Asus Maximus IX Extreme review – 5-way Extremization

Among many gaming and overclocking boards, Asus always has time to do something new, something interesting, something original. This time they launched Maximus IX Extreme later than other boards in the series and that was for a good reason. They bundled it with a liquid cooling monoblock that covers the CPU and VRM, offering great new features. And the surprise is… it’s not made by EK. It is made by Bitspower, making the test even more interesting.




Asus Maximus IX Extreme


- 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 4133MHz+

- Dual channel memory architecture


- SupremeFX S1220

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- 1x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN

- 1x Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

- Bluetooth v4.1


- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x4)

- 1x PCIe 3.0 x4


Intel Z270 chipset:

- 2x M.2 Socket 3 (support for SATA and PCI-E)

- 6x SATA3 ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology

USB ports

Intel Z270 chipset:

- 6x USB 3.0 ports (4 back, 2 by extension)

ASMedia USB 3.0:

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

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 1x USB 3.1 front panel header

Form Factor

- E-ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 10.7 inch (30.5 x 27.2 cm)




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