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
    • CrossChill EK III and Water Cooling Zone: Keep your system cool when the action heats up
    • ROG Eco-System: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including headers for both standard and addressable RGB strips.
    • Gaming connectivity: Aquantia 5G LAN, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
    • Extensive overclocking options with easy automated one-click overclock, to advanced finer control in the BIOS
    • Gaming Audio: SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III – High fidelity audio that draws you deeper into the action.
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    ROG Maximus XI Formula exhibits the sleek, refined and functional design that has become iconic in the Maximus motherboard series. With its distinctive integrated CrossChill EK III cooling block, intelligent overclocking software and a stunning polished-mirror finish, the latest-generation Formula is all set to make your showcase rig shine.


    1. CrossChill EK III

    2. Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield
      Clr CMOS
      BIOS FlashbackTM Button

    3. HDMI 1.4b
    4. Aquantia AQC111C 5G LAN
      Intel® I219-V Gb LAN

      ‧ ROG GameFirst V
      ‧ LANGuard

    5. 10 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
      4 x USB3.1 Gen 2 ports

      (Type-A + Type-C)

    6. Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

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

    7. 2" LiveDash OLED
    8. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC

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

      Sonic Studio III

      ‧ Sonic Studio Link

      Sonic Radar III
    9. 2 x 3-pin Addressable headers
      2 x 4-pin AURA RGB headers

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


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

    3. 3 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


      sorts all front-panel cables

    1. Q-Code
      Multicolored Q-LED

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

    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
      3 x PCIe 3.0 x 1

    6. 6 x SATA 6G ports

    7. RGB illuminated port names

    8. Intel Z390 Chipset
      intel CHIPSET Z390 inside
    9. 2 x M.2 Socket 3
      ・ 1 x Type 2242-22110 (PCIe 3.0 x 4 + SATA)
      ・ 1 x Type 2242-2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

    10. W_IN/OUT, W_FLOW headers

    11. 1 x Thermal sensor header

    12. NODE Connector

    1. ROG ARMOR


      A tough, thermoplastic top-plate helps to keep your build neat and tidy, and adds style that's both unique and understated.


      The steel, electro-galvanized, cold-rolled coil construction strengthens Maximus XI Formula to prevent bending, and is finished in motherboard-matching black.


    Building on over a decade of ROG engineering and refinement, Formula is the motherboard that lets you push the boundaries while keeping the thermals in check and under careful control.


    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. Maximus XI Formula 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, Maximus XI Formula 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, Formula 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.

    Expertly Tooled
    Totally Cooled


    CrossChill EK III lets you cool with air or water, no fan required. Redesigned cooling fins deliver up to 35°C-lower MOSFET temperatures on water, and the standard G1/4" threaded fittings mean CrossChill EK III easily fits existing setups — so you you'll benefit from efficient, quiet cooling with the minimum of effort.

    • G1/4" threaded design

    • Watertight rubber gasket

    • Copper water channel

    • Large copper surface area

    Cooler By Design

    Comprehensive cooling zone

    ROG Maximus XI Formula 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 four 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

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



    Fast, intuitive control is vital for effective command of your rig, so we've loaded ROG Maximus XI Formula 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. Formula also makes short work of fine-tuning everything from sonics to storage, so it's easy to get every park of your system up to speed.


    One Click Overclocking

    The overclocking module of AI Suite's 5-Way Optimization has been revamped for the Z390 platform. With a revised back-end that has the intelligence to overclock a CPU based upon smart prediction and thermal telemetry, this new version quickly delivers overclocking results that would typically take days of manual tuning.


    • EPU Guidance

    • FAN XPERT 4

    • DIGI+




      The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) Insight provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking.

    • EPU Guidance


      The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) Guidance enables system-wide power efficiency, automatically optimizing consumption to maximize savings.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.


      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.


      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.


    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


      Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -112dB THD

    • Nichicon caps

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

    • Gold-Plated Audio Jacks

      Backlit audio jacks save you from fumbling around in the dark

    • 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 




    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 illumination effects that extend from motherboard to a vast ecosystem of compatible components, and the LiveDash OLED panel to display system stats and custom visuals, ROG Maximus XI Formula 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
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    Addressable Strip

    RGB Strip


    Maximus XI Formula is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 2" OLED panel that displays useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, LiveDash shows key progress stats in simple language and via traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water Cooling Zone. You're even able to customize the default LiveDash GIF, so that it'll display your own image or animation.




    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.