ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX ROG Motherboard Review
Hi Tech Legion
15 July 2013
Summary: At a price point of $284.99 ($359.99 w/ThunderFX), the ASUS Maximus V Formula is in the Enthusiast Gamer category of Intel Z77 motherboard systems.
It is hard to find any fault in the performance of the Maximus V Formula on any level. However, one standout not mentioned in the following topics is audio.
Conclusion: Every single time I take a look at an Asus motherboard I walk away impressed. The Maximus V Formula is no different and frankly I expected nothing less. I came into this review excited about the built in water cooling and I left impressed by Asus’s attention to detail. A good example of Asus’s focus can be seen with its Rear I/O panel.
Asus Maximus V Formula Review: Good LGA 1155 Mainboard with Not Such a Good Aura
16 October 2012
Summary: This product is based on Intel Z77 Express chipset and its functionality is significantly expanded due to a large number of onboard controllers. This mainboard belongs to the “Republic of Gamers” series and therefore supports a lot of additional features and technologies. However, we uncovered some minor issues, which, unfortunately, seem to be a little too numerous for a mainboard of this rank.
Conclusion: The ASUS Maximus V Formula currently sells for $279.99 at Newegg , which is an excellent price for an upper end Z77 motherboard with as many features as this one offers. Versatility is the word that keeps coming to mind when I look back at this motherboard. Not an overclocker? You’ll enjoy the extra boost in speed the stock settings provide. Are you an overclocker using a good air cooler?
Summary: Is there a Z77 motherboard in the ROG range that isn't impressive? Time after time we have to acknowledge that ASUS is simply doing a seriously good job with their enthusiast motherboards. The ASUS Maximus V Formula simply isn't any different in terms of coolness.
Being an ROG motherboard the overall baseline performance trumps pretty much any Z77 boards we tested as ASUS (and we explained this before already) applies a little trick with the ROG motherboard, likely...
Excerpt: 10 Flares 10 Flares × Today we are looking at the Asus Maximus V Formula Motherboard, designed for the latest i7/i5/i3 Intel processors. The Maximus V Formula is a ‘no compromises’ Z77 motherboard, aimed at the top 10 percent of enthusiast user who will be using the most expensive components with a focus on overclocking.
Excerpt: Skal du bygge en ny og allsidig hjemmemaskin, er Intels LGA1155-sokkel svært aktuell. Her finner vi nemlig alt fra Intels billigmodeller til noen få hundrelapper, til de nyeste firekjernene med Ivy Bridge-arkitektur. Vi har tidligere sett nærmere på firekjernen Core i7 3770K , som er Intels toppmodell for LGA1155. Intels LGA1155-plattform ble lansert i fjor, og vi har siden den gang testet hovedkort for LGA1155 med H61-, H67-, P67-, Z68-, og Z77-brikkesettet.
Conclusion: Mit dem Maximus V Formula baut Asus das eigene ROG-Portfolio sinnvoll aus und bietet Spielern eine optimale Alternative zu dem Extreme- und dem Gene-Ableger. Letzerer kann zwar mit einem ähnlichen Feature-Umfang wie das Formula aufwarten, ist aber eher für kleine Gaming-Systeme mit wenigen Erweiterungskarten konzipiert. Das Extreme-Board der fünften Generation richtet sich hingegen explizit an Overclocker, die ihrer Hardware das letzte Quäntchen Leistung abverlangen.