ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HERO review

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The HERO boards are based upon 16 power phases (14+2), there are 14 phases at 90A are reserved for the CPU and 2x90A for the Mosfet SoCs. The power stages are all cooled by aluminum heat sinks. The motherboard offers a duo of Intel 2.5 G Ethernet jack (I225-V), which is down from 5 Gbps on the Z490 model. This board has WIFI6 (Wi-Fi 6E (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2x2, Intel AX210), Bluetooth 5.2)

  • The board offer a multitude of PCIe slots;  2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (1x x16, 1x x8, CPU), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4, Z590), 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • There are six SATA ports and four M2 slots; 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 22110/2280/2260/2242, CPU), 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242, CPU), 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242, Z590), 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242, Z590)

On the rear IO you'll spot  1x HDMI 2.0b (iGPU), 6x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb/s, Z590), 2x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 2x Thunderbolt 4 (Intel JHL8540), 2x 2.5GBase-T (Intel I225-V), 5x audio jack, 1x Toslink The onboard audio based on Realtek new leading SKU, the Realtek ALC4082 paired with a DAC (ESS SABRE9018Q2C).  You will spot an HDMI video output. This motherboard has been fitted with a 1x 32MB (256Mb) BIOS. It should also be noted that this mobo has the new Thunderbolt chip onboard, 2x Thunderbolt 4 based on Intel JHL8540.






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