There are countless trends competing for attention in the gaming notebook and laptop space but not all of them are either useful or benefit the core gaming experience.
- 11 January 2011 16:08
ASUS ROG Maximus IV Extreme Motherboard Maximises Overclocking Joy with Extraordinary Aesthetics
Sydney, Australia (January 11, 2011) — ASUS today announced the latest Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus IV Extreme, based on the recently released Intel® P67 chipset. Designed with the hardcore enthusiast in mind, the Maximus IV Extreme is not only equipped with the latest PC technologies like USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s, but also ROG exclusive overclocking features and an aesthetically pleasing thermal design optimised to keep the system cool under maximum load. Its revolutionary features are tailored to smash world records and provide the best overclocking experience from beginning to end. Revolutionary Overclocking Features The Maximus IV Extreme continues the ASUS ROG tradition of extreme performance and versatility. It ships with a full range of performance enhancing applications, all designed to give users the ability to overclock quickly and efficiently to fulfill their system’s maximum potential. ASUS ROG Connect technology has been upgraded with GPU TweakIt, which removes the need to tinker with BIOS settings for the CPU and GPU, instead allowing users to take charge of their desktop PC’s performance using a notebook PC connected via a dedicated USB port. Should things go awry, settings are easily restored with the USB BIOS Flashback feature, or you can debug the issue with RC Poster or Debug LED on the motherboard. Other applications also include ROG EFI BIOS, which allows users to access BIOS settings with the same ease as their operating system and also shows that all graphics cards and DIMM modules are detected, and also save the BIOS settings on a USB flashdrive by pressing F12 on the keyboard. The ROG iDirect feature supports overclocking from an iPhone and iPad, while RC Bluetooth works with other smartphones.* Every feature on the motherboard is designed to offer unprecedented control over a PC’s CPU and GPU efficiency for even the newest performance-tuning enthusiast.
*Smartphones running Windows Mobile 6.1, Symbian S60 3.1 and Android 2.0 or newer.
Bursting with Features ASUS engineers crafted the Maximus IV Extreme with a cool thermal design — in both meanings of the word. Layered structures, along with sweeping curves made from the best components, keep motherboard temperatures low to make this an overclocker's dream. The board also supports video acceleration in three-way NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFireX™ for maximum frames per second in games, configurable using the new GPU TweakIt feature. Loaded with the latest technologies, including the new Intel® P67 chipset, dual-channel DDR3 2400(O.C.) MHz RAM, dual Intel® Ethernet Gigabit LAN ports, plus ten USB 3.0 and four SATA 6Gb/s ports, the Maximus IV Extreme is ready to tackle anything power users throw at it.
To learn more about the ROG Maximus IV Extreme, please visit: http://rog.asus.com/Product.aspx?PId=43
Specifications Model ASUS ROG Maximus IV Extreme CPU LGA1155 socket for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors
Chipset Intel® P67 Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 32G DDR3 2400(O.C)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333MHz Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot (x16; x8/x8; x16/x16/x8) 1 x PCIe2.0 x4 1 x PCIe2.0 x1 Multi-GPU Support three-way NVIDIA® SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology Storage 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ; 2 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s; 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR accessories card RC Bluetooth ON/OFF switch LAN 2x Intel® Ethernet Gigabit LAN Audio Realtek ALC889 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC USB 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at rear and 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 connectors at mid-board 9 x USB 2.0 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 1 port at rear is also for ROG connect)
Other I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port 1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical) 1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch 1 x RC Bluetooth switch 1 x Clr CMOS switch Fan connectors 8 x 4-Pin Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional Software Support DVD: - Drivers and applications * ASUS AI Suite II * 3DMark Vantage * Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 1-year license
Features ROG Connect, RC Bluetooth, ROG iDirect, ROG Extreme Engine Digi+, USB BIOS Flashback, BIOS Flashback with onboard switch button, ProbeIt, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, Loadline Calibration, ROG OC Kit
Form Factor Extended ATX Form Factor, 12”x 10.6” (30.5cm x 26.9cm)
### About ASUS ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10 billion.
ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World ASUS has attained its industry-leading position through innovation. As the bestselling and most award-winning global motherboard brand, the company has sold more than 420 million motherboards since its founding in 1989, and has pioneered numerous innovations that have become industry standards. Recent examples include Core Unlocker, Disk Unlocker, Protect 3.0 and the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors, which consists of the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) performance optimization chip and the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the industry’s first real time PC power saving chip. The Dual Intelligent Processors achieve system-wide performance and energy optimization to increase output and moderate power consumption for a better, more cost-effective computing experience.
With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the design envelope, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.
PR Contact: ASUSTeK Computer (Aust) Matthew Wu E-mail: email@example.com
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