It’s been 2 months since Intel launched its new series 9 chipsets, which resulted in all manufacturers announcing their new motherboards with these new chipsets, although they weren’t able to launch everything on one go, leaving some boards for later. This is what happened with the ASUS motherboard from the Republic of Gamers series, the Maximus VII formula.
This motherboard belongs to RoG, which means that it targets the most exigent of users and so, they are high end motherboards that have special features that give the user a better gaming and overclocking experience.
The ASUS Maximus VII Formula is a motherboard with ATX format that has the new Intel 9 series chipset inside, the chipset Z97, which shares space with a 1150 socket where Intel’s Haswell processors will be installed.
The memory of this motherboard is given by 4 slots, where we will install DIMM format RAM DDR3 memories, which will be able to hold up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, withstanding high frequencies in OC up to 3300MHz, with a XMP profile and dual channel memory architecture.
Storage of the Maximus VII Formula will be offered by 6 SATA ports operating at 6GB/s and 2 SATA Express ports compatible with SATA 6GB/s as well as a M.2 slot. The expansion slots aside from the M.2 will be 3 PCIe x16, one of them being 3.0 and 2 working at x16, in dual mode, they would both work at x8 and the other slot would operate in 2.0 and x4. It also comes with 3 PCIe 2.0 x1 and a mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 slot.
The connectivity of the motherboard is given by 6 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 PS/2 port, 1 HDMI video output and 1 DisplayPort, Ethernet connectivity through Intel I218V drivers, HD Audio connectors offered by RoG SupremeFX Formula 2014, wireless connectivity with Wi-fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0.