From the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Z590 series, ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial and ROG Maximus XIII HERO have come to light.
The next generation ASUS ROG Maximus XIII 590 motherboards, based on ASUS Z590 chipset and designed for Intel’s Rocket Lake desktop processors, have been leaked. The resulting models are the ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial and the ROG Maximus XIII HERO.
Two motherboards from the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII family offer full support for Intel Rocket Lake desktop processors. The motherboards will also have a Z590 chipset with PCIe Gen 4.0 support. It is also information that both motherboards will be priced at very different price points.
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial Z590 Features
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial is the pinnacle of the ASUS Z590 motherboard series. The main difference between this and the standard Extreme edition is that Glacial includes a pre-installed waterblock and primarily targets custom loop cooled PCs.
The motherboard has dual 8-pin connector configurations to power the CPU socket and offers four DDR4 DIMM slots that can support 128GB capacity at really high speeds. In addition, there seems to be a new version of the DIMM.2 extender socket that has a silver metallic color instead of the matte black colors used previously. A few buttons for overclocking and fine-tuning on the motherboard and voltage measurement points for overclockers are also located next to the DIMM.2 slot.
Expansion slots contain two PCIe 4.0 x16 and a single PCIe 4.0 x4 slot. The motherboard itself has two M.2 slots, both of which are located under the aluminum front cover, and the PCH is also cooled by the custom loop water block. While we do not know if the DIMM.2 socket will operate at Gen 3 or Gen 4 speeds, it will allow for two additional M.2 slots. The storage includes 6 SATA III ports and dual USB 3.0 / 3.2 front panel headers.
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HERO Z590 Specs
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HERO will carry a price tag of about $ 400. The motherboard appears to carry Wi-Fi, so we won’t see a non-W-iFi implementation of this motherboard in the Z590 generation and it will only be a model. Once again the CPU is powered by dual 8-pin connectors, but you’ll appreciate that the power delivery will be incomparable to the Extreme version. The memory design is similar, with large aluminum heatsinks with RGB LEDs embedded above the VRMs and under the I / O plate. The VRM heatsink includes a metallic heat pipe for faster and more efficient heat dissipation.
Expansions on the motherboard include three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots (x16 / x8 / x4 electric). There are also two M.2 slots, while additional storage options include 6 SATA III ports. The I / O also includes dual USB 3.0 and a single USB 3.2 front panel header. Power, reset and soft key buttons are located on the motherboard, next to a DEBUG LED. The motherboard also carries the SUPREMEFX Audio solution.