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

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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 FORMULA Intel Z390 DDR4 ATX SLI CrossfireX AURA WI-FI Motherboard - LGA 1151

ROG Maximus XI Formula exhibits the sleek, refined and functional design that has become iconic in the Maximus motherboard series. With its distinctive integrated CrossChill EK 2” LiveDash OLED with more custom features III cooling block, intelligent overclocking software and a stunning polished-mirror finish, the latest-generation Formula is all set to make your showcase rig shine.

- LGA1151 socket for 9th/8th -gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
- CrossChill EK III and Water Cooling Zone: Keep your system cool when the action heats up
- ROG Eco-System: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including headers for both standard and addressable RGB strips.
- Gaming connectivity: Aquantia 5G LAN, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
- Change to : 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

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.

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. Maximus XI Formula 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, Maximus XI Formula 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, Formula has you covered.

Designed for the demanding requirements of power users and content creators who push the envelope, onboard 5Gbps Ethernet plugs you into a new era of home networking. With up to 5X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before. And there's also support for intermediate 2.5Gbps connectivity, allowing you to step up to faster networks for maximum flexibility. Choose the bandwidth that meets your needs and enjoy ultra-low latency at any speed.
*Category 5e (30M) network cables support up to 5Gbps operation

Fast, intuitive control is vital for effective command of your rig, so we've loaded ROG Maximus XI Formula 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. Formula also makes short work of fine-tuning everything from sonics to storage, so it's easy to get every perk of your system up to speed.

CrossChill EK III lets you cool with air and water. The redesigned cooling channels provide wider copper, delivering up to 37.2°C-lower MOSFET temperatures on water, and the standard G1/4" threaded fittings mean CrossChill EK III easily fits existing setups — so you can enjoy efficient, quiet cooling with the minimum effort.

With Aura Sync to unleash synchronized illumination effects that extend from motherboard to a vast ecosystem of compatible components, and the LiveDash OLED panel to display system stats and custom visuals, ROG Maximus XI Formula is primed for endless personalization.

Maximus XI Formula is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 2" 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.

Intel® Socket 1151 for Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® 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
Intel® Socket 1151 for Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® 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 1 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.

Aquantia AQC-111C 5G LAN
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

ROG 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
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Crosschill EK III
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
- 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)
- LiveDash  
- 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 AQC-111C 5G LAN port
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 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)
2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x ROG weave SATA 6G cable
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 Year
Intel Z390
Memory Capacity:
Up to 64GB


  • Intel
Memory Type:
SATA Connections:
Socket Type:
Intel Socket 1151
USB 3.1:
USB Type-C:

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