Intel Z390 ATX Gaming motherboard with M.2 heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, DDR4 4400MHz, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, and USB 3.1 Gen 2

    • LGA1151 socket for 9th/8th -gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
    • Synchronized RGB lighting technology works with a vast portfolio of Aura Sync-capable PC gear and includes support for addressable light strips and Philips Hue
    • Perfected cooling with dedicatedwater cooling zones, M.2 heatsink and various fan controls
    • Gaming connectivity: Intel Gigabit Ethernet , LANGaurd, dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and 802.11AC Wi-Fi
    • 5-way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI Overclocking and cooling profiles tailor-made for your rig
    • Gaming Audio: SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III – High fidelity audio that draws you deeper into the action
    • Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum durability

      THE HERO

      ROG Maximus XI Hero is the perfect introduction to the Republic of Gamers. It's a Z390 gaming motherboard that packs substantial power, smart cooling and faster memory support under a stealthy skin. Loaded with renowned ROG features, from one-click overclocking and cooling to attention-grabbing Aura Sync illumination, Maximus XI Hero is ready to perform and crafted for customization.


      1. ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield
        Clr CMOS
        BIOS FlashBack™ Button

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

      3. Display port

        ‧ HDMI, DP

      4. Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN

        ‧ ROG GameFirst V
        ‧ LANGuard

      5. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports

        ‧ 3 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C

        2 x USB 2.0 ports
        2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
      6. Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

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

      7. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC

        ‧ ESS® ES9023P High Definition DAC
        ‧ Impedance sense for front and rear
        ‧ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
        ‧ 113dB SNR recording input

        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

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

      3. 2 X SAFESLOT

        Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

      4. 4 X Q-DIMM

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

      5. 3 X Q-SLOT

        Clip to swap or secure your graphics card

      6. Q-CONNECTOR

        sorts all front-panel cables

      1. Q-Code
        Multicolored Q-LED

      2. DDR4 4400+ MHz (O.C)
        ‧ 4 x DIMM, dual-channel

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

      4. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector

      5. Multi-GPU SLI/CFX support
        2 x PCIe 3.0 x 16
        (supports x16, x8/x8, x8/x4+x4)
        1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 (Max. at x4 mode)
        3 x PCIe 3.0 x 1

      6. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s

      7. Intel Z390 Chipset
        intel CHIPSET Z390 inside
      8. 2 x M.2 Socket 3
        ・ 1 x Type 2242-2280, supports SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode
        ・ 1 x Type 2242-22110, supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode

      9. W_IN/OUT, W_Flow headers

      10. 1 x Thermal sensor header

      11. NODE Connector

      12. 2 x 4-pin AURA RGB headers
        2 x 3-pin Addressable headers


      With a dedicated onboard clock generator, support for the latest high-performance memory, and cooling options to keep thermals under tight control, Hero provides a potent foundation for your next gaming build.

      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 Hero 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.

      DDR4 4400Mhz+

      Whether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the lowest latency, ROG Maximus XI Hero 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 Hero has you covered.

      Optimem  II

      To provide Intel's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, we've reimagined motherboard trace routing from the ground up. Our OptiMem II tech carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. And to further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, we've employed a highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling.

      Cooler By Design

      Comprehensive cooling zone

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

      Rampage VI Extreme
      • Multiple temperature sources position
      • Water pump+ position
      • 4-pin PWM/DC fan position
      • Fan Extension Header position
      • Smart protection position
      • Water in/out position
      • Water flow position
      • AIO pump position
      • Multiple temperature sources

      • Water pump+

      • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

      • Fan Extension Header

      • Smart protection

      • Water in/out

      • Water flow

      • AIO pump

      • 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.

      • A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

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

        *W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.
      • Allows expansion of three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.

      • A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

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

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

      • A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.



      Fast, intuitive control is vital for effective command of your rig, so we've loaded ROG Maximus XI Hero with simple, flexible tools that let you tweak almost every system aspect. Enjoy intelligent automated tuning with 5-Way Optimization technology, or dive deep into the revered ROG UEFI BIOS to take full manual control. Hero also makes short work of fine-tuning everything from audio to storage, so it's easy to get every part of your system up to speed.


      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.


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


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


      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.


      • EPU Guidance

      • FAN XPERT 4

      • DIGI+

      • TURBO APP

      • 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


        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.

      • 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.


      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.



        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 Overclocking or view a quick guide.


        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.


      Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220 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 dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
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      • S1220 Codec

        10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1 channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front panel outputs

      • ESS® ES9023P

        Delivers up to 112dB DNR / -94dB THD+N

      • Nichicon caps

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

      • Gold-Plated Audio Jacks

        Prevents oxidization to ensure a reliable connection

      • Switching Mosfets

        Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

      • S1220 CODEC

      • ESS® SABRE9023P DAC 




      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.

        One-click prioritization

        Speed network packets for specific applications, helping to reduce latency.

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

        * Tested with 4GB file download while also 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



        with GameFirst

      • +

        with GameBoost

      • =

      12 ms

      33% Faster than key competitor!

      18 ms

      Ping time

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


      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


      With Aura Sync to unleash synchronized effects that extend from motherboard to a vast ecosystem of compatible components, ROG Maximus XI Hero is primed for endless personalization.


      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.

      • Static Static
      • 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
      • Smart Smart
      close open

      Addressable Strip

      RGB Strip


      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.