Asus Maximus VI Formula Z87 Gaming Motherboard Unleashed
Published on July 30th, 2013
Asus Republic of Gamers has officially unveiled the Asus Maximus VI Formula Z87 Gaming Motherboard for the latest 4th generation Intel Core Haswell processors, socket 1150. The Asus ROG Maximus VI Formula Z87 is like a Maximus VI Extreme with an Armor plating similar to the Asus TUF Sabertooth Z87. Check out its features and specifications below.
The Asus Maximus VI Formula is based on the new Intel Z87 chipset. It features a CrossChill hybrid air and water-cooling that gives efficient heat dissipation for extreme overclocked performance. It also features an Extreme Engine Digi+ III with 60A BlackWing chokes, Japanese 10K Black metallic capacitors and 90% efficiency NexFET MOSFETs.
It has 4 DIMM dual channel slots supporting DDR3 memory, and is capable of reaching 3000MHz+ memory clock speeds when overclocked. The Asus ROG Maximus VI Formula is also built with a mPCIe Combo II that includes a M.s (NGFF) socket 2 for SSD, Mini PCIE 2.0 and a 2T2R antenna (for dual band 802.11ac WiFi). It’s audio is taken care of by a built-in SupremeFX Formula featuring Cirrus Logic CS4398DAC 120dB SNR, TPA6120A2 600ohmheadphone AMP, WIMA Film capacitors, ELNA premium audio caps, Sonic Radar and DTS Connect and more.
The Asus Maximus VI Formula features ROG Sonic Radar, an on-screen overlay that gives a leg-up to fans of first-person shooter (FPS) games by displaying the precise location of in-game sounds such as gunshots and footsteps, making it much easier to pinpoint an enemy’s position.
The Asus Maximus VI Formula is built with ultra-fast Intel Ethernet with ROG GameFirst II technology, that optimizes network traffic, keeping latency to minimum and reducing all-important ‘ping’ times. It also features ROG RAMDisk utility allows up to 80% of a computer’s available RAM to be dedicated as a high-speed virtual drive that accelerates game loading times and extends SSD lifespan by reducing the number of write operations. See complete and detailed specifications below.
Asus Maximus VI Formula Specifications
|CPU||Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3100(O.C)/3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/ 2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/ 2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/ 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/ 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/ 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI Technology|
|Expansion Slots||3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4)|
|Storage||Intel® Z87 chipset :|
|LAN||Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|Wireless Data Network||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX Formula 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC|
|USB Ports||Intel® Z87 chipset :|
|ROG Exclusive Features||CrossChill (Hybrid air and liquid cooling)|
|Special Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :|
|Operating System Support||Windows® 8|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort|
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)|
|BIOS||64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
Price and Availability
To date, the Asus Maximus VI Formula price is still unknown. Probably the price will be around $400 USD. Release date or as to when will this hit store shelves is also unclear. Some say it will be released by August 2013 or on a later month. But definitely this year.