Review: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We have a peek at the Mac Daddy of the ASUS Z270 motherboards, let's all hail the ASUS Maximus IX Formula from the Republic of Gamers line. The board boasts everything you want and need, has a deep a...

    Review: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula motherboard
     
  2. theimported1

    theimported1 Master Guru

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    Hey just a heads up, I think this part of the article may be for another one of the New Asus Z270 boards:

    You are not going to find hugely expensive Creative labs audio chips or an Intel Thunderbolt controller on this motherboard. No, everything seems and feels normalized, in line with good looks and features you need. By doing so, ASUS is offering this motherboard at a pretty competitive price level, making your upgrade needs more budget friendly in that 239 Euro/USD range.

    With PCIe Gen 3.0, compatible processors and platforms can feature 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes to be used for graphics and/or other add-in PCIe cards. All desktop chipsets have a single PCIe x16 device, the Z270 chipset adds the option to use two devices at x16

    Is this true? I thought PCIE 3.0 @ x8 x8 was max?

    Thanks for the review. Debating on upgrading my 4770k setup to 7700k. I want to run two M.2 drives w/ SLI and this seems like it can do it.
    Also my 4770k is stuck at 4.2 on water, so getting a 7700k to 5.0(potentially) seems alluring. That and DDR4.
     
  3. Darkiee

    Darkiee Master Guru

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    I`ll say this here aswell. I don´t like the idea, that M.2 is covered with extra cover...

    What´s the point of having fast M.2 when it starts to slowdown cause of heat? :/
    And this Asus desing, and the TUF one, i don´t like it. ><
     

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