ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Introduction:
ASUS has packed its Z87 ROG product stack full enough to hit just about every niche in the market from Mini ITX boards all the way up to the Maximus VI Extreme we are looking at today. Back in June we looked at the Maximus VI Hero right after the launch of Intel's Fourth Generation Core i7 4770K. What we saw with the Maximus VI Hero was a board that provided a gateway to the ROG universe without the sticker shock long associated with the top of the line models like the Maximus VI Extreme. At $229 it proved to be a hit. While easily capable of delivering awesome overclocks and impressive performance, the Maximus VI Extreme just takes all of the positives and ratchets up the feature set well past the bleeding edge.
ASUS sends the M6E out the door with its Extreme Engine Digi+III all digital voltage controller and components such as Black Wing Chokes, 10K Black Mettalic caps, and NexFET™ Power Block MOSFETs. Included is an mPCIe Combo II card equipped to support socket M2 (NGFF) SSDs along with a Dual Band WiFi Bluetooth module. Add in the Overclocking command Center OC Panel, Quad GPU support for NVIDIA and AMD, USB BIOS Flashback, and all the included software tools that make the ROG brand a standout with a devout following.
Priced currently at $400, the Maximus VI Extreme is at the top end of the Z87 price point. However, the feature set is unique to say the least and is targeted at a specific audience; the extreme gamer and overclocking enthusiast. Time to see if the additional cost for this halo board from ASUS is all you ever wished for in a motherboard.
|CPU||CPU type:- 4th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150) Supported CPU: Technologies Turbo Boost Technology 2.0|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3100(O.C)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture|
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
|Storage||Intel Z87 chipset : *3 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology *4 Intel Z87 chipset : 1 x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II expansion card(s), black Support M.2 (NGFF) Type 2242 SSD card (22mm x 42mm), Support PCI express 2.0 x1 and SATA 6Gb/s standards ASMedia ASM1061 controller : *5 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red|
|USB Ports||Intel Z87 chipset : *7 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel Z87 chipset : *8 8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board) ASMedia USB 3.0 controller : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)|
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX Formula 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming - SupremeFX Shielding Technology - Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC: 120 dB SNR, -107 dB THD+N (Max. 192 kHz/ 24 -bit) - TI 6120A2 high fidelity headphone amplifier - WIMA® film capacitors - ELNA® premium audio capacitors - High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s) - Differential circuit design Audio Feature : - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection - Sonic Radar - DTS Connect - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel|
|BIOS||64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS|
|Expansion Slots||3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4) *1 1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 *2 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1|
|Accessories||User's manual I/O Shield 8 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant) 1 x SLI bridge(s) 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s) 1 x mPCIe Combo II card(s) with dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS module 1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)|