Summary: By using socket 1155 with Z77 chipset, both Intel CPU's with 32 nm and the new 22 nm models can be used on this motherboard. The latter, being Ivy Bridge CPUs, run their PCI Express slots with the new 3.0 standard.
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!
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: What attributes make a motherboard an ROG? If it's the higher quality components, proven digital power management, efficiency, stability, high performance, expansion needed to last, and overclocking, then the ASUS Maximus V GENE is worthy of wearing the ROG badge.
Pros: Attractive ROG design, Very good all around performance, Innovative audio implementation, Assembled with high quality components, Very good overclocking performance, ROG BIOS, Recovery, and AI Suite II, Big motherboard bundle
Cons: Attractive ROG design, Very good all around performance, Innovative audio implementation, Assembled with high quality components, Very good overclocking performance, ROG BIOS, Recovery, and AI Suite II, Big motherboard bundle, May have to change orientation of large CPU coolers
ASUS Maximus V Gene vs. Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Review
11 September 2012
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.
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.
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 c...
Summary: Coming in at $199 the ASUS Maximus V GENE comes in and hits at a really nice price point. While ROG boards tend to be a little bit more expensive than other models, the mATX form factor on offer from ASUS means that the pricing comes in slightly more aggressive and sits very strong against a lot of...
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.
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...