ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)

THE HERO EVERYONE WANTS

Drawing from a heritage that spans more than a decade, the latest incarnation of the Maximus series augments Intel's Z370 chipset with all the enhancements that enthusiasts crave. Each model sports a unique blend of features to cater to a distinct audience, yet the core ROG DNA ripples through the entire lineup. From overclocking and cooling options to satiate die-hard fanatics, to clean, refined aesthetics that are tastefully accented by RGB lighting, Maximus X-series motherboards bring the octane to your build.

The ROG Maximus X Hero is the best example of why I always recommend an ROG motherboard to my clients. With options for water pumps, flow meters, temp sensors and more, the Hero is more affordable than its elder siblings, but it doesn't compromise on quality and performance. - Snef

 

DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4133 and beyond with all slots populated.

OC DESIGN - ASUS PRO CLOCK II TECHNOLOGY

A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from 8th Generation Intel® processors.

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MBMODEL overclocking records

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Reference Frequency United States 195.02 MHz (2.5pts) Rankings

ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC) used in other benchmarks

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Aquamark 475482 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
CPU Frequency United States 5627.56 mhz (0.4pts) Rankings
AS SSD 3946 points (0pts) Rankings
PiFast 12sec 0ms (0.2pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 1M Germany 6sec 782ms (0pts) Rankings
Memory Frequency 2101.5 MHz (1.4pts) Rankings
3DMark2001 SE 122042 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark03 221897 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 32M 6min 16sec 647ms (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark05 62918 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark06 52754 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Performance 36327 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Entry Peru 32352 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Extreme United States 22016 marks (1.3pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance 89648 marks (0pts) Rankings
wPrime - 32m 2sec 539ms (0.2pts) Rankings
MaxxMem 2389 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm 278806 marks (0pts) Rankings
wPrime - 1024m 1min 17sec 405ms (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme 266585 marks (0pts) Rankings
MaxxMem Read Bandwidth Sweden 32495 MByte/sec. (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited 275123 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Cloud Gate 56094 marks (4.7pts) Rankings
VRMark - Orange Room 14949 marks (0pts) Rankings
VRMark - Cyan Room 10015 marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Basic 8073.31 DX9 Marks (0.2pts) Rankings
XTU Germany 2963 marks (3.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Sky Diver 65057 marks (0pts) Rankings
VRMark - Blue Room 3745 marks (6.5pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme 7864.46 DX11 Marks (0.2pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 1080P Xtreme Germany 6624 Points (19.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike 27296 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme 15326 marks (3pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 720p 66737 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1080p 40509 marks (10pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Ultra 7934 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark 7 9491 marks (8.5pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1440p 23478 marks (5.2pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Germany 7398 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 4K 12410 marks (4.6pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Express Germany 6192 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Extended Germany 9585 marks (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 1B 10sec 431ms (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy United States 16709 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme 5004 marks (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench - 2003 Belgium 6831 points (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R11.5 20.09 points (4.4pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R15 Japan 2021 cb (20.9pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 100M 9sec 935ms (0.2pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 1B United States 10min 39sec 920ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 1B United States 3min 37sec 138ms (0.2pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 1080p unknown 55.56 fps (0pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 4k United States 14.06 fps (0.2pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 8K Optimized Germany 5036 Points (14.4pts) Rankings
3DMark11 Physics 20404 Points (0pts) Rankings
PerformanceTest 9865 Marks (0pts) Rankings
HWBOT Prime 8288.57 pps (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Multi Core 33070 points (1.1pts) Rankings
Anvils SSD - 1GB 51930.92 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Single Core 5862 points (0pts) Rankings
Anvils SSD - 32GB 14670.48 points (0pts) Rankings
AIDA64 - Memory Read 61005 MB/s (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Single Core 6984 points (0.2pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Multi Core 32159 points (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Car Chase Offscreen 29685.8 Frames (0pts) Rankings