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ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

ROG Mini-ITX - Accept no Compromises

ROG hits the road with mini-ITX - size is no longer an indicator of performance. They said it couldn't be done, but ROG's devoted crew of designers and engineers has finally delivered on the dream of a proper mini-ITX gaming board. Fans of LAN parties and gaming tournaments love to make a strong impression - and that's why more gamers choose Maximus VI Impact. Balancing great performance with excellent stability, power efficiency and thermal innovation, Maximus VI Impact fits in highly elegant and portable home-theater PC (HTPC) and Shuttle-style compact cases while retaining ROG's renowned cachet - so being a champion is more flexible than ever. or couch-bound living room champion becomes easier than ever.


MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

Designed and Tested for the Best Compatibility

Case and CPU-cooler compatibility is extremely important for mini-ITX gamers and enthusiasts. That's why ROG has performed hundreds of tests and modifications to perfect Maximus VI Impact's layout to ensure maximum compatibility with both mini-ITX chassis designs and CPU coolers.


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Zero Height on Backplate Area

ROG creators carefully designed the Maximus VI Impact's layout to keep the CPU's blackplate area clear, allowing better support.


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Installation Washers Included*

For convenience and the widest backplate compatibility, Maximus VI Impact includes four installation washers.

*Washers required only if you encounter installation difficulties.



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SupremeFX Impact

Blade of Sound adds striking 115dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) audio
Experience outstanding 115dB signal-to-noise ratio audio on mini-ITX from the included SupremeFX Impact sound card – and keep the PCIe x16 slot free for an amazing graphics card.


Dual-Differential Design with Four Operational Amplifiers

Exclusive differential circuit design plus four op-amps for the rear and front-panel headphone output sockets ensures lossless multi-channel gaming audio with exceptional clarity and fidelity, regardless of which port you choose to use. The audiophile-grade Texas Instruments LM4562 op-amp also boosts high-end headphone enjoyment with up to 600-Ohm impedance, finer detail and stronger bass.

Analog signals from the SupremeFX audio chip are split into two identical but opposing phases via intricate PCB logic. The high-fidelity operational amplifier (op-amp) then combines them while filtering out noise and interference, providing a clear audio stream with double the intensity.


Music PnP (Plug and Play)

Amplify your audio
This brand-new, ROG-exclusive technology forwards a stereo audio stream straight to your speakers - when your PC is turned off. Just connect an audio-playing device to the mic-in jack and let the music play*.

The benefits of Music PnP:

  • No-hassle - Hook-up with a 3.5mm jack cable
  • No power drain - Power-saving with your PC off*
  • No waiting - Your speakers will pump instantly

*Requires analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) port to be connected to the case's HDA module


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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.


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MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

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.


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.


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.


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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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MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

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 VNew Design for 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® 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.


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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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Warranty

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


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  • Russell O.
  • 3/7/2015 6:28:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsASUS please wake up your Quality Control person sleeping.

Pros: Newegg took back this board without any problems, but I have to pay for shipping.

Cons: Three (3) dead Asus Z87 Impact boards in a row
Bought a BitsPower Full CPU block along with Memory water block that now are a paper weight for my desk.

Other Thoughts: Three (3) x dead Asus Impact Z87 boards in a row are dead or working without certain features working. Now to make matters worse I see on many forums with Asus Reps saying we are the problem not them. Last time I check I pay for a product and you give me 100 percent customer service with a product that works. Like I said before since the launch of there new line (STRIX, Hero etc)of products there money making product like ROG are in the toilet now. Very bad quality control and customer service.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do understand the issue that you are having right now and my sincere apology for any inconvenience it has caused you. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, the issue with the product is an isolated case. ASUS provides
warranty for the product in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. I would like to personally assist you on this matter. Kindly email back at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150337535 in the subject line for your reference.

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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  • Richard L.
  • 1/29/2015 4:32:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the cost

Pros: The Price is high but the function of this board in the size it is, is worth every penny, and asus for me is reliable

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Asus is a brand i used to build my first PC 10 years ago, this is the upgrade for that PC, the old pc still functions just fine, just 10 year old parts are not up to par.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501105358 in the subject for your reference.

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

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brady C.
  • 1/10/2015 11:49:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAnother dead board...

