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ASUS Maximus V EXTREME Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #34 in Intel Motherboards


Pros: More features than you can poke a stick at, supports crazy overclocking, UEFI BIOS is very impressive.

Cons: A very large board, but you should know that already.

One would assume that anything with 'Extreme' in the name and a price tag to sink a battleship, would live up to anyone's hype.

It does.

The Maximus V Extreme by Asus ROG is just that, extreme. My first look at the board in person almost made me drool. It is pure, unadulterated PC hardware pron. Every single detail on the board is done with absolute perfection and a cursory glance tells anyone that it's built to, not only perform, but OUTperform the competition.

Here are some pictures of the board itself.

The board itself is so pleasant to look at, that I simply began staring and enjoying the view.

Below is a feature list of the board, including dedicated Asus ROG features.

LGA 1155, 2nd/3rd gen support
DDR3 up to 2800Mhz overclocked, support for Intel XMP's.
Intel Z77 chipset
Thunderbolt on rear IO panel
Support for Quad CFX/SLI
6x SATA III 6Gb/s ports (2x Intel chipset, 4x ASMedia chipset)
3x SATA II 3Gb/s (One port dedicated for E-SATA)
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5Ghz
Bluetooth V4.0

Republic of Gamers features:

mPCIe Combo™ (mPCIe/mSATA combo card)
- OSD TweakIt
- OSD Monitor
ROG Connect :
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
- GPU TweakIt
Extreme Engine Digi+ II :
- 8 -phase CPU power design + 4 -phase iGPU power design
- 2 -phase Memory power design
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- Subzero Sense
- VGA Hotwire
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- EZ Plug
UEFI BIOS features :
- ROG BIOS Print
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
USB BIOS Flashback
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Special Features:

- TurboV
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: DLNA Media Hub, Smart Motion Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector

Back Panel I/O:

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x Thunderbolt port(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Optical S/PDIF in
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)

Internal I/O Ports:

2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
3 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
2 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 6-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x OC Key header(s)
2 x Subzero Sense connector(s)
2 x VGA Hotwire(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
15 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
7 x ProbeIt cable connector(s)
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x ROG Connect switch(es)
1 x LN2 Mode switch(es)
1 x Go Button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo header(s)

So, as you can see, this board comes fully equipped with everything you may possibly need for either gaming, or EXTREME overclocking. biggrin.gif

Upon using the board, it performs extremely well and even enhances the performance of my GTX 770 GPU. Overclocking is a dream, allowing easy performance increases within a few attempts.

I would recommend this board to anyone looking to either, start overclocking or build a serious gaming PC. This is the hardcore high-end gaming and overclocking motherboard, and the flagship that many competitors look to. It is suited to any build and has a presence that, only a few other boards can even hope to compete with.

...one just requires deep enough pockets.
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

The ASUS Republic of Gamer (R.O.G.) series motherboards has always been the pioneers to new over clocking methods for enthusiasts. R.O.G. is pleased to introduce the Maximus V EXTREME motherboard, featuring Intel's Z77 chipset supporting the latest LGA 1155 processors. The Maximus V EXTREME is equipped with the latest in I/O technology onboard, Thunderbolt™

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureMaximus V EXTREME is built for the hardcore Over-clockers, and provides a lot of features with that in mind. OC Key redefines the OC Experience 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support PCIe3.0 Expansion Bridge Embedded, allowing for Dual X16 support, which provides Blazing Performance with Higher Capability ROG Connect Easy and direct OC control at a pure hardware level mPCIe Combo + Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Offers added connectivity options for greater flexibility OC Key Access to tweak and monitor your system settings Thunderbolt Onboard The Fastest and most Versatile Transfer Technology capable of Ultra-fast transfer rates and Ultra-sharp resolution, with Data and Display transfer all on one unified cable
ModelMaximus V Extreme
MPNMaximus V Extreme
TitleASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementMaximus V Extreme 126614
Item Height12.8 inches
Item Length14.4 inches
Item Width3.7 inches
Package Height3.8 inches
Package Length14.4 inches
Package Weight6.5 pounds
Package Width12.8 inches
PartNumberMaximus V Extreme
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
UPCList - UPCListElement610839187645
Item Weight6.16 pounds
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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