ASUS is one of the biggest and most trusted names in the computer hardware industry. Everybody has used an ASUS product at one point of their life, be it a graphics card, monitor, tablet, laptop or sound card. ASUS has a slice in every flavor of the pie. And it all started from only one series of products that ASUS built its rock solid reputation on: the computer motherboard. ROG (Republic of Gamers) was a brand started by ASUS couple of years ago and has since achieved quite a following, for good reasons too. The ROG line of hardware have consistently been the most highly rated models. They command a premium price, but they’ve proven to be worth every penny.
The ASUS Maximus VI Hero is a value-centric ATX LGA 1150 motherboard in the ROG line-up. The products in the ROG lineup are seldom for the value seeking buyer and command a premium price. The Maximus VI Hero in contrast is targeted at enthusiasts who are willing to save a penny, without compromising on some premium motherboard features, like overclocking headroom, premium internal components, CrossFire/SLI support and useful software.
Based on Intel’s Z87 Express chipset, the Maximums VI Hero cuts costs by compromising on features generally found on ROG branded motherboards, like waterblock, thermal armor, PLX chips, Thunderbolt connectivity and additional USB 3.0 controllers, while maintaining the core elements of an ROG motherboard. The motherboard is currently going for INR 18,625 on retail in India. The Hero supports an LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors.