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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard Review

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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard not only was designed with overclocking in mind but it also becomes a premium motherboard which designed for extreme overclocker who want to take control over their gaming PC for extreme performance. ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme is an all-round premium E-ATX motherboard that is designed to offer the best overall performance to both gamers and overclockers.

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme utilizes a 13+2 phase power architecture that has full control over all elements of power delivery to the CPU, such as the Vcore and Vsa voltages. It delivers more stable power for the CPU that can improve stability and smoother, which should lead to higher and stable overclocks. This board comes with 4-pin ATX 12V power connector is also present to deliver even more power for extreme overclocks.

Ready for U.2 port, this is my favorite unique feature in ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme because I don’t want to deal with M.2-to-U.2 adapter issue. It offers the inclusion of a dedicated U.2 port located beside the eight SATA 6Gbps ports, which means there is no need to go through the hassle of getting an M.2-to-U.2 adapter if you want to install a 2.5-inch form factor PCIe 3.0 x4 drive.

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme has located the M.2 socket toward the outer edges of the board, where it is less likely to be affected by heat from the graphics cards. I feel like ASUS is trying to avoid a situation where the M.2 drives end up overheating beneath a crowded multi-GPU array. There is also just a single M.2 socket onboard, which may seem a bit wanting compared to what other manufacturers are offering. 3×3 Wi-Fi module adds support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to take advantage of the latest AC1900 class routers.

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme – Ports

Reinvented SupremeFX 2015 Audio ensures immersive gaming audio with impeccable clarity. The onboard SupremeFX 2015 audio has also been upgraded by added a total of four new discrete components including an onboard DAC, a dedicated clock, a TI RC4580 op-amp, and a de-pop relay to provide better performance for live streaming applications and high-impedance headphones. It brings a cleaner audio signal that is free from jitter, elimination of loud popping noises when you plug in your audio components, and the ability to drive headphones up to 600 ohm

OC Panel II which tucked away into a 5.25-inch drive bay provides real-time monitoring of system parameters with dedicated buttons for changing overclocking and cooling profiles. OC Panel II hosts a selection of buttons, switches, and voltage readout points to make overclocking easier.

Highlights

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel Core desktop processors with Dual DDR4 3866 (OC) support
  • OC Panel II, 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, Pro Clock, 2nd Generation T-Topology and Extreme Engine Digi+ for the ultimate OC experience
  • Reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II for discrete-caliber customizable gaming audio
  • Best-in-class Intel Gigabit Ethernet with LANGuard, 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi and GameFirst technologies for no-lag gameplay
  • Thunderbolt 3, NVMe U.2, M.2, SATA Express and USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C for next-gen speed and devices.Kindly refer the user manual given below for troubleshooting steps.

ASUS ROG LGA1151 Wi-Fi M.2 U.2 USB 3.1 Z170 E-ATX MB ATX DDR4 Motherboards MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME

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