Summary: The out-of-box experience was actually a letdown for me, at least initially. I had one of my SATA drives drop out randomly and sometimes while data was being written to it. I tracked the issues down to a bad SATA port. Once I avoided this port everything worked perfectly.
Summary: The ASUS Republic of Gamers brand represents the best ASUS has to offer. Unfortunately the best usually comes with a high price tag placing such boards out of reach for many. Never fear for the ASUS Maximus VI Hero is here! OK with a name like that I couldn’t resist.
Summary: When I heard what ASUS was calling their new SKU, I almost choked. I really thought ASUS might be taking a big risk here with the MAXIMUS VI HERO, and I even added some Tina Tuner to my music playlist as I began my testing.
Pros: New ROG SKU for those looking to get ROG features in ATX format with ROG mATX pricing, Packed with high-end features to keep your system stable, Excellent stock and good overclocked performance, PCIe x4 slot connected to Z87 PCH for memory overclocking, Decent accessories package, Wide-open BIOS ...
Cons: Mixed overclocking performance (will be improved with newer BIOSes now in testing), Power consumption a bit high, No Intel Thunderbolt, Color scheme used may not appeal to all
Summary: At $209.99 at the time of writing, the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO is not only an extremely aggressively priced ROG motherboard, but just an aggressively priced motherboard in general. You've got all those goodies that you love to see from the ROG series without all the extra fluff that carries with it...
Summary: Final Thoughts
When we were first briefed on the Maximus VI Hero ASUS explained it was the product that would be many user’s first Republic of Gamers motherboard and I believe it really will be.
Pros: – Quality materials, – Easy to use BIOS, – Software (AI Suite III, RamDisk, GameFirst II, etc), – SupremeFX, – Affordable Price, – Easy overclocking
ASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard Review
4 June 2013
Summary: The ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero definitely lives up to the ROG name and saves us some bank! The ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero performs great, overclocks great and generally does everything great! I would certainly have no issues using this board in my personal system or recommending it to anyone!
Conclusion: With such a vast selection of Z87 motherboards already available, the ASUS Maximus VI Hero finds itself in a fight for relevance against some well-equipped competitors. However, this board is approaches its audience from a different perspective.
Pros: - Industry leading UEFI BIOS full of new features, - DirectKey, so simple but so useful, - AI Suite III is full of great features, - RAMDisk and SSD Secure Erase software included, - Huge gains with USB 3.0 Boost, - SonicRadar and Gamefirst II give gamers the edge, - ROG VRM featuring NexFET Powe...
Cons: - Would like to have the overclocking and memory profiles like the M6E, - 4-Way Optimization is not as robust as with boards with a TPU chip
Excerpt: Hoy tenemos en los laboratorios otra de las placas madre Z87 de Asus , en este caso, la Maximus VI Hero . Esta placa madre está diseñada para obtener el máximo rendimiento de los nuevos procesadores Intel Core de 4ta. Generación, a un precio relativamente bueno.
Summary: Maximus VI Hero är ett bra moderkort för sitt pris. Köparen får bra komponenter, ROG-funktioner och ett moderkort som lämpar sig för överklockning. Den använda Haswell-processorn gick att överklocka relativt bra med den 8-fasiga strömförsörjningen, som är identisk med Maximus VI Extreme.
Pros: Mycket hög prestanda med bra strömförsörjning till processorn och utmärkta överklockningsfunktioner, Välutrustad, vilket bland annat inkluderar sex USB 3.0- och åtta SATA 6G-anslutningar, Två PCI Express 3.0 PEG-portar, Mycket bra stabilitet och bra effektivitet, Relativt billig för ett ATX ROG-m...