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ASUS MAXIMUS VI GENE LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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Maximus VI GENE: Best mATX Z87 Gaming and Overclocking Motherboard

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The ROG GENE Series has long been the favorite choice of micro ATX power seekers. GENE boards have been the official BlizzCon motherboards for three consecutive years, forming the foundation for all official PCs used at the 2012 Battle.net World Championship.

Staying true to tradition, Maximus VI GENE arrives fully loaded for action. Extreme Engine Digi+ III precision power delivery, exclusive tuning utilities, and advanced gaming features. These include SupremeFX 115dB SNR crystal-clear audio, the Sonic Radar visualized in-game overlay, Intel® Ethernet, and GameFirst II network optimization. Eager for mATX domination? Look no further.

 
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SupremeFX

Differential signal design achieves 115dB SNR discrete-caliber audio
ROG has upped the game audio ante with an advanced differential circuit design. It includes an Op-Amp that combines two opposite-phased signals while filtering out noise interference during transmission, providing clear audio stream output with double the intensity.

Moreover, SupremeFX on Maximus VI GENE also implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that's equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. This is the first-ever onboard sound capable of true audiophile-grade performance, set to revolutionize the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other people via chat. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule. Click the button to learn more about SupremeFX!

 

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mPCIe Combo II

The next evolution of the mPCIe Combo card gives you even better expandability with the latest standards in connectivity. It's easy to install, and adds mini PCI Express 2.0 plus USB 2.0, which is perfect for connecting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules to give your desktop instant wireless. It also keeps a precious PCI Express slot free.

The compact but versatile card further future-proofs your build with M.2 (NGFF, Next Generation Form Factor) connectivity for SSDs. M.2 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 M.2 SSDs and makes the most of their potential, helping you reduce load times to make your OS and games even faster.


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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 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.


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Upgraded UEFI BIOS

Most award-winning in its class
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 for 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.


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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 VI GENE, you'll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI / CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to Quad-GPU SLI or Quad-GPU CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.


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SSD Secure Erase

Recover lost performance and get 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.


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2nd Generation T-Topology

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.

 

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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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.

 
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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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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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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.

CPU and Chipset Features

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Intel® LGA 1150 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, two-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.

 
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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 six 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.

What's in the Box

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


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  • thomas m.
  • 8/30/2014 9:09:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsavoid asus

Pros: good solid stable high performance while it lasted

Cons: second bad case of customer service rma from asus they don't stand behind their products this is the second time my product had mysterious damage it didn't have leaving my premises I wanted an escalation to a senior or line manager and it was ignored I had the hindsight to photograph my RMA before I packaged it and I got sent pictures of bent pins I didn't have on my photograph and even though it gave up due to a faulty PSU which damaged my memory as well all which I have had rma by gskill and corsair thank you but I got a damaged board returned whith faults it didn't leave with avoid these crooks

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  • Charles W.
  • 8/10/2014 4:35:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Countless Features
-Amazing build quality
-mPCIe combo card II included!
-UEFI bios is very fluid

Cons: Not really a con, but do be aware that the newer Gene VII is now available. More info as to why i chose this one instead is below in "Other Thoughts"

Other Thoughts: I chose this mobo over the newer Gene VII due to the fact that the mPCIe combo II card is included with this board and NOT with the newer Gene VII. Asus sells this seperately for an additional $50. I needed this combo II card in order to get WiFi to this computer as LAN right now is not an option because of where the computer is set up. There are some changes made to the Gene VII, but in my opinion, the Gene VI will satisfy 99% of those looking for an ROG mobo.

I even contacted Asus's technical support to inquire as to whether the mPCIe combo II will work on the Gene VII (I know that it will), and Asus's response was basically "No". Yeah....sure.......

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  • Paul T.
  • 5/28/2014 2:23:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsreliability

Pros: the board looks good with the black and red color. the proce is ok. has potentiol if you get a good one.

Cons: this board is touchy and glitchy, and funsions ok most of the time. i have had this card for approximatly six months and the latesed is it wont keep the correct time or date, it looks like the onboard battery is dead causing allready other problems. for the price i dont think i would recomend this card.

Other Thoughts: has the potential to be a good motherboard. If it worked more consistently. After using this board over the last six months I still won’t trust it so enough so I can get rid of my old machine. Based on my experience with this item I would not recommend this card for someong looking for consistant reliability.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the unit. If I may, I would like to help. Please contact me through email, including a complete list of troubleshooting steps tried, along with the serial number of the unit, and we can discuss this case further. My email can be found below. 3742070.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Aaron A.
  • 5/17/2014 6:43:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMade it to 37 days before it died

Pros: The BiOS was intuitive and the board was a good fit for my needs

Cons: It died about 37 days later.