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Haven't had one that works yet... Just received my second dead board. The RMA process took over a month to get here, only for it to be dead again. Never been so disappointed with a product in my life. If you spend $200 plus dollars you think quality wouldn't be a concern.

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  • CODY D.
  • 12/8/2014 11:00:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWaste of money.

Pros: "Features" list.

Cons: "Built in" WiFi requires a daughter board.
SPDIF optical out (that is already on the board) requires an additional daughter board to function.

Other Thoughts: Had the board working for a few weeks, then it began power cycling indefinitely without reaching POST.

Used ASUS Support page to begin the RMA process and the page timed out.
Called to Verify status of RMA and was redirected to another number.
Over 15 minutes on hold and still no answer.
I will be tossing this junk in the garbage and buying EVGA or MSi.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2014 2:43:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsFaulty Board, Returned.

Pros: A lot of features and ports for a small ITX board. all the connectors on the motherboard were placed perfectly (except for the "HD Audio" pins).

Cons: Memory Slot B1 was faulty, the motherboard wouldn't boot to BIOS if memory was installed in that slot and displayed ERROR 55 on the LED (Memory Not Installed). Sound card is very flimsy, felt like it would break when I was trying to put the "HD Audio" connector on it. The power daughterboard got a little warm after having it on for only few minutes, but it wasn't that bad.

Other Thoughts: I am still waiting for my replacement, so we'll see how that goes.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2014 11:35:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso tiny

Pros: This board is seriously packed with features and the assembly quality is very high as with all the ROG boards.

Had zero issues with any drivers or other hardware setting this up.

Cons: none really, other than it could be cheaper but I can say that about anything I've ever purchased.

Other Thoughts: I wish it had 1 more set of usb header pins on the board, I wouldn't make it a negative for a board this small, but I coulda used them.

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  • Morgan C.
  • 12/4/2014 10:48:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo display signal

Pros: None. DOA. Support could not help.

Cons: No display signal on 2 MB's. Avoid this MB.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/25/2014 6:50:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall, pleased

Pros: The board is built with good products. It is also beautiful, and feature rich. Good BIOS, the riser cards do their job well. It was easy to set up and install all the components, or most of. The board runs cool also, and has great hardware support.

Cons: My first board had a defective controller on it. When rebooting, the OS would close out completely and it would go to a blank screen. Fans would spin up to 100% and it would sit there hanging on the blank screen. I would then need to flip the PSU power switch. Ultimately, this led to a corruption of my Windows files during an update, and required I needed to reinstall. Which is unfortunate, as I had lost the money on the Windows installation. Once I received the new board, everything worked properly. Other small gripes:

- I/O shield, is not as bad as people claim, but I can see it being bothersome.
- Location of the WiFi antenna connectors. It's very hard, even with medium/smaller hands to screw in the antenna leads to the rear I/O.
- Location if the SATA ports. But then again, it's the only logical place.
- Plugging in CPU fan and other fan headers might be difficult, especially when installed in the case.

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  • Justin B.
  • 10/25/2014 7:31:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent, feature rich!

Pros: This motherboard is astounding. It has so many features on such a compact platform. There are just too many to list, but here is the simplest way to put it, as myself and almost every other serious review out there would sum this up. If you want the hands down, very best, Mini-ITX motherboard out there, this is the board you want.

Cons: Some CPU coolers may have compatibility issues with the riser card(s). And a newer version is available.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking at this board, go with the ASUS Impact VII Z97 instead. It takes everything this board has, and even improves on it slightly more so, for the same price.

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  • Mark R.
  • 10/13/2014 7:48:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs4 month board and then adios SATA

Pros: Works quite well when it works.

Cons: Tech support is good if you forget to plug the computer into the wall outlet, don't hook up the monitor or forget to install RAM, after that you are on your own to get things working. 3 weeks to get my repaired (un-repaired) board back to me. SATA just does not work. My Z97 plus also has some finicky issues with USB 3.0. With ASUS, I have come to expect it. My advice, avoid ASUS, its all made in China stuff.

Other Thoughts: Board vomited taking my SSD, HDD, optical drive and PSU with it. Tech support at ASUS is ASUK's. The online chat, email and telephone folks are decent, but never solve anything. The worst thing is all they can do is issue RMA's to send your board in for repair. I find myself in this predicament once again when my board returned 3 weeks late, $169 poorer and the same SATA issue where BIOS never sees them regardless of any settings.

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