Maximus VII Ranger Review

Introduction and Specifications

Hey everyone,
What we have with us today is the Maximus VII Ranger; the new entrant in the ROG lineup from Asus.

Lets take a quick look at the board and then we will dive into the number and features this board has to offer.
First let’s the major specifications then we will dive into specifics.

Size ATX
CPU Interface Intel® Socket 1150 for the 5th/New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/
Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22
Chipset Intel Z97
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)
/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200
Video Outputs Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output supportHDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports- Supports HDMI with max.
resolution 4096 x [email protected] Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz-Supports DVI-D with max.
resolution 1920 x [email protected] RGB with max.
resolution 1920 x [email protected] HzSupports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Onboard LAN ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retaskingSupremeFX Shielding Technology- ELNA® premium audio capacitorsAudio Feature :– DTS Connect- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel- Sonic SoundStage- Sonic SenseAmp

– Sonic Studio

– Sonic Radar II

Onboard Audio Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, red)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *13 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Onboard SATA/RAID Intel® Z97 chipset :6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray,Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology,Intel® Smart Connect Technology
IO Panel Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)1 x Parallel PortVGADVI-DHDMI2 x USB 2.02 x USB 3,01 x Gigabit EthernetAudio Jacks (ALC662)
Sumon Pathak

Sumon Pathak

Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.

  • d6bmg

    good review!!
    Bring more 😀

  • Teh_Sajjad

    Nicely Done 😀