ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
Compare This
Add to Wishlist
Launch SRP RM1386

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero


9/10
Overall rating 9/10

The ROG Maximus X Hero is the latest Z370 motherboard under ASUS' ROG lineup. It supports the 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake CPUs.

Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Clean design
Very stable
Core i5-8600K has impressive out-of-box performance
THE BAD
Quite pricey
Rear I/O could use more ports

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • LGA1151 (Coffee Lake Only)
  • Z370
Memory 4x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 4133 (OC) / 4000 (OC) / 3866 (OC) / 3733 (OC) / 3600( OC) / 3466 (OC) / 3400 (OC) / 3333 (OC) / 3300 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Storage
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
Audio
  • ROG SupremeFX 8-channel HD audio codec S1220
  • Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
  • Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming, front panel jack-retasking
  • High-quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
  • SupremeFX shielding technology
  • ESS ES9023P
  • Supports up to 32-bit/192kHz playback
Video
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1x HDMI 1.4b (supports 4K resolution @ 24Hz)
Networking Intel I219V (w/ Anti-surge LANGuard and ROG GameFirst IV)
Rear I/O
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM
  • 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1x Clear CMOS button(s)
  • 1x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 5x Gold-plated audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1x Aura Addressable Strip header(s)
  • 2x Aura RGB Strip headers
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional two USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
  • 2x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional four USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA and PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
  • 1x TPM connector(s)
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1x CPU Fan connector(s) (1x 4 -pin)
  • 1x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1x 4 -pin)
  • 3x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3x 4 -pin)
  • 1x AIO PUMP connector (1x 4 -pin)
  • 1x H AMP fan connector
  • 1x W PUMP+ connector (1x 4 -pin)
  • 1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
  • 1x MemOK! button(s)
  • 1x Slow Mode switch(es)
  • 1x Reset button(s)
  • 1x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 1x Safe Boot button
  • 1x ReTry button
  • 1x System panel connector
  • 3x 3D Mount screw port(s)
  • 1x EXT Fan header
  • 1x W IN header
  • 1x W OUT header
  • 1x W FLOW header
  • 1x Thermal sensor connector
  • 1x Start button
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
Expansion Slots
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4)
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Form Factor ATX