ASUS has announced the official launch of the Fifth Generation ROG Series “Maximus V GENE” motherboard. The Maximus V GENE is a Micro-ATX Form Factor powerhouse featuring the Intel Z77 Chipset – Socket LGA1155 which supports Intel’s Ivy Bridge Processors. Being a Republic of Gamer Series, The board comes loaded with various new features such as Extreme Engine DIGI+ II power control design, SupremeFX III gaming audio, Intel Ethernet with ROG GameFirst software and a mPCIe Combo card.
SupremeFX III – Crystal Clear Audio For Gamers
Placed on an entirely separate portion of the GENE’s PCB (as its red backlight shows) and encased within an aluminum EMI shield with a large 1500uF capacitor as its power feed buffer, the SupremeFX III is designed to generate exceptionally high-quality audio up to 110dB SNR. With enhancements from Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity with EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative ALchemy and THX TruStudio PRO audio technologies, you’ll feel a true sense of immersion in games and movies.
Intel LAN with GameFirst – Frag Without Lag
Intel Gigabit Ethernet is universally renouned for its superior performance and lower CPU overhead (up to 35% compared to other Ethernet chips), while ROG GameFirst software prioritizes networking packets so that games get the lion’s share of the bandwidth, meaning you’ll never miss an online frag again.
mPCIe Combo – Give Your GENE A Power Up!
An included, unique augmentation port allows mini-PCIe and mSATA SSD upgrades, without sacrificing space around the all-important graphics card slots. This gives a small PC huge potential to sport WiFi, SSDs, Bluetooth and other upgrades, creating the ultimate customizable and portable LAN machine.
Extreme Engine DIGI+ II – Incredible Digital Power Control
In addition to ROG’s renowned design, extensive set of UEFI BIOS options, and use of premium components, the core of the Maximus V GENE is the Extreme Engine DIGI+ II. With board-wide 10k Black Metallic capacitors these together provide incredible overclocking potential. The 8+4+2 power phases are fully digital, enabling the DIGI+ voltage control chips to talk natively to the system, yielding ultra-precise adjustments for CPU, iGPU and DRAM respectively. Meanwhile its ‘10k’ black metallic capacitors have both 20% better low temperature endurance (great for extreme overclockers using liquid nitrogen), and a 5x longer lifespan that enables 10 thousand hours of operation at 105oC. That’s far toastier than your PC will ever be!
LucidLogix Virtu MVP – The Best of Both Worlds
Boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance. With the newly designed Virtual Vsync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. Virtu MVP GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to the best available graphics resource, fully utilizing 3x faster video conversion with IntelR Quick Sync Video Technology, while retaining 3D and gaming performance.
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