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ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)
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ASUS Maximus VI Hero - LGA 1150 - Intel Z87 - HDMI - SATA 6Gbps - USB 3.0 - ATX Intel Motherboard

 

  • LGA 1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
  • Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
  • SupremeFX - Supremacy through discrete-caliber audio
  • Sonic Radar - Scan and detect to dominate
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III - Hardcore power delivery with premium components
  • GameFirst II + Intel LAN - Put your frags first

 

 

MAXIMUS VI HERO MAXIMUS VI HERO

The Republic of Gamers consists of only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights are everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competition. If your character matches ours, then join the elite club and make your presence felt - in the Republic of Gamers.

ROG joining privileges are now more accessible! Introducing Maximus VI Hero, the newest series from the ROG family, which packs outstanding quality, overclocking capabilities, and gamer-friendly features - such as in-game visualized Sonic Radar detection and GameFirst II network optimization. It's also loaded with amazing reliability, exclusive SupremeFX crystal-clear audio, and famous ROG dynamic tweaking powers, as well as the brand's attractive red and black design. But there's more: look below to check it out!



MAXIMUS VI HERO
Unleash Your Graphic Power
MAXIMUS VI HERO SLI / CrossFire On-Demand
Why Choose When You can have Both?


SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus VI HERO, you'll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to Quad-GPU SLI or Quad-GPU CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.

 
Exclusive Utilities Push Your System Beyond Limitations
SSD Secure Erase
Recover Lost Performance. Get Back to High Speed.


SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world's first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds.

MAXIMUS VI HERO

MAXIMUS VI HERO Second Generation T-Topology
5%+ Full Load OC Margin and 10%+ with One DIMM


For extreme memory overclocking under full load, ASUS developed the world's first 2nd generation T-Topology. It further optimizes layout to minimize coupling noise and signal reflection, increasing DRAM overclocking. Testing shows around 5% more OC margin under full load, and 10% OC margin growth for one-DIMM configurations.

 
Dual Intelligent Processors 4
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with Four-Way Optimization
One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.


MAXIMUS VI HERO
ROG – That Special Extra
MAXIMUS VI HERO Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

The best protection from viruses and spyware, Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal, offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.


MAXIMUS VI HERO ROG CPU-Z
A Whole New CPU-Z Design


ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.


MAXIMUS VI HERO DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
The Real Tool for Optical and Virtual Discs


DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.


Re-Arm with Better Sound and Faster Networking
SupremeFX
Supremacy Through Discrete-Caliber Audio


ROG-Exclusive technology implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors to offer 8-channel HD sound that's equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. This is the first-ever onboard sound capable of true audiophile-grade performance, set to revolutionize the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other people via chat. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule.

SupremeFX shielding: ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference from within the PCB and from other components.
EMI protection cover: protects the HD audio chip from interference to ensure sound quality.
ELNA premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity, great for game effects and multimedia.

MAXIMUS VI HERO

Extreme Engine Digi+ III
Hardcore Power Delivery with Premium Components


Completely digital architecture supplies the highest stability and precision for the CPU and memory, featuring dynamic speed adjustments. Power components are also upgraded. NexFET MOSFETs handle up to 90% efficiency under normal operation and better durability in half the size of standard MOSFETs. Exclusive BlackWing chokes remain cool even when sizzling with as much as 60 amps of power with 35 - 40°F (3 - 5°C) lower temps and minimal-loss power delivery. Japanese-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors last five times longer and deliver 20% greater extreme temperature endurance than generic solid state capacitors, easily standing up to hardcore demands.

MAXIMUS VI HERO
Best UEFI BIOS Design Gives You Full Control of Your PC
Upgraded UEFI BIOS
Most Award-Winning in Segment


The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There's also My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust the boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities.

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MAXIMUS VI HERO Mem TweakIt
Dynamic Timing Adjustments, DRAM Efficiency Gauge


When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time and view your DRAM efficiency score.

CPU & Chipset Features
MAXIMUS VI HERO Intel® LGA 1150 4th Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors Ready

This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors in the LGA 1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 / 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.


MAXIMUS VI HERO Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

The Intel® Z87 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.



Restriction of Hazardous Substances
MAXIMUS VI HERO GreenASUS

Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.
 

 


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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Brian R.
  • 5/19/2015 6:52:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome board

Pros: The BIOS is amazing when it comes to customizing your system. So many options but you don't feel lost in it at all. Everything was intuitive for me, and took me no time at all to overclock.

