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Asus-maximus-iv-gene-z.33110176
8.4 out of 10

Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z

LGA1155 socket for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/C Read more

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Comment
CPU
Intel® Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors Supports Intel® 32 nm CPUSupports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® Z68
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryDual Channel Memory ArchitectureSupports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
Graphic
Integrated Graphics ProcessorVGA output support : HDMI port - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ TechnologySupports AMD CrossFireX™ TechnologySupports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x8) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
Storage
Intel® Z68 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), graySupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10Support Intel® Smart Response Technology on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor familyJMicron® JMB362 controller : *12 x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), red
LAN
Intel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio
SupremeFX X-Fi 2 built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retaskingAudio Feature :- X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™ - EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0 - THX® TruStudio PRO™- Creative ALchemy - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)Intel® Z68 chipset : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Overclocking Features
ROG Connect Extreme Engine Digi+ :- 8 -phase CPU power design + 4 -phase iGPU power design- 2 -phase Memory power designMem TweakItROG Extreme OC kit :- Debug LEDProbeItUEFI BIOS features :- ROG BIOS Print- GPU.DIMM PostGameFirstiROGExtreme TweakerLoadline CalibrationOverclocking Protection :- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS TurboV EVO :- CPU Level UpASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :- ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY :- ASUS Q-Shield- ASUS O.C. Profile- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS Q-Design :- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)- ASUS Q-Slot- ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)1 x HDMI2 x eSATA 3Gb/s1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)2 x USB 3.0 8 x USB 2.0 (white port can be switched to ROG Connect)1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)2 x CPU Fan connector(s) 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)1 x System panel(s) 6 x ProbeIt Measurement Points1 x Power-on button(s)1 x Reset button(s)1 x ROG Connect switch(es)1 x Go Button(s)1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
Accessories
User's manualI/O Shield2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)1 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x SLI bridge(s)1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 1 x ROG Connect cable(s)1 x Cable ties pack(s)1 x ROG theme label(s)1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
BIOS
64Mb Flash ROM, EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Disc
Support DVD: - Drivers and applications* ASUS AI Suite II* ROG CPU-Z* ROG GameFirst Utility* Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 Utility* ROG Mem TweakIt Utility* ASUS AI Charger+* DAEMON Tools Pro Standard* Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 1-year license
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
Note
*1: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
Release Date
First seen
24 June 2011