ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER Review & Specifications

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER Socket 1151 Z170 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 Type-C

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Highly-affordable ROG ATX Z170 board with epic performance and gaming-oriented design
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!

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Specs Overview

Model
  • MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
  • 90MB0LX0-M0EAY0
Release Date August 2015
Series ROG
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz
Audio Chipset ROG SupremeFX 2015 High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2
SATA Express Ports 2
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

93

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Critic Reviews

92

A kick ass board for the gamer on a budget. Surprisingly, for being the lowest tier ROG Board, it's not missing any features!Lets start off with the box. As always with an ROG box, it's rather good looking, and hidden under the flap at the front is.. ...

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100

There's a lot to like about the new Asus Maximus VIII Ranger , this Z170 based board seems to have it all; great classy looks, a well laid out PCB, SLI & Crossfire support, terrific Audio and an M.2 Drive. If you're looking for a real Gamers board,.. ...

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
    Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z170

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black)
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (x1 mode, black)

  • Storage

    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, , 4 ports from 2 x SATA Express
    2 x SATA Express port, gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*2
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology
    Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
    Anti-surge LANGuard

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - ESS® ES9023P DAC: dB SNR, dB THD+N (Max. kHz/ -bit)
    - TI RC4580 2VRMS audio OP AMP(s)
    Audio Feature :
    - Gold-plated jacks
    - DTS Connect
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic SenseAmp
    - Sonic Studio II
    - Sonic Radar II

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : *3
    8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    1 x USB 3.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    ROG RAMCache
    Overwolf
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    Mem TweakIt
    KeyBot II
    - One-click Overclocking
    - X.M.P.
    - DirectKey
    - ClrCMOS
    - Power On
    UEFI BIOS features :
    - O.C. Profile
    - GPU.DIMM Post
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    - Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    Extreme Tweaker

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
    - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner
    Remote Entertainment
    - Media Streamer
    - HyStream
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10 , 64bit
    Windows® 8.1 , 64bit
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
    2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    2 x SATA Express connector: gray, Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
    1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    ASUS Q-Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
    1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
    ROG Fan Label
    1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)

  • BIOS

    1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F9 Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

  • Manageability

    WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ROG GameFirst technology
    ROG RAMDisk
    ROG RAMCache
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG Mem TweakIt
    Overwolf
    Keybot II
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
    DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
    ASUS WebStorage
    ASUS Utilities

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1 When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA ports 1 will be disabled.
    *2 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *3 2 x USB 2.0 port at mid-board comes from the ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

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