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

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  • 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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
5 years and still rockin

Pros: Nice features and we'll built and designed board. I like the ROG lighting on the board. This replaced the Gigabyte boards i used to use.

Cons: Bios never has the correct time.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
2 years old and still going strong.

Pros: This replaced a G1 Sniper motherboard that was failing one part at a time. Have never had any issues with this board. Overclocked my 4770K to 4.5Ghz no problems.
This board has been running non-stop for 2 years straight now. Only rarely powered off. Been going strong.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: I know this is a little late to the party. 1150's are being phased out by 1151 and now the new 2066. But this has been a great board, never had any issues with it. Keeps my 4770K overclocked 24/7, never goes into sleep and almost never powered off. 2 years strong and still going. In fact, I'm finding it difficult to justify upgrading to a newer platform as it just runs everything I throw at it.

CPU 4770K OC 4.5Ghz
16gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RAM
GTX 770 FTW the upgraded to GTX 1080.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great motherboard, great price

Pros: Got this on sale for $129, can't beat that price, especially with all of the features on this board. I guess people are buying the z97 boards now, silly of them, this board works with DC as well; with bios flashback there is no real risk of incompatibilities, and Asus does a solid job of updating the bios on their motherboards, this board came fully compatible with my DC i5-4690k. the on board sound is out of this world.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: high end motherboard available for budget board prices? buying this board was a no-brainer.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
2/ 5
Intermittent freezes.

Pros: Great when stable.

Cons: I haven't narrowed down the issue but I've swapped all components but the board and both issues persist random system halts. About once a week or once every two weeks. Whole thing locks. Real pain if I'm working with customers.

Memory tests pass, CPU passes all checks, I can only assume it's the board. I've updated firmware on everything to no avail.

Other Thoughts: Just when I swear off ASUS, it seems I still end up throwing money at them.

I've had CPUs break off of their motherboards (AMD stock retention clip) back in 2001 or so, bad tablets, bad laptops. Not sure when I'll learn.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Awesome

Pros: Lots of options, have had many boards but this one seems to be built right. Very happy with it. was running the i7-4770 and now with the i7-4790. Need to update my bios with the new processor and running at 4.8 ghz np

Has some night lighting on the broad also

Cons: none

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
RMA Issues

Pros: Great in all fields. I prefer smaller builds, and this is a powerful motherboard.

Cons: Newegg's awkward return policy

Other Thoughts: Mine died after a year, but due to excessive overclocking, so not really a con. I bought a new one to replace the original, but after spending however-much on shipping, couldn't get a replacement.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
avoid 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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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5

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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