ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Z270

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Z270

Gaming Motherboard

Intel Z270 ATX gaming motherboard with water-cooling features, Aura Sync RGB LEDs, DDR4 4133MHz, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Type-A/C   LGA1151 socket for 7th/ 6th -gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors CrossChill EK II and Water Cooling Zone:...

$669.00
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Intel Z270 ATX gaming motherboard with water-cooling features, Aura Sync RGB LEDs, DDR4 4133MHz, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Type-A/C

 

  • LGA1151 socket for 7th/ 6th -gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
  • CrossChill EK II and Water Cooling Zone: Keep your system cool when the action heats up
  • Aura Sync RGB LED: Stunning synchronized effects and two Aura 4-pin RGB-strip headers
  • SupremeFX: Exclusive new codec plus intuitive Sonic Studio III and Sonic Radar III
  • 5-Way Optimization: One-click system-wide overclocking.
  • Best gaming networking: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, 2x2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi , LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
  • Best gaming durability: ROG RGB Armor, pre-mounted I/O shield and premium components
  • Best gaming connectivity: Front-panel USB 3.1, dual M.2 and both USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

CrossChill EK II cools with air or water! Reengineered larger cooling fins maximize heat dissipation, and lower flow-resistance means faster streams for up to 23˚C-lower MOSFET temperatures with water versus air. New, thinner fins offer 4˚C-cooling improvement over the previous design ─ so you'll benefit from efficient, quiet cooling!

ROG's innovative Water-Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. ROG Water-Cooling Zone's dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header feed information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility ─ so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game!

Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Formula's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers ─ all lights will perform in perfect synchronization! Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes.

ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Maximus IX Formula the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.

ROG' awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection and 120dB on line-out — and that means our best-ever recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4850 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before

OC DESIGN
ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY

A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 425MHz*. 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 extreme heights.

BCLK Range (MHz)

* Base-clock overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options. Ranges up to 650MHz are possible under some conditions.

Advantages of ASUS
Pro Clock:

  • Reduced boot time

  • Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks

  • Increased stability under heavy overclocking

 

DDR4 OVERCLOCKING
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Third-generation ASUS T-Topology

With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 4133MHz (and beyond when overclocked)! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.

ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!

Performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control and networking ─ tailored to the way you play

You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Maximus IX Formula build — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG 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 networking 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, and productivity!

  • Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and prioritized bandwidth.

  • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.

  • Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loads.

  • Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.

 

Specification

  • 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.
     

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z270

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(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. 
     

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor
    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 1024 MB

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *1
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*2
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)*3
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *5

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    ROG GameFirst Technology

  • Wireless Data Network

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Supports MU-MIMO

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth V4.1*6

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - ESS® ES9023P
    - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *7
    Audio Feature :
    - Gold-plated jacks
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic Radar III
    - Sonic Studio III

  • USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, )
    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z270 Chipset : *8
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    CrossChill EK II
    ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)
    Clear CMOS button
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CloneDrive
    Pre-mounted I/O Shield
    MemOK! Button
    ReTry Button
    Safe Boot Button
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    GameFirst IV
    ROG Aura
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    - NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    KeyBot II
    - X.M.P.
    - ClrCMOS
    - Power On
    UEFI BIOS features :
    - O.C. Profile
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    - Graphic Card Information Preview
    ROG RAMDisk
    Extreme Tweaker
    BIOS Flashback

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - 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)

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C
    4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    2 x Wi-Fi antenna port(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
    1 x TPM connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
    1 x H_AMP fan connector
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x EXT_Fan header
    1 x W_IN header
    1 x W_OUT header
    1 x W_FLOW header
    1 x Thermal sensor connector
    1 x Start button
    1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector

  • 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, 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

    Drivers
    ROG GameFirst IV*
    ROG RAMDisk
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG Mem TweakIt
    Overwolf
    ROG Keybot II
    CloneDrive
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
    DAEMON Tools Software
    ASUS WebStorage
    Sonic Studio III
    Sonic Radar III
    RAMDisk
    Aura
    WinZip
    ASUS Utilities
    * ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit
    Windows® 8.1 64-bit *9
    Windows® 7 32-bit *9
    Windows® 7 64-bit *9

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1 The PCIe x4_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIex1_3. The PCIe x4_3 is default set at x2 mode.

    *2 When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.

    *3 When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operatin in PCIe 3.0 x4 mode, SATA ports 5 and 6 will be disabled.

    *4 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.

    *5 Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.

    *6 Support for the Bluetooth specification depends on the Windows version. Win7/8.1 support up to Bluetooth 4.0.

    *7 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio and due to Windows 7 limitations, 32-bit playback is unavailable for Windows 7.

    *8 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board share with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

    *9 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors

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    * ROG GameFirst Technology is only available for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit