Summary: There can be no doubt that when it comes to overclocking, the ASUS Maximus V Extreme packs an incredible amount of features - more than any other similarly priced board. Making use of all these features does have its caveats, and taking full advantage of everything the board offers does require specific hardware, but you will not buy just any part when it comes to breaking records.
It quickly becomes clear that this isn't your standard board.
Pros: Packed with everything needed to physically overclock beyond the limit., Huge VRM capability, but it still sips the power., Excellent accessories package, Wide-open BIOS ready for tweaking - get the ultimate in performance., Great pricing considering all the features, including the addition of Quad SLI and Quad Crossfire to the Intel Z77X platform., Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS including mouse support and support for 3 TB+ drives.
Cons: Huge complexity can be overwhelming, Windows8 BIOSes can be finicky when overclock testing., PLX PEX8747 only in use with select slot configurations, and it only utilizes the PCIe 3.0 x8 link., Not all features properly documented in the manual.
Conclusion: The ASUS Maximus V Extreme is a wonderful motherboard. So wonderful, in fact, that only a very small subset of users need it. Sure, everyone wants one, but at the frankly extreme price of $369.00 , do you really need it? That’s a decision only you can make. Good things come in threes, and there are three user groups who absolutely do need this motherboard – first and foremost is the extreme overclockers.
Excerpt: ASUS has some amazing Z77 offerings especially in the ROG lineup. We have already looked at the Maximus V Gene and the Maximus V Formula, both of which were amazing overclockers with loads of features. Today we have the Extreme variant which is the very top model for the ASUS ROG lineup. It carries many features such as the OCKey and VGA Hotwire. Keep reading to see exactly what this board offers!
Summary: If extreme is your thing then the ASUS Maximus V Extreme is all made for you. Honestly, and as weird as it might sound, I'd even have a hard time recommending the board towards the mainstream crowd as the features actually seem to be catered the most towards enthusiast users and pro-overclockers. Which is a small niche market.
Obviously the Extreme is impressive, very impressive?
Summary: The Asus Maximus V Extreme can be yours for a street price of Rs. 29,800. This might seem like a lot of money for a motherboard, but then again you have graphics cards that cost Rs. 67,000, so that’s the price you pay for staying on the cutting edge of technology. As we mentioned earlier, this is no ordinary board — in fact there’s nothing quite like it in the market.
Excerpt: The Maximus range from ASUS has been around for a long while. Indeed the Maximus II came with Socket 775. It says a lot about the relative speed with which Intel have gone from the 870 to the 3770K that we've swiftly arrived at the Maximus V. Today we're taking a look at two variants of the Maximus V, and we'll begin with the full-fat, all singing and dancing monster that is the ASUS Z77 Maximus V Extreme.
Summary: Материнская плата из линейки ASUS Republic of Gamers радует своими экстремальными возможностями. Эта экстремальность чувствуется повсюду, от расширенных функций разгона до высокого энергопотребления в режиме бездействия. Впрочем, если оставить в стороне вопрос энергопотребления, вы получите высококачественную материнскую плату, которая поставила новую планку по изобилию функций, аксессуаров и возможностей.
Pros: Экстремальная производительность, мощная система питания CPU и большое количество функций разгона, Великолепный набор функций и возможностей, включая OC Key, Поддержка PCI Express 3.0 на четырёх слотах PEG (только с процессорами Ivy Bridge), Опции разгона (выключаемые слоты PCIe, два BIOS ROM, OC Key), Очень хорошая производительность в целом, хорошая стабильность, "Родная" поддержка USB 3.0, Наличие mSATA и Thunderbolt
Cons: Высокая цена, Высокое энергопотребление в режиме бездействия