ROG MAXIMUS XI GENE

    ROG MAXIMUS XI GENE

    Intel Z390 mATX gaming motherboard with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, double-capacity DIMM support, ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card, Aura Sync RGB LED, DDR4 4800MHz, four M.2, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI and USB 3.1 Gen 2

    • LGA1151 socket: Ready for 9th/8th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
    • Double-capacity DIMM: Optimized memory trace layout for dual 32GB DIMM support.
    • Perfected cooling: Dedicated water-cooling zones, M.2 heatsink and flexible fan controls.
    • ROG DIMM.2: Vertically-installed dual-M.2 expansion card with heatsink for maximum cooling and performance.
    • Overclocker’s toolkit: Hardware-level controls to aid with subzero overclocking.
    • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI overclocking and cooling profiles tailor-made for your rig.
    • Gaming connectivity: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, four M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and CNVi 2x2 802.11ac Intel integrated Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support for lightning-fast data transfers.
    • Gaming audio: High-fidelity sonics that draw you deeper into the action, with SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III.
    • Synchronized RGB lighting technology: Works with a vast portfolio of Aura Sync-capable PC gear and includes support for Philips Hue.
    • Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot, patented pre-mounted I/O shield and premium components for maximum durability
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    Unleash your inner power

    The long wait for the ultimate small form factor motherboard is over. With Maximus XI Gene, We completely rethought our approach to mATX and created a board with support for extreme overclocking, double-capacity DIMMs and next-generation storage that delivers revolutionary performance rivaling high-end ATX systems. Maximus XI Gene is crafted to be a natural fit for showcase PC builds for gaming and style-conscious enthusiasts — where pure adrenaline meets pure style through the best performance.

    SPEC OVERVIEW

    1. ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield

    2. Clr CMOS Button
      BIOS Flashback Button

    3. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port

    4. Display port

      ‧ HDMI 1.4b

    5. Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN

      ‧ ROG GameFirst V
      ‧ LANGuard

    6. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports

      ‧ 3 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C

      4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
      2 x USB 2.0 ports
    7. Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

      ‧ 2 x 2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

    8. SupremeFX 8-channel audio

      ‧ Optical S/PDIF out

      SupremeFX S1220A CODEC

      ‧ Impedance sense
      ‧ High quality output and input
      ‧ SupremeFX shielding

      Sonic Studio III

      ‧ Sonic Studio Link

      Sonic Radar III
    1. ESD GUARDS

      Greater electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.

      ESD GUARDS
    2. TRUEVOLT USB

      USB power supplies rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations for minimal data loss

      TRUEVOLT USB
    3. 1 X SAFESLOT

      Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

      SAFESLOT
    4. 2 X Q-DIMM

      One sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules

      Q-DIMM
    5. 1 X Q-SLOT

      Clip to swap or secure your graphics card

      Q-SLOT
    6. Q-CONNECTOR

      sorts all front-panel cables

      Q-CONNECTOR
    1. Q-Code
      Multicolored Q-LED

    2. DDR4 4800+ MHz (O.C)
      ‧ 2 x DIMM, dual-channel Max.64GB
      ‧ Double Capacity DIMM support

    3. 1 x DIMM.2 with Heatsink
      ‧ 2 x Type 2242-22110, supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode from CPU

    4. LGA1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors

    5. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector

    6. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s

    7. 2 x M.2 Socket 3
      ‧ 2 x Type 2242-2280, supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode from PCH

    8. W_IN/OUT, W_Flow headers

    9. 1 x Thermal sensor header
      2 x 4-pin AURA RGB headers

    THRILLING PERFORMANCE

    With industry-first support for double-capacity DDR4 memory, comprehensive cooling and four M.2 slots for unthrottled SSD RAID storage, Maximus XI Gene lets you maximize the power of your SFF rig to achieve the performance of high-end ATX systems in a much more compact package.

    WORLD RECORDS SMASHED

    With its optimized layout, high-quality components, and ability to withstand the rigors of sub-zero operation with liquid-nitrogen (LN2) and helium (LHe), Maximus XI Gene has already smashed 10 world records and scored 11 global first-places in the 8-core CPU category.
    * World records and global first-place positions were verified on 19 Oct 2018, and are recorded at HWBOT.org.

