ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE Review & Specifications

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB3.1 Micro ATX

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Extreme Engine DIGI+
SupremeFX 2015
USB 3.1 Type A & C Onboard
Sonic Sense Amp, Lighting Control
Please Note: Kindly refer the User Guide given below for troubleshooting steps.

Specs Overview

Model
  • MAXIMUS VIII GENE
  • 90MB0MB0-M0EAY0
Series ROG
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Micro 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

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/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 3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/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 Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (black) *1

  • 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)*2
    2 x SATA Express port, , Compatible with 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*3
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4

  • 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
    - 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 : 
    8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (6 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : *5
    4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, USB Type-CTM)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    1 x USB port(s) (1 at back panel, red, Type-A)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    ReTry Button
    Safe Boot Button
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    Mem TweakIt
    ProbeIt
    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)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    RAMCache

  • 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 Gen 2 (black)USB Type-CTM
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 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) (4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    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 Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button

  • 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

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

  • Form Factor

    mATX Form Factor 
    9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1 Supports Intel® RST for PCIE RAID storage.
    *2 When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disable.
    *3 Supports PCIE RAID configurations via onboard M.2 and PCIEX4_1 slot storage.
    *4 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *5 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board comes from the ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

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