ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA1155 Review 28

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA1155 Review

Intel Z68 Chipset »


Looking for a smaller motherboard, but still want the performance of a full-size board? Lately we've seen several requests in the forums for such a product, and none other than ASUS has stepped up to the plate with a solution based on the Intel Z68 Platform, with the Maximus IV Gene-Z. Like it's much larger brethren, the Maximus IV Gene-Z is straight from the ROG line of products from ASUS, a product line that seeks not only to meet every gamer's needs, but also the needs of those looking to push their system to the max. We take the Maximus IV Gene-Z ROG racer for a spin around the track; will it make the fastest lap?


Specifications: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
CPU SUPPORT:Intel Socket 1155 2nd Gen Core Family/Unlock Processor
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 8+4 phase
Memory Power: 2 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z68 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Intel Integrated (via installed CPU)
MEMORY:4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2200
SLOTS:2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/0 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
HDD CONNECTIVITY:4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel Z68)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z68)
2 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s (JMicron JMB362)
NETWORKING:Intel 82579 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
PORTS:12 x USB 2.0 ports (8 at back panel, 4 at front panel)
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo connector
1 x HDMI port
2 x eSATA port
1 x RJ45 LAN port
7 x Audio port with 6 analogue audio jacks + 1 Digital
AUDIO:SupremeFX X-Fi 2 8-Channel HDAudio CODEC
FORM FACTOR:uATX Form Factor( 244 mm x 244 mm )
  • ROG Connect
  • Extreme Engine Digi+
  • Mem TweakIt
  • ROG Extreme OC kit
  • ROG BIOS Print
  • GPU.DIMM Post
  • Game First
  • iROG
  • Extreme Tweaker
  • COP EX
  • ASUS C.P.R.
  • MemOK!
  • ASUS Q-Design
  • Lucid Software Bundle
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