Republic of Gamers (ROG) today 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 overclockers 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.