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ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
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Launch SRP S$649
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ASUS Maximus VI Extreme


Overall rating 8.5/10Best Gaming RigMost Overclockable ProductWinner

The Maximus VI Extreme offers real-time monitoring and tweaking through its overclocking command center: the OC Panel. The Intel Z87 ROG motherboard incorporates Extreme Engine Digi+ III, mPCIe Combo II, enhanced UEFI BIOS, SSD Secure Erase, 4-way SLI/CrossFire X support, and more.


Performance:
8
Features:
9.5
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Strong OC and gaming performance
High-end features that are hard to match
THE BAD
Very expensive but it has the features to back it up

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
  • Supports Intel 22nm CPU
  • Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel Z87 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports 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
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports, red
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • 1x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II expansion card(s), black
  • Supports M.2 (NGFF) Type 2242 SSD card (22mm x 42mm)
  • Supports PCIe 2.0 x1 and SATA 6Gb/s standards
  • 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports, red (via ASMedia ASM1061 controller)
Audio
  • Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
  • BD Audio Layer Content Protection
  • Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x Displayport port
  • 1 x HDMI port
Networking
  • Intel I217V Gigabit LAN
  • mPCIe Combo II expansion card (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth v3.0 + HS)
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 6x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 2x USB 2.0 (one port switchable to ROG Connect)
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 6x Audio jacks
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 1x ROG Connect On/Off switch
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector
  • 3 x Chassis Fan connectors
  • 3 x Optional Fan connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x 6-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
  • 1 x System panel
  • 1 x DirectKey Button
  • 1 x DRCT header
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Slow Mode switch
  • 10 x Probelt Measurement points
  • 3 x Thermal sensor connectors
  • 1 x LN2 Mode header
  • 1 x Power-on button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x BIOS Switch button
  • 1 x FastBoot switch
  • 1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
  • 1 x mPCIe Combo II connector
Expansion Slots
  • 5x PCIe 3.0 / 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8 / x16 / x8 or x8 / x16 / x8 / x8)
  • 1x PCIe 2.0 x4
  • 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.6 x 24.4cm