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ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI 6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 4 x SATA 6Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

Maximus VI Extreme is the Ultimate Power Platform

Designed with insight and advice from worldwide overclocking legends and built using industry-leading ROG R&D expertise, it packs the revolutionary monitoring and tweaking of OC Panel and tons of overclocking features that take performance to the next level.

For total stability, new-gen Extreme Engine Digi+ III is integrated, supporting the most extreme tuning. You get 4-way SLI™ / CrossFireX™ and massive connectivity with the latest standards, including mPCIe Combo II, which offers 802.11ac Wi-Fi and M.2 (NGFF) SSD support. There's also an upgraded UEFI BIOS, helping Maximus VI Extreme stand out: it's already scored 7GHz+ CPU speeds and RAM frequencies close to 4GHz!


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights are everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.

OC Panel

Overclocking command center
Get your hands on real-time system monitoring and tweaking in two modes. Normal Mode has OC Panel inside the case, while in Extreme Mode it works as an external console. For both, its clear 2.6" display keeps you fully informed and in control of maximum available power. Click the upper right tab to learn more!


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

Extreme Engine Digi+ III

Hardcore power delivery with premium components
Completely digital architecture attains total control over the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators (FIVR) of Intel® processors to supply the highest stability and precision for the CPU and memory. The design features dynamic speed adjustments alongside intricate manual controls that allow you to push processors and RAM beyond their limits.

Power components are also upgraded. NexFET MOSFETs handle up to 90% efficiency in high current delivery under normal operation and better durability in half the size of standard MOSFETs. Exclusive BlackWing chokes remain cool even when sizzling with as much as 60 amps of power with 35 - 40°F (3 - 5°C) lower temps and minimal-loss power delivery. Japan-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors last five times longer and deliver 20% greater extreme temperature endurance than generic solid state capacitors, easily standing up to hardcore demands.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

mPCIe Combo II

mPCIe Combo II with 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0
Extra connections with M.2 (NGFF) support

The next evolution of the mPCIe Combo card gives you even better expandability with the latest standards in connectivity and easy install. You get mini PCI Express 2.0 plus USB 2.0 with an included dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 module, powered by ASUS-exclusive Wi-Fi GO! Remote and Wi-Fi Engine, which maximize performance for better experiences. It's an instant upgrade to the fastest wireless right on your desktop. All without having to sacrifice a PCI Express slot!

The compact but versatile mPCIe Combo II further future-proofs your build with Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) connectivity for SSDs. NGFF is a fast and power-efficient standard that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA, designed to optimize SSD performance. mPCIe Combo II works with your high speed NGFF SSDs and makes the most of their potential, helping you reduce load times to run your OS and games even faster.


Upgraded UEFI BIOS

Most award-winning in segment
The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There's also F4 My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities. Click the upper right tab to learn more.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

SSD Secure Erase

Recover lost performance. Back to high speed
SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world's first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

Four-Way SLI™ / CrossFireX™ Support

Perfect spacing and excellent PCI Express 3.0 performance
Unique ROG design supports four-way SLI™ / CrossFireX™ and enables their full power for latency-free graphics, while an onboard PCIe 3.0 x16 switch allows you to adjust configurations for the best graphics output.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

2nd Generation T-Topology

5%+ full load OC margin and 10%+ with one DIMM
For extreme memory overclocking under full load, ASUS developed the world's first 2nd generation T-Topology. It further optimizes layout to minimize coupling noise and signal reflection, increasing DRAM overclocking. Testing shows around 5% more OC margin under full load, and 10% OC margin growth for one-DIMM configurations. Thanks to 2nd generation T-Topology, Maximus VI Extreme sustains RAM speeds over 3000MHz.


Dual Intelligent Processor IVs with Four-Way Optimization

One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.


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MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

ROG – That Special Extra

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.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

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.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

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.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

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 and view your DRAM efficiency score.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors Ready

This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.


MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports and six SATA 6Gbps ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.


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MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/25/2015 12:15:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks excellent, sata controller fried after 6 months

Pros: It's a great motherboard. excellent quality and good software. you won't be disappointed. don't listen to the uneducated "I work in IT" people.

Cons: sata controller died in 6 months. besides that Rma issue... flawless

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  • Jason W.
  • 3/23/2015 7:23:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsASUS SUPPORT IS WORST EVER NEVER RECOMEND ASUS ANYMORE

Pros: Bored looks great works great , but the problem is when you call support about a part missing from the product boxing packaging , since i left my prodcut on the shelf for 4 plus months before i had time to build the system, when building realized the mpcie combo ii card and wifi pig tail where missing from my box as i went to install my m2 ssd , call support put on hold for over 2hrs run around left and right had a rude two customer care reps , pretty much told me i needed to go buy the product again in order to get this part and wouldn't transfer me to the supervisor on call, nor would give me part number or give me offer to even purchase the missing item for this i give it a 1 egg wish i could do - numbers and cancel asus out , after this call i will no long purchase any asus product nor tell my customers to do so as well!!!!

