ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X Formula (WI-FI AC): For 8th Gen Intel® Core™ CPUs
Powerful Z370 Motherboard
Drawing from a heritage that spans more than a decade, the latest incarnation of the Maximus series augments Intel's Z370 chipset with the enhancements 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.
ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA Motherboards: A Decade of Innovations
The first Maximus Formula motherboard was launched way back in 2008. In its first iteration, the Formula Motherboard followed the footsteps of the ubiquitous Maximus Extreme.
Armed with robust heatsinks, essential overclocking features, and a dedicated on board soundcard, the Formula motherboard targeted gamers who needed and wanted a tactical performance edge. A decade of refinement brings us to the Maximus X Formula.
Painstakingly crafted for showcase builds and carefully enhanced to deliver truely optimal performance levels, the latest incarnation strikes the perfect balance between form and function with this Motherboard.
Take Advantage of the Power of Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs
ASUS Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have. The latest 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Processors for the Z370 Chipset come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.
ASUS ROG Maximus X FORMULA Motherboards: Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS Z370 Motherboard has Dual PCIe 3.0 x16 video card slots (plus a PCIe x4 slot) with room for up to three modern high end Video Cards (x16 or x8/x8 or x8/x4/x4). It is backed up by many other advanced performance features and faster connectivity options like Dual NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots and SupremeFX Audio w/ 120dB SNR 7.1 output. Get ready for incredible Gaming and Workstation performance beyond your wildest dreams!
- Designed Exclusively for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
maximizes connectivity and speed with Dual M2 Slots, on board 802.11ac WiFi w/ dual Antennas, Gigabit LAN, front panel USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Intel® Optane™ Memory Support via M.2 Slot
- 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4
automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
- Optimized System Cooling
with the CrossChill EK II VRM block and support for customized liquid cooling
- Unmatched Personalization
with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, additional RGB headers, addressable RGB headers and LiveDash OLED display
- Industry Leading 8-Channel HD Audio
with dual headphone amplifiers, 120dB SNR on 7.1 Audio and RoG exclusive SupremeFX S1220 CODEC driven by Japanese capacitors
Crosschill EK II: Expertly Tooled Totally Cooled
CrossChill EK II 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 II easily fits existing setups; so you benefit from efficient, quiet cooling with minimum effort!
ROG Maximus X Formula is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD; for maximum performance and reliability.
Featuring a stylish angular design replete with an awesome glowing ROG eye logo, the heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor allows you to connect a thermal probe and monitor M.2 drive temperatures in real time.
Cooler By Design
RROG Maximus X Formula features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
The Maximus X Formula is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 33mm White 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.
ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
- Static: Always on
- Breathing: Fades in and out
- Strobing: Flashes on and off
- Color Cycle: Fades between the colors of the rainbow
- Music Effect: Pulses to the beat of your music
- Smart: Changes color with your CPU Load
- Rainbow: A Rolling multi-color glow
- Comet: A stream of light with a tail
- Flash & Dash: Single-color stepped flashes
- Wave: An undulating display in single or multi-colors
- Glowing Yo Yo: A rebounding elastic beam
- Starry Night: A display that mimics the night sky
RGB Lighting Perfected
The Maximus X Formula features a pair of onboard 5050 RGB headers and a pair of addressable headers that can be connected to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities.
- The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (w/ 5Vdc/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs
- The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12Vdc). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
- RGB and addressable RGB LED extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.
All The Connectivity You Need
2x2 802.11AC Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO
ROG Maximus X FORMULA is engineered with 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!
* Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality
**Requires MU-MIMO-ready client
This Motherboard features the latest Intel® Ethernet I219-V Chipset for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their CPUs and chipstes, reducing processor overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.
Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2 Card Slots
The ROG Maximus X Formula supports two M.2 drives, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps. The first slot sits neatly below the PCH heatsink, and accommodates M.2 drives of up to 110mm in length (type 22110). The second slot is placed at the lower edge of the board and is oriented for vertical mounting, taking advantage of chassis airflow to help keep your high-performance M.2 drive cool.
