ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Motherboard

Last updated date: May 9, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 Motherboards and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Lifewire, Tech Power Up, PG Magazine - SE Asia, Tech Spot, The Chosen 10, WCCF Tech, Enos Tech, PC Tek Reviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Motherboard you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 62 expert reviews, the ASUS ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Motherboard placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
98 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Excellent build quality. Handsome motherboard design. Support for dual GPU and high-speed memory setup.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX Code LGA1151 has one of the safest and most straight-forward designs with its ROG Armor steel covering and SafeSlots, making it easy to put together a gaming PC without the worry of wear and tear. The gaming motherboard includes one-click overclocking for your processor but is built to keep from overheating with its real-time dynamic system monitoring, flow-rate heater feed and dual-water temperature header for cooling
- Lifewire
February 27, 2019 | Full review
The ROG armor shielding gives this board an air of durability, and the fully featured BIOS and software suite promote confidence in overclocking
- Tech Power Up
February 2, 2018 | Full review
The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX Code is the motherboard to get. Great overclocking options, exceptional looks, loads of choices for expandability, front panel USB 3.1, built in W-Fi as well as enhanced Bluetooth offerings, and implementing the core ethos of true hardcore gaming.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
January 4, 2017 | Full review
ROG armor, Exceptionally well-featured BIOS, Excellent "out-of-box" performance, Very capable overclocker
- Tech Spot
And, to give you an amazing high-end gaming experience, the motherboard has Multi-GPU SLI / CFX support 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (CPU), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot(PCH), and 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots(PCH).
- The Chosen 10
August 22, 2018 | Full review
The ROG Maximus IX Code motherboards feature the latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster and smoother gaming sessions. It reduces CPU overhead to allot more processing power for gaming and offers exceptionally high Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) throughput.
- WCCF Tech
January 3, 2017 | Full review
These boards are feature rich packed and provide ultimate performance levels with intuitive UEFI BIOS with a user-friendly interface.
- Enos Tech
April 17, 2017 | Full review
The Asus MAXIMUS IX CODE offers great features with solid performance and extreme overclocking capabilities. Asus has done a great job in designing the on-board audio on this motherboard.
- PC Tek Reviews
January 7, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Price is above average.It may have more features than the average user needs.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Software suite is bloated
- Tech Power Up
February 2, 2018 | Full review
Very complex controls. Not for beginners.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
January 4, 2017 | Full review
Expensive, Software suite is bloated, XMP support not quite up to spec, Z270 no longer cutting edge
- Tech Spot
The motherboard is definitely expensive but it is worth it for features it carries and performance it offers.
- Enos Tech
April 17, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The ROG Maximus IX Code delivers cutting-edge performance in true gamer style, fusing the distinctive design of ROG Armor with AURA Sync RGB lighting. Gaming-centric features include onboard MU-MIMO Wi-Fi for blazing fast connectivity, Safe Slots for heavyweight GPUs and integrated AIO headers for additional cooling control during marathon gaming sessions. The ROG Maximus IX Code delivers cutting-edge performance in true gamer style, fusing the distinctive design of ROG Armor with AURA Sync RGB lighting. Gaming-centric features include onboard MU-MIMO Wifi for blazing fast connectivity, SafeSlots for heavyweight GPUs and integrated AIO headers for additional cooling control during marathon gaming sessions. Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, cool and quiet fans, everyday energy savings, and ultra-stable digital power. ROG Water-Cooling Zone's dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header feed information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility ─ so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game. 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, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder. 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 PCB through additional solder points.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
2. ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Thermaltake View 37 Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 2
4. MSI Pro Series Intel Z270 Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Gigabyte ATX DDR4 Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 8
6. ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Gigabyte AMD AM3+ Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 1
8. MSI Performance GAMING Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 2
9. MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350 Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 5
10. ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 5

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