We heard the rumors! we saw a few ‘leaks’ here and there. And now we have the official confirmation from Asus.
Coming with an water-block fitted out of the box Asus finally announced the Maximus VIII Formula along with some amazing features thrown in!
Maximus VIII Formula is an ATX gaming motherboard equipped with an LGA1151 socket for the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processor and DDR4 memory.On the sound side of the board we have a new SupremeFX 2015 used in the Maximus VIII Extreme with an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC), along with an ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon capacitors and a 2VRMS headphone amp.
As with every other Formula boards from Asus we have the Cross Chill solution whihc is basically an EK water-block with G1/4in-thread fittings.
And we have the usual ROG armor although the board looks prettier without it in my opinion.
Overall the package looks very tempting for people who have till now resisted the upgrade to DDR4 and Skylake. We will bring you more on this when we have the board with us.
Till then stay tuned!
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