Product Comparison: ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula vs ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
ROG Maximus X Formula
ROG Maximus X Hero
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Drawing from a heritage that spans more than a decade, the latest incarnation of the Maximus series augments Intel's Z370 chipset with all the enhancements that 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 line-up. 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.
Drawing from a heritage that spans more than a decade, the latest incarnation of the Maximus series augments Intel's Z370 chipset with all the enhancements that 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 line-up. 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.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
Intel® Socket 1151
Intel® Socket 1151
Chipset
Intel® Z370 Chipset
Intel® Z370 Chipset
Supported Processors
9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula
  • The ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula is an excellent and powerfully designed mainboard with support for Optane memory and 8th-generation CPUs.
  • Designed with high-end users in mind, the excellent ROG Maximus X Formula manages to satisfy the needs of enthusiasts all around.
  • The ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula is a great solution for those who want the very best and are not afraid of experimenting with liquid cooling.
  • Awesome motherboard packed with tons of features that make over clocking very easy!
  • Great and beautiful motherboard. Worth the price, Id buy this again.
ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC) ATX Motherboard for Intel Socket 1151 CPUs - Black
  • No problems and works with all my components. Really good compatibility. The wirless adapter has a very good connection too.
  • Love this mobo. Quality, compatible with processors in high level!
  • A good chipset is installed here, which ensures stable and long operation!
  • Quality and performance are amazing, recommeded for everyone who want long term period of decent performance!
  • Good quality but bad CPU compatibility.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
0.98 in.
0.98 in.
Weight
5.5 lbs.
4.85 lbs.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4133 MHz
4133 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
64 GB

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula

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ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

What customers say about "Memory"
ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula
  • Right now I've got a i9 9900k and 64GB of ddr4 3200mhz RAM from corsair and it's running beautifully.
  • I have not overclocked the core but the memory is running at 3000 mhz. I don't have much to complain about so I call this good purchase.
  • Fastest memory and overclocking motherboard there is for Z370 (ram is limited to 2 dimm of dram and they are closer to the cpu for higher speed, yeah it matters.
  • Same issue as several other reviewers: DIMM slot C1 would not detect any RAM. I
  • The unit I received has a fault in one of the two DIMM (memory) slots.
ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC) ATX Motherboard for Intel Socket 1151 CPUs - Black
  • There are good features that enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4133 and beyond with all slots populated.
  • Nice to have DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
  • Really fast work of memory, recommend for all!
  • I have issues with memory speed all the time with this board.
  • I constantly get errors about memory, I can’t understand the reason of this!
Connectivity
PCI-E
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, or x8/x4+x4), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (black)USB Type-C, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue), 4 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-C), 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, +blue, 2 at mid-board), 6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, +black, 4 at mid-board)
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
1 x DisplayPort, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s), 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack(s), 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s), 1 x ASUS 2x2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2 module, 1 x Start button, 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x W_FLOW header, 1 x W_OUT header, 1 x W_IN header, 1 x EXT_Fan header, 1 x ReTry button, 1 x Safe Boot button, 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s), 1 x Reset button(s), 1 x Slow Mode switch(es), 1 x MemOK! button(s), 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector), 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x H_AMP fan connector, 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode), 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
1 x DisplayPort, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), 1 x TPM connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin), 1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x H_AMP fan connector, 1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x MemOK! button(s), 1 x Slow Mode switch(es), 1 x Reset button(s), 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s), 1 x Safe Boot button, 1 x ReTry button, 1 x System panel connector, 3 x 3D Mount screw port(s), 1 x EXT_Fan header, 1 x W_IN header, 1 x W_OUT header, 1 x W_FLOW header, 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x Start button, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula
  • Huge connectivity; strong performance; aesthetically impressive
  • No complaints because I can use an HDMI cord and unplug the graphics card if I really need to get into the UEFI. That took some time to understand though.
  • Cool one:)only thing that i would like to have also 2 more usb 2.0 ports:)
  • The ONLY problem I have left with this board is that there are not enough USB headers. Half my case's USB front ports are unconnected, and my H115i is hogging up another port.
  • Yes, it has 3 other usb3-gen2,3,etc connectors but only ONE old style pins so guess what, now a 4pin usb cable from the LC pump goes out on the back ports, so I can have the 2 front ports.
ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC) ATX Motherboard for Intel Socket 1151 CPUs - Black
  • Back panel is connected to motherboard forever, no need to fit cheap and ugly aluminium plate.
  • Old USB modem was giving me max 10Mb/s internet, this built-in network card allows up to 50Mb/s, much stronger signal.
  • All cables included, and few extra mounts for 3D printers.
  • Board has many different ports and connectors for your pleasure, just buy it!
  • Good quality, nice RGB and a lot of ports, very nice!
Features
Native Audio
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Additional Accessories Included
User's manual, 1 x ROG logo plate sticker, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), 1 x M.2 Screw Package, 1 x CPU installation tool, 1 x Supporting DVD, 1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant), 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), 1 x ROG big sticker, 1 x Q-Connector, 1 x M.2 bracket, 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm), 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED, 1 x ROG coaster(s), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header to USB 2.0 adapter cable
User's manual, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), 1 x M.2 Screw Package, 1 x CPU installation tool, 1 x Supporting DVD, 1 x MOS fan bracket kit, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), 1 x ROG big sticker, 1 x Q-Connector, 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm), 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED, 1 x 3D printing mount package, 1 x ROG coaster(s)
Extras
CrossChill EK II, ROG Armor, ROG RAMCache II, ROG CPU-Z, ROG CloneDrive, MemOK! Button, ReTry Button, Safe Boot Button, Start Button, Reset Button, LN2 Mode, GameFirst IV, Extreme Engine Digi+, KeyBot II, O.C. Profile, Tweakers' Paradise, ROG SSD Secure Erase, Graphic Card Information Preview, ROG RAMDisk, Extreme Tweaker, USB BIOS Flashback, Gamer's Guardian, LiveDash OLED 1.3, Overclocking Protection
ROG RAMCache II, ROG CPU-Z, ROG CloneDrive, Overwolf, GameFirst IV, Extreme Engine Digi+, Mem TweakIt, ROG Extreme OC kit, KeyBot II, O.C. Profile, Tweakers' Paradise, ROG SSD Secure Erase, ROG RAMDisk, Extreme Tweaker, USB BIOS Flashback, Overclocking Protection
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula
  • It has a brilliant sound chip, as well as high end WIFI.
  • The water block is an EK (read top quality), it has RGB with knobs on (if you are into that sort of thing).
  • Full range of functions without losing the special style
  • Drivers are simple and to the point, nothing to fancy here. Bois controls are detailed and easy enough for even novices to navigate.
  • It weighs a ton! i think its good mobo, but very heavy!
ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC) ATX Motherboard for Intel Socket 1151 CPUs - Black
  • It has lots of features in the bios and comes with a great CD software package.
  • Love the RGB lighting and the software for control.
  • Auto overclocking was a breeze, I can't find fault with this board, gets my thumbs up.
  • Easy to install and is a very good motherboard for future expansion. I would recommend.
  • Great board all the bells and whistles you could want on a high end gaming board well built and surprisingly heavy.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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