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 pricing 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.
Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Ivy Bridge Review
18 July 2012
Conclusion: Little over two weeks ago we took a look into the all new world of the Z77 chipset and board that will support Intel’s all new Ivy Bridge processors. This lineup of boards included the Maximus V Gene and we were very impressed with what the board has to offer and more so its performance. For a long time we’ve been wanting to see how these boards fair with an Ivy Bridge chip installed instead of the older Sandy bridge processors.
Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Sandy Bridge Review
7 July 2012
Conclusion: As I’m sure you will know, we at eTeknix love Asus motherboards and that is why we use them for all our component testing purposes. Now that Z77 is here, they have a whole new lineup of motherboards with the new chipset to support the up and coming 3rd Generation processors from Intel.
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
Excerpt: With another video card launch out the way it's time to get back into testing the pile of Z77 motherboards that we've been collecting for the last few months. The latest comes from ASUS and is part of the popular Republic of Gamer series or ROG as most enthusiasts know it as.