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Motherboard

Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(20 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Model

ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)

Part #

  • MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)
  • ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)

Manufacturer

Asus

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / Silver

Chipset

Intel Z370

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2666
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200
  • DDR4-3300
  • DDR4-3333
  • DDR4-3400
  • DDR4-3466
  • DDR4-3600
  • DDR4-3733
  • DDR4-3866
  • DDR4-4000
  • DDR4-4133

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

3

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

3

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

2

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

802.11a/b/g/n/ac

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    thorkon77
    • 136 points
    • 11 months ago

    This has been an awesome motherboard. Its overclocking great and with the ASUS Aura Sync its really going well with the case mod.

    Dorth
    • 43 points
    • 21 months ago

    from completed build Black Ice

    Z370 chipset and handles overclocking extremely well. and has preset overclocking features for noobs.

    I was really interested in the GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 and was about to buy it until I realized it was missing a key feature I wanted on my motherboard, namely Wi-Fi AC

    It looks great with its subtle RGB lighting, overclocks with ease, Wi-Fi, includes a M.2 heatsink, and had 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black]) on the rear and an internal onboard 3.1 gen 2 connector for my front port.

    Make sure you turn the CPU fan setting in the BIOS to 100% or the H100i v2 will not cool properly. My i7-8700K now overclocks to 5.0 GHz and idles at 35.1C

    hanz917
    • 28 points
    • 25 months ago

    Great aestethics, good overclocking features etc. but it´s pricier than rivals from other vendors. I had to return first piece because of really noisy coil whine from VRM, but second piece is without problems.

    Yaponchikk
    • 28 points
    • 25 months ago

    from completed build Coffee Lake - ROG Edition

    This almost got a 3 star rating from me, but since the ROG Forums is active, I guess I'll give it a 4. Would have got a 5 but:

    1. At BIOS update 0505, and ISS (Initial shipment stack) it is ultra aggressive on it's voltage provisioning at STOCK frequencies to the chip. I've been seeing (and it is widely reported by users) that it provides 1,4v with optimized defaults or ISS settings. I've personally seen it throw the mid 1,5's which is definitely not good. That power level is for running at 5,4-5,6 GHz. This makes a basically stock chip that's already warm, run even hotter than normal, with idles at 50C (!)

    2. I would recommend advanced users to manually set VCORE, LLC, and switch off MCE for this purpose. XMP settings also provide alot more voltage than is normally required by your DIMMs, but could be easily remedied. I would suggest to start off your VCORE with lower - mid 1,2V, on adaptive mode set with a negative offset. Also, remember to keep LLC @ 5 or 6 and IA DC + IA AC load lines to 0.01, to keep the voltages that you have manually set tight.

    Recommendations: Would NOT recommend purchase to beginners or users who are new to overclocking. Users who also do not have confidence to fiddle with things should also look someplace else. You are looking at a coffee lake chip with a shortened lifespan here.

    Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to users who would like to make the most out of their coffee lake. The board is TIGHT. It may be entry level, but it does exactly the same thing as what the Formula and Code do, without the Croschill EK II Waterblock.

    Velcade
    • 27 points
    • 21 months ago

    from completed build Meshify and Coffee Lake

    This is a great motherboard. The bios is easy to navigate and it's loaded with features. The XMP profile worked great for my Trident Z DDR4-3200.

    The BIOS option to display CPU temp on debug led on-board after successful boot is a really cool option. I like being able to glance over and see my CPU temps.

    Hxx
    • 23 points
    • 5 months ago

    from completed build All UV Hardline Build

    I love this board. One of the best all around, bios, features, overclocking 8th gen, aesthetics. Overclocks my 8700k without an issue My only complaint is that It doesn't have a VRM sensor (earlier z370 hero boards did) so I am using 2 sensors from my commander pro to monitor the temps on the 2 heatsinks

    charlienguyenx3@gmail.com
    • 19 points
    • 18 months ago

    Great board for over clocking, quality feels high end, only one 2.0 usb. You will need to buy Corsair commander pro adaptor or Nzxt 2.0 usb extender for more ports.

    BillyWan
    • 16 points
    • 19 months ago

    from completed build All Weather Nightfighter

    I considered the ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming motherboard but went for the Maximus Hero X because of the added USB ports as I have a several external hard drives for photo storage. I appreciated the included SATA cables that let me hook up my optical drive and the 4TB HDD. Nice board!

    GodKhaos
    • 16 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build The Blue Dragon God

    Great high-quality MOBO gives you a good amount of pins to install more fans, and heard from some sound quality it isn't good, but from my experience the sound is amazing. and great to overclock easily as well.

    Jdashnine
    • 15 points
    • 17 months ago

    Solid board and a good choice overall The status codes were interesting to me during build and initial setup, then glaring after, disturbing the look of the interior of the case. I dealt with that by 3D printing a cover for the LED code spot on the board. Wish I could cover the power and HDD/SSD lights on the board, but haven't figured that out yet. Appearance gripes aside, this MB has done all I've asked of it so far, and was easy to build on. Feels solid (it should, at this price!) and works well.

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