    DDR4 4800Mhz+

    Whether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the lowest latency, ROG Maximus XI Gene provides the tools you need to exploit the Coffee Lake architecture's full potential: carefully optimized trace pathways maintain signal integrity, and the acclaimed ROG firmware offers the necessary tweaks to ensure stability while maximizing memory performance. Load up with a high-density memory kit for heavy multitasking, or run a focused setup that delivers the bandwidth your favorite games and applications need. Any way you stack it, the Gene has you covered.

    70% REDUCTION IN CROSSTALK

    Double-capacity DIMM support

    Maximus XI Gene features a unique memory-trace design that supports up to 32GB per slot for a total memory capacity of 64GB. With double-capacity UDIMM modules, Maximus XI Gene delivers four-DIMM memory capacity in a compact, dual-DIMM design.

    Built for overclocking

    By default, all of Coffee Lake's major bus frequencies are derived from the same reference clock, limiting the control and flexibility needed to harness the full overclocking potential of the platform. ROG Maximus XI Gene features a dedicated onboard clock generator that supplies dynamic reference clocks to the CPU cores and major subdomains, giving you the freedom to coax every MHz of headroom from the system.

    Procool power connector Finned heatsink

    Overclocker's toolkit

    HARDWARE-LEVEL CONTROLS

    ROG Maximus XI Gene comes with an overclocker's toolkit with hardware-level controls to aid your overclocking experience, including a Pause switch to halt the system, Safe Boot and ReTry buttons, an LN2 mode jumper to aid POST at sub-zero temperatures and a Slow mode switch. Combined, they're quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.
    *Slow mode and Pause switches require that LN2 mode is enable.

    • 1

      MEMOK! II

      DRAM Auto Training Switch.

    • 2

      QLED

      4 LEDs to show current boot status.

    • 3

      LN2 Mode

      Jumper to enable special options and functions for liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking.

    • 4

      Pause Switch

      Activate to pause the system and fine-tune OC parameters mid-benchmark.

    • 5

      Slow Mode Switch

      Instantly reduces the CPU ratio to 8X to bypass finicky benchmark passages.

    • 6

      ReTry Button

      One press instantly initiates a hard reset.

    • 7

      Safe Boot Button

      Instantly reset the PC and boot directly in to a safe mode.

    • 8

      ProbeIt

      Check the voltage via integrated measurement points.

    Cooler By Design

    Comprehensive cooling zone

    ROG Maximus XI Gene features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

    Rampage VI Gene
    • Multiple temperature sources position
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan position
    • Water pump+ position
    • AIO pump position
    • Full speed position
    • Water flow position
    • Water in/out position
    • Multiple temperature sources

    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

    • Water pump+

    • AIO pump

    • Full Speed

    • Water flow

    • Water in/out

    • Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

    • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

      *W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.
    • A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

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    • An All-In-One header that supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans and water pumps.

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    • Three full speed fan headers for targeted airflow during extreme overclocking.

    • Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop

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    • Allows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.

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    Unthrottled transfer speed

    The Maximus XI Gene has provision for four M.2 drives to make the most of Intel's IRST options. Two ride our DIMM.2 module next to the memory slots, while two slot under the extended M.2 heatsink.

    • ROG DIMM.2 (PCIe 3.0x4)

      ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a metal heatsink , helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.

      ROG DIMM.2 heatsink ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card
    • PCIe Gen 3 M.2

      ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a metal heatsink , helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.

      ROG DIMM.2 heatsink ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card
    ROG DIMM.2 (PCIe 3.0x4)

    ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a metal heatsink , helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.

    ROG DIMM.2 heatsink ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card
    PCIe Gen 3 M.2

    CONTROL YOUR RIG

    ROG provides the best firmware and utilities to give you complete control of your system. With powerful overclocking via the acclaimed UEFI BIOS or automatic 5-Way Optimization, audio profile tweaking and intuitive tools to optimize storage and networking performance, Maximus XI Gene comes with everything you need to customize your experience exactly how you want.

