Republic of Gamers (ROG) line of products has been synonymous with performance and quality since its launch in 2006. ASUS' own words provides a fairly confident description of the products bearing the ROG tag: "Republic of Gamers consists only (of) the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in." While motherboards and graphics cards are the best known of the ROG products, ASUS has recently added laptops and headsets to their legendary ROG offerings. Today we'll be looking at their latest Socket 1155, or Second Generation Core i-series, Republic of Gamers motherboard - the Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG Motherboard.
The promotional image above provides a quick look at the motherboard, and ts distinctive Bigbruin-like color scheme. Before we get into the specifics of the Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG motherboard provided for review, let's take a peek at some of the features and specifications, as taken directly from the official product page
on the ASUS website.
» REV 3.0 - New P67 B3 Revision The Best Overclocking Experience on Intel P67 with ROG
» ROG Connect: Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way!
» ROG iDirect : Tune your PC from your iPhone or iPad now!
» RC Bluetooth: Smashes through all the barriers of conventional overclocking!
» Extreme Engine Digi+: Smashes through all the barriers of conventional overclocking !
» USB BIOS Flashback: Refresh the BIOS can never be that easy
» CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
» CPU Type: Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
» Supported CPU Technologies: Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
» North Bridge: Intel P67
» Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
» Memory Standard: DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 (Due to CPU behavior,
DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz
frequency as default.)
» Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB
» Channel Supported:Dual Channel
» PCI Express 2.0 x16
» 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16 )
» PCI Express x4: 1
» PCI Express x1:1
» SATA 3Gb/s: 4
» SATA 6Gb/s:
» 2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Red) by P67
» 2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Red) by Marvell 9182
» SATA RAID:
» 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Red) and 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports (Gray) support RAID 0,1,5,10
» Onboard Video Chipset: None
» Onboard Audio: Audio Chipset
» Realtek ALC889:
» Audio Channels:8 Channels
» Max LAN Speed: Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
» Bluetooth: Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR
Rear Panel Ports:
» PS/2: 1
» USB 1.1/2.0: 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 (also for ROG Connect)
» USB 3.0: 8 x USB 3.0
» eSATA: 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
» S/PDIF Out: 1 x Optical
» Audio Ports: 6 Ports
Internal I/O Connectors:
» Onboard USB: 2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0
» Form Factor: Extended ATX
» Dimensions: 12" x 10.6"
» Power Pin:24 Pin
» Parts: 3 years limited
» Labor: 3 years limited