ASUS reveals Z270-based Maximus IX Extreme motherboard

ASUS unveils its new ROG branded Maximus IX Extreme motherboard for high-end Core i7-7700K builds.

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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?!

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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.

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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.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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