ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO ATX Form, For Intel 10th/ 11 th Gen CPU, LGA1200,Z590,4XDDR4 Dimm, 4XM.2, Back I/O: 8XUSB, 2XTB Type C, 2XLan, 1XHDMI, Wifi AX+BT. HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 2XUSB 3.2, 1XType C Header, 1X12V RGB Header, 3X5V A-RGB Header
ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO
Intel®Z590 ATX gaming motherboard with 14+2 power stages, PCIe 4.0, Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Dual Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, Quad M.2 with heatsinks and embedded backplates, Dual onboard Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector and Aura Sync RGB lighting
- Intel® Socket LGA 1200 for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and 10th Gen Intel® CoreTM, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
- Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive software and firmware utilities that simplify setup and improve performance: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation
- Robust Power Solution: 14+2 teamed power stages rated for 90 Amps, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
- Optimized Thermal Design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, quad M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
- High-performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), dual Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet and ASUS LANGaurd.
- Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe 4.0, quad M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, dual USB Type-C® ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®
- Industry-leading Gaming Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for high-fidelity audio
- Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
- DIY-friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot and Graphics Card Holder
- Renowned Software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
MAXIMUS XIII HERO
ROG Maximus XIII Hero continues to build on the legacy of its predecessors by packing upgraded power, smart cooling and lightspeed connectivity under a stealthy exterior. Bristling with renowned ROG features such as AI-enhanced controls and customizable Aura Sync illumination, the latest Hero is ready to take the helm of your high-end gaming build.
Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.
Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push each system to its limits.
Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm reduces unnecessary system noise by monitoring CPU temperatures and dynamically adjusting fans to optimal speeds.
GameFirst VI optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 500 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.
Extreme Power & Performance
Total Gaming Immersion
With tailored power delivery and support for the latest high-performance memory, ROG Maximus XIII Hero easily handles the increased demands of Intel Rocket Lake processors. It features an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 90 amps, plus quality components and memory layout optimizations to cater to enthusiasts looking to create a battle-ready rig with balanced performance.
Teamed Power Architecture
Today's CPU architectures place incredible demands on motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power-saving modes, going from lower-power mode to full load in an instant. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.
A brief history
ASUS became the first manufacturer to implement phase-doublers with the A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, back in 2005. The board's VRM was lauded for elegantly overcoming the power handling capabilities of components that were available at the time while also reducing voltage ripple. Those benefits led to phase-doublers becoming universally accepted in the industry, and they are still used for similar purposes today.
A shift in CPU demands
However, today’s CPUs now pack more cores than their predecessors, and the latest instruction sets allow them to crunch computationally dense workloads at an incredible pace. In addition, they consume less power at idle and can transition between load states much more quickly. These improvements necessitate a re-evaluation of power-design priorities because phase-doublers add a propagation delay that hampers transient response.
Bucking the trend
Fortunately, the latest integrated power components can handle higher currents than the devices of yesteryear, making it possible to implement a simple circuit topology that isn't hamstrung by the processing lag of phase-doublers. That's why ROG Maximus XIII Hero utilizes teamed power stages to deliver higher burst current per phase, while maintaining the thermal performance of phase-doubled designs.
Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers and phase-doublers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That's why ROG Maximus XIII Hero utilizes 16 power stages. The power stage sits at the top of Infineon's lineup and features a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.
High quality components
8-pin ProCool II power connectors
Two ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.
14+2 power stages
The VRM is comprised of 14 (90 amp) power stages for Vcore and 2 (70 amp) power stages for the secondary voltage rails.
MicroFine alloy chokes
Each Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
ASUS OptiMem III
With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Maximus XIII Hero with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 11th Gen Intel Core Rocket Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
A high-end battle station needs robust cooling to deliver peak performance. ROG Maximus XIII Hero employs an enlarged cooling array for the VRM and chipset, plus four M.2 sinks teamed with backplate blocks to wick heat away from critical components. That rugged foundation is backed by complimentary headers for fans, AIOs and liquid loops, paired with flexible control options that allow you to keep thermals in check at all times.
VRM and Aluminum I/O Heatsink
A VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.
Quad dedicated heatsinks keep up to four M.2 drives at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
An L-shaped heatpipe allows for rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM.
High-Conductivity Thermal Pad
A high-quality thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink.
All M.2 slots feature backplate blocks that ensure high-performance drives deliver peak performance even when airflow is restricted.
A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.
Cooler by Design
ROG Maximus XIII Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.
Multiple temperature sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
4-pin PWM/DC fan headers and ASUS HYDRANODE
Every onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, with three chassis fan headers offering ASUS HYDRANODE support.
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
ROG Water-Cooling Zone
Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.
A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.
A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.
The latest connectivity solutions including WiFi 6E AX210, dual Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, PCIe® 4.0 and two Thunderbolt™ USB Type-C® ports ensure supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. And for enthusiasts looking for high-fidelity audio, the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec takes gaming immersion to a whole new level while also saving a PCIe slot.
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.
WiFi 6E Antenna
The antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands.
Four-way positioning enables better signal reception.
A powerful magnetic base secures the antenna on the top or side of the PC case.
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. To learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6 ecosystem, please visit: asus.com/content/WiFi6/#WIFI-6E.
Dual Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, smooth lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-Panel Connector
The latest USB standard opens another USB 3.2 Gen 2 lane for a maximum data transfer throughput of up to 20 Gbps.
Two Onboard Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C® Ports
Each port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K displays and extends PCIe bandwidth to up to 32 Gbps.
ROG Maximus XIII Hero is equipped with four onboard M.2 slots, with two offering PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs.
ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec, and an ESS® 9018Q2C integrated DAC capable of reaching -115dB THD+N to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track.
Audio Line Shielding
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
The ESS® SABRE9018Q2C integrated DAC amplifier is capable of providing -115 dB total harmonic distortion (THD+N) for playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track. In addition, the 121 dB dynamic range (DNR) provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch.
ALC 4082 Codec
The ALC4082 codec uses a USB interface instead of the conventional high definition audio (HDA) interface and improves playback audio resolution from 192 to 384 kHz.
Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs
Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
ROG Maximus XIII Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that give you complete control of system performance.
Level Up Performance
The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus XIII Hero system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.
TPU - CPU-performance boost
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller tha tprovides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.
EPU - All-around energy efficiency
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode.
Fan Xpert 4 - Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click