Summary: It is really hard for me to write any sort of conclusion for the ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT without sounding like I’m kissing ASUS’s butt. There is so little here that I can find fault with that, no matter how I look at it, I just have to confess it to nearly be the perfect board for anyone that wants to run a single VGA, even if you have to stuff it into a fully sized tower only to have it dwarfed by your case.
Pros: Packed with high-end ROG features to keep your system stable even when pushed to the absolute limit, Decent stock and overclocked performance – this board is ready for benchmarking, Provided fan connectivity and control is excellent, Wide-open BIOS ready for tweaking to the limit, Included WiFi/Bluetooth, Built with the same 8+2 VRM as other ASUS Z87 ROG boards, Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS that includes mouse support and support for 3 TB+ drives
Cons: This board really seems too good to be true, which might have some disregard it, No Intel Thunderbolt, Color scheme used may not appeal to all
Asus' ROG Maximus VI Impact Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
27 April 2014
Summary: The Maximus VI Impact is the first Mini-ITX offering to spring from Asus' premium Republic of Gamers family. , it's also the most expensive mini Z87 board on the market right now. Both of those attributes set a high bar of expectations, and the Impact delivers. And then some.
The Impact may not be any faster than competing Z87 boards, but it doesn't need to be.
ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review
17 April 2014
Summary: ASUS combines the mini-ITX form factor with Republic of Gamers innovation, style and performance giving rise to the Maximus VI Impact. The tiny motherboards have moved from a tiny computer builder niche to a subset that many true overclocking enthusiasts consider as options now days due to flourishing features sets.
Excerpt: The ASUS Maximus VI Impact is ASUS' newest mini-ITX member of the Republic of Gamer (ROG) family. ASUS integrated design innovations from its Z77-based mITX board and added in some ROG-based innovations to come up with a wholly unique entity. With an MSRP of $229, the Maximus VI Impact comes in at the higher-end of the mITX price range with enough integrated features to more than justify the cost.
Summary: Like other members of ASUS' Republic of Gamers series motherboards, the Maximus VI Impact is specifically designed for enthusiasts willing to put in the time, effort, and money to tweak their systems for peak performance. For this purpose, it delivers in spades, offering a mother lode of settings to play with, and a highly customizable power regulation system to help ensure stability.
Summary: ASUS ROG boards are for a niche audience, primarily gamers. The ROG Maximus VI Impact is a niche within a niche – gamers looking at a small form factor machine, which does not compromise on anything. Naturally, the price point of Rs19,950 is on the higher side for most users, considering this is a mini-ITX form factor board. But in terms of features, there is barely any competition to the Maximus VI Impact in the mini-ITX segment.
ASUS Maximus VI Impact Mini ITX Motherboard Review
4 October 2013
Excerpt: Being as the PC world is going through a trend of smaller systems it started with lanBox style systems and mATX boards and now many are moving to even smaller mITX form factors. Introduction – ASUS Maximus VI Impact The ASUS Z87 series is far from over as something we have today is something people have been asking for some time for ASUS to produce.
Conclusion: When it comes to expectations for ITX motherboards, expectations are understandably low. If history was any indication the ASUS Maximus VI Impact would have over promised and under delivered, mostly due to an extremely small footprint constraining capabilities. Let’s be honest; it’s nearly impossible to cram ATX-style features onto a motherboard which is about half the size of an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper.
Conclusion: The Maximus VI line has already given us the Hero, Formula and Extreme and once again we turn to ROG for another Z87 counterpart, with a twist. Mini-ITX is now a popular form factor of choice for enthusiasts choosing to downsize and the new Impact is a first attempt for ASUS ROG Division in this particular arena.
Pros: + Asthetically very pleasing, + Great performance results, + Easy to overclock, + Advanced overclocking features, + Excellent features layout and choices, + No compromise on number of features, + Smooth and feature rich UEFI BIOS, + Equipped with SupremeFX Impact, + mPCIe Combo II