Cons: call support put on hold for over 2hrs run around left and right had a rude two customer care reps , pretty much told me i needed to go buy the product again in order to get this part and wouldn't transfer me to the supervisor on call, nor would give me part number or give me offer to even purchase the missing item for this i give it a 1 egg wish i could do - numbers and cancel asus out , after this call i will no long purchase any asus product nor tell my customers to do so as well!!!!took system board threw back in box now went and bought gigabyte again about to dump all my asus products

need some one to contact me about this issue ASAP

Other Thoughts: DON'T ASK FOR SUPPORT BECAUSE THERE IS NONE IF YOU BUY THERE PRODUCT NO SUPPORT FOR THERE LAZINESS OF QUALITY CONTROL

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jay,

I am sorry to read your review about the worst ASUS Support you've experienced and about the motherboard arriving with some part missing from the product boxing packaging. If the outside of the packaging was damaged along with the motherboard, it's more than likely happened during
shipping. Since it was shipped from Newegg's warehouse, they should be able to provide you with a new replacement. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding your manufactures warranty, feel free to email at customerloyalty@asus.com with reference case number # N150379964.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Cody B.
  • 3/21/2015 11:10:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: I finally got all the parts I needed to build my pc. When I first when to boot it. The LEDs came on and that was it. When I tried to call ASUS, I was on hold for about 30 minutes. I tried to leave them a message, but their mailbox was full. Worst customer service ever

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for making an effort in posting this review and for using our productr as well. I understand that it's your first time to build a PC, now you have issue with it. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I want to help you with your issue. can you please check all the hardware if it's seated properly in the motherboard. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150375730 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • David B.
  • 2/3/2015 4:10:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwsome board BUT buggy software

Pros: This board is FAST. Very easy to configure and overclock when you know what you are doing. All the cables are very high quality.

Cons: I am VERY upset at the quality of software provided. ASUS AI Suite 3 has a really BAD bug. It has to do with the fan control feature. Before I overclocked anything I just clicked on the "auto test fan control speed." THEN the system became unstable. Windows 7 memory dump screens. I recovered a past stable time and removed the software and everything runs great. So I found a patch. Reinstalled and BAM. The system became unstable. I have since removed it and the system runs great.

Other Thoughts: I looked online and I KNOW this is a problem many others are having. ASUS should fix this problem. Hell should have been beta tested before they release it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2015 2:12:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest 1150 Motherboard!

Pros: Love everything about this motherboard. Best for i7 4790K processor. No issues with this board, everything works like a charm.
No missing parts.
10 SATA ports.
UEFI BIOS

Cons: Does not support 5th generation CPU's

Other Thoughts: Make sure you update the BIOS to the latest, very easy to do. Had SATA issues with Z97 Chipset boards, went with this one, glad I did. Finally found good motherboard..
i7 4790K
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm Cooler
32GB Mushkin Redline RAM
512GB Samsung Pro SSD
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Asus GTX 970 Video card

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  • Dallas P.
  • 12/31/2014 6:22:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome but took way too long to fix BIOS issues

Pros: Lots and lots of features, simple and in depth, for overclocking CPU, RAM, etc. I'm able to run a stable overclock of 5.0 Ghz on my 4770k at 1.36 v but normally run it at 4.7Ghz at 1.2 v just to save a little bit of power when I'm gaming and not doing video editing. This is easy due to the ability to switch between different overclocking profiles on the fly which, for someone like me, is perfect. I'm able to maintain such high overclocks at such a low voltage due to all the tweaking features this motherboard has and winning the silicon lottery with my CPU.

Cons: I had some pretty big issues when with this board when I first got it. I run 2 x GTX 780's in my system and had to set them up in a strange configuration in order to get them to function properly. This is due to a problem in the BIOS that refuses to recognize a graphics card in slot B2 if there is a card in slot 1(any type of card). I don't know when it was finally fixed but I went through 3 different BIOS updates before it was finally fixed with my 4th update. This was an issue that had been reported from day 1 of this board being launched and it shouldn't take that long to get an update that would fix it.

Other Thoughts: KEEP YOUR BIOS UPDATED. If you don't have the knowledge to do so or just don't don't want to then you probably shouldn't be looking at a board in this price range anyways. This by all means is an awesome board with a ton or features overclocking and enthusiast builders but being just that means that ASUS should have dedicated more time to getting a properly working BIOS out hence the 3 egg rating.