Intel® Optane™ Ready
Seriously improve your new PC's performance with an optional Intel® Optane™ Memory Stick. This new memory type is designed to optimise your System Caching to incredible levels, offering SSD-like performance from HDDs and even better performance from SSDs!
Best Gaming Performance
DDR4 RAM Overclocking Up To 4133MHz+
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 Gen Intel® processors.
One-click overclock and cooling, done!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
- An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
- All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads
Best Gaming Audio
ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection; and that means our best-ever recording quality!
ASUS 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® RC4850 op-amp for high gain with low distortion; which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
- App-specific Profiles
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
- Surround Sound
Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience
- Sonic Studio Link
New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Sonic Radar III: Scan and Detect To Dominate Online!
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 audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy
- 3D Engine:
Sonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience
- Audio Boost:
The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly
- Audio Radar
Sonic Radar 3 is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos
DIY Friendly Design
ROG Armor: Strong ABS Top Cover + Solid Steel Backplate
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 X Formula to prevent bending, and is finished in motherboard-matching black.
Pre-mounted I/O shield
ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is capable of withstanding electrostatic discharge up to 12kV, and is pre-fitted to make it even easier to install the motherboard. Its sleek new design looks as good as it performs.
ROG Gives You More
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay features color-matched ROG skins that show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore!
The Power of Intel®
Intel® Z370 chipset:
The Intel® Z370 chipset supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6x SATA 6Gbps ports, and dual 32Gbps M.2 Slots with PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval.
Intel's Z370 chipset also supports CPU-integrated graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance, even without a Video Card.
Ready for 8th Gen Intel® LGA1151 Core processors
This motherboard supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, 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® Processor Support:
This ASUS Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Processors. A LGA1151 Socket is used, bit pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Gen (7th Gen, 6th Gen, etc.) Intel® CPUs.
This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors:
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
|CPU Support||Supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 v2 package.
Even though this new v2 version is still a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.
|Chipset||Intel® Z370 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DIMM DDR4-2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-4133Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
|Integrated Graphics||Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
The HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2
Shared System RAM: up to 1GB
|Storage||6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA III modes)
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) slot
3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology (x8/x8)
Supports AMD 2-way and 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology (x8/x8 or x8/x4 + x4)
|USB Ports||Rear I/O Panel Ports:
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports
4x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports
Internal USB Header ports:
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) front panel connector port supports 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports
|LAN||Intel® i219V chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
ROG GameFirst IV
|Wi-Fi||Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Dual Band: 2.4GHz / 5GHz
External 2x2 Antenna Included
|Audio||SupremeFX Audio CODEC S1220:
8-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Impedance sensing for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ESS® ES9023P Chip
- Supports audio playback up to 32-Bit/192kHz
- Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio jacks
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x 3.5mm Gold Plated Audio jacks
1x Clear CMOS Button
1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
2x ASUS 2x2 Wi-Fi Dual Band Antenna jacks for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v4.2
|Internal I/O||2x Aura Addressable Strip Headers
2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector fors 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector supports 2x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIe 3.0 x4 modes)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (1x 4-pin)
1x CPU OPT Fan connector (1x 4-pin)
3x Chassis Fan connectors (3x 4-pins)
1x H_AMP fan connector
1x W_PUMP+ connector (1x 4-pin)
1x AIO_PUMP connector (1x 4-pin)
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System panel (Q-Connector)
1x MemOK! button
1x Slow Mode switch
1x Reset button
1x LN2 Mode jumper
1x Safe Boot button
1x ReTry button
1x EXT_Fan header
1x W_IN header
1x W_OUT header
1x W_FLOW header
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x Start Button
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
|Special Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5:
-5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App
- AI Suite 3
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
|ROG Special Features||- CrossChill EK II
- ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)
- Clear CMOS button
- ROG RAMCache II
- ROG CPU-Z
- ROG CloneDrive
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- MemOK! Button
- Slow Mode
- ReTry Button
- Safe Boot Button
- Start Button
- Reset Button
- LN2 Mode
- GameFirst IV
- ROG RAMDisk
- Extreme Tweaker
- USB BIOS Flashback
Extreme Engine Digi+:
- Power On
UEFI BIOS features:
|Manageability||DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|BIOS||1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|