Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Gaming Motherboard Launched

Asus has launched the new Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Motherboard which comes with RGB LED lights. It is the world’s first motherboard to come with the integrated RGB LED headers. Usually, people use separate LED’s in the case or use fans with LED lights to add a distinctive look to the Cabinet.


Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Gaming Motherboard Specs, Price and Details

Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Motherboard has the latest LGA 1151 socket and is based on the Intel 170 chipset.  The motherboard is an ideal companion for 6th Generation of Intel Skylake Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

If you are building a gaming pc for 2016, the new Asus Motherboard can be paired with the Intel Skylake 6600K Core i5 processor along with a powerful Graphics card like the GTX 970 or GTX 980 to ensure maximum performance from the Rig.

The motherboard below to the ASUS ROG (Republic of gamers) series and is primarily from military grade heavy-duty components to handle high temperature and loads. With the Ruplic of gamers Aura 4-pin RGB strip headers and lighting control via a Windows PC application, gamers can add lights to the Gaming PC Rig and then customize static, strobing, and pulsating effects using the App.

The App can be customized to change colors with music or can also change as the CPU temperature rises and falls.


Other than having the RGB lighting the motherboard offers essential features for a gaming board like 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, U.2 and M.2 support and USB 3.1 support.

The Motherboard offers Supreme FX2015 with Sonic Studio II software to enhance the sound output. The motherboard also has the fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, and ASUS GameFirst technologies for a superior gaming experience.

The motherboard also has the six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, 10-phase CPU VRM.

Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha comes with two PCI-E express 3.0 x16 slots for crossfire or SLI of your AMD and Nvidia Graphics cards.

Supports DDR4 RAM

The motherboard also supports the dual-channel DDR4 Ram with the highest clock speed of 3800 (OC).  Overall the motherboard is ideal for Gamers looking to build a gaming PC for Rs. 10,0000 or more in the Indian market.


Due to the enormous pricing difference, US gamers may be able to include this in a Sub 1200$ build running with a GTX 970 graphics card. The motherboard is ideal for premium gaming rigs and overclockers.

Asus launched the non-RGB lighting version of the Asus Z170 motherboard in India some days back and is now priced at Rs. 22,000.

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