Cons: The option to allow for virtualization was turned off by default. I don't know why that is, but it was the case. I had to activate it before I was able to get VirtualBox (or other software) running. Thankfully, VirtualBox had a helpful enough error message that revealed what the problem was so I wasn't spending days hunting down the root issue.

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  • Goer T.
  • 5/18/2015 6:15:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent motherboard

Pros: Built my first PC using this motherboard, and it's really awesome. Packaged nicely,and the motherboard looks really nice with it's red and black theme. Got it on sale, so it was really worth the price. Been using it for a week with no problems whatsoever. Running it with a Intel G3258 and GTX 960, it's blazing fast.

Cons: Not free.

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  • Charles G.
  • 5/16/2015 12:45:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead Motherboard after almost 2 years

Pros: It worked for a long time! It was great, and it comes with all the bells and whistles.

Cons: Their support, or at least today anyway, is just AWEFUL. I've been on the phone all day trying to contact someone in their support. Every time the call goes through it just goes silent. It's almost like the staff is avoiding calls today.

Today my computer rebooted for a Windows 8.1 update. Upon restart the motherboard entered a irog1 update. To my knowledge I didn't install in bios updates. So i'm not sure why it attempted to update the bios. I mean, it is possible one of the windows updates attempted to update it. Although, I doubt it.

1) I'm frustrated with their support
2) from what i've read online newer BIOS updates for this board are faulty. I believe I was on 1100~ bios revision. They're at 1600 now. How can they get 5-10 updates in and this not happen? Beats me.

I've contacted support in more than one way. I hope someone answers my call as I would like to think their support is as decent as their brand.

Case #: N150541388

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  • Paul W.
  • 5/9/2015 9:32:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsCreative X-Fi sound card refuses to be recognized by windows 7

Pros: So far so good! Except for sound.

Cons: I do not want to use the motherboard sound but instead my Creative sound card. It will absolutely not get listed in the device manager no matter what I have tried. I have turned disabling fast boot on in the BIOS, hanging out there for a while and then reboot, and that suggestion I found from Googling for a couple hours does not work.

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  • Michael K.
  • 5/9/2015 12:53:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Replaced an am3 setup, installed and booted right up no problems.

Cons: None so far

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  • james g.
  • 5/5/2015 11:56:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIs ok but dead slots

Pros: BIOS interface is cool and works great. Has some neat auto-overlock features as well as a fast boot feature. Bios has an advanced and simple interface. Red lights look cool when it's running as well.

Cons: A1 and A2 memory slots will not work. Using G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). Either stick will work only on B1 or B2, or both sticks on both. Regardless of combination, if using A1 or A2, it wont post and throws error 55. I researched to find this is somewhat common. Some attribute it to bent CPU pin or an unevenly attached heatsink. When I use slot B1/B2, it posts fine and I even loaded O/S already. So, not a bent cpu pin. Returning this is to much of a hassle since I did manage to get it running.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the inconvenience that you had with the board.

Let me assist you on this error 55 problem. Please try the following troubleshooting below to fix the error.

* Reseat the RAM
* Try one stick of RAM and add more until the error comes back
* Reseat the CPU cooler (at least three times)
* Reseat the CPU (at least three times)
* Upgrade the BIOS
* Clear the CMOS

For futher assistance, you can email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case #N150512968 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry

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  • Brett O.
  • 4/28/2015 5:01:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Looks cool

Cons: There is nothing more frustrating then putting together all the parts of a new gaming machine and running into a complete DOA board. I understand things like this happen just sucks when it happens to you. I am planning on just asking for a refund and trying my luck with a new purchase of the same mobo. Would be great if I was somehow compensated for the shipping.

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  • bill r.
  • 4/22/2015 6:10:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Maximus VI Hero 1150 Intel Z87

Pros: Love the options you get with this board

Cons: Disappointed on 4 ram slots but, no worries

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  • Anthony A.
  • 4/19/2015 8:54:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with 4790k

Pros: This board works with the Devil Canyon 4790k. The board I received has the 1505 bios update. Recognized the cpu immediately. The board works well I like all the features it has to offer.

Cons: I just built my rig recently, there are no cons to report.

Other Thoughts: Have not overclocked yet. I will update once I run the board through it's paces.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2015 6:42:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: easy to install. work from the get go. love the error codes in to right hand corner.

Cons: none

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