Also, I wouldn't recommend using the one touch optimization feature. I tried it out and it gave me a low overclock at a rather high voltage. This board is made for enthusiast users who know how to overclock so you are wasting money to get this board if you don't plan on tweaking the overclock and voltage yourself.

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  • Robert B.
  • 7/16/2014 4:49:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: -Very easy to overclock
-Good interface
-Plenty of ports

Cons: -There are options with the board that are not well explained in the manual. Had trouble at first learning how to use the OC controller

Other Thoughts: Have not tried many of the options available with this board so far, but it runs great and fit nicely in the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 case. Would have been nice to have more information on the options for the board in the manual

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  • Regan F.
  • 6/17/2014 12:27:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStep Above IV

Pros: The firmware on this thing is really nice. Definitely an improvement. Also wireless AC on the motherboard is a huge plus. Lastly, can handle high-speed memory. Dropped in 32GB or 2666 MHz memory, and it didn't even bat an eye. Shocking, considering how freakin' picky the Maximus IV Extreme-Z was with memory. Overall, I like it a lot.

Cons: Really meant for quad-SLI, which I don't recommend as a lot of games don't have SLI profiles (LIKE TITANFALL) and the performance boost just really isn't worth the money. Now that I'm looking at it, I probably could have gone with a vastly cheaper board.

Other Thoughts: Think about if you really need the Extreme board or not. Having the slots is nice, but when was the last time you've used 6 slots for anything beyond graphics cards? When have you hooked up 10 internal hard drives to a computer? Unless you're a content creator, you probably should get a cheaper ROG board.

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  • Joshua F.
  • 6/12/2014 1:59:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Maximus VI Extreme

Pros: It is amazingly upgradable. The Bluetooth/WiFi is an awesome bit. You can use it as a hotspot that you can share data between devices over. I find myself actually using it from time to time. Not only that but the m.2 capability is pretty cool but I have a samsung EVO ssd that is plenty fast. Tons of Raid options, video card options and ram options. Top of the line parts for when it was made. No issues overclocking to the extreme. The OC panel is rad and have it in my build constantly. The temps don't read as accurately as I would like but I like seeing my clock and multiplier. I freaking love the ability to have the case open and have everything I need to restart quickly after an overclock failure.

Cons: I wish you could run 2 cards x16,x16 but by the time that really matters the boards will be able to do it probably. The WS board can do it so I would have liked to see it here but again not a big deal since only a few boards can even handle 4 way sli so its cool. The nice sound chip would have been nice but I am not a super audiophile so I have had zero issues with my surround sound even though I am only using a sub and 4 speakers 2 to each stereo channel so it's not real surround. Still.. on this kind of board do it standard even if you plan on them getting a good sound card. It is close enough to good that some may not want to spend hundreds on that solution, aka me. I want to see a 90 degree atx power but at the least a 90 degree usb 3 header. The atx doesnt bother me with my bad-a cables but the usb 3 is never good looking. That would be a nice addition for broadwell (which I plan on getting so please listen up ASUS haha ). The OC panel is awesome but it reads my fan speeds wrong and the temperatures are not that great. That would be a nice fix. Plus I want to be able to get my temperature probe readings on my Mobo on the OC panel without running the wire all the way up or being in extreme mode. I have a water temp sensor I wish I could display next to CPU temp. But anyway... fan temp constantly revs from full to 0 which I watch is completely wrong from what bios says... thats confusing and annoying.

Other Thoughts: Sure it doesn't have everything but it is close to it and I think the next version will be freaking RAD. I have gotten my ram up to 2.0 Volts AND my CPU up to 1.54 Volts at the same time with my CPU @ 4.61 GHz and my ram at 2.6Ghz CL10-11-27-11-1 and a memtweakit score of over 117,000. Freaking insane overclock ability. That is all in a custom loop of a triple rad and a double rad cooling a bare die 4770k and 2 evga 770 superclocked 4GB cards. I am in love with this board. As someone whose first step into big overclocking is with this board and I managed not to break it or burn it with dangerous overclocks... the people with dead boards really messed up or got the runts of the litter which is just a manufacturing inevitability. Its frustrating but still... come on. Can't inspect every dang one. I am currently running a constant overclock of 4.3 GHz @ 1.26 V 24/7 and 24GB of ram 2.4GHz CL10. This board is expensive but freaking epic. Don't hesitate.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/23/2014 9:09:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: LOTS of ports available. The options are ENDLESS. Lots of expansion. Love the ROG port (bay that allows viewing)

Cons: Poor documentation. There is ZERO in the book for how to address certain things. Fan connections and headers are ion POOR locations. Documentation that clarifys would help WONDERS

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