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ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z77
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2800(OC)/2666(OC)
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MAXIMUS V EXTREME

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Windows 8 Exclusive Features

Fast Boot

Instant OS Login
ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to two-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency - No more waiting around.


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ASUS Boot Setting

Multi-Startup Options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.


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OC KEY

OSD Monitor

The key to real time monitoring!
Knowing information is key in any situation. Monitor the status of your system in real-time with a convenient graphical overlay displayed right on screen with OSD Monitor. It allows you to view POST codes in real-time, complete hardware status and even the readout from VGA Hotwire and Subzero Sense, all at a pure hardware level.


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OSD TweakIt

The key to real time overclocking!
Tweak the parameters of your system in real-time with a convenient graphical overlay displayed right on the screen with OSD TweakIt. It provides you with a set of critical and hardware-driven functions so you can tweak your system on-the-fly.


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Latest Transfer Technology

Intel Thunderbolt

Blistering-Fast Data Transfers
An industry first, ASUS has place Thunderbolt I/O technology onboard its motherboards, and are set to revolutionize the speed at which peripherals and displays operate. Featuring a maximum bi-directional speed of 10Gbps, Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and an incredible 20 times faster than USB 2.0. And with the ability to daisy-chain up to six devices without the need for a hub or switch, that means less overheard for a clutter free computing experience. For example, users can connect multiple native Thunderbolt storage devices, an HD video capture device and even an HD display to a single Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput.


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ROG Exclusive Features

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VGA Hotwire

Hotwire Your System
Love to overvolt but got mad trimming the tiny variable resistors? With the VGA Hotwire feature, plug the two-wire cable onboard and solder two wires on the VGA's voltage regulator and accurately adjust the voltage, taking your system to the next level while avoiding some risks.


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Subzero Sense

Find Out How Cold Your Board Is
Love overclocking in LN2 mode, but have trouble finding out just how cold your board is? Worry no more, with Subzero Sense you can read the system's temperature even in its coldest subzero degrees temperature.


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mPCIe Combo + Dual-Band Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0

Combo Power Up!
Hook up immediate extra connectivity to the ROG motherboard and say so long to physical limitations. The unique Combo attaches to the motherboard near the rear I/O , and comes with one mSATA port supporting Intel® Smart Response Technology hybrid storage acceleration with compatible mSATA SSDs, and a dual band 2.4 / 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0 card bundled into its mini PCI Express 2.0 / USB 2.0 combo port on the opposite side. This way, you can connect extra devices without taking up valuable space on the motherboard, and get the best of both worlds: for better connectivity and expandability without sacrificing essential features.


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ROG Connect

Plug and Overclock - Tweak It the Hardcore Way!
Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook - just like a race car engineer - with ROG Connect. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.


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Extreme Engine Digi+ II

Optimum power efficiency with premium components and intelligent digital design
The Extreme Engine Digi+ II has been upgraded and equipped with the finest Japan-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors, while the digital VRM design allows you to achieve ultimate performance with adjustable CPU and memory power management frequencies. Precise adjustments create greater efficiency, stability, double lifespan and performance for total system control.


Multi-GPU Technology

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LucidLogix Virtu MVP

Up to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3X Faster Video Conversion
LucidLogix Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance™ Technology boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance through the test of 3DMark Vantage. Designed for Intel® processor graphics and Windows® 7 PCs, it perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards with fast computing iGPU. Also with the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. LucidLogix Virtu MVP could also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power, performance and system load. This allows users to fully utilize three times faster video conversion with Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0 technology while retaining high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance, provided by both NVIDIA® and AMD graphic cards. When the discrete graphics card is not required, power consumption goes automatically down to near zero, making the system more environmentally-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu MVP provides great graphical performance and the best flexibility and efficiency.

  • *LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™ supports Windows® 7 operating system.
  • **Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is supported by 3rd/2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
  • ***System Config: OS: Windows 7 64-bit SP1 | MB: P8Z77-V DELUXE | CPU: CPU-1155-QB15-2700K-3.5G-Sandy BRIDGE100-8M |DIMM: DDR3 G.SKILL 17000CL9Q-16GBZH 4GB x 4 | Lucidvirtu MVP version: V2.1.110.19997 | On-board Intel VGA Driver version: V8.15.10.2598 | ASUS GTX580 Driver version: V8.17.12.8562


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SLI / CrossFire On-Demand

Why Choose When You can have Both?
SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus V Extreme you'll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI / CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to four graphics cards in a four-way SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.


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CPU Feature

LGA 1155 Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors Ready
This motherboard supports LGA 1155 socket for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors in the LGA 1155 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 / 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. LGA1155 socket for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.


Chipset Features

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PCI Express® 3.0

PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improved encoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GBps, double the 16GBps of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to them. *Actual PCIe speed depends on installed CPU type.


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Intel® Z77 Chipset

The Intel® Z77 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support LGA 1155 socket for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z77 chipset provides four USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel® Z77 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel® integrated graphic performance.


Rich Software Bundled

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Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.


