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Is that really the full lineup? Or can we expect a z97 formula?
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Further high end Z97 products will be released at Computex like we did last year. Their development requires a bit more time due to testing/new features.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?46424-Leak-of-new-ASUS-boards-Z97&p=395593&viewfull=1#post395593
post #122 of 131
Well while im waiting for Devils Canyon i figured i might as well try out one of these shiny new Asus Z97 boards, so went with the Maximus VII Hero biggrin.gif

I have only just swapped over mobos so i'm still early into testing but the Hero is a great looking motherboard in the flesh, the lighting is not something that i normally go for but it does look cool and subtly done too.

Just testing the Audio at the moment to see how it compares to my Creative SB Z, so far its actually very good biggrin.gif

Anyway heres a few pics as i know you lot love a pic or two rolleyes.gif









I will be testing out overclocking of course to see if it fairs better than my previous Gigabyte UD3H board but that will likely commence tomorrow. If anyone has questions about this board i will try to answer best i can smile.gif
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post #123 of 131
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Is that true for intel iGPUs? If it is it does make sense. Indeed.

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033714.htm
Under "What three independent display configurations are supported?"

The HD 4000 does not support any combination of 3 DVI/HDMI simultaneous outputs.

It does support DP + 2 DVI/HDMI..... so that VGA port is unnecessary in this case.
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Hah. It appears they deprive it by one digital monitor output. Unless there is a way to get a digital 3rd..
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Do any of the current rog boards have Sata express? Or just the gold series ones
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Well while im waiting for Devils Canyon i figured i might as well try out one of these shiny new Asus Z97 boards, so went with the Maximus VII Hero biggrin.gif

I have only just swapped over mobos so i'm still early into testing but the Hero is a great looking motherboard in the flesh, the lighting is not something that i normally go for but it does look cool and subtly done too.

Just testing the Audio at the moment to see how it compares to my Creative SB Z, so far its actually very good biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyway heres a few pics as i know you lot love a pic or two rolleyes.gif









I will be testing out overclocking of course to see if it fairs better than my previous Gigabyte UD3H board but that will likely commence tomorrow. If anyone has questions about this board i will try to answer best i can smile.gif

 

May I direct you to the Owners Club? :) http://www.overclock.net/t/1487530/asus-z97-republic-of-gamers-motherboard-owners-club

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I got a bit disappointed with Gigabyte to be honest (they nerfed the VRM of anything but the SOC Force, and some models like the UD3H were VRM nerfed immensely). Does anyone know details of ASUS boards' VRMS (or at least have photos or a good idea)? They seem to be the only one good alternative, though to be honest, I'd prefer a more down to earth "enterprise-ish" model, most of their models appear to have too much glitter in their marketing and perhaps design.
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post #128 of 131
Depends how far and wide you'd spend for, I agree most of their mobos are ricey. Though their BIOS are amongst the best I've experienced, at least on the current board I'm running....Not much details of their VRM used on their latest boards, but a Z97 Deluxe review I found from a search did peaked under the heatsinks.







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The MOSFETs are by NXP and bear the designations "PH4030DLA" and "PH6030DLB". They were used by ASUS for the first time in the new B85-Pro Gamer.

http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.php/reviews/hardware/motherboards/30856-test-asus-z97-deluxe-.html?start=1

IIRC, this mobo goes for 400 dollars....Probably because of the extra accessories included such as the Thunderbolt PCI-E Card
Edited by Roaches - 5/15/14 at 5:58pm
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I've been looking at their riced models and..

..Really? The "Super Wow look how amazing it is ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio" that has nowhere on the main pages listed its chipset is actually a Realtek on a software wrapper? For that ludicrous attempt on deception alone I'm not going near them, I better get a UD5H.


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a Z97 Deluxe review I found from a search did peaked under the heatsinks.

Thanks. Though it's at the feature range I don't need. But it might shed light on the VRMs of others.
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Looks Nice But due to the customer service, I'm not touching anything ASUS with a 10 ft. pole
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