Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE Intel Z390 DDR4 ATX SLI CrossfireX AURA WI-FI Motherboard - LGA 1151

Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE Intel Z390 DDR4 ATX SLI CrossfireX AURA Motherboard - LGA 1151

(£279.16 ex VAT)

Intel Z390 ATX Gaming motherboard with M.2 heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, DDR4 4400MHz, 802.11ac Wi-Fi , dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, and USB 3.1 Gen 2

Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE Intel Z390 DDR4 ATX SLI CrossfireX AURA WI-FI Motherboard - LGA 1151

The Maximus XI Code’s lighting effects, heatsink fins, and RGB armor all echo ROG’s classic slash design making it the ideal foundation for builds that take center stage in your gaming environment. The large thermal armor can neatly tuck away two M.2 drives while keeping them cool. OptiMem II allows memory speeds to achieve up to 4400+Mhz. Networking is well accounted with Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 Wi-Fi and Intel Ethernet. Upgraded software includes Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar III, RamCache III, AI suite and AI Optimization. AURA is also more powerful and compatible with various devices.

- LGA1151 socket for 9th/8th -gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
- ROG Eco-System: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including headers for both standard and addressable RGB strips.
- Perfected cooling with dedicated water header zones, M.2 heatsink and various fan control.
- Gaming connectivity: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
- 5-way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI Overclocking and cooling profiles trailor-made for your rig
- Gaming Audio: SupremeFX and Sonic Studio III – High fidelity audio that draws you deeper into the action.
- Gaming durability: ROG Armor, pre-mounted I/O shield and premium components throughout.

The Intel® Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Fast, intuitive control is vital for effective command of your rig, so we've loaded ROG Maximus XI Code with simple, flexible tools that let you tweak almost every system aspect. Enjoy intelligent automated tuning with 5-Way Optimization technology, or dive deep into the revered ROG UEFI BIOS to take full manual control. Code also makes short work of fine-tuning everything from audio to storage, so it's easy to get every park of your system up to speed.

Multiple temperature sources: Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
Water pump+: A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
4-pin PWM/DC fan: Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Fan Extension Header: Allows expansion of three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
Smart proctection: A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.
Water in/out: Allows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.
Water flow: Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop
AIO pump: An All-In-One header that supports auto-detection of PWM, DC fans and water pumps.

By default, all of Coffee Lake's major bus frequencies are derived from the same reference clock, limiting the control and flexibility needed to harness the full overclocking potential of the platform. ROG Maximus XI Code features a dedicated onboard clock generator that supplies dynamic reference clocks to the CPU cores and major subdomains, giving you the freedom to coax every MHz of headroom from the system.

DDR4 4400Mhz+
Whether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the lowest latency, ROG Maximus XI Code provides the tools you need to exploit the Coffee Lake architecture's full potential: carefully optimized trace pathways maintain signal integrity, and the acclaimed ROG firmware offers the necessary tweaks to ensure stability while maximizing memory performance. Load up with a high-density memory kit for heavy multitasking, or run a focused setup that delivers the bandwidth your favorite games and applications need. Any way you stack it, the Code has you covered.

To provide Intel's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, we've reimagined motherboard trace routing from the ground up. Our OptiMem II tech carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. And to further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, we've employed a highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling.

Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220 codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.

Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 depends on the CPU type

Intel® Z390 Chipset

4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4
4400+(O.C.)*/4266(O.C.)*/4133(O.C.)*/4000(O.C.)*/3866(O.C.)*/3733(O.C.)*/3600(O.C.)*/3466(O.C.)*/3400(O.C.)*/3333(O.C.)*/3300(O.C.)*/3200(O.C.)*/3000(O.C.)*/2800(O.C.)*/2666/2400/2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory "
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.

Expansion Slots
Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8, x8/x4+x4)
Intel® Z390 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot(max. at x4 mode)*
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 1 slot
*The PCIe x 16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56 ports. PCIe x 16_3 slot is set at x2 mode by default."

Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® UHD Graphics support
VGA output support: HDMI
- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160@30Hz

Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way /Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 3-Way /Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

Intel® Z390 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology support
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)*
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 ( PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode )
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
* When M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 2 will be disabled.
** When an 22110 M.2 SSD is installed in M.2_1, M.2_2 will be limited to an 2242 M.2 SSD.

Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst V Technology

Wireless Data Network
Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
2 x 2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed
Bluetooth v5.0

SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio S1220 CODEC:
- ESS® ES9023P High Definition DAC
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
-Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features:
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.

Intel® Z390 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black] at back panel)
- 8 x USB3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports[blue] at back panel)
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports (at mid-board)*
* 2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 1 Controller
- 2 x USB3.1 Gen 1 ports (at back panel[blue])

ROG Exclusive Features
Extreme Engine Digi+
- MicroFine Alloy Choke
- OptiMOS Power Stage
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ROG patented pre-mounted I/O shield
Start Button
Retry Button
Extreme Tweaker
ROG Exclusive Software
- Mem Tweakit 
- RAMCache III 
- RAMDisk 
- CPU-Z 
- GameFirst V
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
- Sonic Radar III

Special Features
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Aura Addressable Strip Headers
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU Insight, EPU Guidance, and Turbo app
ASUS Exclusive Features
- MemOK! II
- OptiMem II
- ROG patented pre- mounted I/O shield
- AI Suite 3
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- Ai Charger
- Armoury Crate
- ASUS NODE : hardware control interface
- BIOS Flashback Button
- Clear CMOS Button
- Reset Button
ASUS Q-Design
- Q-Connector
- Q-Code
- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])

Back I/O Ports
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x BIOS Flashback button
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports [blue]
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (1 x Type-C [black] and 3 x Type-A [red])
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x 2 x 2 Wi-Fi module
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support 4 USB 3.1 gen1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support 4 USB 2.0 ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)
1 x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280(supports PCIe3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x NODE connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_FAN connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
3 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN (Extension Fan) connector
1 x 4-Pin H_AMP fan connector
1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ connector
1 x 2-pin W_IN connector
1 x 2-pin W_OUT connector
1 x 3-pin W_FLOW connector
1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP connector
1 x T_ SENSOR connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin EATX 12V power connector
2 x AURA addressable headers
2 x AURA RGB strip headers
1 x Start button
1 x Reset button
1 x ReTry button
1 x MemOK!_II switch
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector

1 x User guide
1 x ROG motherboard support DVD
1 x ASUS 2x2 dual band Wi-Fi antenna (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
3 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x 2-Way SLI™ HB bridge
1 x Q-Connector
1 x USB2.0 adapter
1 x extension cable for RGB strips (80cm)
1 x extension cable for Addressable LED strips (80cm)
1 x M.2 screws package
1 x ROG logo plate sticker
1 x ROG coaster
1 x ROG sticker
1 x ROG Thank you card

1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1


Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Daemon Tools Software

Operating System Support
Windows® 10 - 64 bit

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12" x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4 cm)


Model Number:
3 Years

Motherboard Features

Intel Z390
CPU Support:
  • Intel Celeron
  • Intel Core (8th Gen.)
  • Intel Core (9th Gen.)
  • Intel Pentium Gold
CPU Socket Type:
Intel Socket 1151
Memory Type:
Video Outputs:
  • HDMI
Network Connectivity:
  • Bluetooth
  • LAN (RJ45)
  • Wi-Fi
Form Factor:
  • Black

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