Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi, Intel Z390 Motherboard, RoG - Socket 1151
- ATX motherboard with Z390 chipset
- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4) & 3x PCIe x1
- 5x USB 3.1 / 4x USB 3.0 / 6x USB 2.0
- 2x M.2 (2x PCIe 3.0 x4) / 6x SATA 6G
- digitally addressable RGB-LED lighting
- Only compatible with 8th and 9th generation Intel CPUs!
Product information - Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi, Intel Z390 Motherboard, RoG - Socket 1151The Z390 chipset on the ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi replaces Intel's Z370 chipset for their range of high-end 8th generation processors. Assitionally Z390 motherboards support Intel's new ninth gen Core series processors (Coffee Lake-S refresh). Also introduced are features like chip-side WiFi support - although a WiFi module must still be present - as well as native USB 3.1 support, meaning that these abilities no longer need to be provided by additional chips.
The Features of the ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi Motherboard at a Glance:
- 3x PCIe (3.0) x16 (x16/x8/x4) & 3x PCIe x1
- 5x USB 3.1 (4x Type A & 1x Type C)
- Total of 4x USB 3.0 and 6x USB 2.0 (internal & external)
- 2x M.2 (2x PCIe 3.0 x4) / 6x SATA 6G
- Supports max. 64 GB DDR4-RAM at 4.400 MHz
- Integrated LED lighting with RGB-LED header
- Integrated WiFi- and Bluetooth modules
The ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi in DetailThe ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi motherboard (ATX) includes a total of three PCIe x16 slots, one of which is connected to the chipset via a full 16 lanes, while the others use four/eight lanes. For additional upgrades and expansion cards, the motherboard offers three PCIe x1 slots. Additionally multiple graphics cards may be installed on the motherboard simultaneously via AMD CrossFire or NVIDIA's SLI technologies.
The four DIMM slots support up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM in Dual-Channel Mode. The Z390 chipset natively supports frequencies up to 2.666 MHz, and with overclocking, the ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi is capable of driving RAM kits up to 4.400 MHz. For hard drives and SSDs, the board offers six SATA 6G connectors and two M.2 slots. Both M.2 slots are connected to the chipset with four PCIe lanes and support the NVMe protocol which enables data transfer rates of nearly 4 GB/s. This makes M.2 PCIe SSDs up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The I/O panel of the ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi provides one USB 3.1 Type C connector. This new kind of USB Type C port is particularly slim and connectors can be plugged in either way. USB 3.1 or USB 3.1 Gen 2 can achieve speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s per port and USB ports with this standard generally support the fast charging function on smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, the I/O panel offers three further USB 3.1 Type A ports, two USB 3.0- and two USB 2.0 ports as well as an HDMI- and a DisplayPort connector. Internally the motherboard provides a generous selection of connectors and headers.
In terms of the special features of the ASUS Maximus XI HERO Wi-Fi , it has a striking cooler design and integrated digital RGB-LED lighting. Furthermore the motherboard includes a WiFi module compatible with the 802.11ac standard as well as Bluetooth 5.0 and premium audio quality thanks to the ESS ES9023P chipset. Antennae for the WiFi as well as an SLI Bridge are included with the motherboard.
Only compatible with 8th and 9th generation Intel CPUs!
1151(v2) (for 8th- and 9th Core generation Intel CPUs)
4x DDR4 (2.666 MHz, up to 4.400 MHz via OC)
Max. 64 GB
- Slots (physical):
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x8)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x4)
Compatible Multi-VGA Configurations: 3-Way AMD CrossFire, 2-Way NVIDIA SLI
3x PCIe 3.0 x1
1x M.2 Key E (vertical, occupied by WiFi/BT Module, incl. 802.11ac)
- Internal Connections:
6× SATA 6G
1x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4; 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110)
1x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x2 & SATA; 2242 / 2260 / 2280)
1x USB 3.1 (one header)
2x USB 3.0 (one header)
4x USB 2.0 (two headers)
1x CPU Fan Header (4-Pin)
1x CPU_OPT Fan Header (4-Pin)
1x EXT_FAN Header (5-Pin)
3x Fan-Header (4-Pin)
1x AiO-Pump Header (4-Pin)
1x Pump Connector (4-Pin)
1x EXT_Fan Header (5-Pin)
1x W_PUMP+ Connector (4-Pin)
1x W_IN Header
1x W_OUT Header
1x W_FLOW Header
1x H_AMP Fan Connector
1x TPM Header
1x Thermal Sensor Header
1x Start Button
1x Reset Button
1x Retry Button
1x MemOK! Button
1x Front Panel Audio C
2x AURA RGB Header (4-Pin)
2x AURA Adressable RGB Header (3-Pin)
- External Connectors:
1x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
4× USB 3.1 (3× Type A and 1x Type C)
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI 1.4b
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Gigabit-LAN (Intel I219-V)
5x Audio (ESS ES9023P)
- Power Supply:
1x 24-Pin ATX 12V
1x 8-Pin ATX 12V
1x 4-Pin ATX 12V
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|Motherboard form factor||ATX|
|Motherboard Chipset||Intel Z390|
+ Plenty of fan headers with excellent control.read more...
+ Conservative, neutral styling.
+ Good RGB control and ample headers.
+ Excellent UEFI.
+ Smart AI Overclocking tool.
+ Solid M.2 heatsinks.
+ Strong Wi-Fi solution with Multi-Gate Teaming software.
+ Onboard buttons and LEDs.
+ High quality audio solution.
Positive Eigenschaften des ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi):
+ sehr gute Leistungsfähigkeit mit einer sehr guten CPU-Spannungsversorgungread more...
+ jeweils einmal 8-Pin- und 4-Pin-Stromanschluss für erweitertes Overclocking
+ umfangreiche Ausstattung, u.a. sechs SATA-Schnittstellen und fünf USB-3.1-Gen2-Buchsen
+ PCI-Express-3.0-Unterstützung an drei PEG-Slots
+ sehr gute Gesamtperformance und sehr gute Stabilität
+ hervorragende Energie-Effizienz
+ zwei M.2-Schnittstellen inkl. Passivkühler
+ WLAN-ac (max. 1,73 GBit/s) und Bluetooth 5.0 (nur das Wi-Fi-Modell)
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