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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROG – That Special Extra
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Refurbed for a Reason: DOA
This review is from: ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Certified Refurbished
Pros: all the parts were in there, so people worrying whether there are pieces missing: no
Cons: This product I imagine was refurbished for a reason. Was extremely excited because everything was there. Started to put it together, everything was fitting as should be. I go to turn it on, Q code 00, not even posting. I tore everything out, inspected for damage, put each part back in piece by piece, still not posting.
Other Thoughts: Wish it worked, i really want to like it.
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