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DAEMON Tools Pro Standard

The Real Tool for Optical and Virtual Discs
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.


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ROG CPU-Z

Whole New Design of CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.


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Mem TweakIt

Dynamic Timing Adjustments, DRAM Efficiency Gauge
When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time, view your DRAM efficiency score, and upload and share your ranking online.



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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Emily Z.
  • 5/31/2014 3:48:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but i have some problems

Pros: It is pretty intuitive to put together
Has many cool features

Cons: I have had 2 problems with it but I don't know if it's something I did or the MB
1: when I shut down windows, the computer stays on
2: Internet comes on and off at times

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  • Damon B.
  • 4/6/2014 7:11:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Supports 4 way SLI, great overclocking board, lots of connectivity, innovative features, solid performance, excellent digi-VRM, etc, etc, etc.

Let's face it, if you are reading this review, you know what you are looking at here. This board was built for cutting edge...bleeding edge tech and ASUS doesn't disappoint in this regard.

mPCIe combo card is a really cool feature for integrating bluetooth, wi-fi and mSATA drive.

Tweakers paradise, the UEFI is hands down the most advanced on the market.

Cons: ASUS has implemented a second tier on-board audio solution, which makes no sense. The Formula board includes their Supreme FX audio with "Red Line" PCB separation for clean clear audio. The Maximus V Extreme includes Realtek ALC898 and does not use the "Red Line".

ASUS claims this is because "enthusiasts" use their own dedicated audio cards which is fine for them. Adding better on-board audio does not prevent them from using a dedicated card. However, NOT having a dedicated audio card means owners of this TOP TIER motherboard will be stuck with second tier audio unless they BYOA (bring your own audio).

It's a bit like buying a luxury car then having the mfg. tell you that they have included a lower end stereo because a lot of buyers go out and buy custom sound systems. What the heck.

So the main argument of course is price (i.e. customers would be "paying" for higher end on-board audio they don't use), not including the higher end on-board audio saves money. In theory this is correct, but if you are spending this kind of money on a high end motherboard price is less of a factor.

So why does it matter? I mean, if money is less of an issue, why not just buy the high end dedicated audio card?

CONNECTIVITY

So if you are among those rare birds who want to run 4 way SLI (a BIG selling point for this board) then you will need all those slots. Running an audio card will eat up one of those slots.

But of course it's not just 4 way SLI that could be impacted. If you want to run additional PCIe cards for dedicated RAID, video capture cards, PCIe SSD, etc. you will lose a slot to the audio card. This directly impacts how you will build your system. This is important, much more important IMO than the risk of having 2 higher end audio solutions on a single system.

The end result here is that you end up installing a dedicated audio card and have pretty much the same PCIe slots as you would with the Formula board.

So why bother buying the Extreme? I bought this board knowing it's limitations and if not for the good deal I got ($50 MIR) I would have gone with the Formula.

I am not an audiophile for the most part, and I did get a deal on the board, because it's last gen. So I do feel I got a good deal on the board.

However, I am disappointed ASUS refuses to put their top tier audio on their top tier board. It will prevent me from buying an "Extreme" board again.

I shouldn't have to sacrifice a slot or adjust my build just because ASUS refuses to include the best of the best for their on-board audio.

The mPCIe Combo Card is neat, but this was their first generation and it has some limits, also the bluetooth on mine keeps dropping in and out which is annoying.

Other Thoughts: The mPCIe Combo Card connects directly to the motherboard and is secured using a screw from the bottom of the board.

What this means, is that, if you want to upgrade the mPCIe Combo Card you have to basically pull the motherboard. The wi-fi is upgradable and I look forward to adding an mSATA SSD to play around with and run some benchmarks. ASUS put heat shrink on the wifi antenna cables which makes it VERY difficult to install. The connectors kept popping off when I tried to install the motherboard and I had to cut off the heat shrink to get them to stay on.

Be aware that installing an mSATA SSD does not give you "additional" storage per say. Instead, when you install the mSATA SSD it will disable one of your SATA II ports. Which brings me to the other limit of the mPCIe Combo Card, it operates on SATA II, which means speed will be limited accordingly. Something to keep in mind for SSD caching if that is the plan for your build. You may be better off sticking with a less expensive 2.5 inch SATA III SSD plugged into a regular SATA III port for caching.

I will be doing some extensive testing on the mPCI Combo Card as well as the newer mPCIe Combo Card II when the Z97 boards come out. That is assuming ASUS keeps the mPCIe Combo Card, which I hope they do.

Corsair Link software doesn't play nice with this board. I do not recommend using an h100i cooler with this board. Go for an h105 or similar non-link based cooling solution that will allow you to plug the fans directly into the board and control them through the ASUS software.

Overall this is a really good board and despite the second tier audio solution I do not "regret" buying the board for the price I paid.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/31/2014 3:28:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: Very stable motherboard. Fast and robust. Many great features in the BIOs/UEFI. Simple to use overclocking profiles (if wanted).

