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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




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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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
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.


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.

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.

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

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.


Learn more about the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO

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

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  • Ryan W.
  • 1/25/2015 6:57:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Board

Pros: Great extras. Cool lighting!

Cons: Finicky! Hair ripping install.

Other Thoughts: When I first added this to my build, it took me two whole days working on it night and day (literally) to debug the whole board. Plus when I got the board it didn't come with the CLRTC Jumper. Luckily a friend was replacing his board too and had an extra one and I managed to get it up and running. All in all, once you debug the various issues at first, it's a decent board and definitely looks cool!

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2015 11:45:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board. no issues so far.

Pros: This is my first build so take that for what it's worth. Anyway, I was pleased with how it looked and impressed at the weight. The install of all my components were a breeze and made it very easy for a beginner to put together. The BIOS set up in the EZ mode made my life so easy but also allows me to go back in and tweak for performance as i gain more knowledge. I have really enjoyed some of the software it came with as well. Sound radar is fun to mess with, and AI suite III makes monitoring Temps and power usage very easy and kind of fun to be honest.

Cons: The only problem I had with the install was the the IOS shield was very thick and I had to really push on the board to made the screw holes align correctly during the install. I was afraid of damaging the components but everything worked out just peachy. Also, AI suite III doesn't detect my chassis fans. I don't know if this is a problem with my board or my own wiring mistake but either way they work just fine and I can control them externally. Not breaking and egg for either because I've been running for a while with no hiccups. would recommend.

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  • Kris K.
  • 1/18/2015 1:01:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible board

Pros: Been using ASUS for years, good reputation.

Cons: Bought this board--always trust and use ASUS. I've yet to get the onboard Ethernet working. Install an update and it dies. Get it working, reboot, it dies. Several calls into ASUS and the answer is the same just re-install the drivers--which rarely works. THen I"m told to reformat my disk and reinstall the OS, that worked then the Enternet quit again, then they told me to buy another copy of my OS, huh? Really? They they told me it's a Microsoft problem. Then they told me to use an older driver due to hardware/drier issues. Either this board is junk or i just have a bad one.Ethernet now works--i guess i just need to reboot like 10 time to get it to come on....

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  • Justin L.
  • 1/10/2015 7:19:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThe comcast of motherboard manufacturers

Pros: None.

Cons: Came DOA. I purchased it way past newegg 30 day policy didn't use until months later when I had the money to finish the build. Created an ASUS case been a week still haven't been contacted. All I have is a case number. Tried their live chat service, says "leave a message" with no option to leave message.

Other Thoughts: I've been an asus supporter for years. Will no longer purchase another asus product.

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  • Elis P.
  • 1/8/2015 9:13:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQA needs help

Pros: Looks Great
Highly Configurable

Cons: Extreme Engine Digi+ III heatsinks get in the way of installing cpu heatsink.
Bent pins on 1150 socket
DVD with drivers broken, scratched?

Other Thoughts: So, I get this motherboard and very carefully open the 1150 and remove the plastic cover, I install my 4790K extremely carefully, dead on, didn't need to shift it or anything, close it up. Throw thermal paste on, install my heat sink, proceed to install motherboard onto case, route all my wires, etc.

The only hitch so far is the one hex nut I need to install near the Digi IiI heatsinks. It's a bit tight but I'm able to get the nut on. Great!

Power the system on and lo and behold error code 55... What the heck? Error 55 says: Memory is not installed. Hmm my RAM is installed ( I reseat the RAM about 100 times.

Finally give up and look it up on the web. Turns out error 55 could be cause by a bent pin! So, I take the heatsink off, clean the paste off it and open the socket, remove the cpu and of course there is a bent pin. I very carefully used a tiny flat head screwdriver to coerce the pin back in place. These pins are crazy tiny and you can barely see what your doing. So please be careful if this happens to you.

Putting the heatsink back on once the mother board was in the case proved to be EXTREMELY difficult. The built in heatsinks just don't give enough room. However, I finally was able to get the heatsink on and the system is up and running.

