Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
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Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero review: 29 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2133MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz

2. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
4133MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz

3. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
73% have it

4. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
64GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

5. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
6
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

6. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
6
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

7. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
120dB
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 9: 127dB

8. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

9. PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
3
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12

10. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

11. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
3
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7

12. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

13. height

243.8mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

14. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
57% have it

15. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

16. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
6
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

17. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

18. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

19. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
66% have it

20. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Prime Q370M-C: 2

21. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5

22. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
65% have it

23. Thunderbolt ports

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.
1
ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier: 2

24. Easy to reset BIOS

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
61% have it

25. audio connectors

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.
5
EVGA Classified SR-2: 10

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