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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



Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


Intel Z87


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
2(x16 or at dual x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16
PCI Express x1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87
2 x SATA 6Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061
6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 support RAID 0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX Audio 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
1 x USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports (1 connector shares with ROG_EXT header)
Other Connectors
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan connectors for smart DC/PWM mode control
1 x CPU optional fan connector
3 x Chassis fan connectors
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Power-on button
1 x Reset button
1 x DirectKey button
1 x MemOK! Button
1 x DRCT (DirectKey) header
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
1 x TPM connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


LGA1150 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


Package Contents
User's manual
Support DVD
I/O Shield
3 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x SLI bridge
1 x 2-in-1 Q-Connector Kit
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label
1 x ROG Door Hanger

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO

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  • William R.
  • 4/18/2014 3:43:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: Not much to be said its a great board.

Cons: none

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  • Thuan N.
  • 4/18/2014 12:19:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great!!!

Pros: Looks and works great

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: The board's been working great so far. I'm very happy with it. I lost my package due to Fedex misdelivery (it was the fourth time I've experienced this with Fedex), I was glad that Newegg sent me another one although it took one more week for them to investigate the case. So great customer service!

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  • Christopher P.
  • 4/17/2014 5:18:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChris

Pros: Beautiful board, Ran great out of the box. My 4770k is running at 4.2 at around 30 deg. Supper stable with Corsair Dominator mem.

Cons: Directkey doesn't work. Comp just shuts down. Makes a nice off switch. LOL No big deal

Other Thoughts: Out of the box ran great, Love the uefi. I'm not a big overclock-er. Don't like to let the smoke out. But my 3.5 is running great at 4.2 and very cool for an 1150.

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  • Ben B.
  • 4/17/2014 3:06:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRed and Black Mobo

Pros: Bios adjustments are extensive
Asus Software is pretty good (Not bloatware)
Color scheme is pretty amazing
Dedicated Power/Reset buttons on the Mobo
Q-Connector, SATA cables, and goodies included

Cons: In the process of RMA - Random Restart issues and HDMI wouldn't recognize.

There isn't much padding within the box itself, possible flexing issues during shipment.

Other Thoughts: -1 egg for RMA

I've done some digging and newegg/Asus forum posts tell me i'm not the only one. "QC is a problem for this board" is something that's said a lot. Hopefully i'm wrong and just got a bad one. Either way, $130 worth of troubleshooting later


Asus Maximus VI Hero
Asus GTX 770
Gskill Ripjaw X 8Gb (2x4Gb) 1600Mhz
Intel i5 4670k Haswell (max clocked @ 4.4Ghz)
Crucial M500 256GB SSD
Corsair H105 Water Cooler

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  • jorge r.
  • 4/16/2014 10:10:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbig bang 4 your buck

Pros: bios is pretty awesome and fits perfect wit my red and black color scheme.

Cons: none other than that its too awesome to just be 200 bucks

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  • 4/16/2014 10:47:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHIS BOARD WILL LAST

Pros: I like ASUS motherboards they last. You get what you pay for. look for the best capacitors on a motherboard, this motherboard has it, most other parts never fail from my experience . I have been fixing computers for 15 years, and see very few problems with ASUS, MSI, and Gigabit motherboards. You want one that will last. I even like the new Bios on this board.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: MY COMPUTER

Antec 900
ASUS dvd Drive
I7 4771 CPU lga 1150
gskill F3-1866C9Q-32GXM(XMP) 32GB DDR3 1866
2TB Western Digital Black Hard Drive
Corsair TX 850M Power Supply

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  • Jeremy T.
  • 4/14/2014 9:45:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood board, good price, missing features

Pros: It's a solid board with lots of tweaking options. The layout is nice, and I was able to mount it with two large graphics cards in SLI with little difficulty.

Cons: This is an entry level board. It has some extra options and top quality components, but it's still entry level, and is missing some features that the videos for the Maximus VI line imply should be there, most notably the TPU portion of the 4-way optimization feature (note that the next board up, the Formula, does not have it either). There are reviews out there for this board where the reviewer actually used the auto-overclock function, but it is not present in the shipping board. As a result, break out the search engine because you will be manually tweaking the board if you want to overclock with any chance of stability.

One other minor peeve, the black ROG SLI bridge that comes with the board is not long enough to use with two of ASUS' own Direct CU II graphics cards. The cards themselves come with their own that is long enough, but it was disappointing to not have it match when I have one that does in the box.

Other Thoughts: .I can't really complain that much about the board. It works, it's stable, and it should last a few years with the components it has onboard. That being said, it does feel like a bit of bait and switch is being done on these boards, with reviews and demo videos advertising features and no way to tell from the documentation that you will not be getting them. It's very poor form, and hence loses three stars for misrepresentation.

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  • Joseph J.
  • 4/13/2014 3:01:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKiller Board

Pros: Fast, cheap, powerful, flexible. Fired up first time. Love the on-board start and reset buttons.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Wished ASUS packed screws to secure board. But, oh well. Also wished that the SATA jacks were standing up rather than on their side because of the configuration of the case... it was a tight fit.

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  • Jeremiah W.
  • 4/10/2014 11:35:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard for anyone getting into the enthusiast world

Pros: Overclocked my i7-4770k to 4.6 GHz in a couple clicks thanks to the awesome and easy to navigate UEFI BIOS. The sound card and the software have some neat settings but I think it sounds terrible out of the box, I had to change a lot in the equalizer settings to make it sound right to me, but now it sounds great. Everything works, it looks cool, and it comes with a cool little case badge if you like putting that stuff on your case (it doesn't look quite right on the mesh front of the CM 690 III)

Cons: ........Nothing really, that can't be easily fixed. The ASUS ROG network software seemed to actually slow my connection speeds down, I uninstalled GameFirst and whatever the other one was and everything seems great now. Oh, and there's not very many fan headers but you can just get a fan hub like the one from NZXT or a controller panel to easily fix that, if you need more fans.

Other Thoughts: I have been reading a ton about overclocking and the enthusiast pc building world since just before Sandy Bridge came out but there's only so much you can learn by just reading and not doing. I wanted to get the Formula but figured since I'm just starting out, I can save some money since I don't need the extra features yet. This was extremely easy to set up and looks great in my case. I would recommend this to any gamer or beginner enthusiast, if you need more I would recommend the Formula

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  • Adam C.
  • 4/9/2014 12:10:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHERO

Pros: Awesome board! love Asus, and all they produce. this board is slick for the price point, and couldnt be happier. dont skimp on a few bucks for a lesser board if you think you wont need the stuff from this one, its well worth it. solid construction all around, great utilities for OC and great color scheme. overclocking my 4670k at 4.2 currently and havnt found any need to go higher yet. coupled with 16g of corsair vengence 1866 my rig flies. SSD and a asus 760 rips through every game ive thrown at it, no need for a titan. OC the 760 also with asus built in tools and pairing.

Cons: none

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