ASUS ROG Unveils Latest Maximus IX and Strix Gaming Motherboards

Discussion in 'Intel MoBos' started by Steve, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Steve

    Steve I do not work here

    Messages:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    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.
     
  2. Rhialto

    Rhialto Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    461
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
  3. Mastrhiggins

    Mastrhiggins [H]Lite

    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Looks like they are letting those form factors fall into the ROG Strix line.
     
  4. Rhialto

    Rhialto Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    461
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Interesting, thanks for pointing that out... the Strix Z270I would be the IMPACT and the Strix Z270G would be thre GENE?
     
  5. AthlonXP

    AthlonXP Pick your own.....you deserve it.

    Messages:
    20,290
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2001
    I snagged the Max IX Code from Microcenter on Thursday night. I was actually going in to get the Max IX Hero but they sold it out even though I reserved it. They ended up bumping me to the Code for no extra charge. The board is pretty nice, however I tried to install the Asus lighting software (Asus Aura) and each time I run it the application crashes. Anyone ever run into this? I tried multiple versions and even the version on the DVD.
     
  6. antioch

    antioch Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Any word on what chipset they're using for WiFi 802.11AC on the Strix boards? Also, I wonder if it's possible to remove the shield around the miniPCI WiFi card and swap it with a different one. Has anyone opened up one of those on an older motherboard?
     
  7. Eldata

    Eldata Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    367
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Where are the externally accessible CMOS reset and BIOS Flashback switches?
     
  8. sram

    sram [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,211
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    The lineup namings and description are confusing and kinda of misleading. Which one is the highest end and top of the line? They all seem to be geared toward performance.

    I know it is the extreme from experience, but one can hardly distenguish.
     
  9. sram

    sram [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,211
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    cutting edge technologie= performance driven = power hungry = enthusiastis gamers = power users = high end

    What gives?o_O

    Maybe I need serious help here
     
  10. madcap magician

    madcap magician Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    316
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Seems to me on the IX Formula, if you're not planning on running water cooling for the VRM, would be to remove the caps for heat dissipation?
     
  11. Eldata

    Eldata Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    367
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011