Conclusion: Design wise, the Gene-Z is a ROG board and because of that, I simply love it, and with a lot of mods and fans on the market utilising red, it’s a really strong colour scheme to use if you’re wanting to colour coordinate your system build.
Summary: We cannot say enough how impressed we are with the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z. When it comes to the BIOS, although we feel that the pages are far too numerous, we wouldn't want to see a single option removed, and the ones we'd like to see added hardly have any effect on usability or performance.
Pros: Full-size board features and capability packed into a much smaller footprint, Excellent overclocking options, Mature BIOS ensures easy setup for near every configuration, Low power consumption, Lucid Virtu support, Fantastic accessory package., Near the best "Out-of-the-Box" performance we've see...
Cons: Our first "High-End" board without a USB 3.0 front panel device., Slot spacing not ideal for multi-GPU configurations, Forced overclock with "stock" ASUS settings, Small size may leave it overlooked by many, BIOS has too many pages, Voltage read points need to be socketed.
Summary: Nice, very nice... One of the more powerful Intel chipsets with the most powerful Intel processor series all have been merged onto a small 24x24cm mATX motherboard (this form factor fits perfectly in any chassis of course). The combination of the two together with the ROG GENE build are incredible.
Summary: The Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z motherboard is priced at Rs.13,110 which is a grand more than the P8Z68-V Pro motherboard from the same company. We understand it’s designed for enthusiasts and overclockers but there’s no straying away from the fact that it is quite expensive for a micro-ATX motherboard.
Conclusion: The ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z is possibly the best micro-ATX Z68 board out there. Of course, such a bounty of features, quality, and performance normally doesn't come cheap. ROG products cater to the elite, so it costs about $170.
Excerpt: Aristotle wrote that " Change in all things is sweet" and change is something that the Maximus IV knows very well. Normally the ASUS range consists of an Extreme, a Formula and a Gene variant of the same basic design.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × If you enjoyed our review of the new Sapphire Mini ITX H67 motherboard, then today’s review product will be just as appealing. We are looking at the latest Micro ATX Asus Maximum IV Gene-Z motherboard which brings the Z68 chipset to the HTPC audience.
Excerpt: Beim Maximus IV Gene-Z handelt es sich um ein sehr gut ausgestattetes mATX-Mainboard, welches auf Intels Z68-Chipsatz setzt. Seit ASUS mit dem Rampage II Gene sein erstes mATX-Gaming-Board veröffentlichte, verfolgen wir die Entwicklung dieser Boards aufmerksam.