Asus Maximus IX Formula review – wet is a new bet

Asus Formula series is a well-known family of motherboards, especially for their water cooled VRM and the armor that covers the board. The new member of this series is Asus Maximus IX Formula, a board based on the new Intel Z270 chipset and designed for the just launched 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs.

We are talking about the most powerful ROG motherboard of Z270 series, at least until an Extreme version may see the light.





Asus Maximus IX Formula


- Intel Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


- Intel Z270


- 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB

- Supports DDR4 4133+ MHz

- Dual channel memory architecture


- ROG SupremeFX ALC S1220 HD Codec

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- Intel I219V Gigabit LAN


- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8)

- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16 running at x4

- 2x PCIe 2.0 x1


Intel Z270 chipset:

- 2x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key

- 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology

USB ports

Intel Z270 chipset:

- 6x USB 3.0 ports (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)

- 6x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, 2 at mid-board)

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 2x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C)

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)


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