ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO LGA 1200 Intel®Z590 ATX gaming motherboard with 14+2 power stages, PCIe 4.0, Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Dual Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, Quad M.2 with heatsinks and embedded backplates, Dual onboard Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 f
- Intel® Socket LGA 1200 for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
- Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive software and firmware utilities that simplify setup and improve performance: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation
- Robust Power Solution: 14+2 teamed power stages rated for 90 Amps, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
- Optimized Thermal Design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, quad M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
- High-performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), dual Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet and ASUS LANGaurd.
- Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 4.0, quad M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, dual USB Type-C® ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®
- Industry-leading Gaming Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for high-fidelity audio
- Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
- DIY-friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot and Graphics Card Holder
- Renowned Software: Bundled 1‑year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
High quality components
8-pin ProCool II Power ConnectorsTwo ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.
14+2 Power StagesThe VRM is comprised of 14 (90 amp) power stages for Vcore and 2 (70 amp) power stages for the secondary voltage rails.
MicroFine Alloy ChokesEach Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
10K Japanese-made Black Metallic CapacitorsInput and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
VRM and Aluminum I/O HeatsinkA VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.
M.2 HeatsinksQuad dedicated heatsinks keep up to four M.2 drives at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
L-shaped HeatpipeAn L-shaped heatpipe allows for rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM.
M.2 BackplatesAll M.2 slots feature backplate blocks that ensure high-performance drives deliver peak performance even when airflow is restricted.
Cooler by Design
ROG Maximus XIII Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.
Multiple temperature sourcesEach header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
4-pin PWM/DC fan headers and ASUS HYDRANODEEvery onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, with three chassis fan headers offering ASUS HYDRANODE support.
AIO pumpA dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
ASUS OptiMem III
With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Maximus XIII Hero with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 11th Gen Intel Core Rocket Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
Test Configuration: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors | ROG Maximus XIII Hero
Next Generation Networking
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.
Dual Intel 2.5 Gb EthernetOnboard Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, smooth lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
WiFi 6E AntennaThe antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands.
Adjustable DesignFour-way positioning enables better signal reception.
Magnetic BaseA powerful magnetic base secures the antenna on the top or side of the PC case.
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. To learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6 ecosystem, please visit: asus.com/content/WiFi6/#WIFI-6E
ROG Maximus XIII Hero is equipped with four onboard M.2 slots, with two offering PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-Panel Connector
The latest USB standard opens another USB 3.2 Gen 2 lane for a maximum data transfer throughput of up to 20 Gbps.
Two Onboard Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C® Ports
Each port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K displays and extends PCIe bandwidth to up to 32 Gbps.
ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec, and an ESS® 9018Q2C integrated DAC capable of reaching -115dB THD+N to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track.>Learn more about ROG audio technology
Audio Line ShieldingBlocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
Switching MOSFETSUnique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs
Nichicon® CAPSFine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
ALC 4082 CodecThe ALC4082 codec uses a USB interface instead of the conventional high definition audio (HDA) interface and improves playback audio resolution from 192 to 384 kHz.
ESS® SABRE9018Q2CThe ESS® SABRE9018Q2C integrated DAC amplifier is capable of providing -115 dB total harmonic distortion (THD+N) for playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track. In addition, the 121 dB dynamic range (DNR) provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch.
ROG Maximus XIII series includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.Learn More About AIDA64 >
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|CPU Socket Type||LGA1200|
|Memory Capacity||128GB (4 x 32GB) RAM|
|MOB Chipset||Intel Z590|
|MOB Memory Slots||4 X DDR4|
|MOB Form Factor||ATX|
|LAN Port||2 x 2.5Gb LAN|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|