Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Ivy Bridge Review
29 September 2013
Conclusion: So where do I start for a conclusion. I’ve already covered the majority of the board in my previous Sandy Bridge based review and thus I don’t want to tread over the same grounds twice putting in information that would repeat myself and make for to much of a read for you the readers. This in mind i’ve got a few points that I’m going to go over based on the Maximus V Gene under Ivy Bridge and its relative performance.
Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Sandy Bridge Review
29 September 2013
Conclusion: Starting with its looks, the Maximus V Gene may look like any other ROG board, but this is key to the ROG range. By keeping the styling the same right down to the box, you know what you’re getting and you know that the performance levels are to be rivalled. Its colour scheme with its dark board and red highlights lead to an easy system colour scheme choice.
ASUS Maximus V Gene vs. Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Review
13 May 2013
Conclusion: On first glance, the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 looks like a good board – in terms of performance we are right on the money across the board, and overclocking performance is also competitive with the MVG. On the motherboard itself is a fairly default chipset arrangement, with five of the SATA ports in a 4+1 arrangement (+1 at right angles to the motherboard), 4 USB 3.0 total from the chipset and an x16 or x8/x8 arrangement for GPUs.
ASUS Maximus V Gene Overclocking Review And Benchmarks
20 February 2013
Conclusion: It has been a very long week of testing retesting and then confirmation of results to bring these reviews to the table and with the release of Ivy Bridge the reviews can now begin to flow with those results. Ivy Bridge CPUs are the whole reason for this new platform and in many ways this is a very successful launch for Intel and their partners.
Summary: Final Thoughts
You know in many people’s minds micro ATX motherboard are cheap, boy are they wrong! The Maximus V Gene is probably the most feature-packed Z77 mATX motherboard and it has more features than many full-sized Z77 motherboards! ASUS knows gamers attend LAN parties whenever they can and I’m sure they know what a pain it is to carry a large tower from event to event.
Pros: mPCIe & mSATA add on card, Easy overclocking, AI Suite II & GameFirst II software, SupremeFX III sound, MultiGPU support, So many features in a small package
ASUS ROG Maximus V GENE Micro-ATX Motherboard Review
11 September 2012
Summary: While the transistor gods assure us that all ROG are equal or better, it’s their
that sometimes make them an elusive choice. Prices reach
for the Extreme,
for the Formula ThunderFX, and
for the Formula. This makes the
an extremely attractive all around gaming motherboard as you get all of the ROG higher performance and features without paying too much of a premium.
Summary: That's some pretty crazy stuff. This was the smallest motherboard we tested, yet it was the fastest in terms of performance. The overall baseline performance trumps all other Z77 boards we tested as ASUS applies a little trick with the ROG motherboard, likely slightly higher turbo's for the low bin threads. That doesn't matter as it will benefit you the end-user.
We already tested the SaberTooth Z77 and that is a scrumptious motherboard. The GENE however ups it a notch.
Summary: My thoughts on the board aren’t going to be as verbose as usual. You can only use so many positive adjectives in a row without sounding retarded. Simply put, using the Maximus V Gene was a flawless experience; it met and exceeded all my expectations. It is feature rich and the best damned overclocker for the current Ivy Bridge processors I’ve ever seen.
Summary: We’ve had a lot of experience with ASUS’ Republic of Gamers branded boards. ASUS’ latest entry in the brand aims to prove that good things come in small packages. If you are looking for an Ivy Bridge board, don't discount the small Micro-ATX form factor as being less for the enthusiast.
Conclusion: Another Z77 Board on the books, and this one thoroughly impressed. Honestly we really wish there was a full ATX variant like the Formula that we saw recently, or hopefully an Extreme to come soon. We also wish that ASUS had gone the standard route with this ROG board as they had done in the past with labeling the LN 2 jumper and any other special features so that users would not have to hunt them down or think they were omitted.
Pros: Excellent overclocking, ROG Connect, 2-way SLI compatible, SupremeFX III Audio, Full UEFI BIOS, BIOS flashback function, Don’t need CPU for BIOS flash, Many USB 3.0 ports, Overclocker/Enthusiasts support, Intel NIC, Highly efficient DIGI+ power system, GPU/DIMM Post, mPCIe/mSATA, card, LN2 Mode capability