ASUS has just unveiled its latest Z170-based motherboard, the new ROG Maximus VIII Impact. The new Maximus Impact motherboard is the best yet, set to make it the centerpiece of new high-powered mini-ITX gaming PCs.
The new ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Impact features Intel's latest Z170 chipset, compatible with the new Skylake-powered processors like the Intel Core i7-6700K. The motherboard itself features two DDR4 slots that will take DDR4 RAM right up to a huge 4133MHz when overclocked. The motherboard features a "full-scale voltage-regulator module (VRM) dubbed Impact Power III vertically-mounted onto the tiny board, allowing you full access to digital power management for ultra-precise and stable overclocks with your processor and memory".
On the audio side of things, ASUS has deployed its SupremeFX Impact III which features beautiful LED-illuminated audio jacks and Sonic SenseAmp technology. Connectivity wise we have the brand new 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO technology which is built-in, so it doesn't take up any additional space. ASUS has also provided USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type-A and reversible Type-C connectivity, as well as a built-in U.2 connector which provides up to 32Gbit/s of bandwidth.