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ASUS MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Reviews

thespecialist

Packed with good software

Posted

Pros: love everything about the board

Cons: Not as durable as gigabyte

im too used to super durable boards so everything seems weak to me.
xioros

Good motherboard, but I expected more from the onboard sound

Posted

Pros: Packed with a load of features: SLI/CF support, very good VRMs, CPU & RAM OCs, PCIe mini slot, m2 mSATA slot

Cons: Onboard audio is slightly less than expected, light driver problems

[Scroll down for conclusion] Reasons (I had) before buying it I've always been quite an ASUS "fanboy" (this means, take this review with a grain of salt. It could be affected by the subjective view of being a "fanboy"). Probably the reason why I owned a Maximus IV Extreme and I was pretty certain to get a new ROG board, but this time: mATX. I needed a high-end mATX board for my build. My choices were down to: AsRock Z87M-OC, Gigabyte Sniper 5M and (of course) the ASUS Maximus VI Gene. I didn't like the look of the 5M and I had some bad experiences with AsRock, so the options were quickly narrowed down to only the M5G. Like usual, ASUS crammed a lot of features in the new Gene...
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