ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme

Art-Nr.: 90620633
, Manufacturer's no.: 90MB0LU0-M0EAY0
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  • E-ATX, Sockel 1151
  • Intel Z170, 4x DDR4 max. 64 GB
  • 3x PCIe (x16), 2x PCIe (x1), CrossfireX, SLI
  • 8x SATA3, M.2, WLAN, GB-LAN
  • 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB2.0
  • 1x Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, 1x U.2
In the product range since: September 2015

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147.90
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MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME

Z170 taken to the extreme

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
  • Dual DDR4 3866 (OC) support.
  • Best gaming performance – Intuitive OC Panel II, 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, Pro Clock, second-generation T-Topology and Extreme Engine Digi+.
  • Best gaming audio – Reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.
  • Best gaming networking – Best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies.
  • Best gaming connectivity — Thunderbolt™ 3, 3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi , NVMe U.2, M.2, SATA Express and USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C for extreme-speed transfers and total compatibility.
  • Best gaming protection – Carefully-selected premium components for maximum durability.
  • ROG gives you more – More gaming-focused utilities, all free!

BEST GAMING AUDIO

You´d never win with your eyes closed, so open your ears up to the best audio for the battlefield! ROG´s awesome audio expertise is the result of extensive R&D, and SupremeFX 2015 is the crystal-clear result — onboard sound as superior as your gaming rep!

CHAMPION-LEVEL AUDIO FROM SUPREMEFX 2015

Maximus VIII Extreme´s onboard audio isn´t just good — it´s as good as you can get! You benefit from the 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 (32-600ohms) for purest sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II, so you´ll apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment — plus Perfect Voice noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with total clarity!

INTUITIVE AUDIO-TUNING SUITE
SONIC STUDIO II

Casting Enhancer

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.

Casting Enhancer

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.

Sonic Studio

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.

BEST GAMINGPERFORMANCE

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

THE EXPERT OVERCLOCKING COMPANION

Get your hands on OC Panel II, an intuitive system monitoring and tweaking in two modes. For both, a clear 2.6-inch display keeps you informed and in full control — so you can maximize the available power. OC Panel II also comes with the illuminated LED on the stunning ROG logo.

NORMAL MODE – EASY SYSTEM MONITORING AND PERFORMANCE BOOSTS!

OC Panel II installs directly into a 5.25-inch drive bay to provide real-time monitoring of multiple vital parameters, including CPU temperature, ratios, base clock and fan speeds! The OC button provides instant control over overclocking, while CPU fan speeds can be adjusted to Turbo, Standard and Silent modes — super-simple controls, all at your fingertips.

EXTREME MODE — ADVANCED OVERCLOCKING MADE EASY!

OC Panel II can also be used as external overclocking console, giving easy access to multiple ROG-exclusive features including Subzero Sense, VGA Hotwire, Slow Mode and Pause Switch. You also have direct access to two PWM and two full-speed fan headers, as well as remote power and reset buttons. Extreme mode also offers easy access to the all-new Safe Boot and ReTry buttons for instant configuration testing and diagnosis

ONE CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!

GET PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, DIGITAL POWER, FAN CONTROL AND EVEN NETWORKING AND AUDIO TUNING TAILORED FOR YOU — AND THE WAY YOU PLAY!

You don´t need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your Maximus VIII Extreme build´s gaming performance — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, 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.

Cooler by design

Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of high cooling performance and low noise, so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!

OC DESIGN

ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY

Thought you´d taken overclocking as far as it could go? Meet ASUS Pro Clock, a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that ramps BCLK frequencies up to 400MHz or even beyond*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extremes!

    Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock
  • Reduced boot times
  • Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
  • Increased stability under heavy overclocking

DDR4 OVERCLOCKING
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Second-generation ASUS T-Topology pushes DDR4 memory overclocking to over 3866MHz with all memory slots populated — and that means the best-ever gaming performance from your Maximus VIII Extreme rig! Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, second-generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.

MEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS

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

THE FINEST POWER

DIGITALLY CONTROLLED

ROG´s revered digital-power controller now delivers even-finer power, with dual PWM controllers, Infineon OptiMOS™ MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, and 10K black-metallic capacitors — ensuring Extreme Engine Digi+ always delivers the precise and smoothest core voltages!

Thunderbolt 3

More speed, more pixels, more possibilities with Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt™ 3 means faster, bigger, better and more! At a breathtaking 40Gbit/s you´ll experience faster transfers, with four times (4X) the data speeds of any other cable. And with twice (2X) the video bandwidth, you´re free to attach bigger-and-better displays than ever before. And Maximus VIII Extreme motherboards with Thunderbolt 3 give you more, offering compatibility with billions of USB devices, device docking and charging, and built-in 10Gbit/s networking!

1300Mbit/s

Fastest onboard Wi-Fi up to 1300Mbit/s

3x3 dual band 2.4/5GHz antennas included. 802.11ac* Wi-Fi up to 1300Mbit/s** transfer speed.

*Wi-Fi Hotspot use up to 802.11 a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
**Actual speed may vary due to networking conditions.

Join the NVMe revolution with built-in U.2 connector

Unlock the full potential of your storage with NVM Express (NVMe), the revolutionary specification that lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Just attach your drive to the built-in U.2 connector with plug-and-play ease to experience data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbit/s — and free up a PCIe slot for another expansion card!

Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbit/s

With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.