    CONTROL YOUR RIG

    AI Overclocking

    ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

    CPU POTENTIAL

    We created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU.

    COOLING CAPABILITY

    The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.

    AI OVERCLOCKING

    Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for savvy veterans that prefer manual tuning.

    5-Way Optimization

    Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.

    • TPU INSIGHT

    • EPU Guidance

    • FAN XPERT 4

    • DIGI+
      POWER CONTROL

    • TURBO APP

    • TPU INSIGHT

      TPU INSIGHT

      The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. We have upgraded this tool to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.

    • EPU Guidance

      EPU

      The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) enables system-wide power efficiency to automatically optimize power consumption to maximize energy savings. This tool now features temperature regulation that adjusts the CPU frequency according to processor temperatures. Users can now set a threshold to balance temperature and performance.

    • Fan Xpert 4

      Fan Xpert 4

      Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

    • Digital Power Controls

      Digital Power Controls

      The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

    • Game Faster, Rank Higher

      Game Faster, Rank Higher

      Intel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.

    UEFI BIOS

    The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

    • When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

      ADVANCED MODE
      ADVANCED MODE

      Prediction

      AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.

      My Favorites

      Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

      EZ Flash 3

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

      AI OC Guide

      The AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Optimization or view a quick guide.

      SMART

      Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

      GPU POST

      Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

      Secure Erase

      Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

      Last Modified Log

      Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

      SATA Port Renaming

      Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

      Search Function

      Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.

      ASUS User Profile

      Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

    • Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

      EZ MODE
      EZ MODE

      EZ Tuning Wizard

      Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.

      Intuitive graphical fan control

      Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

      SATA Information

      View SATA port details for easy device recognition.

      Fast Clock Adjustment

      Use mouse controls to change the time and date.

      Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)

      Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.

    SupremeFX

    Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
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    • S1220A Codec

      ASUS exclusive S1220A- 113dB
      Standard ALC1220: 108dB

    • Nichicon caps

      Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    • Audio line shielding

      Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

    • S1220A CODEC

    • NICHICON CAPS

    • Audio line shielding

    GameFirst V

    • GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.

      Smart/Auto modes

      Optimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.

    • GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.

      EXTREME MODE

      Speed network packets for specific applications, helping reduce latency.

      Extreme mode on: 371.7Mbps
      Extreme mode off: 16.03Mbps

      * Tested with 4GB file download while playing 4K online video.

    • GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.

      ROG First

      Interface directly with a ROG router and automatically configure QoS to prioritize network bandwidth to games.

    • GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.

      Network insight

      View real-time traffic by biggest hogs, app groups, and task types, or drill down for detailed connection information.

    All New Status Overlay

    View or adjust network settings during your game, without interrupting play.

    Team With ROG Routers For More Wins

    ROG FIRST

    • ROG MOTHERBOARD
      ROG MOTHERBOARD

      with GameFirst

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    • ROG WIFI ROUTER
      ROG WIFI ROUTER

      with GameBoost

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    • LOW-LATENCY
      GAMING

    ROG
    12 ms

    33% Faster than key competitor!

    18 ms

    Ping time

    *Tested with League of Legends, with BitTorrent download and streaming also running.

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    RamCache III

    RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

    • Smart mode: Automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources.

    • An intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.

    • And allows you to quickly check the health status of assigned memory.

    6Gb File Transfer Time 2X Faster

    Armoury Crate

    The brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.

    Armoury Crate

    PERSONALIZED FOR YOU

    ROG works extensively with industry partners and performs extensive testing to ensure Maximus XI Gene provides seamless compatibility with a wide range of graphics cards, DRAM modules, coolers, cases and other components and peripherals. Together with AURA RGB lighting that synchronizes with a vast ecosystem of compatible products, Maximus XI Gene is primed for endless personalization.

    GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD

    Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

    *The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
    **RGB extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.
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    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color cycle
    • Comet Comet
    • Flash and dash Flash and dash
    • Wave Wave
    • Glowing Yo-Yo Glowing Yo-Yo
    • Starry Night Starry Night
    • Music effect Music Effect
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    RGB Strip

    THE POWER OF INTEL

    Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors

    This motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.

    Intel Z390 chipset

    The Intel® Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.