For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and enthusiasts. But ours is journey without end. Now, it's time for competitors to be warned: the packed and pumped ROG Maximus IX Extreme is here. Expertly designed by ROG's passionate engineers and an elite cadre of industry partners, Maximus IX Extreme is the gaming motherboard that's tooled to be totally cooled — and primed to perform. It's the solution for gamers and water-cooling enthusiasts who will settle for nothing less than technological perfection!
Cool to the extreme
ROG teamed up with the geniuses at Bitspower to develop an all-new, integrated water-cooling solution for Maximus IX Extreme — one that elevates simplicity and efficiency to extraordinary levels. Designed from the ground up, and ready to work right out of the box, Maximus IX Extreme's built-in monoblock has flow-rate, water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated — plus Aura Sync RGB lighting, for instant curb appeal! With dedicated sensors feeding information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility, it's easy to configure options for shutdown timing and alerts, so you can stay on top of the heat and remain cool in every game!
Aura lighting control
Customize LED effects with intuitive ASUS Aura Sync lighting-control software. Aura allows you to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Extreme's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers*. Fire up ASUS Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine lighting schemes ─ and watch all of the lights on your rig glow in perfect synchronization!
Outshine the competition
ASUS Aura Sync technology makes Maximus IX Extreme the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.
New SupremeFX Codec
ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection and 120dB on line-out — and that means our best-ever recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4580 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.
SupremeFX S1220 codec
10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs
Exceptional RMAA performance (dynamic range)
intuitive audio-tuning suite
Sonic Studio III
ROG's Sonic Studio III audio effects station has been updated with an all-new routing feature to port streams to different outputs as well as app-level preferences for instant audio profiles and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!
Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that communications are loud and clear.
Sonic Radar III
Sonic Radar III is all-new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!
- Improved Audio Algorithm
- The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate, allowing enemies to be located with pinpoint precision regardless of the surrounding noise and chaos.
- 3D Engine
- Sonic Radar III is built around its all-new head-up display with an in-game three-dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
- Audio Boost
- The new Audio Boost feature now allows enhanced audio to be heard directly.
- Audio Radar
- Redesigned radar based on adjustable sectors (4-16) makes the enemies' position clearer and more direct
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 425MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to Extreme heights.
With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 4133MHz — and even beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to enable you to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative equidistant memory channels, our design delivers the most balanced control and incredibly powerful overclocking capabability. And that's not all: ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Maximus IX Extreme build — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and networking settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity!
Cooler by design
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
The finest power, digitally controlled
ROG's revered digital power controller now delivers even-finer power, with Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, Digi+ PWM controller and 10K black metallic capacitors — ensuring Extreme Engine Digi+ always delivers the smoothest core voltages.
ProCool power connector
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the Maximus IX Extreme motherboard. This design is stronger, and also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature. ProCool even has a neat right-angled plug, helping you to keep the wiring out of the way!
best gaming connectivity
USB 3.1 FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR
USB-C is the latest USB connector technology — and ROG Maximus IX Extreme lets you put it right where you need it! With a ASM 2142 USB 3.1 controller running at PCIe 3.0 x2 and featuring an onboard USB 3.1 front-panel connector, you can now achieve the highest data transferring speeds possible - easily.
Thunderbolt™ 3 means faster, bigger, better and more! At a breathtaking 40Gbps you'll experience faster transfers, with four times (4X) the data speeds of any other cable and twice (2X) the video bandwidth. And Maximus IX Extreme with Thunderbolt 3 also offers compatibility with billions of USB devices, device docking and charging!
Dual M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
Maximus IX Extreme has dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots that provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to three PCIe 3.0 storage devices via two M.2 slots and the PCIe x16 slot to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 7th Gen Intel Core platform!
ROG Maximus IX Extreme features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard's connection, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!
2x2 802.11AC Wi-Fi WITH MU-MIMO
2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867 Mbit/s transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology to ensure that every connected user experiences the best wireless and online speeds!
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to 4 networks for maximum bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
Pre-mounted I/O shield
ROG's patent-pending pre-mounted I/O shield offers increased protection against electrostatic discharge of 12kV , and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. It also has a sleek new design that makes it look as good as it performs.
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step, a new insert-molding process integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the motherboard through additional solder points.
Copper-plated PCB edge
Maximus IX Extreme has an exclusive copper-plated edge, levelling up the board's aesthetic appeal and providing enhanced protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Exclusive 3D Mount For Easy Installation
Dedicated 3D mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates and cable covers.
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
Guide to 3D printing
Follow these steps to start printing your own 3D parts, and integrate them seamlessly into your PC build in no time!
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from Overwolf's app store!
ROG Clone Drive
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Get a free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkeys from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!
BEYOND VR ready
Maximus IX Extreme isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that Extreme has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
the power of intel
Intel® Z270 chipset
The Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z270 chipset provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, four SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
The ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express® controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCIe Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.