'll apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment — plus Perfect Voice noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with total clarity!

BEST GAMING PERFORMANCE
Greater performance means smoother gameplay — and that means more chance to win. With the best overclocking (OC) design, UEFI BIOS and intuitive OC gadget and utility, you'll enjoy unmatched performance — coupled with an exclusive cooling design ensures your system never breaks a sweat.

One click overclock and cooling, done!
GET PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, DIGITAL POWER, FAN CONTROL AND EVEN NETWORKING AND AUDIO TUNING TAILORED FOR YOU — AND THE WAY YOU PLAY!
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your Maximus VIII Hero Alpha build's gaming performance — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our 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. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
? Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
? Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
? Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
? Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.

OC Design
ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY
Thought you'd taken overclocking as far as it could go? Meet ASUS Pro Clock, a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that ramps BCLK frequencies up to 400MHz or even beyond. 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 extremes!
Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock Reduced boot times:
Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
Increased stability under heavy overclocking

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - motherboard - ATX - LGA1151 Socket - Z170
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel Z170
Processor Socket
1 x LGA1151 Socket
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Max RAM Size
64 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR4 , non-ECC , unbuffered
Storage Ports
4 x SATA-600 (RAID), 2 x SATA-600, 1 x M.2, 2 x U.2 ports
USB / FireWire Ports
1 x USB-C + 1 x USB 3.1 + 2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 + ( 4 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 via headers )
Max Allocated RAM Size
512 MB
Audio
HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN
Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Detail

General

Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel Z170
Processor Socket
LGA1151 Socket
Max Processors Qty
1
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
64 GB
Technology
DDR4
Bus Clock
2133 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2666 MHz (O.C.), 2400 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 3300 MHz (O.C.), 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.), 3733 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3500 MHz (O.C.), 3800 MHz (O.C.), 3866 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered
Unbuffered
Features
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

Graphics

Max Allocated RAM Size
512 MB

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
SupremeFX 2015
Compliant Standards
DTS Connect, High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Interfaces
Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 288-pin , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode ) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) , 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage Interfaces
SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA, 1 x M.2, 2 x U.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices
RAID Features
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Interfaces
1 x HDMI , 1 x DisplayPort , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x USB 3.1 , 1 x USB-C , 2 x USB 3.0 , 2 x USB 2.0 , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x TOSLINK
Internal Interfaces
4 x USB 2.0 - header , 4 x USB 3.0 - header
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Type
AMI
BIOS Features
WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS O.C. Profile, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS, ACPI 5.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 3, DMI 3.0 support, SMBIOS 3.0 support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
Hardware Features
Jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), GPU.DIMM Post, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Smart Response Technology, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, Onboard Button, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, Disk Unlocker, ASUS SSD Secure Erase, Gold Plated Audio Hardware, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Clear CMOS Button, NexFET, ASUS Fan Xpert 3, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, GameFirst III, LANGuard, Sonic Radar II, Sonic SenseAmp, USB 3.1 Boost, ASUS PRO Clock Technology, Sonic Studio II, KeyBot II, Lighting Control, GameFirst IV

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
ROG Door Hanger, cable labels, ASUS 2T2R Wi-Fi moving aerials, 1 x M.2 screw, I/O back cover, ROG fan stickers
Cables Included
6 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, ASUS AI Charger, ROG CPU-Z, ROG GameFirst Utility, ROG Mem TweakIt Utility, DAEMON Tools Pro Standard, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS AI Suite III, ROG RAMDisk, ASUS Turbo App, Mobo Connect, PC Cleaner, Media Streamer, HyStream, ASUS RAMCache, Overwolf, ROG Aura
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play
Width
30.5 cm
Depth
24.4 cm

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Processor Socket: LGA1151 Socket
Chipset: Intel Z170
Graphics: Graphics adapter (CPU required)
Form Factor: ATX
Memory Support: DDR4 SDRAM
Max Processors: 1
Brand: Asus
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Ex VAT: 150 - 300

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