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ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z Z68 LGA1155 mATX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 SLI CrossFire HDMI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard

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SKU #: (10530BD1222)

Mft. Part #: MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z

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The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.

CPU Feature

LGA1155 socket for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors

This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™ i3/Core™ i5/Core™ i7 2nd generation processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® Core™ i3/Core™ i5/Core™ i7 2nd generation processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

Chipset Features

Intel® Z68 Express Chipset

The Intel® Z68 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z68 chipset provides 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval at double the bandwidth of current bus systems. Moreover, Intel® Z68 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.

Intel® Smart Response Technology

Faster Access, Bigger Storage
Intel® Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available) as a cache for frequently accessed operations, speeding up hard drive/main memory interaction. Key benefits are expedited hard drive speeds, reduced load and wait times and maximized storage utilization. Power consumption also goes down by reducing unnecessary hard drive spin, an important part of Green ASUS eco-friendly computing.

* Support Intel® Smart Response Technology on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family

Multi-GPU support

Lucid Virtu

Enjoy optimal onboard graphics and discrete GPU's performance by dynamic switching!
Lucid Virtu is the GPU virtualization software along with 2nd generation Intel® Core processor featuring like Intel Quick Sync to enable an all-inclusive media platform and discrete GPUs coming with high-end DirectX 11 3D, anti-aliasing and performance features to get the thrills in games. Ultimately, users can enjoy optimal simultaneous performance in 3D gaming and video functions like transcoding and HD playback without having to manually change settings between GPUs.

SLI/CrossFireX On-Demand

Why choose when you can have both?
SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z, you´ll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFireX on Demand technology, supporting SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.

ROG Extreme OC Features

Extreme Engine Digi+

Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements
Extreme Engine Digi+ equipped with high performance digital VRM design can easily achieve the ultimate performance with adjustable CPU PWM frequency. It expedites heat dissipation and achieves better electric conduction keeping critical components reliable. Now you'll be able to push your spanking new Intel CPU to the limit, hitting benchmark scores that others only dream of. Extreme Engine Digi+ balances the need for voltage and the desire for rock solid performance to bring the ultimate user experience.

GameFirst

The speed you need to pwn
Low Internet latency allows you to frag more, and get fragged less. That's why ROG has introduced GameFirst, a feature that manages the flow of traffic according to your needs so that you can still listen to online music, download and upload files, and engage in Internet chats without sacrificing the low ping times you need to pwn your opponents.

ROG Connect

Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way!
Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook—just like a race car engineer—with ROG Connect. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.

BIOS Print

One click, easily share your BIOS settings
ROG offers a whole new EFI BIOS feature to handle the demands of an overclocking experience. Maximus IV Extreme features ROG BIOS Print which allows users to easily share their BIOS settings to others with the press of a button. The days of using a camera to take BIOS screenshot are over.

GPU.DIMM Post

Easily check the status of your graphics cards and memory in the BIOS!
Notice potential problems even before you enter the OS! Overclockers can save valuable minutes in detecting component failure under extreme conditions. With GPU.DIMM Post, quickly and easily check your graphics cards and memory DIMMs status in the BIOS, potentially keeping that record-breaking overclock!

CPU Level Up

A simple click for instant upgrade!



64-bit Processing    Yes
Audio Channels    7.1
Audio Line In    Yes
Audio Line Out    Yes
Brand Name    Asus
Buttons & Keys    Power
Reset
GO
Certifications & Standards   
  • FCC
  • CE

  • Chipset Manufacturer    Intel
    Chipset Model    Z68 Express
    Controller Type    Serial ATA/300
    Serial ATA/600
    Depth    9.6"
    eSATA    Yes
    Form Factor    Micro ATX
    Gigabit Ethernet    Yes
    Green Compliance Certificate/Authority    WEEE
    REACH
    RoHS
    Green Compliant    Yes
    HDMI    Yes
    Manufacturer    ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Part Number    MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z
    Manufacturer Website Address    usa.asus.com
    Marketing Information   

    The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

    In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.


    Maximum Memory    32 GB
    Memory Form Factor    DIMM
    Memory Standard    DDR3-2200/PC3-17600 (O.C.)
    DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
    DDR3-1866/PC3-15000 (O.C.)
    DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
    DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
    Memory Technology    DDR3 SDRAM
    Microphone Port    Yes
    Multi GPU Supported    CrossFireX
    SLI
    Network (RJ-45)    Yes
    Number of eSATA Ports    2
    Number of HDMI Outputs    1
    Number of Memory Slots    4
    Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports    1
    Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports    4
    Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports    2
    Number of PCI Express x16 Slots    2
    Number of PCI Express x4 Slots    1
    Number of PS/2 Ports    1
    Number of S/PDIF Out Ports    1
    Number of SATA Interfaces    6
    Number of Total Expansion Slots    3
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports    8
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports    2
    Onboard Audio Header    Yes
    Onboard LEDs Header    Yes
    Onboard S/PDIF Header    Yes
    Onboard Video    CPU Dependent Video
    Package Contents   
  • Maximus IV GENE-Z Desktop Motherboard
  • User's Manual
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s Cable(s)
  • 1 x SATA 6Gb/s Cable(s)
  • 1 x SLI Bridge(s)
  • 1 x Q-Connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • 1 x ROG Connect Cable(s)
  • 1 x Cable Ties Pack(s)
  • 1 x ROG Theme Label(s)
  • 1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
  • Support DVD

  • PCI Express Standard    PCI Express 2.0
    Power Supply Supported    EPS12V
    Processor Socket    Socket H2 LGA-1155
    Processor Supported    Core i5
    Core i7
    Core i3
    Pentium Dual-core
    Processor Technology    Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
    Hyper-Threading Technology
    Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
    Product Model    Maximus IV GENE-Z
    Product Name    Maximus IV GENE-Z Desktop Motherboard
    Product Type    Desktop Motherboard
    PS/2 Port    Yes
    RAID Levels    0
    1
    5
    1+0
    RAID Supported    Yes
    S/PDIF    Yes
    Standard Warranty    3 Year Limited
    Total Number of Onboard USB Ports    6
    Total Number of PCI Express Slots    3
    Total Number of USB Ports    10
    Total Processor Supported    1
    Width    9.6"
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    Customer Reviews

    Reviewed by ERN88 at @ 08:22 AM Nov 03, 2011

    Well,

    I bought this for my new i5 2500K processor. I actually realized it was a mATX board after I ordered it. But when I got it. I couldn't believe the features it was loaded with. The BIOS are great. And easy to O/C. It features Lucid technology which allows your discrete video card to work with the on-board CPU video. The only minor thing that people should know is that this board doesn't have old PCI or AGP slots. But that's really minor. I was at first disappointed because I have a Creative Labs X-FI PCI card. And wasn't able to use it. But the on-board sound is great. So, not a big lost. Besides that. I love this ASUS board. Well equipped for sure.

    Reviewed by Pengouin007 at @ 09:41 PM Aug 27, 2011

    Nothing is perfect so 4/5
    :-)

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