ASUS Maximus V Gene Overclocking Review And Benchmarks
3 April 2014
Excerpt: Asus has recently just been smashing the competition when it comes to what they are delivering in the motherboard market. From BIOS to new technologies and features they have been shoving the motherboard market forward with new cool tech with every board they release it seems. Not every tool or tweak they offer will help everyone but its still really bitchin to test these boards and see the obscene amount of capability built into the very core of the board and even...
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.
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.
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.
Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Ivy Bridge Review
1 May 2012
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.
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.