Best hybrid-cooling Z97 gaming motherboard with 120dB SNR, 600ohm audio amplifier and double-sided covers

    • LGA 1150 socket for the 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
    • Intel® Z97 Express chipset with M.2 (SATA/PCIe x2) support
    • CrossChill Copper – Air or liquid – it’s cooler with copper
    • Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III – Game networking taken to the next level.
    • SupremeFX Formula 2014 + Sonic Radar II – New and improved audio that’s beyond compare
    • Best gaming power – Rock-steady power, inside and out
    • Best gaming interface – Grab a free keyboard upgrade and mPCIe Combo III compact card
    • Best gaming protection – Luxuriate in the smart design, premium components, durable materials and tough double-sided armor
    • USB UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase – Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance
    • ROG gives you more – A ready-made gamer's toolkit.
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    • Superior Spec
    • Best gaming hybrid cooling
    • No-lag LAN
    • Awesome audio
    • Incredible interface
    • Gorgeous UEFI BIOS
    • Best gaming power
    • Premium protection
    • Best tools




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    CrossChill Copper

    Air or liquid — it's cooler with copper!

    All-new CrossChill Copper is engineered with a copper cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat. It's great on air, and with liquid you'll lower MOSFET temperatures by up to 23˚C! The G1/4" threaded fittings mean CrossChill Copper is ready for your existing cooling setup!


    Intel® Ethernet. LANGuard. GameFirst III

    This is game networking taken to the next level. This is ROG.

    Intel® Ethernet

    More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences!

    Maximus VII Formula features the very latest Intel® Ethernet 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. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!

    ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 bytes) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with Maximus VII Formula your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!

    LANGuard – RJ45 Reinvented!

    Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection.

    ROG has reinvented the LAN port. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect your motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity!

    GameFirst III

    Network-optimization software for no-delay gameplay!

    Exclusive GameFirst III has been upgraded with even more gamer-helping features and an interface that's even more intuitive! GameFirst III helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming experience.


    Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing – Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool, so you can supervise your network traffic and test your connection speed to check that you're getting the bandwidth you pay for!


    SupremeFX Formula 2014 and Sonic Radar II

    New and improved onboard audio that's beyond compare.

    SupremeFX Formula 2014

    120dB SNR audio for gaming punch and Hi-Fi excellence!

    SupremeFX Formula 2014 delivers audio that's as great as a dedicated sound card! Cutting-edge electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolation and exceptionally-premium components deliver best-in-class 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) output. Exclusive SenseAmp technology automatically detects headphone impedance and adjusts accordingly, and SupremeFX Formula 2014 is able to drive up to 600ohm headphones. Moreover, Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres.

    AWIMA® film capacitors - Boost your in-game audio effects

    German-made caps boost very high- and low-frequency sounds, bringing to life gunshots, explosions and engine noise

    D600ohm-headphone amplifier - Hear every detail

    High-fidelity Texas Instruments® LM4562 drive up to 600ohm headphones and boosts every sound detail.

    ESonic SenseAmp – Amp up your headset!

    Sonic SenseAmp is a ROG invention that detects headphone impedance (below 65/65 ~ 150/150 or higher ohms) and adjusts the built-in amp automatically, for pitch-perfect listening right away!

    FELNA® capacitors – Exceptionally warm and natural sound

    Premium Japanese-made ELNA® audio capacitors

    GCirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC - Clarity through purity

    Renowned Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC provides brilliant 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

    HSonic SoundStage– Hardware-level audio-profiles switch

    Apply the best settings for your favorite game genres in real time on any OS, via the onboard Sonic SoundStage button. The debug LED displays the mode — FPS (01), racing (02), fighting (03) or sports (04).*

    * Sonic SenseAmp and Sonic SoundStage supports only analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) connections

    Sonic Studio - Brilliant one-click virtual sound!

    Sonic Studio is a brand-new audio-tuning suite that provides an aural treat. Use the one-click Virtual Surround function to 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 Volume — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing!

    Experience virtual 7.1-channel surround sound from your 2.0-channel headset! Dynamically adjusts to provide deep warm bass and crystal-clear voice Boosts the bass effects Choice of five environmental spaces for reverb effects Adjust detail settings to your own preferences Sonic Sudio is off
    Extracts human voice for clearer dialog/audio communication and vocals Sonic Sudio is off

    Simple and effective noise reduction

    Perfect Voice – Simple and effective noise reduction

    Normalizes the microphone volumes for stable recording consistency

    Minimizes ambient noise during sentences (i.e. pauses and periods of silence)

    Spectral-subtraction algorithm analyzes and calculates ambient noise

    Sonic Radar II

    Scan and detect to dominate!

    Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. See the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skills — and exclusive Audio Enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness. The all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list!


    KeyBot and mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0,

    Instant keyboard upgrade, fast Wi-Fi and M.2 connectivity


    Your keyboard, instantly upgraded!

    Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? That's what KeyBot gives you — instantly. Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive KeyBot microprocessor on the Maximus VII Formula. Use the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10, launch any application with a single press or control multimedia playback.

    Macro keys Program your own keyboard combinations.

    Function keys Assign to everyday functions, like mail, browsing or multimedia functions.

    Shortcut Assign any application or folder to launch.

    You can even use KeyBot to wake your PC to boot into a specific mode

    CPU Level Up

    Instantly boost your system


    Enable Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

    Direct to UEFI BIOS

    Just one tap to launch the UEFI BIOS

    mPCIe Combo III

    Your connectivity companion!

    Maximus VII Formula's mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0 module delivers the latest connectivity, with mini PCI Express (mPCIe) on one side and M.2 (PCIe/10Gbit/s and SATA/6Gbit/s) on the other.

