*Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard

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Features   LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors Dual DDR4 3800 (OC) support Best gaming connectivity – Aura RGB-strip headers, 2×2 802.11ac 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!                       Overview   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!   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.   DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Second-generation ASUS T-Topology pushes DDR4 memory overclocking to over 3800MHz with all memory slots populated — and that means the best-ever gaming performance from your Maximus VIII Hero Alpha rig! Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, second-generation T-Topology ensures  time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.   Specification   Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard  Specifications CPU Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors  Supports Intel 14 nm CPU  Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0  The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list Chipset – Intel Z170 Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/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.  * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). Graphic Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support  Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports  – Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz  – Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz  Maximum shared memory of 512 MB Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology  Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, +gray)  1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, +black)  3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 Storage Intel Z170 chipset :  2 x U.2 port*1,  1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)*2 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports*3 Supports Intel Smart Response Technology*3 ASMedia ASM1061 controller :  2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, *4, LAN Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology Intel LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY) Anti-surge LANGuard Wireless Data Network Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports MU-MIMO Bluetooth – Bluetooth V4.1 Audio ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC  Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking SupremeFX Shielding Technology ESS ES9023P DAC: dB SNR, dB THD+N (Max. kHz/ -bit) TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP(s) Audio Feature : Gold-plated jacks DTS Connect Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel Sonic SenseAmp Sonic Studio II Sonic Radar II USB Ports Intel Z170 chipset :  6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board) Intel Z170 chipset : *5 6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board) Intel USB 3.1 controller :  1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C) Intel USB 3.1 controller :  1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A) Overclocking Features 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 Special Features OC Design – ASUS PRO Clock Technology Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance 5-Way Optimization by 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 : 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 Operating System Support Windows 10 , 64bit Windows 8.1 , 64bit Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C 1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A 2 x USB 3.0 (blue)  2 x USB 2.0  1 x Optical S/PDIF out 5 x Audio jack(s) 1 x Clear CMOS button(s) 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s) 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0 Internal I/O 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 storage devices support (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) 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, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information. Manageability – WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE Support Disc Drivers  ROG GameFirst technology  ROG RAMDisk  ROG RAMCache  ROG CPU-Z  ROG Mem TweakIt  Overwolf  ROG Keybot II  ROG Aura (Lighting Control) Kaspersky Anti-Virus  DAEMON Tools Pro Standard  ASUS WebStorage  ASUS Utilities  Form Factor: ATX Form Factor  12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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Features   LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors Dual DDR4 3800 (OC) support Best gaming connectivity – Aura RGB-strip headers, 2×2 802.11ac 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!                       Overview   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!   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.   DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Second-generation ASUS T-Topology pushes DDR4 memory overclocking to over 3800MHz with all memory slots populated — and that means the best-ever gaming performance from your Maximus VIII Hero Alpha rig! Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, second-generation T-Topology ensures  time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.   Specification   Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Socket 1151 HDMI DisplayPort 8-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard  Specifications CPU Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors  Supports Intel 14 nm CPU  Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0  The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list Chipset – Intel Z170 Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/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.  * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). Graphic Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support  Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports  – Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz  – Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz  Maximum shared memory of 512 MB Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology  Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, +gray)  1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, +black)  3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 Storage Intel Z170 chipset :  2 x U.2 port*1,  1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)*2 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports*3 Supports Intel Smart Response Technology*3 ASMedia ASM1061 controller :  2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, *4, LAN Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology Intel LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY) Anti-surge LANGuard Wireless Data Network Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports MU-MIMO Bluetooth – Bluetooth V4.1 Audio ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC  Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking SupremeFX Shielding Technology ESS ES9023P DAC: dB SNR, dB THD+N (Max. kHz/ -bit) TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP(s) Audio Feature : Gold-plated jacks DTS Connect Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel Sonic SenseAmp Sonic Studio II Sonic Radar II USB Ports Intel Z170 chipset :  6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board) Intel Z170 chipset : *5 6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board) Intel USB 3.1 controller :  1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C) Intel USB 3.1 controller :  1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A) Overclocking Features 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 Special Features OC Design – ASUS PRO Clock Technology Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance 5-Way Optimization by 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 : 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 Operating System Support Windows 10 , 64bit Windows 8.1 , 64bit Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C 1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A 2 x USB 3.0 (blue)  2 x USB 2.0  1 x Optical S/PDIF out 5 x Audio jack(s) 1 x Clear CMOS button(s) 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s) 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0 Internal I/O 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 storage devices support (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) 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, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information. Manageability – WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE Support Disc Drivers  ROG GameFirst technology  ROG RAMDisk  ROG RAMCache  ROG CPU-Z  ROG Mem TweakIt  Overwolf  ROG Keybot II  ROG Aura (Lighting Control) Kaspersky Anti-Virus  DAEMON Tools Pro Standard  ASUS WebStorage  ASUS Utilities  Form Factor: ATX Form Factor  12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )