Friday, July 18th 2014

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VII Formula Series

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs, Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboards ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel Core processors - codenamed 'Haswell', 'Haswell Refresh', 'Haswell Refresh K-Series' ('Devil's Canyon') and 'Broadwell' - and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting features.

The Maximus VII Formula series supports dual-channel up to DDR 3300+ (OC) memory, and quad-GPU SLI and 3-way CrossFireX for gaming rigs with multiple graphics-processing units (multi-GPU). The new motherboard series also includes two SATA Express and ten SATA 3.0 connectors, as well as eight USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports.

Maximus VII Formula delivers the best gaming hybrid-cooling solution with CrossChill Copper, the best gaming audio with SupremeFX Formula 2014 and the best gaming networking with Intel Gigabit Ethernet, GameFirst III and LANGuard. The new motherboard also has the best gaming power solution with Extreme Engine DIGI+ III and TrueVolt 5V, and the best gaming protection with ROG Armor, premium components, ESD Guards and a multitude of DIY-friendly design innovations.

Maximus VII Formula is pre-fitted with mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0, a compact connectivity module that delivers the latest wireless technologies along with mini PCI Express (mPCIe) and M.2 (10 Gbit/s PCIe x2 and 6 Gbit/s SATA) slots.

Two packages will be available - Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs. The latter includes the full version of Watch Dogs, so customers are able to experience 2014's most exciting game action on 2014's finest gaming motherboard.

Best gaming hybrid cooling
The best gaming performance means keeping cool, so ROG has equipped Maximus VII Formula with the all-new and exclusive CrossChill Copper hybrid-cooling solution. CrossChill Copper is engineered around a highly-conductive, corrosion-resistant copper cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat.

Whether using air or liquid, CrossChill Copper's broad array of internal fins maximize the cooling channel's heat-dissipation surface area for extreme thermal efficiency. With liquid, MOSFET temperatures are lowered by up to 23˚C and the G1/4-inch threaded fittings mean that Maximus VII Formula offers maximum compatibility for existing cooling setups - just fit the barbs, attach the pipes and it's good to go.

Best gaming audio
Maximus VII Formula introduces SupremeFX Formula 2014, the integrated-audio solution that's as great as a dedicated sound card. Cutting-edge isolation technologies minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) and exceptionally-premium components deliver best-in-class audio, with an outstanding 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) available via the rear output.

From the stylish black nickel EMI cover and warmth-suffusing ELNA and WIMA film capacitors to the high-fidelity Texas Instruments LM4562 operational amplifier that drives up to 600ohm-impedance headphones via the rear output, every part of SupremeFX Formula 2014 is engineered for the purest audio clarity. SupremeFX Formula 2014 also includes exclusive Sonic SenseAmp technology to automatically detect analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) headphone impedance and adjust the built-in amp, while Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres and Sonic Studio enables brilliant 7.1-channel virtual surround sound with just one click.

Best gaming networking
Maximus VII Formula is also fitted with state-of-the-art Intel Gigabit Ethernet that delivers better throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and increased efficiency. The new motherboard's networking capabilities additionally benefit from ROG-exclusive GameFirst III technology for no-delay gameplay. This advanced network-optimization software assigns top priority to game-data packets, allocating them more bandwidth to ensure the best online gaming experience and clear, stutter-free online team-chat - all controlled with ROG's usual intuitive flair.

ROG has even reinvented the RJ45 socket, with LANGuard. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect against lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges.

Best gaming power solution
Maximus VII Formula's Extreme Engine DIGI+ III voltage-regulator module (VRM) with exceptionally-premium components ensures ultra-stable power delivery, no matter how demanding the action.

NexFET MOSFETs deliver up to 90% efficiency in normal operation; they're also more durable and half the size of standard MOSFETs. 60A BlackWing chokes serve up power with minimal loss and at very low temperatures, while Japanese-made 10K black metallic capacitors last five-times (5X) longer and deliver 20%-greater endurance at extreme temperatures than generic capacitors - ensuring that Maximus VII Formula is able to withstand even the hardest of hardcore gaming.

TrueVolt 5V technology delivers a rock-steady 5V supply to both the front and back USB sockets - with no drop-outs. All connected equipment benefits from a clean 5V supply, assuring great compatibility and added protection for USB devices.

Best gaming protection
Maximus VII Formula is brimming with some brilliantly innovative features to protect both gamers and their gaming gear. Exclusive ROG Armor is a two-part fortification that compromises a strong and stylish ABS-plastic cover and a SECC (steel, electro-galvanized, cold-rolled coil) backplate. The ABS cover blocks heat from the graphics card, lowering system temperatures for better performance; and the SECC backplate supports the motherboard to prevent bending, employing thermal pads to efficiently conduct heat away from crucial components.

