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ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX gaming board with double-sided ROG Armor, 23C-degrees cooler CrossChill and 120dB SNR, 600ohm audio

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3100(OC)/3000(OC)
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The Winning Formula!

Maximus VI Formula series is the ultimate ATX gaming motherboard. Why? Just count the reasons. ROG's sixth-generation Formula packs even greater cooling performance, the very best onboard audio, incredible strength, amazing heat dissipation and advanced shielding technology. With ultrafast Intel® Ethernet plus attention to design that goes right down to the level of audio capacitors and amplifiers, the Maximus VI Formula arms you with gaming-dominating advantages that other motherboards just can't match - that's why it's the winning formula.

Excited? Then our Maximus VI Formula video is sure to get you truly pumped. ®


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CrossChill Hybrid Thermal Design

Great on Air. And 73°F (23°C) Cooler with Water.
Choose between air or water cooling: it works with both! Unlike competing hybrid thermal solution, CrossChill requires no fan, so there's no noise or dust build-up. For those who do venture into water cooling, you can achieve up to 73°F (23°C) lower MOSFET temperatures for more stable overclocking! Internally the water channel fins help to maximize the surface area for heat transfer, and thanks to its G1/4 threaded fittings, CrossChill even fits into any existing setup! Don't settle for a second-best solution. ®


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SupremeFX Formula

Amazing 120dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio, 600ohm Audio
SupremeFX Formula delivers premium sound card quality. Combining SupremeFX Shielding technology through physical PCB isolation, grounding separation and EMI cover shielding, while premium components such as ELNA® audio capacitors and German-made WIMA® film capacitors deliver audiophile grade performance. Lossless audio quality is ensured thanks to differential circuit design with high-fidelity operational amplifiers (op-amps) and Cirrus Logic® CS4398 headphone digital/analog converter (DAC) delivering a brilliant 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Finally the Texas Instruments® TPA6120A2 600ohm headphone amplifier is able to boost every sound detail. ®


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Perfect Voice

Upgraded noise cancellation
Simple and effective technology greatly improves internet calls (VoIP) with crystal-clear communications and no additional array microphones needed.

Noise Gate

Exclusive digital signal processing removes noise during pauses in speech and other periods of silence.

Noise Reduction

Spectral-subtraction algorithm analyzes and determines the amount of ambient noise to be countered. ®


Sonic Radar

In-Game Sound Visualization Overlay
Dedicated to FPS gamers, Sonic Radar is a stealthy overlay that shows you what opponents and teammates are up to. Gunshots, footsteps, and call-outs appear with precise directioning via the on-screen radar. Includes a hotkey that allows you to switch sound detection focus for specific effects within games, and intuitive settings that provide greater gaming experiences:

Four optimized game presets: three fine-tuned presets based on major FPS games, plus one general preset, all ready for your arena of engagement.

Six key sound effects detected: visualize major game sound effects to help you complete your mission every time. ®


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ROG Armor

Style, Strength, and Cooling in One
100% exclusive to ASUS, the ROG Armor is more than just a stylish addition to the ultimate gaming motherboard, it contains two parts; a strong ABS top cover that blocks the heat from graphics cards directly to achieve lower system temperature as well as DIYers can apply their own personal style to, and a fortifying SECC steel support behind the PCB to prevent bending. It also ducts heat away from crucial components via thermal pads.®


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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 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. ®


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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 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 run your OS and games even faster. ®


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Dual Intelligent Processor IVs with Four-Way Optimization

One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.
Starting with the Turbo Processing Unit (TPU), Four-Way Optimization performs Auto Tuning, which automatically overclocks the CPU to within about 95% of its potential, a process that typically could take up to two days to manually overclock. Auto Tuning is even able to overclock two cores at a time, and can configured to prioritize either multiplier (default) or BLCK if desired.

The process then moves to the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), which customizes power saving profiles for periods of light use or idle states. Within this module are options to set a TDP cap for low power scenarios, as well as selectively shut off SATA and USB ports when idling.

Next, DIGI+ VRM optimizes digital power settings to take full advantage of the CPU's built-in digital power delivery, creating a more precise and stable overclocking experience through OCP and LLC presets.

Finally, Fan Xpert 2 tests and calibrates each individual case fan connected to your motherboard to create selectable cooling profiles that can be further customized upon completion. The ability to assign customized fan curves and/or all-or-nothing temperature thresholds to profiles is also included. ®


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 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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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. ®


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ROG RAMDisk

Don't Waste Your RAM: 20X Faster Storage than an SSD!
ROG RAMDisk easily turns RAM into superfast temporary storage to accelerate operating system performance and reduce load times. It can use up to 80% of available system memory, and accesses files without relocating them to protect data integrity and minimize accidental corruption. To do this, the utility creates junction points which serve as quick links between files and RAM storage. All files are automatically saved and restored to their specific locations on hard drives when you turn your PC off, then go back to RAM when you power on again. ®


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Intel® I217Gb LAN with GameFirst II

Less Lag for More Win
Combines superior hardware with intuitive software to control your gaming experience, intelligently lowering pings and prioritizing bandwidth ®


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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. ®


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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, 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. ®


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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. ®


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RoHS

GreenASUS
Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact. ®


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


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  • Timothy P.
  • 7/2/2014 10:34:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBoard is Awesome

Pros: Easily OC'd my Haswell to 4.7 with minimal tweaking.
Liguid Cooling option for VRM is genious.
The Rog Armor is just awesome.

Cons: Wish it had 2 PCIE 3.0 dual @16x
just for kicks

Other Thoughts: ROG armor is great, the backplate .. talk about reinforcing a board. No issues installing, in fact it made it a little easier.

