Maximus IX Code Desktop Motherboard

The ROG Maximus IX Code delivers cutting-edge performance in true gamer style, fusing the distinctive design of ROG Armor with AURA Sync RGB lighting. Gaming-centric features include onboard MU-MIMO Wifi for blazing fast connectivity, SafeSlots for heavyweight GPUs and integrated AIO headers for additional cooling control during marathon gaming sessions.

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Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors

Supports 14nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*

*Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU type


Intel® Z270 Chipset


4 x DIMM, max. 64GB DDR4
4000+(OC)*/3866(OC)*/3733(OC)*/3600(OC)*/3466(OC)*/3400(OC)*/3333(OC)*/3300(OC)*/3200(OC)*/3000(OC)*/2800(OC)*/2666(OC)*/2400(OC)*/2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Dual channel memory architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details.

Expansion Slots

New 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8)

Intel® Z270 Chipset

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)*

3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

*The PCIe x4_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIex1_3. The PCIe x4_3 is default set at x2 mode.


Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support

Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort

- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz

- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 24Hz

Maximum shared memory of 512MB

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology

Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology


Intel® Z270 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 support

- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA modes_M.2_1)*

- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280(supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode_M.2_2)**

- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

- Intel Optane Memory Ready***

- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology****

* When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.

**When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operatin in PCIe 3.0 x4 mode, SATA ports 5 and 6 will be disabled.

***Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.

**** This function will work depending on the CPU installed.


Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)

Anti-surge LANGuard (On-Board)

ROG GameFirst IV


Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz

Up to 867Mbps transfer speed

Bluetooth v4.1


ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*

- Impedance sense front and rear panel headphone outputs

- High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output and 110dB SNR recording input

- ES9023P High Definition DAC

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking

- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel

Audio Features:

- Sonic Studio III

- Sonic Radar III

*Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio


Intel® Z270 Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:

- 6 x USB 3.0 ports ( 4 ports at back panel [blue], 2 ports at mid-board [grey])

- 6 x USB 2.0 ports ( 4 ports at back panel [black], 2 ports at mid-board [black])*

ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:

- 1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector

- 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 Type-A [red] and 1 Type-C [black] at back panel)

* 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board share with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

ROG Exclusive Features

Extreme Engine Digi+

- MicroFine Alloy Choke


- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors


ROG Aura

- Aura effects (LOGO + ROG Armor RGB lighting)

- 2 x Aura RGB strip headers

Start Button

Reset Button

Safe Boot Button

Retry Button

BIOS Flashback Button

Clear CMOS Button

MemOK! Button

LN2 Mode


ROG CloneDrive


KeyBot II

- X.M.P.

- Clr CMOS

- Power On

UEFI BIOS features :

- Extreme Tweaker

- Tweakers' Paradise

- ROG SSD Secure Erase


- O.C. Profile

- Graphics Card Information Preview

Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5

- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, and Turbo App

ASUS Exclusive Features

- AI Suite 3


- USB BIOS Flashback

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

- MemOK!

ASUS Q-Design

- Q-Code

- Q-Shield

- Q-Connector

- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device LED [ yellow green])


- SafeSlot

Back I/O

1 x Clear CMOS Button

1 x BIOS Flashback Button

1 x Wi-Fi Module

1 x HDMI 1.4b

1 x DisplayPort 1.2

4 x USB 2.0 ports [black]

4 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]

1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port

2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black])

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector

1 x USB 3.0 header supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports

1 x USB 2.0 header supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports [ via ROG_EXT header]

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe 3.0 mode)

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIe 3.0 mode)

1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header

1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector

1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector

3 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors

1 x EXT_Fan header

1 x 4-Pin W_PUMP+ connector

1 x W_IN header

1 x W_OUT header

1 x W_FLOW header

1 x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP connector

1 x H_AMP fan connector

1 x Thermal sensor connector

1 x 24-pin EATX power connector

1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector

1 x Start button

1 x Reset button

1 x Safe Boot button

1 x Retry button

1 x LN2 mode jumper

1 x Slow mode switch

1 x MemOK! Button

1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)

1 x TPM connector

1 x System panel connector


User guide

1 x 2T2R dual-band Wi-Fi moving antennas

1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label

1 x CPU Installation Tool

1 x Extension Cable for RGB Strips (80cm)

1 x I/O Shield

1 x M.2 bracket

1 x M.2 Screw Package

1 x Q-Connector

1 x ROG Coaster

1 x ROG sticker

1 x SLI™ HB Bridge (2-WAY-M)

2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

Support DVD


1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.


WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE



ROG GameFirst IV




ROG Mem TweakIt


ROG Keybot II


Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

DAEMON Tools Pro

ASUS WebStorage

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Radar III




ASUS Utilities

Operating System Support

Windows® 10 64-bit

Windows® 8.1 64-bit*

Windows® 7*

*Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)