ASUS has just revealed its new high-end monster motherboard, the ASUS ROG Maximus IX Extreme, which is their "seriously powerful new Z270 gaming motherboard that's expertly tooled to be totally cooled, with an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance right out of the box" - awesome, right?!
The new ROG Maximus IX Extreme is based on the Kaby Lake compatible Z270 chipset, ready for the latest Core i7-7700K processor - and of course, ASUS' awesome Aura Sync technology. There's built-in support for insanely fast DDR4 4133MHz RAM, the latest SupremeFX S1220 codec with 113dB SNR, and so much more.
We have dual M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, a USB 3.1 front panel connector, the latest 802.11ac with MU-MIMO and 40Gbps speeds through Thunderbolt 3.
Some of the cooler tricks that ASUS have up their sleeve with the new ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard is the pre-mounted I/O shield, SafeSlot, SafeDIMM, and copper-plated edge. The pre-mounted I/O Shield provides more protection, and the copper-plated edge oozes style. SafeSlot and SafeDIMM sees the PCIe slots engineered for better retention and resistance, while SafeDIMM is the "exclusive DIMM slot with a metal key pin that increases durability compared to traditional DIMM slots".
For the enthusiasts out there, ASUS have you covered with the built-in monoblock with flow, temperature, and leak sensors. The M.2 heat sink is even ready for watercooling, which reduces the temperatures of the M.2 SSD area by up to 42.8C - preventing super-fast M.2 SSDs from performance bottlenecks when they're running too hot.