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  • Timothy P.
  • 7/2/2014 12:07:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Bios was easy to set up,
Easy to navigate through menu items.
VRM cooling is epic, very easy to hook up liquid cooling.

Cons: Nothing really to note, except price. I did get this board when it was on sale .. which was around 220. now it looks like around 300.

Other Thoughts: Update Bios.
The Last Update they did, did the board wonders, and increased overall stability, when it came to overclocking. The Update seem to stabilize memory controller. On Asus website they never explain in detail what they did exactly.
Don't get caught up in the aluminum, copper mixing metals, when doing liquid cooling.
It's ideal to keep it a minimum when different type of metals are being used.
It's more apparent when doing bigger cooling loops, like industrial type cooling, when multiple systems of a single loop. With a small single internal loop, not so much.
the stuff you are going to use for your water treatment is way more then enough to compensate any dissimilar metals.
Copper Radiators, has tons of dissimilar metals when buiding them.
If you do proper install and do proper maintenance .. wont be an issue.

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  • Jonathan R.
  • 7/2/2014 8:53:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Ethernet
WiFi
Bluetooth
USB 3.0
Dust Shield
HDMI
Good BIOS Screen

Cons: No DVI
No VGA

Other Thoughts: This is a great motherboard. Simple setup. Includes Ethernet, Wifi, and Bluetooth so no need for extra network cards. Four RAM slots for easy upgrade. Dust shield for protecting the board is a nice touch. Well worth your money.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2014 11:19:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome board but..

Pros: Good board, nice features wireless, Asus is a very reliable brand

Cons: I can't get it to work, all of my other parts are good, I know that for a fact because I took them out of a functional computer, how when I turn it on, it shuts off fast, and I hear a Beep, but my keyboard is plugged in so...I have no idea , i7-4770k, GeForce 760, anybody got any help?

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  • Einav S.
  • 6/12/2014 12:29:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdisappointed!

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Not working as expected
Low performance
Drivers on the website are not updated
Not stable

Other Thoughts: I had the maximus hero and the maximus extreme.
I have decided to buy this board with a lot of high end hardware.
I installed a fresh installation of windows 8.1.
It is just not stabled!
I tried the 4 way optimization. Not working at all. Even on the lower (4.2GHZ) configuration.
I went and replaced all hardware - memory.power supply. CPU To a new 4770K etc. - everything new!
Installed again and still blue screens. Just not stable. Not even taking about over-clocking. Just to work as is it is impossible!
Now I work with it on the lowest configuration. 2400MHZ RAM is working on 1333MHZ just to be able to work with a stabled working system as long as possible.
Very disappointed!

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  • Roy M.
  • 6/11/2014 10:22:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply A Great Board

Pros: - Awesome physical build
- Awesome feature list
- Awesome performance
- Awesome flexibility
- Great "looking" board as well

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Have used ASUS for many years. Aside from a very few unlucky items I'd had to RMA, they've always been great in my use. Another awesome board from ASUS in my opinion.

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  • IVAN I.
  • 6/10/2014 7:21:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!!

Pros: This motherboard really does come with all the bells & whistles. This motherboard just plain looks great, bluetooth & Wifi combo card works great and even has support for M.2 SSD's. The UEFI bios did take a little getting used to, but it's laid out nicely. AI Suite 3 has 1 click overclocking if that's something you wish to do. This motherboard offers something for everyone, easy to use for a 1st time builders, options an enthusiast would like/need and most importantly performance.

Cons: The only foreseeable con is if something ever happens to that cmos battery it's going to be a mission to get it out as it's under the armor and held in from the back.

Other Thoughts: If your pairing this with a i7 4770k keep in mind to use the Bios flashback and update them as you need that update for the chip to work.

Cosmos 2
Asus Vi Formula
i7 4770k
8GB-2133 Dominator Plat.
Seasonic 860- 80 Plat.
Corsair h100i
Evga Gtx 770 SC

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 6/2/2014 11:23:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect..

Pros: -Board is laid out wonderfully
-Easy access to everything
-Love the onboard controls for bench-work
-Looks fantastic

Cons: -802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0 / Micro-SSD addon module would cause whole system to turn off and on at 5 second intervals

-Not the first person to have this exact problem (according to a quick google search)

Other Thoughts: I love this board, easy install and absolutely zero issues with physical spacing, the BIOS is very intuitive and easy to use, the ROG armor is sleek and keeps noise down with no fans, would be absolutely perfect if the addon module worked.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Thank you for your review.

When you have the opportunity, please contact me through email regarding this case, as I may have a solution to this matter.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Alex P.
  • 5/27/2014 3:38:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo but

Pros: after reading everything and friends thoughts on this thought that this would be an amazing mobo...

Cons: does not work at all, i just spent an entire day trying to get this mobo to work. i have a i7 4770k that i just bought along with this mobo and a gtx 770. As soon as i trying turning on the pc it turns off instantly after. this is the first intel pc i tried and i cant trade parts out to see what is the exact problem

Other Thoughts: i might just stick to amd if this is how my first experience with intel is like. spent atleast 5x as much money on these parts than i ever did with amd

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. If I may, I would like to help. Try updating the BIOS of the motherboard using the USB BIOS Flashback feature. This should remedy the problem and allow the system to boot. Should you need any assistance in this matter, please let me know through email. 3730251.

For easier updating, you can find the BIOS update on our support site here: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA/.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Tim M.
  • 5/26/2014 5:59:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Motherboard I have owned.

Pros: Everything I needed in a motherboard and then some. I like the armor, it give the board major support for heavy air coolers, as well as hefty GPUs. No bending, no flexing.

Cons: I hope to never have to do it...but if I ever need to change the CMOS battery, it's going to require completely pulling the motherboard out of the case to remove the armor.

Other Thoughts: FAST. Stable. Perfection.

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