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ASUS Unveils ROG Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen 3 with PCI-Express 3.0 Slots

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ASUS is ready with a new PCI-Express 3.0 compliant socket LGA1155 motherboard, adding to its recently-launched line of Intel Z68 chipset-based boards that feature Gen 3.0 PCI-Express x16 slots. This latest one is part of the elite Republic of Gamers (ROG) family, and is built on the compact micro-ATX form factor, called Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen 3. This is the second modification of the Maximus IV Gene, the original was based on Intel P67 chipset, the Gene-Z replaced the chipset with Intel Z68 that supports Smart Response technology, while the Gene-Z/Gen 3 adds PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots.

The board uses a 12-phase Digi+ VRM for the CPU, it is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting DRAM speeds of up to DDR3-2200 MHz with overclocking. The socket is wired to two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots over Gen 3 compliant switches and electrical components, the slots configure to PCI-Express 3.0 x8/x8 when both are populated. PCI-Express Gen 3 support requires next-generation 22 nm Ivy Bridge Core processors, which will be launched next year. The only other expansion slot is an open-ended PCI-Express 2.0 x4, wired to the Z68 PCH. NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire are supported.



Storage connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s, four SATA 3 Gb/s internal ports, and two eSATA 3 Gb/s ports driven by a JMicron controller. It's a given that ROG users will use discrete graphics, but an HDMI connector is dropped in nevertheless. Audio is care of a SupremeFX X-Fi 8+2 channel HD audio, the sole gigabit Ethernet connection is driven by a low-overhead Intel-made GbE controller. There are four USB 3.0 ports (two on the rear panel, two by header).

There are the usual ROG exclusives such as GameFirst, ROG Connect, GPU.DIMM Post, CPU Level Up, and Mem TweakIt. The board is driven by UEFI firmware, with ASUS ROG-themed setup program that has a few more tweaking options. Pricing and availability information is not known.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
 
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shame they didnt add a pci-e x1 slot then this board would be perfect for my needs
 
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OH, COME ON PEOPLE (manufacturers)!!!

Where the f**k are them AMD am3+ 990FX/X m-atx motherboards???


...with bd around the corner, why isn't there yet a single shadow of a hint about these kinda mobos on the entire internet? :confused:


I don't get it! :banghead::banghead::banghead:
 
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I MEAN where is ROG socket 2011 motherboards !!!!
 
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OH, COME ON PEOPLE (manufacturers)!!!

Where the f**k are them AMD am3+ 990FX/X m-atx motherboards???

...with bd around the corner, why isn't there yet a single shadow of a hint about these kinda mobos on the entire internet? :confused:

I don't get it! :banghead::banghead::banghead:
AMD split their markets. While I am sure someone will make a mATX board with a 900 chipset at some point, you can get the same out of an 800 series board with a black socket which ASRock, GIGABYTE, and ASUS already make. mATX at this point is mostly just for the FM1 socket fusion chips.
 
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OH, COME ON PEOPLE (manufacturers)!!!

Where the f**k are them AMD am3+ 990FX/X m-atx motherboards???


...with bd around the corner, why isn't there yet a single shadow of a hint about these kinda mobos on the entire internet? :confused:


I don't get it! :banghead::banghead::banghead:
Take a chill pill. No need to rage about a lack of m-atx 990FX mobos in an nnouncement for an intel motherboard.
 
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bastards, just got my gene and they release this

and yeah wer the heck is 990fx genes?
 
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Solid looking board, but need a 1x slot between the the 2 16 x slots.
 
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Am I the only one out there that would like to see a crossfire gene board from Asus?

Actually, reading the thread, it sounds like no, other people would like to see a crossfire gene board too.
 
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I want to see what ASUS has cooking up.
 
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