Cons: None that I can think of, never had any operational issues with this bad boy.

Other Thoughts: People with the memory error - I had the same problem. If you did not buy a speed of memory that was 1600 or less, and you loaded your motherboards memory banks without first altering your BIOs clock speeds to accomodate for the higher clocked memory, then you're going to get memory errors on POST. Nothing wrong with your board, just under-educated.

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  • eddie r.
  • 3/26/2014 10:32:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice motherboard

Pros: this board is great. lets me push my 3770k past my best overclock of 4.4GHz to 4.8GHz and all i changed was the motherboard. bios is great and has all you would ever want in it. works great, looks great, runs great!

Cons: just a little pricey for an older socket.

Other Thoughts: super happy with this board. don't think there's a better one out there for ivy bridge.

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  • Charles E.
  • 3/26/2014 6:48:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAsus service

Pros: Works great when it worked

Cons: Asus service is very dishonest

Other Thoughts: I have had this board for a little over a year and had small problems with not reading memory and not seeing aaapcie slots and was always able to fix with help of customer support. Well what ever it was that was causing problem failed fianally so it was still under warranty so I RMAed it but first after reading so many bad reviews on the RMA dept. about bent pins I took it to a local electronics store and had the socket checked they certified that the socket was good and I sent it in. And low and behold they had another hole card they say i scratched traces on the board. Come on they want me to pay over $300.00 with shipping to replace my board . I would think Asus would be more forthcoming than to steal from their loyal customers every computer I build had Asus productsand I have built several I use asus graphics cards and monitors even optical drives when called fo you might say I WAS an asus fanboy. BUT NEVER AGAIN I strongly suggest against the purchace of any asus products

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  • juan g.
  • 3/23/2014 7:16:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3770k

Pros: looks great, runs great with my 3770k OC to 4.2GHz
veryu happy so far

Cons: only thing i was annoying about was that it didn't include the asus Q-connector, even though it said it was included so it was a pain to get them in with my hands being a bit big

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  • Kenneth H.
  • 3/22/2014 6:09:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest of Quality

Pros: The board is built solid with quality materials. This is an Extended ATX with 4 way SLI capability (2 way SLI x16) in the first 2 slots. It has mSATA which is cool and WiFi/Bluetooth.
Comes with a 1/2" user manual that is all English and a dual function BIOS with easy and advanced modes.
I replaced my old motherboard with this in about 3 hours. I had to update the BIOS but it started up the first time. I updated the drivers and BAM, This thing is a BEAST!!!
This is probably the best motherboard available for the Z77. ROG boards tend to be pricey but are top shelf.

Cons: Not really a con but I was delayed with the installation trying to figure out how to get my Graphics card in the #1 PCIe slot. I have a CPU water cooler and the radiator is a little too big, I am running my graphics from the #2 for now.

Other Thoughts: Even with my full tower case this board is a little wide.
I had removed my CPU radiator to install it so I was able to install the mSATA/ WiFi after it was in my case.

I had a terrible customer service experience in 2008 with ASUS and have not used any of their motherboards until now. ASUS has won me back!!!
In my opinion... ASUS makes the best motherboards in the world but I feel for you if you have an issue.
I wish ASUS would improve their customer service to match the quality of their products.

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  • Matthew L.
  • 3/10/2014 7:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected but a bit pricey

Pros: Looks great performs well has a lot of PCI-e slots

Cons: Expensive nearly impossible to get the rebate and it took awhile to get the network port working with my linux box.

Other Thoughts: A good motherboard but I can't help feeling angry about the rebate becasue I was not given the correct peices to send them so now I am out 50 bucks on an overpriced mobo.

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  • Christopher W.
  • 2/26/2014 5:18:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMaximus V Extreme

Pros: Massive
Amazing overclocking features.
High quality build.
The best Z77 board on the planet!

Cons: Shipping with a bios that was two updates behind.
The Wifi, Blue tooth adapter has to be installed before the motherboard is installed, but the directions say nothing about that. After updating the bios to current version, no longer likes the overclock I put on the RAM. Started blue screening until I downclocked the RAM again.

Other Thoughts: Over all I am happy with this mother board. I will chalk the Wifi adapter install issue as my fault since I didn't read that until later. Disapponted in the Bios being over a full year behind current version and that is the only reason I took an egg off. So far after adjusting the RAM it has been very stable even at a 5Ghz overclock.

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  • Steven P.
  • 2/11/2014 9:44:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: It looks awesome. Great led board, easy overvoltage control.

Cons: It only really works if you are not planning to use much of the board. I have had mine for less than 3 months and already 4 of the 5 pcie slots are dead and it destroyed a 500CAD graphics card. It was a very expensive disappointment. I think I will buy an MSI board and not bother paying for the RMA. I don't want to risk losing another graphics card. Within 2 minutes of the installation of my 3rd graphics card it made a very loud pop and shut down. My graphics card is burnt too. If you want to cook graphics cards then this is the board for you.

Other Thoughts: It can't even supply enough power to allow use of most of its features.

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