ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero Preview

Test Setup

ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero
Intel Core i7-8700X
Corsair ROG Dominator Platinum 3200 - Stock Tests
G.Skill Trident-Z 3600 - OC Tests
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair MP500 512GB
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10


As the speeds of available DDR4 kits rapidly climb into the stratosphere as the technology matures then it makes perfect sense to see what we can squeeze from the Maximus X Hero. With the right memory kit and a little bit of fine tuning it's possible to run a 4.7 GHz CPU with 3866 MHz memory on the MultiCore Enhancement. Pay closer attention to your manual overclocking and 4.5 GHz at 4000 MHz DDR4 is easily achievable.

ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero Review  

ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero Review  

We know that you're all here to discover how the overclocking of the i7-8700K performs on the Maximus X Hero and we have some very good news. With an easy to use BIOS and settings that have been labelled with clarity it didn't take too long at all to achieve 5 GHz on our Core i7 whilst still maintaining 3900 MHz on the DDR4. This will be the settings we use in our overclock tests.

ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero Review  

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Most Recent Comments

05-10-2017, 09:14:53

So do I call it the X or the 10? (Apple joke)Quote

06-10-2017, 02:22:32

I know you can only love or hate RGB, but I honestly think, there could be more lights on this board. Other than that, I want it!!! Sadly DDR5 is - not exactly around the corner, but - coming soon, so I might just wait that little longer until I upgrade from my 4770k setup...Quote

06-10-2017, 04:20:39

I didn't know you were a Doctor Hook fan Tom !

Sylvia's mother is one of my faves Quote

02-02-2018, 18:18:13

Shin Kazema
I'm in the market for a new motherboard, and I'm stuck between the maximus 10 hero and the rampage 6 extreme. Besides the newer wireless and 10GB/s internet ports, what exactly would I be buying for $650.00 that the maximus 10 hero doesn't have, and what more can the rampage do that the hero can't?Quote

02-02-2018, 18:55:05

You can get extreme capabilities in overclocking potential.

If the Hero has everything you need, you can just get the Hero. It'll overclock as far as the Maximus will for people on air or water. The Maximus is really for LN2.Quote

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