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Maximus VI GENE: Best mATX Z87 Gaming and Overclocking Motherboard
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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® 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.
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.