ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX Motherboard

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


  • Intel Z170
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)
  • DDR4 3600+(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133

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Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1151
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


Intel Z170

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Integrated Graphics Processor – Intel HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort
– Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
– Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
– Supports Intel InTru 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider
Maximum shared memory of 512MB


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR4 3600+(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8), by New 6th Gen Intel Core Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode), Intel Z170 Express Chipset
PCI Express x1
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (4 ports from 2 x SATA Express), by Intel Z170 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 support
SATA Express
2 x SATA Express ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA Modes)

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX 2015
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black])
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 headers support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports [one connector via ROG_EXT header]
Other Connectors
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
4 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x 4-Pin Water pump connector
1 x EXT_Fan header
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x Start button
1 x Reset button
1 x LN2 mode jumper
1 x MemOK! Button
1 x Clear CMOS Button
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX II series support
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x TPM connector
1 x System panel connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Dimensions (W x L)
12.0″ x 9.6″
Power Pin
24 Pin


Multi-GPU Support:
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX TechnologyROG Exclusive Features:
Extreme Engine Digi+
– MicroFine Alloy Choke
– 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Start Button
Reset Button
Clear CMOS Button
MemOK! Button
LN2 Mode
ROG Overwolf
KeyBot II
– One-click overclocking
– X.M.P.
– DirectKey
– Clr CMOS
– Power On
UEFI BIOS features:
– Extreme Tweaker
– Tweakers’ Paradise
– ROG SSD Secure Erase
– O.C. Profile
– Graphics Card Information Preview

Special Features:
ASUS 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
– AI Suite 3
– USB 3.1 Boost
– AI Charger+
– Push Notice
– Disk Unlocker
– PC Cleaner
– HyStream
– Media Streamer
– Mobo Connect
– USB BIOS Flashback
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
– MemOK!
ASUS Q-Design
– Q-Code
– Q-Shield
– Q-Connector
– Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– Q-Slot

1 x 128MB 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.

WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System Support:
ROG GameFirst technology
ROG Mem TweakIt
ROG Keybot II
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities

1 review for ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX Motherboard

  1. 5 out of 5


    The UEFI BIOS has so many options. I have been able to get a stable 4.7. I will continue to tweak the bios and see if the CPU can be bumped to a stable 4.8. I always turn the overclock down to 15% for normal use. High Mhz are only good for bragging rights. If you want the CPU to last, watch your temps. I have a i7 6700K with a Thermaltake Water 3.0 360. If you have to have one of these boards, you will need “K” chip and a water cooler. This board is designed for overclocking. If you don’t plain on overclocking, get a lower end board. With this board’s many OC options, its been a joy. If you are having trouble understanding the “User Guide”, “google” for an answer. There are experienced Overclockers that would be happy to answer your questions. Or go to “YOUTUBE” and watch a build and how to overclock. When you DIY, take your time and enjoy the build. If you get frustrated, back off for awhile. I’ve built eleven PCs and only had to RMA one board.

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