ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has today officially launched its Maximus V Series motherboards with the micro-ATX Maximus V GENE.
The motherboard is using the Intel Z77 chipset, which supports Intel's latest LGA1155 processors. It features full PCI-Express Gen-3 capabilities with Intel's 3rd Generation processor, along with Asus' exclusive features such as the Extreme Engine DIGI+ II power control design, SupremeFX III gaming audio, Intel Ethernet with ROG GameFirst software and the newly added mPCIe Combo card.
The mPCIe Combo card is combining the functions of mPCIe with mSATA into a single add-in card that still allows full use of the PCI-Express slots for multi-GPU graphics. For example, you can use an mSATA SSD with Intel's Smart Response Technology to improve hard-drive performance or as an OS drive to free up standard SATA ports for other uses. The combination of a standard mPCIe socket on the other side of the card allows upgrades such as WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G, GPS and other connectivity options.
The Maximus V GENE has been also built for overclocking. The upgraded Extreme Engine DIGI+ II includes a 8+4+2 (CPU, iGPU, DRAM) phase design and offers precise digital power control from two DIGI+ controllers.Enthusiasts will als ofind useful to paly with the ROG UEFI BIOS functions such as the new pre-configured memory IC profiles and trace designs.
Integrated audio is powered by Asus' SupremeFX III technology, installed on a separate audio PCB.
SupremeFX Shielding technology is isolating the audio processing from EMI, encasing the chipset under a custom aluminum cap. Combined with a 1500uF buffer capacitor to provide enough energy for even the loudest sounds - SupremeFX III attains a lossless audio of up to 110dB SNR. The addition of X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative Alchemy and THX TruStudio PRO complete the lineup of audio technologies.
Intel Ethernet and ROG GameFirst software combines up to 35% saving in CPU usage with network traffic prioritizing, while LucidLogix Virtu MVP support enables a new hybrid graphics mode that boosts overall GPU performance by up to 60%.
Maximus V GENE Spec Overview
- CPU: Intel Socket 1155 for 3rd and 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors
- Chipset: Intel Z77
- Memory: Dual channel; 4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, red)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (black)
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 on mPCIe Combo
- Multi-GPU Support: 2-Way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Technology / LucidLogix Virtu MVP Technology
- Graphic output: HDMI/DisplayPort ports
- LAN: Gigabit Intel Ethernet LAN
- USB: 6 x USB 3.0; 8 x 2.0 ports
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
2 x SATA 3Gb/s ports
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports
1 x mini-SATA 3Gb/s ports on mPCIe Combo