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Asus Maximus VI Gene Z87 Gaming mATX Motherboard

Price: 12,988
Description:LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium® & Celeron Processors / SupremeFX- Supremacy through discrete-caliber audio / Sonic Radar- Scan and detect to dominate / mPCIe Combo II- Extra connections with new gen support / Extreme Engine Digi+ III- Hardcore power delivery with premium components / GameFirst II + Intel LAN- Put Your Frags First / RAMDisk- Double up on speed with RAM

Asus Maximus VI Gene Z87 Gaming mATX Motherboard


Maximus VI GENE: best mATX Z87 gaming and overclocking motherboard

The ROG GENE Series has long been the favorite choice of micro ATX power seekers. GENE boards have been the official BlizzCon motherboards for three consecutive years, forming the foundation for all official PCs used at the 2012 Battle.net World Championship. 

Staying true to tradition, Maximus VI GENE arrives fully loaded for action. Extreme Engine Digi+ III precision power delivery, exclusive tuning utilities, and advanced gaming features. These include SupremeFX 115dB SNR crystal-clear audio, the Sonic Radar visualized in-game overlay, Intel® Ethernet, and GameFirst II network optimization. Eager for mATX domination? Look no further.

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Latest ROG branding video

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SupremeFX

Differential signal design achieves 115dB SNR discrete-caliber audio

ROG has upped the game audio ante with an advanced differential circuit design. It includes an Op-Amp that combines two opposite-phased signals while filtering out noise interference during transmission, providing clear audio stream output with double the intensity. Moreover, SupremeFX on Maximus VI GENE also implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that's equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. This is the first-ever onboard sound capable of true audiophile-grade performance, set to revolutionize the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other people via chat. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule. Click the button to learn more about SupremeFX!

mPCIe Combo II

The next evolution of the mPCIe Combo card gives you even better expandability with the latest standards in connectivity. It’s easy to install, and adds mini PCI Express 2.0 plus USB 2.0, which is perfect for connecting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules to give your desktop instant wireless. It also keeps a precious PCI Express slot free. 

The compact but versatile card further future-proofs your build with M.2 (NGFF, Next Generation Form Factor) connectivity for SSDs. M.2 is a fast and power-efficient standard that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA, designed to optimize SSD performance. mPCIe Combo II works with your high speed M.2 SSDs and makes the most of their potential, helping you reduce load times to make your OS and games even faster.

Best UEFI BIOS design gives you full control of your PC

Upgraded UEFI BIOS

Most award-winning in segment

The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There’s also F4 My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities. Click the upper right tab to learn more. 

Hands-On Video

SSD Secure Erase

Recover lost performance. Back to high speed

SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world’s first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds. 

USB BIOS Flashback

Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing

Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the ROG Connect button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!

Preset OC profiles

Complete feature set geared-up for extreme OC as designed by tuning pros

  • Tweaker’s Paradise offers a wide variety of additional performance tweaking options for greater system stability and OC margin.
  • Massive 32 DRAM profiles and two DRAM tweak algorithms, also designed by ROG overclocking experts. These make memory performance modification easy with all major brands.
  • Custom OC profiles allow up to 8 OC profiles total, which is plenty for all applications.

SLI/CrossFire On-Demand

Why choose when you can have both?

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

4K Ultra HD ready

Discover future visual experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you’re ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI. That’s four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.

PCI Express 3.0

PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility. 


Exclusive utilities push your system beyond limitations

SSD Secure Erase

Recover lost performance. Back to high speed

SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world’s first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds.

ROG RAMDisk

Don’t waste your RAM: 20X faster storage than SSD!

ROG RAMDisk easily turns RAM into superfast temporary storage to accelerate operating system performance and reduce load times. It can use up to 80% of available system memory, and accesses files without relocating them to protect data integrity and minimize accidental corruption. To do this, the utility creates junction points which serve as quick links between files and RAM storage. All files are automatically saved and restored to their specific locations on hard drives when you turn your PC off, then go back to RAM when you power on again.

AI Suite III

One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

ASUS AI Suite III offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

CPU Level Up

Overclocking has never been so easy!

One-click instant system acceleration. Simply select auto CPU tuning or one of three speed levels, and the motherboard does the rest to get you the best!

USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support)

170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0

ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.

  • World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster.
  • Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
  • Simple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance.
Hands-on Video

2nd generation T-Topology

5%+ full load OC margin and 10%+ with one DIMM

For extreme memory overclocking under full load, ASUS developed the world’s first 2nd generation T-Topology. It further optimizes layout to minimize coupling noise and signal reflection, increasing DRAM overclocking. Testing shows around 5% more OC margin under full load, and 10% OC margin growth for one-DIMM configurations.


Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization

One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.


Dynamic Multi-Scenario Design

Figuring out the best settings for your PC a challenge? 4-Way Optimization automatically detects the best configuration for your system based on actual usage.

Proven Performance

The design makes sure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and everything else.

*Manual setting in Away Mode
*Testing configuration: Gaming - Intel LGA1150 i7-4770K | Z87-DELUXE | G.Skilll DDR3-2400 4GB x 2 Multimedia & Away - Intel LGA1150 i7-4770K | Z87-DELUXE | PATRIOT DDR3-1600 4GB x 2 | Corsair CCSD-F120GB3-BK 120GB

4 Key Tuning Pillars

  • Performance: unlock CPU/iGPU performance with the TPU
  • Efficiency: achieve whole system energy efficiency by reducing power consumption and power off extra I/O controllers
  • Leading digital power: real-time management of CPU-input voltage regulator via DIGI+ Power Control
  • Customized fan control: detailed supervision of every installed fan improves cooling and reduces noise with Fan Xpert 2


ROG – that special extra

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.

DAEMON Tools Pro Standard

The real tool for optical and virtual discs
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.

ROG CPU-Z

Whole new design of CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.

Mem TweakIt
Dynamic timing adjustments, DRAM efficiency gauge

When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time and view your DRAM efficiency score.

CPU and Chipset Features

Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready

This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.


Intel® Z87 Express Chipset




The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports and 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.



  • CPU
    Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors 
    Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87
  • Memory
    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 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 
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
  • Graphic
    Integrated Graphics Processor 
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
  • Multi-GPU Support
    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology 
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Expansion Slots
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 
    1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 *1

 

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