ASUS Unveils the ROG Maximus V Extreme Z77-Based Motherboard
Taipei, Taiwan (June 26, 2012) – among all Intel® Z77-based motherboards, the ASUS ROG Maximus V Extreme takes overclocking and competitive benchmarking the furthest, supporting the full range of 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. To empower overclockers, it ships with the exclusive ROG OC Key™ attachment, which includes detailed OSD TweakIt and OSD Monitor for deep system parameter modification. To accommodate truly experimental modding, the new board includes Subzero Sense™ technology, which can quickly detect even deep-freeze cooling of critical components. VGA Hotwire™ headers have been added for easier but precise and complete DIY voltage regulation, and native 10Gbps Intel® Thunderbolt™ support combines display and high speed data transfer capabilities into one streamlined arrangement for faster data transfers and better visuals. To ensure absolute graphics power, the Maximus V Extreme has five PCI Express 3.0 slots, two of which are native-linked to the CPU for faster and latency-free graphics performance. NVIDIA® 4-way SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ are improved with LucidLogix Virtu™ MVP multi-GPU optimization.
Maximus once more hosts all the finest overclocking features
The exclusive OC Key™ attachment comes in the retail box, and includes several powerful overclocking functions that are perfect for competitive benchmarking. OSD TweakIt and OSD Monitor work on the hardware level to enable real time adjustments and provide detailed system info, with no CPU resource penalty or software install needed. For aggressive cooling systems, Subzero Sense™ offers accessible detection that can measure temperatures as low as -200°C, providing users with complete insight into the efficiency of their thermal configuration. With K-type cables and a dedicated sensor port, Subzero Sense™ saves overclockers on the cost of buying a separate thermometer. For hands-on voltage modification, ROG includes VGA Hotwire™, which allows for quick DIY soldering of voltage points on the board and select ASUS graphics cards. This creates better board/GPU synergy, and improves overall tuning performance, as everything overclockers need to push their system to the limit can be easily accessed and adjusted via convenient OC Key™, BIOS, and TurboV interfaces.
Boosted connectivity capabilities
An onboard 10Gbps Intel® Thunderbolt™ chip enables bi-directional dual-channel data transfer and high-definition graphics via a single cable, creating a true next-generation connectivity standard. With its high data rates, users can move a full HD movie in just ten seconds, plus up to six compatible devices can be easily daisy-chained to a single Thunderbolt™ port. The Maximus V Extreme ships with an mPCIe Combo card, which adds instant dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth V4.0 support. It also adds mSATA, working together with Intel® Smart Response Technology to accelerate data access through solid state hybrid storage.
Better graphics power and flexibility
Thanks to intelligent board layout and generous spacing, four out of the five PCI Express 3.0 slots can take even the most powerful graphics cards currently available in 4-way NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFireX™. With this much graphics processing power, the Maximus V Extreme proves equally adept at gaming and GPU-based benchmarking as it is in CPU-heavy and overall system testing. To improve compatibility and ensure greater flexibility when choosing graphics hardware, LucidLogix Virtu™ MVP has been included to optimize multi-GPU configurations with higher framerates and more consistent vertical sync across different games and applications.
About ASUSASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
About ASUS MotherboardsDriven by homegrown innovation and dedication to absolute quality, ASUS has become the standard for motherboard excellence across diverse product ranges, leading the industry in global sales and positive customer feedback. Acknowledged by numerous accolades, ASUS motherboards propel computing forward with pioneering inventions. These include New DIGI+ Power Control, Dual Intelligent Processors for combined performance boosts and energy savings, and the unique whole-motherboard heat protection offered by the company’s TUF Series Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar. ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards enable unfettered overclocking and performance tuning, serving as the mainstays of numerous world computing records. Important ASUS exclusives such as USB 3.0 Boost with UASP support, USB BIOS Flashback, and UEFI BIOS with EZ Mode demonstrate the ASUS commitment to harmonizing ingenuity and environmental responsibility with care for the people who use technology in everyday life.
About ASUS ROGThe ASUS Republic of Gamers was created in 2006 in response to gamers and hardcore enthusiasts who requested more from their hardware. Since its creation, ROG has grown into a brand known for high quality and is an active participant in both gaming and overclocking events around the world, including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and Dreamhack. In the past five years, numerous overclocking records have been broken with ROG hardware and worldwide media have earned the brand over 1,800 awards and accolades. Adhering to the principle of “The Choice of Champions”, the ROG lineup includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops, mice and audio solutions, all designed to give gamers and enthusiasts the edge to win. To learn more, visit ROG at http://rog.asus.com.