Ultimate-speed 10Gbit/s with 4 USB 3.1 onboard

With three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C, you´ll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you´ll be all set for USB 3.1´s breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!

Fast storage speed with SATA Express

Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won´t get left behind.

SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS

ROG´s uniquely-intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that 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!

BEST GAMINGNETWORKING

Lag means lost frags, so Maximus VIII Extreme motherboards deliver the sucker punch of superior hardware and software — letting you focus on the game, while your ROG rig lands lag a knock-out blow!

MORE THROUGHPUT,
LESS PROCESSING,
FASTER ONLINE PLAY

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.

PUMPED-UP THROUGHPUT
BEST SURGE PROTECTION

LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard´s connection and deliver pumped-up throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges!

TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG

GameFirst IV Beta optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we´ve added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You´ll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.

Multi-Gate Teaming

Team all your network gateways for maximum bandwidth and assign connections to every application for the smoothest-ever gameplay.

BEST GAMING PROTECTION

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.

ROG GIVES YOU MORE

LIGHTING CONTROL

Brighten up your build

Customize your own favorite LED effect to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of your favorite tunes.

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 — quickly to be available downloaded fromon Overwolf´s app store!

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)!

Ist Ihr Rechner zu langsam oder zu alt? Steht eine Generalerneuerung des "Alten" an ist ein neues Mainboard wie das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme ein wichtiger, aber auch richtiger Schritt.

Der Einbau des ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme ist in der Regel sehr einfach - vergewissern Sie sich sicherheitshalber vor dem Kauf ob Ihr Gehäuse E-ATX-Mainboards aufnehmen kann. Dank des Intel Z170 Chipsatzes ist das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme ein High End Mainboard und bietet sich vor allem fürs Gaming an. In Verbindung mit einem schnellen Core i5 oder Core i7 der Skylake Serie sind auch aktuelle Spiele kein Problem - die passende High End Grafikkarte vorrausgesetzt. Durch den verwendeten Sockel 1151 lässt sich ein Prozessor schnell einbauen.

Durch den verwendeten DDR4 Arbeitsspeicher können Sie mit minimalem Aufwand ein schnelles System zusammenstellen. Die Installation von Arbeitsspeicher geht schnell und einfach - einfach die passenden Speichermodule in einen der 4 Slots einstecken. Bis zu 64 GB Arbeitsspeicher werden unterstützt.

Auf dem ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme steht eine Vielzahl von Anschlüssen bereit um diverse Komponenten einzubauen.
Dank der 3 PCIe x16 Slots haben Sie eine Menge Platz für Erweiterungkarten. Dank dem PCI Express Standard 3.0 steht eine besonders hohe Bandbreite zur Verfügung - gerade für Grafikkarten mit PCI Express 3.0 Unterstützung ist das sinnvoll.

AMD CrossFire zertifiziertes MainboardDas ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme ist zudem durch AMD als CrossFire kompatibel zertifiziert. Dank dieser fortschrittlichen Multi-GPU Technologie ist es möglich dass Sie mehrere Grafikkarten der AMD Radeon-Serie in Ihren Rechner einbauen und untereinander verbinden. Somit konzentriert sich die volle Rechenleistung mehrerer Grafikkarten auf eine Aufgabe - maximale Grafikleistung und höchste Qualität für Ihre Lieblingsspiele.

NVIDIA SLI zertifiziertes MainboardDurch NVIDIA als SLI kompatibel zertifiziert bietet sich das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme vor allem für High End Gaming PCs an. Durch SLI-Unterstützung können Sie mehrere Grafikkarten der GeForce-Serie in das System einbauen und zusammenschalten. Die gesamte Rechenleistungen aller einzelnen Karten steht Ihnen nun auf Abruf bereit um auch die neuesten Spiele in voller Pracht genießen zu können.

Dank des PCIe x4 Slots können Sie hochwertige Erweiterungskarten wie RAID-Controller einbauen. Zum Einbau von USB-Controllern, Soundkarten etc. stellt das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme zusätzlich noch 2 PCIe x1 Slots zur Verfügung.

Das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme bietet Ihnen auch 8 SATA3 Anschlüsse - diese sind durch die hohen Übertragungsraten perfekt für SSDs und schnelle Festplatten geeignet. Der von Asus verbaute Chipsatz unterstützt zudem verschiedene RAID-Modi für die angeschlossenen SATA3-Geräte.

Dank der 8 USB3.0 Anschlüsse kann das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme externe Festplatten und USB-Sticks schnell mit großen Datenmengen versorgen. Übrigens: Die USB3.0 Anschlüsse sind blau eingefärbt - so können Sie von den USB2.0 Anschlüssen unterschieden werden.
Mäuse, Tastaturen und viele weitere Geräte können über einen der 6 USB2.0 Anschlüsse angeschlossen werden.
Das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme kann über ein gewöhnliches Patchkabel in Ihr vorhandenes Netzwerk eingebunden werden - der GB-LAN-Anschluss macht es möglich. Dank des integerierten WLAN Adapters lässt sich das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme auch in drahtlose Netzwerke einbinden oder kann direkt mit Notebooks und Tablets Daten austauschen.

Da das ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme über einen integrierten Soundchip verfügt benötigen Sie keine separate Soundkarte - wenn Sie jedoch bestmögliche Tonqualität und erweiterte Einstellungsmöglichkeiten wünschen können Sie eine separate Soundkarte in Erwägung ziehen.

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