Maximus VIII Formula Review

Meet The Asus ROG Maximus VIII Formula

The Asus ROG lineup from its inception was meant for the enthusiasts who like to stay at top. The lineup gradually matured into a foray of products which contained something for everyone at different pricepoints. Taking the current lineup Asus has eight different SKU’s for enthusiasts with different tastes and spending capabilities. Today we will be taking a look at something that belongs to the upper end of the spectrum of the ROG Z170 lineup.

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Meet the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula , a motherboard designed for Intel core processors Skylake with socket LGA 1151 and has the top end Z170 chipset. Boasting customizable RGB LED system,excellent integrated audio, factory-installed CrossChill EK hybrid cooling block and 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi – The ROG MAXIMUS VIII Formula hits every every point when it comes to making an all-round motherboard.

Specifications

CPU Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Chipset Intel Z170
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3733(O.C.) MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory, Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Onboard Graphics Outputs Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
– Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
PCI 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 2.0 x1 (black)
Storage Intel® Z170 chipset :
1 x U.2 port, support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express storage
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
2 x SATA Express port,
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black,
USB Intel® Z170 chipset :
8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
Intel® Z170 chipset :
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Intel® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + Type-C)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Audio ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio
LAN Intel® I219V Gigabit LAN
WIFI/Bluetooth Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports MU-MIMO
Bluetooth V4.1
Form Factor ATX Form Factor – 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Sumon Pathak

Sumon Pathak

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