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ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
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Launch SRP S$519

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10
Winner

The ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero straddles the line between the enthusiast and mainstream markets, boasting plenty of enthusiast-grade features at a relatively palatable price.

Performance:
8.5
Features:
8.5
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Excellent overclocking performance
Good support for various cooling solutions
Thoughtful features such as integrated I/O shield
THE BAD
No onboard Wi-Fi
Expensive compared to the competition

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/Intel Core i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
  • Intel Z370 Express Chipset
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4
Storage
  • 2x M.2
  • 6x SATA 6Gbps
Audio
  • ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition 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
  • - ESSĀ® ES9023P
  • - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Networking 1x Intel I219V
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 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
  • 2x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & 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) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 3x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x H_AMP fan connector
  • 1x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 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
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Form Factor ATX

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