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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII RANGER LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • LGA1151 socket
  • Dual DDR4 3400 (OC)
  • 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC design
  • Reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II
  • Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology
  • Best gaming audio

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ROG ATX Z170 Maximus VIII Ranger

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
  • Dual DDR4 3400 (OC) support.
  • Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC design
  • Best gaming audio – reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.
  • Best gaming networking – best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology.
  • Best gaming protection – carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability.
  • ROG gives you more – more gaming-oriented utilities, all free!
  1. Intel LGA 1151
  2. 1 x HDMI 1.4b
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    4K/Ultra HD display support
    3-display-output support
  3. 2 x USB 3.1 (10Gb/s)
    Type-A + Type-C
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  4. Intel I219-V
    GameFirst
    LANGuard
  5. SupremeFX 2015
    ESS ES9023P DAC
    2VRMS Headphone Output
    NEC De-pop Relay
    Dedicated Clock
  6. 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (CPU)
    3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot (PCH)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCH)
  1. PRO CLOCK
  2. M.2 Socket 3 Type M
    PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 mode
    SATA mode
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  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    (4 shared with SATA-E)
    2 x SATA Express
  4. 6 x USB 3.0
    8 x USB 2.0
  5. DDR4 3400+ MHz (OC)
    4 x DIMM, Dual Channel
    XMP Support
  6. Q-Code
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The battlefield is a cacophony, so the clearest audio ups your kills-deaths (K/D) ratio. ROG's awesome audio expertise is the result of extensive R&D, and SupremeFX is the crystal-clear result — onboard audio that you have to hear to believe.

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Jacked-up audio, inside and out

ROG provides you with the very best gaming-audio inputs and outputs, with special shielded designs, and a collection of carefully selected professional-grade audio components, including an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream™ technology, ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon capacitors, 2Vrms headphone amp, and Sonic SenseAmp that automatically detects and optimizes any headset (32-600 ohms) for purest sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II for you to apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment, plus Perfect Noise noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with total clarity.

ULTRA-DURABLE GOLD-PLATED AUDIO CONNECTORS
Distortion-free for enhanced audio-signal input and output

SUPEREMEFX AUDIO PROCESSOR
Ten DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs, and an EMI cover for purer audio quality

ESS® ES9023P DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER(DAC)
Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of-94dBTHD


HIGH-PRECISION CLOCK SOURCE
High-accuracy timing technology ensures ultra-low jitter by preventing fluctuating temperatures

RC4580 2VRMS HEADPHONE AMP
Provides the perfect current and voltage for true-to-life tonality and spacious sound imaging

NICHICON CAPACITORS
Deliver the highest-quality sound resolution and expansion for especially warm and natural audio


DE-POP RELAY
Dedicated relay eliminates the popping sound when the system is powered on of off, or devices are attached or removed

SONIC SENSE AMP
Automatically detects and optimizes headphone impedance(32-600 ohms)

SUPREMEFX SHIELDING

Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

SONIC STUDIO II
Intuitive audio-tuning suite

One-click virtual-surround function emulates 7.1 channels, even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing.

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Casting Enhancer improves both streaming and recording audio quality, reducing noise artifacts and stabilizing overall voice volume. It also improves all the rich details and boost bass effect of in-game sounds and music playback.


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Perfect Voice reduces noise for both incoming and outgoing communications during in-game chat so every teammate is heard and no command is missed.



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Greater performance means smoother gameplay — and that means more chance to win. With the best overclocking (OC) design, UEFI BIOS and intuitive OC utility, you'll enjoy unmatched performance — coupled with an exclusive cooling design ensures your system never breaks a sweat.

ONE CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!

Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, and even networking and audio tuning tailored for you

5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!

  • Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming
  • Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading
  • Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money

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CPU performance boost
TPU


Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card. This gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and the ability to unlock the potential from your graphics card*.
*Please see the graphics card QVL

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All-round energy efficiency
EPU


With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU detects and adjusts power consumption according to the PC's needs — automatically. It can also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away Mode. This creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the graphics cards' power level while you're away, so the PC consumes only the energy it needs — and not a drop more!

Cooler by design
Fan Xpert 3


Advanced fan and water-pump controls for ultimate cooling and quietness with onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin PWM/3-pin DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!

