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ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Z270 Motherboard Review (Page 1)

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Z270 Motherboard Review

ASUS' ROG Maximus IX Formula is our second Intel Z270 motherboard review. Let's see how it does!

By Steven Bassiri on Jan 3, 2017 11:30 am CST
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS



ASUS's Maximus Formula series has become almost synonymous with premium gaming when it comes to motherboards. ASUS's latest iteration of the Formula is the Maximus IX Formula, based on the just released Intel Z270 chipset, and loaded with the latest and greatest ROG features. Compared to its Z170 counterpart, the Maximus IX Formula has a few tweaks and additional features such as the brand new USB 3.1 internal header and integrated IO panel.

We first saw the integrated IO panel on ASUS's Rampage V Edition 10, and it was a hit worth repeating on the new Maximus IX Formula. The new motherboard also carries more USB 3.1 with a faster controller, swaps U.2 for a second M.2 slot, features a better audio codec and DAC, more robust fan headers, improved water cooling support, and offers an additional RGB header.

Let's take a look at what ASUS has in store for the Maximus IX Formula.



The Maximus IX Formula has two M.2 ports, USB 3.1 at the rear and through an internal header, Intel Gbit LAN, SATA 6Gb/s, Wireless AC, and 120dB SNR audio.


The Maximus IX Formula price is currently unknown.

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