Q-Slot makes it easy to secure or release a graphics card, while the black nickel-coated Q-Shield protects hands from nicks and cuts. Similarly, Q-DIMM's one-sided clips means handling memory modules is a cinch, and resettable fuses provide DRAM over-current protection that minimizes the chance of short-circuit damage to memory and connection ports. Maximus VII Formula even has a stainless-steel back input/output (I/O) panel that lasts up to three-times (3X) longer than traditional panels.
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36 Comments on ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VII Formula Series

#1
Antykain
Nice! My wishlist is growing.. Time to finally make the switch to Intel from AMD. Been waiting for this board to release.. Ready to pull the trigger on it! :)
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#2
MakeDeluxe
They should've picked a better game for the bundle imo
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#4
H3LLSMAN
Finally my god been waiting forever for this. I'm still not seeing a release date guess it cannot be that much longer though.
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#5
nemesis.ie
Who proof reads these releases? I think they mean "comprises" not "compromises", very odd for marketing people to be stating their product is compromised. ;)
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#6
H3LLSMAN
Does anybody know who makes the block for the Mobo? I know for the last one EK made some to replace the VI ones, wonder how well they perform or if there is any difference. Probably the application of better thermal grease also helps, wonder if anyone has tested it.
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#7
erixx
this one must be the cheap one (price?), and then the Extreme will come with all the included devices like ROG panel.... Still, I love size and connectivity, but many things are über here. Wifi?

I have a hard hard time deciding between this X97 family (ROG or vanilla Deluxe board, 2011 Black Edition, or wait for X99... :)

And, Asus own website comparison tables are awesome confusing.
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#8
buildzoid
by: H3LLSMAN
Does anybody know who makes the block for the Mobo? I know for the last one EK made some to replace the VI ones, wonder how well they perform or if there is any difference. Probably the application of better thermal grease also helps, wonder if anyone has tested it.
It's a 1150 socket board the VRM is of 0 importance on those because the intel FIVR takes care of the high currents and the VRM has to supply 1.6 to 2V seriously some LN2 overclocker used the Z87X-OC without the VRM heatsink when benching because the VRM runs so cool.
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H3LLSMAN
by: buildzoid
It's a 1150 socket board the VRM is of 0 importance on those because the intel FIVR takes care of the high currents and the VRM has to supply 1.6 to 2V seriously some LN2 overclocker used the Z87X-OC without the VRM heatsink when benching because the VRM runs so cool.
I did not know that, understand what your saying, but if your overclocking the cooler anything runs the better, is the FIVR located on the chipset or the cpu?

Plus I remeber jj from asus on the lower model says you can run the board with the heat sink off. But recommend it on when overclocking. It looks better anyways with it on but everyone has different taste, some people don't like the rog armor I love it
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#10
GhostRyder
mmmm, such a beautiful board!

I can't wait to see what creation they spawn for the new X99 chipset!
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#11
H3LLSMAN
Me too, they will make some insane boards for sure, but this time around I am being smart I don't have the money to do 4 way sli, or max out a enthusiasts board with quality ram. So instead of wasting money on parts I cannot take advantage of I am saving it buy buying say a z97 and getting better ram, SSD's, and better cooling, and having overall better performance.

That's just my reason for not waiting for x99
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#12
ShockG
by: erixx
this one must be the cheap one (price?), and then the Extreme will come with all the included devices like ROG panel.... Still, I love size and connectivity, but many things are über here. Wifi?

I have a hard hard time deciding between this X97 family (ROG or vanilla Deluxe board, 2011 Black Edition, or wait for X99... :)

And, Asus own website comparison tables are awesome confusing.
There won't be a MAximus VII Extreme. Formula is it
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#13
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: MakeDeluxe
They should've picked a better game for the bundle imo
Why are you complaining its a free game.

by: ShockG
There won't be a MAximus VII Extreme. Formula is it
And you know that how?
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#14
H3LLSMAN
by: MxPhenom 216
Why are you complaining its a free game.



And you know that how?
It will be more I bet, cause the SSD bundle with the game was 15 more than the one without. But I could be wrong
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#15
Kovoet
damn only got the VI version a couple of months ago.
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#16
Dave65
To bad ASUS is on my shit list, damn fine looking board.
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#17
buildzoid
by: H3LLSMAN
I did not know that, understand what your saying, but if your overclocking the cooler anything runs the better, is the FIVR located on the chipset or the cpu?

Plus I remeber jj from asus on the lower model says you can run the board with the heat sink off. But recommend it on when overclocking. It looks better anyways with it on but everyone has different taste, some people don't like the rog armor I love it
The FIVR is on the CPU and really most haswell boards with more than 6 phases will never go above 60C per phase even without a heatsink.
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#18
Razorfang
Will the Maximus VII Formula include Dual Intelligent Processors 5 or is that exclusive to the Pro/Deluxe/Non-ROG boards?
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#19
cyneater
The should re-brand these mobos to maximum wank. Loads of features most people wont use.
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#20
TheMailMan78
Big Member
That's one pretty board. Kind of reminds me of the saber tooth.
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#21
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I have the very first off the assembly line...:


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#22
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: cadaveca
I have the very first off the assembly line...:



Gotta admit that's pretty F@#King cool
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#23
erixx
The true Maximus No. ONE! ;)
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#24
H3LLSMAN
by: cadaveca
I have the very first off the assembly line...:



Question why would you take off the Armor.
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#25
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: H3LLSMAN
Question why would you take off the Armor.
Dave likes to see things in the nude.
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