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Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
6.8 out of 10

Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z

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Intel® Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors Supports Intel® 32 nm CPUSupports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Intel® Z68
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryDual Channel Memory ArchitectureSupports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)* According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market. * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ TechnologySupports AMD CrossFireX™ TechnologySupports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology
Expansion Slots
4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8, x16, x16) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Intel® Z68 chipset : *12 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), graySupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10Support Intel® Smart Response Technology on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor familyMarvell® PCIe 9182 controller : *12 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), redJMicron® JMB362 controller : *12 x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), red
Intel®, 2 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Bluetooth V2.1+EDRRC Bluetooth On/Off Switch
Realtek® ALC 889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retaskingAudio Feature :- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports
NEC® USB 3.0 controller : *28 x USB 3.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)NEC® USB 3.0 controller : 2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)Intel® Z68 chipset : 9 x USB 2.0 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)
Overclocking Features
ROG Connect RC Bluetooth :- RC TweakItROG iDirect Extreme Engine Digi+ :- 8 -phase CPU power design + 4 -phase iGPU power design- 3 -phase Memory power design- ML Caps on CPU respectivelyMem TweakItROG Extreme OC kit :- LN2 Mode- PCIe x16 Lane Switch- Debug LED- Q ResetProbeItUEFI BIOS features :- ROG BIOS Print- GPU.DIMM Post- CPU Socket MonitoriROGExtreme TweakerLoadline CalibrationBIOS FlashbackUSB BIOS FlashbackOverclocking Protection :- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)- Voltiminder LED- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS TurboV EVO :- CPU Level UpASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :- ASUS Q-Fan Plus- ASUS Fan Xpert - ASUS Q-Fan ASUS EZ DIY :- ASUS Q-Shield- ASUS O.C. Profile- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS Q-Design :- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)- ASUS Q-Slot- ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)2 x eSATA 3Gb/s2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)8 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0 (white port can be switched to ROG Connect)1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)1 x Clear CMOS button(s)1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)1 x RC Bluetooth switch(es)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) 4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x Power Fan connector(s) 3 x Optional Fan connector(s) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)1 x System panel(s) 8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)1 x RC Bluetooth header(s)1 x LN2 Mode header(s)1 x Q Reset switch(es)2 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)1 x Power-on button(s)1 x Reset button(s)1 x LN2 Mode switch(es)1 x Go Button(s)1 x BIOS Switch button(s)1 x ROG light connector(s)1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
User's manualROG Exclusive Feature GuideI/O Shield2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)1 x SLI bridge(s)1 x CrossFire cable(s)1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module(s)1 x ROG Connect cable(s)1 x ProbeIt cable set(s)1 x Thermal sensor cable pack(s)1 x Cable ties pack(s)1 x ROG theme label(s)1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)1 x RC Bluetooth card(s)
64Mb Flash ROM, EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a, Multi-Language BIOS
WfM2.0, DMI2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Disc
Support DVD: - Drivers and applications* ASUS AI Suite II* ROG CPU-Z* 3DMark Vantage* ROG Mem TweakIt Utility* Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 1-year license* ASUS AI Charger
Form Factor
Extended ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 10.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 26.9 cm )
*1: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported.*2: With 2 x VIA SuperSpeed USB hub controllers.
Release Date
First seen
24 June 2011