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Main Specifications

The main specifications for the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER include:

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z170
  • Super I/O: Nuvoton NCT6793D
  • Parallel ATA: none
  • Serial ATA: six SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5) supporting two SATA Express connectors
  • External SATA: none
  • USB 2.0: eight USB 2.0 ports, four on the rear panel and four available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: six USB 3.0 ports, two on the motherboard rear panel and four available through two headers, controlled by the chipset
  • USB 3.1: two USB 3.1 ports, one Type A and one Type C, controlled by an ASMedia ASM1142 chip
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): none
  • Thunderbolt: none
  • On-board video: controlled by the CPU; one DisplayPort and one HDMI connectors
  • On-board audio: produced by the SupremeFX 2015 chip (characteristics not available) and an ESS ES9023 (two channels, 112 dB SNR for analog outputs) auxiliary codec for the earphones output, on-board optical SPDIF output
  • On-board LAN: one Gigabit Ethernet port, controlled by an Intel I219V chip
  • Buzzer: no
  • Infrared interface: no
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (working at x16/x0 or x8/x8), one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (working at x4), three PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots, and one M.2 slot compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x4 and SATA-600 SSDs
  • Memory: four DDR4-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-3400, 64 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: two four-pin connector for the CPU cooler, one four-pin connector for liquid cooling pump, and four four-pin connectors for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: POST diagnostics display, MemOK!, power, reset, clear CMOS and BIOS flashback buttons.
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: one
  • Programs included: motherboard utilities and drivers
  • More Information: http://www.asus.com
  • Average Price in the U.S.*: $190.00 USD

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this First Look article.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.