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Advanced fan and water-pump controls for ultimate cooling and quietness
Fan Xpert 3


  • Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans fan parameters, and all fans with a single click.
  • Extreme Quite Mode: Reduces CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
  • RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing to you fix the fan speed.
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Precise Digital Power Control
DIGI+ Power Control


Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU-power-draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® IMVP8 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.

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Accelerate your favorite apps and games with automated ease

Whether you're a hardcore gamer or a business professional, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo App every day. Its intuitive tuning panel boosts a range of hardware, CPU-overclocking, fan-tuning, network data prioritization and audio optimization settings — all with automated ease. And now Turbo App is even more powerful than before, giving you the ability to automatically apply profiles previously set in Sonic Studio II and KeyBot II, so setup couldn't be simpler!



OC DESIGN-ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY

A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo Processor Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — granting an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.


  • Advantages of PRO Clock
  • Less boot up time
  • Lower jitter under extreme conditions.
  • More stable under heavy overclocking.

* PRO Clock range up to 650 MHz is available, BCLK overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities

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DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology allows DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3733 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.

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MEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS

The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

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EZ Flash 3

Flash the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.

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SMART

Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they're about to fail.

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EZ Tuning Wizard– OC and RAID

Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!

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My Favorite

Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.


EZ mode
  • Intuitive graphical fan control

    Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse

  • EZ XMP

    Improve your DRAM performance with a click

  • SATA Information

    View SATA port details for easy device recognition

  • Fast Clock Adjustment

    Use mouse controls to change the time and date


Advanced Mode
  • GPU POST

    Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information

  • Secure Erase

    Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition

  • Last Modified Log

    Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive

  • SATA Port Renaming

    Rename SATA ports for easy identification


USB UEFI BIOS Flashback

Refresh your BIOS in a flash, even when the system is off



MAXIMUS VIII HERO RAMCACHE

Speed your game loads

ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology efficiently caches the critical files on a particular storage device, so that your favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds—getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels, and minimizes risk of data loss!

Minimizing lag is a full-time job. Luckily, ROG motherboards deliver the sucker punch of superior hardware and software — so you can focus on your game, while your board lands lag a knock-out blow


MAXIMUS VIII HERO INTEL GIGABIT ETHERNET

More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences

ROG features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.

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Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection

Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted components ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput. Additionally, electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) allow for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!

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GAMEFIRST III

Banish lag, play smooth

Exclusive GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown — so you'll always be the frontrunner. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly!

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As a gamer you demand stability and durability, so ROG integrates long-lasting, premium components, plus exclusive smart DIY designs across the board — ensuring the best gaming experiences.

protection from socket-pin damage

USB power supplies rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations for minimal data loss

sorts all front-panel cables

to swap or secure your graphics card

clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules

resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage

to provide additional cooling, protection and reinforcement

electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the PS2, USB, audio and LAN ports

lifespan than ordinary panels

Protect your hands form nicks and cuts



OVERWOLF

Stay in the game

The clever unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game, so you can browse, email, IM, stream or record while you play, and all dressed up in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack — soon to be available for download on Overwolf's app store!

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KEYBOT II

The free keyboard upgrade – upgraded!

Free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkey from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX!
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AND.. MORE!

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AI Suite 3

One-stop control panel

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ROG theme CPU-Z

Shows your important system information with pride

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Mem TweakIt

Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge

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RAMDisk

Boost your favorite applications up to 20X faster than SSD with the junction function

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Sonic Radar II

A stealthy overlay that maps battlefield sounds so you can locate opponents and teammates at a glance

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Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (1 year)

The best protection from viruses and spyware

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DAEMON Tools Pro Standard (1 year)

The leading tool for optical and virtual discs

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PC Cleaner

Accelerate your PC by eliminating clogs with simple click

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100% SteamOS support

Play your favorite Steam games now and forever

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Radar on the latest gaming innovations

OG's sights are locked on future revolutions and relationships


MAXIMUS VIII HERO Ready for 6th-generation Intel® LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors

This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.


MAXIMUS VIII HERO Intel® Z170 Express Chipset

Intel® Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel® LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.



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