Intel Z390 ATX Gaming motherboard with M.2 heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, DDR4 4400MHz, dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, and USB 3.1 Gen 2\n\nTHE HERO\nROG Maximus XI Hero is the perfect introduction to the Republic of Gamers. It's a Z390 gaming motherboard that packs substantial power, smart cooling and faster memory support under a stealthy skin. Loaded with renowned ROG features, from one-click overclocking and cooling to attention-grabbing Aura Sync illumination, Maximus XI Hero is ready to perform and crafted for customization.\n\nTHRILLING PERFORMANCE\nWith a dedicated onboard clock generator, support for the latest high-performance memory, and cooling options to keep thermals under tight control, Hero provides a potent foundation for your next gaming build.\n\nPOWER PERFORMANCE\n\nBUILT FOR OVERCLOCKING\nBy default, all of Coffee Lake's major bus frequencies are derived from the same reference clock, limiting the control and flexibility needed to harness the full overclocking potential of the platform. ROG Maximus XI Hero features a dedicated onboard clock generator that supplies dynamic reference clocks to the CPU cores and major subdomains, giving you the freedom to coax every MHz of headroom from the system.\n\nDDR4 4400MHZ+\nWhether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the lowest latency, ROG Maximus XI Hero provides the tools you need to exploit the Coffee Lake architecture's full potential: carefully optimized trace pathways maintain signal integrity, and the acclaimed ROG firmware offers the necessary tweaks to ensure stability while maximizing memory performance. Load up with a high-density memory kit for heavy multitasking, or run a focused setup that delivers the bandwidth your favorite games and applications need. Any way you stack it, the Hero has you covered.\n\nOPTIMEM II\nTo provide Intel's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, we've reimagined motherboard trace routing from the ground up. Our OptiMem II tech carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. And to further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, we've employed a highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling.\n\nCOOLING DESIGN\n\nCOOLER BY DESIGN\nCOMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONE\nROG Maximus XI Hero features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.\n\nMultiple temperature sources\nEach header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.\n\nWater pump+\nA dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.\n\n4-pin PWM/DC fan\nEvery onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.\n\n*W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.\n\nFan Extension Header\nAllows expansion of three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.\n\nSmart protection\nA dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.\n\nWater in/out\nAllows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.\n\nWater flow\nAllows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop\n\nAIO pump\nAn All-In-One header that supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans and water pumps.\n\nCONTROL YOUR RIG\nFast, intuitive control is vital for effective command of your rig, so we've loaded ROG Maximus XI Hero with simple, flexible tools that let you tweak almost every system aspect. Enjoy intelligent automated tuning with 5-Way Optimization technology, or dive deep into the revered ROG UEFI BIOS to take full manual control. Hero also makes short work of fine-tuning everything from audio to storage, so it's easy to get every park of your system up to speed.\n\nINTELLIGENT CONTROL\n\nAI OVERCLOCKING\nASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.\n\nCPU POTENTIAL\nWe created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU.\n\nCOOLING CAPABILITY\nThe onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.\n\nAI OVERCLOCKING\nUtilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for savvy veterans that prefer manual tuning.\n\n5-WAY OPTIMIZATION\nTake care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.\n\nTPU INSIGHT\nThe TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) Insight provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking.\n\nEPU Guidance\nThe Energy Processing Unit (EPU) Guidance enables system-wide power efficiency, automatically optimizing consumption to maximize savings.\n\nFan Xpert 4\nEnjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI.\n\nDigital Power Controls\nThe Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.\n\nGame Faster, Rank Higher\nIntel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.\n\nUEFI BIOS\nThe renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.\n\nWhen you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.\n\nADVANCED MODE\nMy Favorites\nQuickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.\n\nEZ Flash 3\nFlash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.\n\nAI OC Guide\nThe AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Optimization or view a quick guide.\n\nSMART\nCheck your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.\n\nGPU POST\nAutomatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.\n\nSecure Erase\nRestore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.\n\nLast Modified Log\nTrack the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.\n\nSATA Port Renaming\nRename SATA ports for easy identification.\n\nSearch Function\nQuickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.\n\nASUS User Profile\nPort configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.\n\nDesigned to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.\n\nEZ MODE\nEZ Tuning Wizard\nStreamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.\n\nIntuitive graphical fan control\nFine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.\n\nSATA Information\nView SATA port details for easy device recognition.\n\nFast Clock Adjustment\nUse mouse controls to change the time and date.\n\nAura On/Off mode (Stealth)\nEasily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.\n\nAUDIO\n\nSupremeFX\nImmerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220 codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.\n\nNICHICON CAPS\nFine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.\n\nSONIC RADAR\nEnjoy visualized audio detail that eliminates the need to crank up the volume. It's the perfect tool for practice rounds and tuning untrained ears.\n\nSONIC STUDIO III\nExplore a range of EQ options and one-click presets that allow you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your audio device, and make use of the new APO-injection technology apply your audio profiles to USB, HDMI and Bluetooth gear.\n\nUTILITY\n\nGAMEFIRST V\nGameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.\n\nSMART/AUTO MODES\nOptimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.\n\nONE-CLICK PRIORITIZATION\nSpeed network packets for specific applications, helping to reduce latency.\n\n- Extreme mode on: 371.7Mbps\n- Extreme mode off: 16.03Mbps\n\n* Tested with 4GB file download while also playing 4K online video.\n\nROG FIRST\nInterface directly with a ROG router and automatically configure QoS to prioritize network bandwidth to games.\n\nNETWORK INSIGHT\nView real-time traffic by biggest hogs, app groups, and task types, or drill down for detailed connection information.\n\nALL NEW STATUS OVERLAY\nView or adjust network settings during your game, without interrupting play.\n\nTEAM WITH ROG ROUTERS FOR MORE WINS\nROG NETWORKING EDGE\n\nRAMCACHE III\nRAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.\n\nARMOURY CRATE\n\nARMOURY CRATE\nThe brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.\n\nPERSONALIZED FOR YOU\nWith Aura Sync to unleash synchronized effects that extend from motherboard to a vast ecosystem of compatible components, ROG Maximus XI Hero is primed for endless personalization.\n\nECO-SYSTEM\n\nGROW YOUR GAMING WORLD\nGear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.\n\nTHE POWER OF INTEL\n\nReady for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors\nThis motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.\n\nIntel Z390 chipset\nThe Intel® Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.