    AM.2 slot: supports socket 3, 2260-type (‘M'-keyed) devices

    BPre-fitted with a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi / Bluetooth v4.0 mPCIe module


    UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase.

    Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance.

    Award-winning UEFI BIOS

    Acclaimed by world media as the most-intuitive UEFI BIOS!

    The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical UEFI BIOS has been upgraded to deliver faster setup and easier functions, with an even more appealing design for better overclocking and DIY experiences. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

    EZ mode

    Fan Profile:
    Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!

    SATA Information:
    Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!

    Fast Clock Adjustment:
    Use mouse controls to change the time and date!

    EZ XMP:
    Improve your DRAM performance with a click!


    Right-click to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings or press F4 to manage your list!

    Quick Notes:
    Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!

    Last Modified Log:
    Track recent changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!

    SATA Port Renaming:
    Rename SATA ports for easy identification!


    Extreme Engine Digi+ III & TrueVolt USB

    Rock-steady power, inside and out


    Stable supply of 5V - front and back!!

    Forget the USB power drop-outs!
    ROG's TrueVolt USB design delivers a rock-steady 5V supply to both the front and back USB sockets – no drop-outs!

    Two 5V isolated linear power supply for all USB ports
    -Low noise, low loss.
    -Stable 5V* supply to provide clean 5V USB power to minimize potential fluctuations
    -All connected equipment (e.g. USB DAC or thumb drivers) benefits from the clean, stable 5V supply at the same time.

    *5V output varies from PSUs to PSUs

    Extreme Engin Digi+ III

    Hardcore power delivery with premium components

    Maximus VII Formula's completely digital power architecture along is engineered with premium components to provide total control over the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators (FIVR) found in the latest Intel® processors. Dynamic speed adjustments and intricate manual controls let you the push the processor and memory further than ever — with the assurance of the highest stability and precision.


    While you protect your back in the game, Maximus VII Formula protects all sides in the real world.

    ROG Armor

    Style, Strength, and Cooling in One.

    AStrong ABS Top Cover

    Blocks graphics card's heat and ensures lower system temperature for better performance

    BSolid SECC Steel Backplate

    Strengthens the motherboard to prevent motherboard bending, employing thermal pads to efficiently conduct heat away from crucial components.

    Gamer's Guardian

    All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability and durability

    Black Nickel-coated Q-shield

    0 pain!
    Protect your hands from nicks and cuts!


    1 clip
    to swap or secure your graphics card!


    clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch – super simple and super secure!

    DRAM Over-current Protection

    1 additional
    resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage!


    backplates fitted with thermal pads to provide additional cooling, protection and reinforcement!

    ESD Guards

    2X greater
    electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the PS2, USB, audio and LAN ports!

    Stainless Steel Back I/O

    3X longer
    life-span than ordinary panels!

    10K Black Metallic Capacitors

    20% greater
    temperature endurance

    5X longer
    lifespan than generic capacitors!


    A ready-made gamer's toolkit

    ROG RAMDisk and a raft of fab utilities to make every gaming quest a success.


    Dynamically unleash your RAM – 20X faster than SSD!

    With RAMDisk you can turn system memory into superfast temporary storage. Put large files, such as game maps, into RAMDisk and watch loading times fly — you'll never again wait to play. The improved 2014 edition of RAMDisk dynamically allocates memory, so unused RAM is released back to the system when it's needed. You'll even enjoy the bonus of protecting your SSD drives, as RAMDisk reduces excessive reads and writes that can reduce lifespan! Last but not least, the junction function serves as quick links between files and RAM storage. All files are automatically saved and restored to their specific locations on hard drives when you turn your PC off, then go back to RAM when you power on again.

    • AI Suite 3
      One-stop intuitive control panel

    • ROG CPU-Z
      ROG-themed CPU-Z shows important system information

    • Mem TweakIt
      Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge

    • USB UEFI BIOS Flashback
      Refresh your BIOS in a flash, even when the system is off

    • Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (1 year)
      The best protection from viruses and spyware

    • DAEMON Tools Pro Standard(1 year)
      The leading tool for optical and virtual discs

    • ASUS WebStorage
      Free cloud storage

    • ASUS HomeCloud
      Access your PC, stream multimedia and manage cloud storage – anytime and anywhere!


    All ROG Maximus VII (Z97) motherboards are compatible with OC Panel and Front Base for superior performance tuning and system monitoring. To ensure complete OC Panel and Front Base functionality please apply the latest firmware updates for OC Panel and also the latest software updates for Front Base. The latest versions can be downloaded by visiting the relevant product websites.

    Upgrade to super-fast
    Thunderbolt™ 2 speed today

    ASUS ThunderboltEX II series are the first Intel®-certified Thunderbolt™ 2 add-on card, offering the flexibility to upgrade your own build to Thunderbolt 2 technology whenever you want. You can enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 20Gbit/s — that's four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0! Experience video in incredible detail on the latest 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays while using bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time. >>Learn More

    *Available to purchase separately.

    Instantly upgrade to ultimate-speed 10Gb/s with USB 3.1 Card

    ASUS brings you the world's first USB 3.1 Card, perfectly matched for this motherboard.
    - 10Gb/s data-transfer speeds – twice as fast as USB 3.0
    - Choice of USB 3.1 connectors:
    1. Popular, backwardly-compatible Type-A
    2. New, future-proof reversible Type-C
    - Fits in any PCIe x4, x8, x16 slot
    - Even faster USB 3.1 transfers with included ASUS USB 3.1
    Boost utility
    * It requires both BIOS and driver update