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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.


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

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  • Steven M.
  • 11/2/2014 10:52:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Mobo

Pros: Always been a price-performance guy, and this lives up to the definition. Excellent board for medium range builds.

Cons: With nearly a year of use, the graphics cards on there have created an extremely slight flex in the board. I have had no luck with the overclocking features built in to the board.

Other Thoughts: This is a great board, I would buy it again.

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  • Tyler T.
  • 10/6/2014 10:14:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard, sound popping issue

Pros: The motherboard has a beautiful UEFI. Overclocking is a breeze. Very stable as well.

Cons: The knocking this motherboard down eggs specifically because of the issue with the onboard sound. It's atrocious. After having the system running for awhile there begins to be a cracking / popping to sound playback. The issue has not been alleviated with updated drivers and ive pretty much decided that it's just a faulty product. Reports of this issue are rampant and asus has done nothing to resolve the issue.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 9/24/2014 6:16:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board for the money.

Pros: Love the color scheme of ROG products. Good feature set. UEFI Bios is very user-friendly and easy to use.

Cons: Bent USB 3.0 header on the board however that may have been my doing. Not too big of a deal though.

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  • Jeremy T.
  • 9/24/2014 5:56:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs8 Months in: Onboard NIC died, AWFUL customer service

Pros: The board lasted 8 months before something went wrong....

Cons: So, at the 8 month mark this board's onboard network card died on me. I would not consider that to be such a bad thing, but the customer support this far has been awful. The first person (after a nearly half hour wait) seemed like they knew what they were doing, but after I finished giving them all the information they needed they failed to send me the necessary form for the advanced RMA that I asked for. A week later, I get onto their chat system to check the status, only to have the support rep close the session without typing a single word to me. I tried again, and the person told me what had happened with my RMA, but could not actually help. So after another half hour phone wait I get another person who actually sends me the docs I need. I just sent off the forms so the story isn't over, but I can tell you right now that ASUS is not a company you want to deal with if anything goes wrong.

Other Thoughts: It's nice to know that ASUS does indeed honor their warranty, and even offers free advanced RMA service. However, they make it so painful to get that service that I'd rather try someone else next time. A+ for style, F for effort.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jeremy,

I am sorry to hear that you had issues with our customer support as well as your motherboard sir. I will be happy to assist you with your current RMA if you have any further issues. When contacting me, so that I may look into your case further, please provide me with your RMA number. Please include your reference number below 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#N140953095


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  • Bruce B.
  • 9/17/2014 11:39:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill happy 6 months in

Pros: Quality (so far!)
Good audio
Ease of install
Good drivers
Good overclocking software/bios

Cons: Super-hyped audio is pretty much the same as everyone else's Realtek; some fancier drivers are the main difference.

Other Thoughts: This has been, thus far, a problem free motherboard. The layout is quite nice, and the components (and included cables) are top-notch. I'm hoping the motherboard will continue to perform this highly for years to come.

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  • Donald B.
  • 9/17/2014 9:27:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBoot loop

Pros: None, constant boot loop. Uhug--RMA time. Using approved processor and memory with no love. Updated bios using flashback method and still no love after removing battery and waiting.

Cons: Received non-functional so had no choice but to RMA.

Other Thoughts: Purchased a Gigabyte product which booted up fine with no issues so far. C'mon Asus where's your quality control?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Puss N Boots,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your motherboard. If you would like to discuss this case further, 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#N140942508


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  • Robert P.
  • 9/12/2014 11:02:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: everything works, and everything is really nice! well built, cant complain.

Cons: non

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  • Xao X.
  • 9/8/2014 12:32:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent motherboard and nice feature.

Pros: I own it over a year + for main gaming. My first batch motherboard current C0 step when it came out. I dunno but have no problem so far. I didn't see if anything strange about it even I am aware about C0 step have some sort bug. I already upgrade 4790k from 4670k due poor overclock because terrible TIM CPU of 4670k.

Cons: none at the moment I see any bug with C0 step. If you plan to get 4790k cpu then do not ! flash BIOS through USB BIOS and BIOS menus will not able boot 4790k. It only way to work with 4790k by use old cpu like 4770k or lower (old haswell) then update BIOS through Asus BIOS program inside Windows OS before able use 4790k cpu.

Other Thoughts: not much and almost RMA new intel 4790k cpu but decide wait and google around about problem fail boot 4790k. It only work by through Asus BIOS programs inside Windows OS with old cpu if intend to use 4790k cpu.

For now, just go with z97 motherboard if you want 4790k cpu plus will work with any haswell cpu.

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  • Nicholas V.
  • 9/5/2014 11:44:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great looking and wokring board that perfroms all the tasks i need and can overclock rather well also. 4 stars only due to the first one bugged on me and had to send it back

Cons: the first one crapped out on me so it needed an RMA but the second one i received was and has been working fine since

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  • Jared M.
  • 8/28/2014 7:53:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Incredible motherboard for a good price. Bios are well thought out. Utilities that come with the board work well. I have the AI Suite 3 installed which allows you to custom control fan speeds, overclocks, etc. through the software. Mobo. looks great in the case, the red led "circuit lighting" around the sound card module add extra spice.

Cons: This is the z87 chipset, so there is a possibility that this board wont support the new Broadwell intel chips when they are released. Also, I had to install my thermalright ib-e extreme fans in a pull pull config to leave room for the memory. Not worth pulling an egg since that cooler is way over-sized.

Other Thoughts: I was able to post with the i5-4690k installed. But, you do need to update your bios to the latest once windows is installed. Also, be sure to enable XMP in the bios to get the best performance out of your memory modules.

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