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ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE Z270 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard


- Replaces the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA LGA1151 ATX RGB Motherboard

Republic of Gamers (ROG) has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and PC enthusiasts. Now, it's time for gamers and enthusiasts to push the limits with the feature packed ROG Maximus IX Code motherboard.

Born from the Formula, the Maximus IX Code gives gamers the aesthetic appeal of Aura Sync lighting, the convenience of onboard Wi-Fi, and the reliability of long-lasting components. It's christened Code to echo the defining layer of ROG Armor that protects and streamlines the board. Code has roots in codex, a Latin term describing the precursor to modern books that became popular due to its unique and durable cover. The Maximus IX Code seeks to set a new standard in motherboard design by making ROG Armor more accessible to gamers.


  1. Socket 1151 ATX motherboard with Intel Z270 chipset
  2. Supports Intel 6th and 7th Generation CPUs
  3. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets (max. 64 GB)
  4. HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2
  5. 2x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x4 and 3x PCIe x1
  6. 6x SATA 6Gb/s, 2x M.2, Intel Optane Memory
  7. 2x USB 3.1 (one type-C), 4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, S/PDIF out, Audio jacks, LAN and Wi-Fi


Customise your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-colour glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Code's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers ─ all lights will perform in perfect synchronisation! Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes.

ASUS Aura Sync technology makes ROG Maximus IX Code the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronise incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronised devices.


ROG's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection — and that means ASUS' best-ever recording quality! They have also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output and a Texas Instruments RC4850 op-amp for high gain with low distortion — which all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before.


A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel processors allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 425 MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.


With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 4133 MHz (and beyond when overclocked)! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimising coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.


Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!


USB-C is the latest USB connector technology — and ROG Maximus IX Code lets you put it right where you need it! With a ASM 2142 USB 3.1 controller running at PCIe 3.0 x2 and featuring an onboard USB 3.1 front-panel connector, you can now achieve the highest data transferring speeds possible - easily.


ROG Maximus IX Code features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.


ROG Maximus IX Code has next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867 Mbps transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User Multiple In Multiple Out (MU-MIMO) technology to ensure that every connected user experiences the best wireless and online speeds!


Stylish thermal protection that blocks heat from graphics cards and ensures lower system temperatures for better performance and chic looks!


ROG Maximus IX Code isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Maximus IX Code has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

SpecificationsMAXIMUS IX CODE
CPUIntel Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
ChipsetIntel Z270
Memory4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4, 2133 to 4133(OC) MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics support
Monitor output supportHDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports
HDMI Resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
Displayport Resolution4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Shared memory1024 MB
Multi-GPU Support2-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black), 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
First M.2 Socket1x M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
Second M.2 Socket1x M key, 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
SATA 6Gb/s ports6
RAIDSupports Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel Optane Memory ReadyYes *
LANIntel I219V, Dual interconnect between MAC and PHY with Anti-surge LANGuard
Wireless Data NetworkWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Audio CODECROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition CODEC S1220
USB Ports (Intel Z270 chipset)6x USB3.0 (blue, 4x at rear, 2x onboard), 6x USB2.0 (4x at rear (black), 2x onboard)
USB Ports (ASMedia USB 3.1 controller )3x USB3.1 (1x Type-A red (at rear), 1x Type-C (at rear), 1x front panel connector (onboard))
ROG Exclusive FeaturesClear CMOS button, ROG Armor, ROG RAMCache II, ROG CloneDrive, MemOK! Button,
ReTry Button, Safe Boot Button, Start Button, Reset Button, LN2 Mode, GameFirst IV
ROG AuraAura Lighting Control, Aura RGB Strip Headers †
Back I/O PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, LAN, USB3.1 Type-A and Type-C, 4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, Optical S/PDIF out,
5x Audio jack(s), ASUS Wi-Fi, Clear CMOS button, USB BIOS Flashback Button
AccessoriesUser manual, I/O Shield, 4x SATA 6Gb/s cables, M.2 Screw Package, CPU installation tool, Supporting DVD,
ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas, SLI HB BRIDGE (2-WAY-M), ROG big sticker, Q-Connector,
10-in-1 ROG cable label, M.2 bracket, Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm), ROG coasters
Operating SystemWindows 10 / 8.1 / 7 ‡
Form FactorATX, 305 x 244 mm
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4712900572513
  • *7th Gen (Kaby Lake) CPU only
  • Aura lighting effects synchronise with other compatible ASUS ROG devices
  • Please note Windows 8.1 and 7 are only compatible when using a 6th Gen (Skylake) CPU

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