Other Thoughts: I turned my computer on, was stuck on a Windows 8.1 automatic recovery process, powered off and back on using the power button. No go, so I turned off the PSU, and removed the power cord. Waited 30 seconds, put cord back in and turn PSU on. Nothing, no lights nothing.

I removed everything (vid card, memory, CPU, etc), took the board out of the case, used a PSU from a working system I have, plugged only the 12 PIN power, and there was nothing. The board is completely dead. Examined the board for any signs of damage and looks just as perfect as the day I bought it. Oh well, I have submitted a case to ASUS and hopefully can RMA the board.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the unit. Since you posted this review a few weeks ago, has this case been resolved yet? If not, please let me know through email. I am here to help! 3742061.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • VAHAN G.
  • 5/2/2014 9:06:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT MOTHERDOARD!

Pros: By far one of the BEST motherboards I've owned! A lot of useful features, low power consumption, GREAT performance when overclocking! I would recommend this to any gamer!

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: The guy like me would appreciate a second PCI x4 port...

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  • Darrell P.
  • 3/20/2014 6:37:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus did it again

Pros: This board rocks! So many cool options! This is a fantastic board. From the bios to all the cool stuff on the board. I like all the features. It lights up red too which is totally awesome. I feel bad that I put an i5 in it. There is a lot of potential with this board. I haven't started yet but I bet it overclocks well. I love it. Asus has done a great job. It also came with a ton of sata 6GB cables.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: As good as bacon

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  • Travis E.
  • 3/9/2014 6:00:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Micro ATX board out there!

Pros: Ordered this board for a new LGA 1150 build after endless reviews of MATX boards. This board by far was the most recommended out there. Full of features, well thought out and a blazing fast board! If you are building a MATX system this IS the board you are looking for! Check out the review over on OC Club for a fantastic rundown, OC results and what ultimately sold me this board.

Cons: The board itself - none. I have read many reviews of Asus's customer service though is on the decline. I hope this is not the case.

Other Thoughts: I am not sure why there are people complaining that ASUS did not shrinkwrap the box. IF the board was used it would be very clear since it is almost impossible to remove from the cardboard packaging. You could not get it back into the tray unnoticed. The board comes really securely packaged. No worries there.

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  • ethan a.
  • 3/4/2014 3:09:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA Worst Order Ever

Pros: None, wouldn't turn on.

Cons: DOA. Wouldn't turn on. Mobo arrived broken. Showed up with bent pins. RMA would not be issued to me for a replacement.

Other Thoughts: Now I am out $250 and this is will be the last time I order anything with the ASUS brand name.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

We're sorry to hear about your experience with the motherboard. Our motherboards go through rigorous inspection before leaving the factory, and all come with a protective CPU socket cover to prevent accidental damage to the socket pins. We recommend sending the board in for RMA-repair. Unfortunately, this type of damage is not covered under warranty and a standard repair cost will apply. To proceed, please contact us again at 1-812-282-2787 or use the online RMA submittal form at: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/usa_rmaserv.aspx. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me below. Thank you. 3495778.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Michael T.
  • 2/10/2014 5:04:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Value

Pros: This board is the best value for the money that I could find for Intel builds and comes feature-packed and comes with at least 90% of the hardware features as the up-to double price other Maximus VI's. All the same software is included with the standard Maximus drivers disk, so there's no loss there on the more expensive sibling boards.

ASUS is definitely my go-to motherboard company of choice for a long time, and the build quality shows with this board. I had no troubles installing my Corsair cooling and 4770K chip, and everything has been humming along with tons of power and features ever since.

Cons: Board is pretty unclear about chip position and installing 3rd-party cooling systems is slightly harder than AMD systems.

Price, although I can't really blame ASUS because this is, of course, an Intel board, and Intel platforms just cost more just because of the Intel name, so you kind of have to accept that the low-end boards cost as much as the high-end AMD boards; though I can not remove a star for this because the current Intel chips are amazing.

Other Thoughts: Coming from a Crosshair IV formula, there is a LOT more to do in the BIOS of this beast (UEFI) than previous BIOSes, which can be a con or a pro depending on your expertise.

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  • Brian P.
  • 2/9/2014 4:40:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Z87 Board

Pros: This board is so sleek,stylish,functional and so far solid.
Booted right up with G Skill 2400 and ran at xmp settings..no problem..
Lots of nice features,software..Asus has built an matx with lots of punch that works for sure..Glad I purchased from Newegg too..best price,quick shipping..a wonderful upgrade process this has been..Thanks

Cons: None at this point..

Other Thoughts: This build was a no brainer..easy as it gets

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