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ASUS has sent the new ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME motherboard based on the new Intel Z390 platform to us. So what surprise will ASUS bring this time? Let’s open the box and enjoy the new features!

Package appearance
The whole package design of MAXIMUS XI EXTREME is nearly the same as their previous version MAXIMUS X EXTREME.
Package Front

Package Back

Package Bottom Side

Opening the box

The second layer of the box

Everything inside the box

The accessories box

The ROG Sticker

The WI-FI Antenna

The Third layer of the box

The ROG driver installation USB stick

The Hyper M.2 Kit & Fan extension kit

The Hyper M.2 Kit Disassembling. Both M.2 slots only support NVMe SSDs

The front and back of Fan extension kit

The total weight of this motherboard includes all heatsinks is 1.58KG

Product Analysis
The main body of the EXTREME motherboard

The front and back looking

The I/O top cover with RGB lights and LiveDash screen

The Northbridge Heatsink with the ROG RGB logo

The metal-supported PCI-E slots will perfectly support the latest Nvidia 20series video cards

The Hyper M.2 kit slot supports Intel iRST Raid for both SSDs

The side I/O

The bottom I/O

The top I/O, includes RGB headers(12v 4pin & 5v 3pin addressable) and dual-8pin CPU headers

The rear I/O

The raw looking after we removed all heatsink and covers

The processor power supply adopts the design of 10-phase CPU core power supply + 2-phase integrated graphics power supply.

The borthbridge chipset

The SupremeFX soundcard uses the golden capacitors from Nichicon

The ASUS DIGI+ EPU Chipset

The Aquantia AQtion 5G LAN Chipset


The Onboard Power & Reset button

The BIOS controller chip

The Onboard TPU chip

The Onboard I/O controller chip Nuvoton NCT6798D

The Asmedia ASM1442K chip is the next generation high-speed TMDS level shift ICs for HDMI & DVI video application

The Q-DIMM slots support DDR4 4400+MHz, XMP & OptiMem II

The new LGA 1151 slot of Intel’s 9th gen Core desktop processor

On the back of the motherboard, we can find these full-size PCI-E slots are actually x16, x8, and x4

The onboard LED power socket

The Heatsink parts
The I/O shield part front & back

The MofSET heatsink front & back

The capacitors extra heatsink front & back

The northbridge heatsink front & back

The Sound card cover

The back panel armour front & back

The ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME is the flagship model of the ASUS ROG series with numerous auxiliary functions and the enhancement power management solution, it also implemented the colorful RGB elements and very high-quality materials. Whether its overclocking stability or functional diversity, this motherboard is the top level of its kind. At the same time, the rich graphics introduction on their official website and the detailed description provided by ASUS can lead the client to quickly understand the function and easily control this motherboard. Moreover, the up-to-date driver and the latest BIOS can be easily updated through the ASUS Armoury Crate app, clients will totally abandoning the complicated downloading process and decompressed the driver installation steps, this useful function has enhanced the client experience and simplified the client operations. In addition, the new version of AI Suite provides the centralised management of AI overclocking and cooling performances within a one-click easy overclocking button, this simplified operation does not only bring the sense of accomplishment to clients but also allows clients to experience in the improvement of the overclocking performances.


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