ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced its full lineup of gaming motherboards, comprising Maximus IX Extreme, Maximus IX Formula, Maximus IX Hero and two brand-new additions — the Maximus IX Code and Maximus IX Apex.
The 2017 roster also includes the Z270 motherboards from ROG Strix, a new recruit to the ROG fold.
Based on the latest Intel® Z270 chipset and ready for the new extreme-performance 7th Generation Intel® Core™ (‘Kaby Lake’) processors, ROG gaming motherboards are packed with world-leading innovations and ROG-exclusive technologies to deliver epic performance for all gamers, from value-driven newcomers and style-conscious modders to enthusiast over lockers who want to build cutting-edge air- or water-cooled rigs that push the accepted limits of performance.
The ROG 2017 lineup provides the best gaming audio with exclusive SupremeFX codecs and the best air- and water-cooling innovations, with both built-in options and easy expansion. They also offer the industry’s best automated-overclocking performance with refined design choices, optimized board layouts and class-leading features. For this generation ROG has also added Aura Sync, the world’s first motherboard-controlled synchronized RGB lighting, and has 3D-printing-friendly design — ushering in a new era of personalization and customization.
The full Maximus IX lineup includes Extreme, redefined for water-cooling veterans and gamers who demand cutting edge technologies, Formula for performance-hungry gamers and modders that want to dip their toes into custom water-cooling, and Hero for everyday gaming brilliance,. The new additions are Code, an accessible aesthetics-focused motherboard made for those who love to mod, and Apex, a high-end performance-driven motherboard to appeal to power-user overclockers and gaming enthusiasts. .
Maximus IX Extreme: Best of the best innovation
Maximus IX Extreme is ROG’s flagship gaming motherboard tailored for water-cooling enthusiasts in pursuit of the maximum performance, and is the result of years of industry expertise.
The new board comes with the world's first integrated monoblock, expertly manufactured by Bitspower. Maximus IX Extreme is packed with ROG innovations that refine traditional solutions: The monoblock detects the flow rate of the water coolant, and has dedicated circuitry to detect both the inlet and outlet temperatures and coolant leakage. The monoblock also integrates the neighboring M.2 heatsink for unmatched heat-dissipation to eliminate throttling — therefore improving both reliability and enabling greater performance.
Maximus IX Code: Simply luxurious
Inspired by the enormous popularity of the ROG Maximus Formula motherboard series, the brand-new Maximus IX Code board gives gamers the aesthetic appeal of Aura Sync RGB lighting, the convenience of onboard Wi-Fi, and the reliability of long-lasting components.
It is christened Code to echo the defining layer of ROG Armor that protects and streamlines the board, with the name derived from the Latin codex — describing the precursor to modern books that became popular due to its unique and durable cover. Maximus IX Code sets a new standard in motherboard design by making ROG Armor more accessible to gamers.
Maximus IX Apex: Redefining limits
Maximus IX Apex motherboard is the latest ground-breaking addition to the ROG product family, drawing players back to ROG’s origins — a one-of-a-kind community for world-class cutting-edge enthusiasts that seek to reach the apex of performance and gaming.
Maximus IX Apex is engineered with the best overclocking engineering coupled with the revolutionary DIMM.2 design, which allows two M.2 drives to be vertically mounted in a DDR4 interface. Users can then mount DIMM or case fans to prevent throttling and ensure the system never breaks a sweat. To broaden the new board’s appeal beyond extreme overclockers, Maximus IX Apex’s aesthetics include a unique X-shaped PCB that allows Aura Sync to shine through, an aircraft-inspired heatsink design and an illuminated customizable nameplate. Apex is crafted to be a natural fit for showcase PC builds for gaming and style-conscious enthusiasts — where pure adrenaline meets style.
ROG Strix: ROG’s newest recruit, ready to strike up gaming excitement
ROG Strix is the all-new gaming creed, consisting of boards crafted to appeal to every type of gamer: ROG Strix Z270E Gaming, ROG Strix Z270F Gaming and ROG Strix Z270H Gaming ATX gaming motherboards, mATX ROG Strix Z270G Gaming and mini-ITX ROG Strix Z270I Gaming. ROG Strix Z270 gaming motherboards combine bold aesthetics with premier performance and incredible SupremeFX audio to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences and style. Unique, angular patterns inspired by the slashes of a sword lend to ROG Strix series’ striking visual accents, and a reflective polychrome ROG logo emblazoned on a diamond-cut metal nameplate shines as a mark of gaming pride. Additionally, Aura Sync technology adds a burst of vibrancy as it syncs with Aura-enabled components for a system that glows in a nearly infinite spectrum of colors.
Support for the latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations, take performance to the next level to give ROG Strix gamers the edge against their opponents.
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