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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
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Launch SRP S$599

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme


Overall rating 9/10Most Overclockable Product

Belonging to its Republic of Gamers series, ASUS' Maximus IV Extreme is based on Intel P67 Express chipset, supporting Intel processors in the LGA1155 package. This board is targeted at enthusiasts and overclockers, with its extensive number of enthusiast oriented features, like ROG Connect and voltage measuring points.


Performance:
9
Features:
9
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Easy to overclock
Solid performance
THE BAD
Expensive

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type Intel P67 Express chipset supporting Intel Core processors in the LGA1155 package
Memory
  • 4 x DIMM DDR3 2400 (O.C)/2133 (O.C)/1866 (O.C)/1600/1333/1066MHz memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Maximum of 32GB memory (DIMMs of 8GB and above)
Storage
  • Intel P67 Express
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (red)
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps ports (gray)
  • Marvell 9182 controller
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (red)
  • JMicron 362 controller
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gbps ports at rear
Audio Realtek ALC889 HD audio CODEC
Video Supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI / ATI CrossFireX technology
Networking 2 x Intel Gigabit LAN
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45) ports
  • 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 port (also for ROG Connect)
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • 8-channel audio jacks
  • 1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
  • 1 x RC Bluetooth switch
  • 1 x Clear CMOS switch
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header supporting additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0 headers supporting additional 8 USB 2.0 ports
  • 8 x SATA connectors (4 x SATA 6Gbps and 4 x SATA 3Gbps)
  • 8 x fan connectors
  • 7 x Probelt measurement points
  • 3 x thermal sensor connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF output header
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 2 x EZ Plug connectors (4-pin Molex power connectors)
  • 1 x RC Bluetooth header
  • 1 x LN2 mode switch
  • 1 x Q-Reset switch
  • 1 x Reset switch
  • 1 x Power switch
  • 1 x Go Button
  • 1 x BIOS switch button
  • 1 x ROG light connector
  • 1 x audio front panel connector
Expansion Slots
  • 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
Other Features
  • ROG Connect
  • RC Bluetooth
  • ROG iDirect
  • Probelt
  • Extreme Tweaker
  • iROG
  • EFI BIOS
  • ASUS TurboV EVO
  • MemOK!
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS Q-DIMM
  • ASUS Q-Shield
Form Factor Extended ATX, 30.5 x 26.5cm