Jacked-up audio, inside and out
ROG provides you with the very 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 (32-600 ohms) for purest sound quality.
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
Intuitive audio-tuning suite
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.
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.
Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, and even networking and audio tuning tailored for you
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings - for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! The 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!
Fan Xpert 3
Advanced fan and water-pump controls for ultimate cooling and quietness with onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin PWM/3-pin DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!
OC design - ASUS Pro Clock technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo Processor Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control - granting an exciting way to boost performance to extreme heights.
DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers
ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology allows DDR4 memory overclocking to reach amazing heights: over DDR4-3400 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO - Motherboard - ATX - LGA1151 Socket - Z170 - USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C - Gigabit LAN - onboard graphics (CPU required) - HD Audio (8-channel)