The Most Powerful Z97 mATX Gaming Board with Fully-Loaded Specs and ROG-Exclusive Features
- Intel® LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th-Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready
- Intel® Z97 Express Chipset with M.2 support (up to 10Gbps data-transfer)
- Intel™ Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III – This is game networking taken to the next level. This is ROG
- SupremeFX Impact II + Radar II – New and improved discrete audio card that's beyond compare
- KeyBot + TrueVolt USB - Instant keyboard upgrade and rock-steady 5V USB supply
- USB UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase - Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance
- World's first dual-color PCB with a matte black and red finish
Intel® Ethernet. LANGuard. GameFirst III
This is game networking taken to the next level. This is ROG.
More Throughput, Less CPU Usage and Great Gaming Experiences!
Maximus VII Gene features the very latest Intel® Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!
ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 bytes) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with Maximus VII Gene your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!
LANGuard – RJ45 Reinvented!
Pumped-Up Throughput. Best Surge Protection.
ROG has reinvented the LAN port. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect your motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity!
Network-Optimization Software for No-Delay Gameplay!
Exclusive GameFirst III has been upgraded with even more gamer-helping features and an interface that's even more intuitive! GameFirst III helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming experience.
Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing – Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool, so you can supervise your network traffic and test your connection speed to check that you're getting the bandwidth you pay for!
SupremeFX Impact II and Sonic Radar II
New and improved audio that's beyond compare
SupremeFX Impact II
Blade of Sound Adds Striking Audio
ROG knows the importance of flawless audio – pristine effects and full-range soundtracks make the game. This devotion to the best audio is applied to all our Maximus VII boards, including micro ATX (mATX) models. SupremeFX Impact II is our dedicated audio hardware for mATX Cutting-edge isolation technologies minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) and exceptionally premium components deliver best-in-class audio. The original SupremeFX Impact II was acclaimed by both our customers and the media SupremeFX Impact II employee even finer components and superbly clever software innovations for gaming and multimedia experiences beyond compare!
Sonic Studio - Brilliant One-Click Virtual Sound!
Sonic Studio is a brand-new audio-tuning suite that provides an aural treat. Use the one-click Virtual Surround function to 7.1 channels, even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing!
Sonic Radar II
Scan and Detect to Dominate!
Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. See the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skills — and exclusive Audio Enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness. The all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list!
KeyBot and TrueVolt USB.
Instant keyboard upgrade and rock-steady 5V USB supply.
Your Keyboard, Instantly Upgraded!
Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? That's what KeyBot gives you — instantly. Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive KeyBot microprocessor on the Maximus VII Gene. Use the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10, launch any application with a single press or control multimedia playback.
Fan Xpert 3 puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures detected by hardware thermal sensors. Make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Fan Xpert 3 supports hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode for both the CPU and case fans. It even can reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.
Stable Supply of 5V - Front and Back!
Forget the USB Power Drop-Outs!
ROG's TrueVolt USB design delivers a rock-steady 5V supply to both the front and back USB sockets – no drop-outs!
Two 5V Isolated Linear Power Supplies for USB Ports
- Low noise, low loss.
- Stable 5V* supply to provide clean 5V USB power to minimize potential fluctuations
- All connected equipment (e.g. USB DAC or thumb drivers) benefits from the clean, stable 5V supply at the same time.
*5V Output varies from PSUs to PSUs
UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase.
Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance.
Award-Winning UEFI BIOS
Acclaimed by World Media as the Most-Intuitive UEFI BIOS!
The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical UEFI BIOS has been upgraded to deliver faster setup and easier functions, with an even more appealing design for better overclocking and DIY experiences. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
- Fan Profile: Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
- SATA Information:Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
- Fast Clock Adjustment:Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
- EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
- Shortcut: Right-click to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings or press F4 to manage your list!
- Quick Notes: Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
- Last Modified Log: Track recent changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
- SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
While you protect your back in the game, Maximus VII Gene protects all sides in the real world.
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability and durability
Black Nickel-coated Q-shield
Protect your hands from nicks and cuts!
to swap or secure your graphics card!
clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch – super simple and super secure!
DRAM Over-current Protection
resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage!
backplates fitted with thermal pads to provide additional cooling, protection and reinforcement!
electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the PS2, USB, audio and LAN ports!
Stainless Steel Back I/O
life-span than ordinary panels!
0K Black Metallic Capacitors
lifespan than generic capacitors!
A Ready-Made Gamer's Toolkit
ROG RAMDisk and a raft of fab utilities to make every gaming quest a success.
Dynamically Unleash Your RAM – 20 Times Faster than an SSD!
With RAMDisk you can turn system memory into superfast temporary storage. Put large files, such as game maps, into RAMDisk and watch loading times fly — you'll never again wait to play. The improved 2014 edition of RAMDisk dynamically allocates memory, so unused RAM is released back to the system when it's needed. You'll even enjoy the bonus of protecting your SSD drives, as RAMDisk reduces excessive reads and writes that can reduce lifespan! Last but not least, the junction function serves 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.