ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅10-01-17
Packaging, Bundle & First Look


Hero arrives in an eye-catching box which features a 'new look' for the ROG series. Arriving as a premium offering, the packaging has been given the premium treatment too.

Over on the back side of the box there is more detail on the included features. The motherboard arrives in its own carboard tray with plastic lid to ensure it arrives without any damage.


Inside the box we have quite a number of included accessories bundled with the motherboard. The following are included:

User's manual
ASUS Q-Shield
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x CPU installation tool
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x 3D printing mount package
1 x ROG coaster



Removing the Hero from its packaging we have one incredibly aggressive looking motherboard. The ROG team has made quite a departure from previous generations where a black/red theme would be customary instead we have a gun metal livery which looks stunning.

At the base of Hero, we have a matt PCB with grey ports, lanes and slots. The overall theme is likely to match black/grey hardware very well indeed so if a monochrome type of design is the aim of the game, this board is a good choice.

Hero conforms to the ATX form factor and measures: 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm.

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