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ASUS S1151 EATX Maximus VIII Extreme DDR4 Motherboard with Wireless-AC, BONUS Steelseries Mouse Pad!

Web ID: 17781

Intel Socket 1151, Intel Z170 Express Chipset, 4 x DDR4 4 Slots, 3 x PCIe x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4, gray) slots, 4-Way NVIDIA SLI, 4-Way AMD Crossfire, 1 x PCIe x16 (x4 mode, gray), 2 x PCIe x1, 1 x M.2 (both SATA & PCIE mode), 8 x SATA 6Gbps, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 2 x SATA Express Port, 1 x USB 3.1 Type A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 8 x USB 3.0 (4 via Back panel, 4 x via internal header), 6 x USB 2.0 (6 via internal header), Gigabit LAN, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI, Displayport, 7.1 channel audio with Optical Out, EATX Form Factor, BONUS SteelSeries 63004 QcK Gaming Mouse Pad PN 63004 CASH PRICE
Manufacturer PN: Maximus VIII Extreme
GTIN: 889349168912
Warranty: 3 Year
Manufacturer Website



For almost a decade, Republic of Gamers (ROG) has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and PC enthusiasts. But our work has only just begun. With our pimped, pumped and packed Maximus VIII Z170-series motherboards, competitors be warned, gamers get set and enthusiasts prepare to push your limits — ROG is ready to accept all challenges!



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!



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.

Perfect Voice

Perfect Voice reduces noise during in-game chat so every teammate is heard, and no command is missed.

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.



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.


6 world records & 9 global
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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!


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.
  • CPU performance boost
  • All-round energy efficiency
  • Advanced fan controls
  • Precise Digital Power Control
  • Game faster, rank higher

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

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

    * BCLK-overclocking range varies according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.
    Ranges up to 650MHz are possible under select conditions.



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.

EZ Flash 3

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


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.

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!

My Favorites

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


    Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information

  • Secure Erase

    Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition

  • Last Modified Log

    Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

  • SATA Port Renaming

    Rename SATA ports for easy identification


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




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!


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!

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.



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!

  • 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 for CPU support list
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z170
  • Memory
    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3866(O.C.)/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 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 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
  • Expansion Slots
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4, gray)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, gray)
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (black)
  • Storage
    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    1 x M.2 x4 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
    1 x U.2 port
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*2
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller :
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, *3,
  • 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
  • Wireless Data Network
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Up to 1300Mbps transfer speed
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth V4.0
  • 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 :
    8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : *4
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, red, Type-A)
    Intel® USB 3.1 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + Type-C)
  • OC Panel II
    2.6 " LCM display
    EXTREME/NORMAL mode switch
    EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching:
    - VGA Hotwire
    - Subzero Sense
    - Slow Mode
    - Pause Switch
    - ProbeIt
    - ReTry button
    - Safe Boot button
    2 x Thermal sensor connectors
    4 x 4-pin extra fan connectors *5
    NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage:
    - OC button
    - FanSpeed control button
    - LCM backlight on/off button
    I/O Ports:
    - POWER:1 x SATA power connector
    - ROG_EXT port:1 x 18-1 pin data connection port
  • ROG Exclusive Features
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    - OptiMOS™ MOSFET
    Mem TweakIt
    ROG Extreme OC kit :
    - ReTry button
    - Safe Boot button
    - Start button
    - Reset button
    - Slow Mode
    - LN2 Mode
    - PCIe x16 Lane Switch
    - Debug LED
    - EZ Plug
    - DRAM channel jumper
    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
    USB BIOS Flashback
    Overclocking Protection :
    - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
  • 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 Wi-Fi GO!
    - Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
    - Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - GPU Boost
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner
    Remote Entertainment
    - Media Streamer
    - HyStream
    - 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-Connector
  • 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
    3 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
    4 x USB 3.0 (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)
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)
  • Internal I/O Ports
    1 x U.2 port
    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 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)
    4 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 Thunderbolt header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG 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 Slow Mode switch(es)
    9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x DRAM channel jumper
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
    1 x SLI/CFX button (2/3/4-way adjustments)
    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
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
    1 x Fan Extension Card (3 x 4-pin fan out)
    1 x Fan Extension card screw pack
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x CrossFire cable(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
    3 x Thermal sensor cable pack(s)
    1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
    ROG Fan Label
    1 x 5-pin to 5-pin cable
    1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
    OC Panel II :
    1 x OC Panel II(s)
    1 x OC Panel II 5.25-inch bay metal case
    1 x OC Panel II Cable(s)
    1 x OC Panel II screw pack(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
    ROG GameFirst technology
    ROG RAMDisk
    ROG RAMCache
    ROG Mem TweakIt
    ROG Keybot II
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
    DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
    ASUS WebStorage
    ASUS Utilities
  • Form Factor
    Extended ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
  • Note
    *1 The M.2 slot shares bandwidth with U.2 slot and SATA Express 1 slot. Please refers to user manual for detail information.
    *2 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *3 These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
    *4 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board comes from the ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
    *5 2 of the Fan connectors on OC Panel support PWM mode.