Unleash your inner power
The long wait for the ultimate small form factor motherboard is over. Built on the Intel Z390 platform, Maximus XI Gene delivers revolutionary performance that rivals high-end ATX systems with support for extreme overclocking, double-capacity DIMMs and next-generation storage. Maximus XI Gene is crafted to be a natural fit for showcase PC builds for gaming and style-conscious enthusiasts — where pure adrenaline meets pure style through the best performance.
With industry-first support for double-capacity DDR4 memory, comprehensive cooling and four M.2 slots for unthrottled SSD RAID storage, Maximus XI Gene lets you maximize the power of your SFF rig to achieve the performance of high-end ATX systems in a much more compact package.
Whether you're gunning for high memory frequencies or tuning timings for the lowest latency, ROG Maximus XI Gene 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 Gene has you covered.
DOUBLE-CAPACITY DIMM SUPPORT
Maximus XI Gene features a unique memory-trace design that supports up to 32GB per channel for a total memory capacity of 64GB. With double-capacity UDIMM modules, Maximus XI Gene delivers four-DIMM memory bandwidth in a compact, dual-DIMM design.
BUILT FOR OVERCLOCKING
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 Gene 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.
Maximus XI Gene comes equipped with four M.2 slots to let you take full advantage of Intel IRST and NVMe RAID for ultimate SSD storage speeds. Two M.2 slots on the ROG DIMM.2 module, an innovative expansion card that allows connections via a DDR4 interface, while the other two M.2 slots under the M.2 heatsink connect via PCIe 3.0.
COMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONE
ROG Maximus XI Gene features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
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.
UNTHROTTHLED TRANSFER SPEED
The Maximus XI Gene has provision for four M.2 drives to make the most of Intel's IRST options. Two ride our DIMM.2 module next to the memory slots, while two slots under the extended M.2 heatsink.
ROG DIMM.2 (Dual PCle Gen 3 M.2)
ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a metal heatsink , helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the asethetics.
CONTROL YOUR RIG
ROG provides the best firmware and utilities to give you complete control of your system. With powerful overclocking via the acclaimed UEFI BIOS or automatic 5-Way Optimization, audio profile tweaking and intuitive tools to optimize storage, audio quality and networking performance, Maximus XI Gene comes with everything you need to customize your experience exactly how you want.
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.
We created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU.
The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.
Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for savvy veterans that prefer manual tuning.
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) Insight provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) Guidance enables system-wide power efficiency, automatically optimizing consumption to maximize savings.
Fan Xpert 4
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI.
Digital Power Controls
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Game Faster, Rank Higher
Intel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A 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.
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
The brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.
PERSONALIZED FOR YOU
ROG works extensively with industry partners and performs extensive testing to ensure Maximus XI Gene provides seamless compatibility with a wide range of graphics cards, DRAM modules, coolers, cases and other components and peripherals. Together with AURA RGB lighting that synchronizes with a vast ecosystem of compatible products, Maximus XI Gene is primed for endless personalization.
Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
This motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors, 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 Z390 chipset
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.
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