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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #9 in Intel Motherboards

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Pros: Flawless layout. Breeze to overclock. Lots of connectivity options. Supports 22nm CPU's. Very nice UEFI tools with various applications.

Cons: Bloatware on following CD that makes the PC unstable. A minor issue, but stick to regular drivers from Asus' website. None other.

Introduction
The Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z is a great contribution ti Asus' great line of ROG motherboards.

This board was a fresh breeze compared to e.g the larger P8P67/Z68 PRO versions from Asus. The UEFi interface is overhauled, which makes the fine tune of this motherboard a breeze, aswell as the boards design and layout wich I myself find very appealing.

Bundle
A very good manual is included. The manual is thick as a bible, and incredibly detailed in various languages. The bundle also comes prepacked with a batch of stickers ment to sort out your hard drive cables for easy maintaining and great overview. A ROG casebadge, as well as a huge side-panel sticker with the well known Republic of Gamers vector style graphics, is also included.

All the neccessary accessories is bundeles, such as I/O panel, Sata cables, SLi and a extra crossfire bridge is ofcourse included.

The only negative thing I find about this bundle, are the Driver+Apps DVD. The AI Suite makes the system freeze on load. My tip is to do all the prefered settings in the UEFI BIOS instead of installing the poorly designed software from Asus.

Motherboard
The layout is fantastic and incredibly tidy for a mATX board. With it, you could go all out with a crossfire or a SLi system, toss on a large cooler to cool your chip, aswell as running everything you would normally find on a regular sized ATX board without any problem at all.

No physical problems with the board at all, neither any hidden errors or random bluescreens.

Conclusion
The perfect LAN board, or simply the perfect board for anyone who would save some space on their desk, but still look for performance. thumb.gif

Posted

Pros: Compatible with newer 22nm CPUs *BIOS update required*

Cons: No PCIe 3.0

If you are an Intel owner looking for a m-ATX board to do major overclocking, this is the board for you.

NOTE: There is a future revision being released: "Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3". I recommend you wait to purchase the newer GEN3 which supports PCIe 3.0.
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards
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The ASUS Republic of Gamer (R.O.G.) series motherboard pioneers new overclocking methods to enthusiasts. Maximus IV Gene-Z motherboard features Intel's Z68 chipset supporting the latest LGA 1155 processors.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandAsus
EAN0610839181155
FeatureLucidLogix Virtu -Utilize both iGPU and Discrete graphic card at same time
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height11.1 inches
Length3.7 inches
Weight3.95 pounds
Width11.6 inches
LabelAsus
List Price$185.99
ManufacturerAsus
ModelMaximus IV Gene-Z
MPNM4G-Z
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPC Accessory
Product Type NameMOTHERBOARD
PublisherAsus
SKUSY2980998
StudioAsus
TitleASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards
UPC610839181155
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