ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VII Formula Series
ROG’s Z97 ATX gaming motherboard is
engineered with exclusive CrossChill Copper hybrid cooling, flawlessSupremeFX Formula 2014 audio, double-sided
ROG Armor covers and Watch Dogs game bundle
ASUS Republic of
Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch
Dogs, Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboards ready for the latest 4th-, new
4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ processors —
codenamed ‘Haswell’, ‘Haswell Refresh’, ‘Haswell Refresh K-Series’ (‘Devil's
Canyon’) and ‘Broadwell’ — and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting
The Maximus VII Formula series supports
dual-channel up to DDR 3300+ (OC) memory, and quad-GPU SLI™ and 3-way
CrossFireX™ for gaming rigs with multiple graphics-processing units
(multi-GPU). The new motherboard series also includes two SATA Express and ten
SATA 3.0 connectors, as well as eight USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports.
Maximus VII Formula delivers the best gaming
hybrid-cooling solution with CrossChill Copper, the best gaming audio with
SupremeFX Formula 2014 and the best gaming networking with Intel Gigabit
Ethernet, GameFirst III and LANGuard. The new motherboard also has the best
gaming power solution with Extreme Engine DIGI+ III and TrueVolt 5V, and the
best gaming protection with ROG Armor, premium components, ESD Guards and a multitude
of DIY-friendly design innovations.
Maximus VII Formula is pre-fitted with mPCIe
Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0, a compact connectivity module that
delivers the latest wireless technologies along with mini PCI Express (mPCIe)
and M.2 (10Gbit/s PCIe x2 and 6Gbit/s SATA) slots.
Two packages will be available — Maximus VII
Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs. The latter includes the full
version of Watch Dogs™, so customers are able to experience 2014’s most
exciting game action on 2014’s finest gaming motherboard.
Best gaming hybrid cooling
The best gaming
performance means keeping cool, so ROG has equipped Maximus VII Formula with the
all-new and exclusive CrossChill Copper hybrid-cooling solution. CrossChill
Copper is engineered around a highly-conductive, corrosion-resistant copper
cooling channel that’s incredibly effective at removing heat.
air or liquid, CrossChill Copper’s broad array of internal fins maximize the
cooling channel’s heat-dissipation surface area for extreme thermal efficiency.
With liquid, MOSFET temperatures are lowered by up to 23˚C and the G1/4-inch
threaded fittings mean that Maximus VII Formula offers maximum compatibility for
existing cooling setups — just fit the barbs, attach the pipes and it’s good to
Best gaming audio
VII Formula introduces SupremeFX Formula 2014, the integrated-audio solution that’s
as great as a dedicated sound card. Cutting-edge isolation technologies
minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) and exceptionally-premium components
deliver best-in-class audio, with an outstanding 120dB signal-to-noise ratio
(SNR) and Cirrus Logic® CS4398 digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
available via the rear output.
stylish black nickel EMI cover and warmth-suffusing ELNA® and WIMA®
film capacitors to the high-fidelity Texas Instruments LM4562 operational
amplifier that drives up to 600ohm-impedance headphones via the rear output,
every part of SupremeFX Formula 2014 is engineered for the purest audio clarity.
SupremeFX Formula 2014 also includes exclusive Sonic SenseAmp technology to
automatically detect analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) headphone impedance and
adjust the built-in amp, while Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings
for popular game genres and Sonic Studio enables brilliant 7.1-channel virtual surround
sound with just one click.
Best gaming networking
VII Formula is also fitted with state-of-the-art Intel Gigabit Ethernet that delivers
better throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and increased
efficiency. The new motherboard’s networking capabilities additionally benefit
from ROG-exclusive GameFirst III technology for no-delay gameplay. This
advanced network-optimization software assigns top priority to game-data
packets, allocating them more bandwidth to ensure the best online gaming
experience and clear, stutter-free online team-chat — all controlled with ROG’s
usual intuitive flair.
even reinvented the RJ45 socket, with LANGuard. Advanced signal-coupling
technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while
surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect against
lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges.
Best gaming power solution
VII Formula’s Extreme Engine DIGI+ III voltage-regulator module (VRM) with exceptionally-premium
components ensures ultra-stable power delivery, no matter how demanding the
MOSFETs deliver up to 90% efficiency in normal operation; they’re also more
durable and half the size of standard MOSFETs. 60A BlackWing chokes serve up
power with minimal loss and at very low temperatures, while Japanese-made 10K
black metallic capacitors last five-times (5X) longer and deliver 20%-greater
endurance at extreme temperatures than generic capacitors — ensuring that
Maximus VII Formula is able to withstand even the hardest of hardcore gaming.
technology delivers a rock-steady 5V supply to both the front and back USB
sockets — with no drop-outs. All connected equipment benefits from a clean 5V
supply, assuring great compatibility and added protection for USB devices.
Best gaming protection
VII Formula is brimming with some brilliantly innovative features to protect
both gamers and their gaming gear. Exclusive ROG Armor is a two-part
fortification that compromises a strong and stylish ABS-plastic cover and a
SECC (steel, electro-galvanized, cold-rolled coil) backplate. The ABS cover
blocks heat from the graphics card, lowering system temperatures for better
performance; and the SECC backplate supports the motherboard to prevent
bending, employing thermal pads to efficiently conduct heat away from crucial components.
Q-Slot makes it easy to secure or release a graphics
card, while the black nickel-coated Q-Shield protects hands from nicks and
cuts. Similarly, Q-DIMM’s one-sided clips means handling memory modules is a
cinch, and resettable fuses provide DRAM over-current protection that minimizes
the chance of short-circuit damage to memory and connection ports. Maximus VII
Formula even has a stainless-steel back input/output (I/O) panel that lasts up
to three-times (3X) longer than traditional panels.