ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
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ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10
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The ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula is a feature-rich motherboard for enthusiasts and overclockers, and it comes with an attractive plastic exoskeleton that shields the PCB.

Performance:
9
Features:
8.5
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Strong overclocking and gaming performance
Good support for both AIO coolers and custom liquid-cooling loops
Attractive looks with good customization options
THE BAD
No dual BIOS
No Thunderbolt 3 port
Comparatively fewer storage options than competitors

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors
  • Intel Z270 Express Chipset
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 4,133MHz
Storage
  • 6x SATA 6Gbps ports
  • 2x M.2 sockets
Audio
  • ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
  • ESS® ES9023P
  • Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Video
  • Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Networking
  • 1x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support
Rear I/O
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 1x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C
  • 4x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5x Audio jacks
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 2x Wi-Fi antenna ports
  • 1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Internal Connectors
  • 2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
  • 1x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
  • 1x TPM connector(s)
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 3x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x H_AMP fan connector
  • 1x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
  • 1x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
  • 1x MemOK! button(s)
  • 1x Slow Mode switch(es)
  • 1x Reset button(s)
  • 1x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 1x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
  • 1x Safe Boot button
  • 1x ReTry button
  • 1x EXT_Fan header
  • 1x W_IN header
  • 1x W_OUT header
  • 1x W_FLOW header
  • 1x Thermal sensor connector
  • 1x Start button
  • 1x USB 3.1 front panel connector
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Other Features
  • CrossChill EK II
  • ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)
  • Clear CMOS button
  • ROG RAMCache II
  • ROG CloneDrive
  • Pre-mounted I/O Shield
  • MemOK! Button
  • ReTry Button
  • Safe Boot Button
  • Start Button
  • Reset Button
  • LN2 Mode
  • GameFirst IV
  • ROG Aura
  • - Aura Lighting Control
  • - Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ :
  • - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
  • - NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
  • - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
  • KeyBot II
  • - X.M.P.
  • - ClrCMOS
  • - Power On
  • UEFI BIOS features :
  • - O.C. Profile
  • - Tweakers' Paradise
  • - ROG SSD Secure Erase
  • - Graphic Card Information Preview
  • ROG RAMDisk
  • Extreme Tweaker
  • BIOS Flashback
Form Factor ATX

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