Now, I am very very sure that I didn't bend that pin. The only way that could have been me was if I dropped something in the socket before placing the CPU or placed the CPU in at an angle or something, I know I did not do any of this. So, I am disappointed that the pin was bent.

To top everything off, the DVD that was included was scratched or just plain bad, the reader would not read the DVD, even after trying on multiple systems.

Overall, I'm still happy with the product, hence the 4 stars, but I feel there should have been a QA step that would have caught the bent pin...


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  • Khurram K.
  • 12/26/2014 1:28:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid board

Pros: I've been using this motherboard since past year or so and I have yet to come across with any issues. This is my first Asus board and I am very pleased with quality and features it provides. not sure what everyone is complaining about.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: wish it had support for dual pci e x16

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  • Tomas C.
  • 12/25/2014 11:05:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot a good board.

Pros: When it worked, it worked.

Cons: Built a gaming rig around this board but around 3 months after assembly the machine was unable to keep time. Not long after that I started experiencing random blue screens then power-up failures(computer would only start by using the boot switch on the motherboard). The board finally stopped posting a year and a half after purchase.

I've spent countless hours trouble shooting on this thing including replacing the battery multiple times, and switching the hardware around it(power supply and RAM) to no avail. It is just a poorly built board and I would not recommend it if you are looking for any kind of longevity or reliability.

Other Thoughts: I have always bought ASUS video cards and motherboards but after this experience I think I will be looking elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Tom,

I am sorry that you are having issues with your motherboard sir. It does however come with a 3 year warranty. If you would like to RMA with ASUS, please refer to the links below. Simply fill out all pertinent info so that we can process your RMA and send you the instructions to have the unit sent in for repair service. Optionally you can contact ASUS support (live chat or phone in) to have them create a case and RMA as well if you have any issues with the form. If you would like to discuss this case further or have any other concerns, please contact me through email and include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141282830!b2c/c1h8k!rma-request/cope!consumer/csn9


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ben C.
  • 12/15/2014 3:55:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Board

Pros: Great board, very powerful, has everything you'd want. If you want a really powerful rig and don't want to spend over $200 for the motherboard, this is the one to get.

Cons: None.

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  • carl c.
  • 12/10/2014 10:41:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsasus rma sucks

Pros: overall good board,fast when gaming.

Cons: 1st pcie slot died on me,got a rma number from asus and they told me it was covered by warranty,so i spent $45 for they claim i have 2 scratches that i apparently made which avoid warranty,they ask me $150 + taxes for a new board,there was no scratches when i sent the board,i doubled checked it and there was no scratches.i'm in electrincs trade since 1982 so i'm not a noob.

Other Thoughts: i transmitted them satisfaction level and if they dont wanna cover the board i'll just go get another one (MSI,GIGABYTE.....).i was a asus faithful buyer for almost 20 years but just that one incident was enough for me.

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  • Frederik C.
  • 12/2/2014 8:32:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks good, doesn't perform

Pros: First and foremost, I have to say I own quite a lot of ASUS products and have been a fan for a long time.

So after 1 year of ownership, the only thing that I like about this board is that it's pretty.

Oh, sure, there are other stuff, such as the nice PCI slots spaced wide enough for Crossfire (yeah, AMD cards need that much air), the SupremeFX sound is good (after all the patches, because prior to that it was super glitchy/noisy). There's also plenty of OC potential.

This *could* have been a great board.

Cons: The nightmare begins.

Experience with this board with early BIOSes was not good. Sound kept being noisy and constantly glitched.

System clock completely stopped with early BIOSes.

This board has been the *MOST UNSTABLE BOARD I HAVE EVER USED*. It's been bsod'ing every now and then for the past year. I've tried everything: removing GPUs and running off iGPU, changed drives, changed sata cables, reinstalled Windows, changed PSU, installed drivers, etc etc. BSOD's are random at boot and are tied to the boot device being inaccessible.

Other Thoughts: Of course I contacted ASUS support, but since Feb 2014, this was not fixed (we're Nov 2014).

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