Intel® Z77-based gaming board arrives packed to the edges with advanced cooling, powerful audio, and intelligent bandwidth optimization
Taipei, Taiwan (June 5, 2012) - the ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus V Formula brings the ROG tradition of gaming excellence to the newest generation of PC hardware and gaming. With the Intel® Z77 chipset implemented, it supports both 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors. For the complete thermal confidence gamers and modders demand, the board employs Fusion ThermoTM, an exclusive dual configuration that enables both air and water cooling. SupremeFX IVTM audio upgrades sound output in games and all multimedia content, while GameFirst IITM ping time reduction and latency mitigation contributes to smoother and more responsive online gaming and VoIP. The bundled mPCIe Combo with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 offers added connectivity options for greater flexibility, and the Maximus V Formula/ThunderFXTM SKU further ships with a powerful multi-platform headphone amplifier.
Ready for both air and water cooling
The exclusive Fusion ThermoTM design makes the Maximus V Formula an ideal platform for DIY gamers, as it comes pre-installed with all the makings of advanced air and water thermal configurations, giving users the choice of which route to go. A custom air-cooled heatsink with anodized aluminum fins is included, keeping critical components well-chilled even during high-load usage. Should gamers opt for water cooling, ROG makes the choice easier to implement, with an all-cooper water channel that uses electroplated nickel barbs already inside the heatsink, with openings on both ends to make fitting hoses easier. These features render the Maximus V Formula a ready-made motherboard for high end gaming, competitive overclocking, and case modding. Fusion ThermoTM has been designed with feedback from the community, and reflects the close contact ROG maintains with gamers worldwide.
Premium capacitors drive crystal-clear in-game audio
Enhanced SupremeFX IVTM audio hardware comes standard on the Maximus V Formula, utilizing meticulously-selected premium Japan-made ELNA audio capacitors, plus an additional extra-large 1500uF main capacitor. These can handle far more impactful output than standard onboard audio hardware, generating superior effects and surround fields for enveloping sound in-game, driven by a powerful 300ohm headphone amplifier. ROG engineers have also created exclusive Red Line Shielding technology, which isolates SupremeFX IVTM hardware from the rest of the board to ensure precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced interference. To top these features off, an EMI protection cover has been placed on the SupremeFX IVTM audio chip to further protect it from unwanted interference.
Next generation multiplayer optimization
Exclusive GameFirst IITM technology offers an even more sophisticated network optimizer than the previous version of GameFirst. It actively oversees and shapes online traffic to reduce ping times and overall latency, allowing users to enjoy smoother online gaming and better VoIP call quality. Easier to use than before and now upgraded with cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping technology, GameFirst IITM carries out constant packet inspection routines to minimize transfer queuing, resulting in noticeable network performance gains. It features the exclusive EZ Mode, which uses an intuitive interface to make features accessible even to new users, plus Advanced Mode for more in-depth tuning. GameFirst IITM combines with an Intel® Ethernet chip to power faster and smoother online play.
Excellent multi-platform headphone performance
Available only on the Maximus V Formula/ThunderFXTM as of this writing, ThunderFXTM drives headphone sound with the finest capacitors and a 300ohm amplifier. It uses environmental noise cancelation (ENC) technology with a 120dB SNR digital-analog converter (DAC), and includes a dedicated relay for the purpose of de-popping sharp audible feedback during boot up and power down. ThunderFXTM supports desktops, notebooks, Xbox 360®, and PlayStation® 3, and offers GamEQ with three preset profiles for different game genres (first person shooter, racing, and real time strategy). GamEQ also gives users access to detailed tuning, bringing out greater sound effect clarity so that everything from engines to footsteps comes across loud and clear via headphones.
World records set yet again
The ROG Maximus V Formula has already asserted itself as a power player in the global overclocking and benchmarking scene. Over the last few weeks, the gaming motherboard clocked several major achievements. More information on them can be found at these links:
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