ASUS Republic of Gamers has made its Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard official for the most demanding enthusiasts and gamers out there. The motherboard includes all the latest connectivity features such as Thunderbolt 3, U.2, and USB 3.1.
For the ultimate gaming performance, the motherboard features 5-way optimization, Pro Clock, secong-gen T-Topology, and new Extreme Engine Digi+ technologies. The motherboard has broken a number of world records in the recent past, so the potential for gamers is huge. Audio features include Jacked-up SupremeFX 2015, and Sonic Studio II one-click auto-tuning suite. To eliminate lag and latency during online gameplay, the board offers Intel Gigabit Ethernet with LANGuard and GameFirst technologies. Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 3, 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NVMe U.2, M.2 SATA Express and USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports.
The motherboard supports LGA1151 socket 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors and the Z170 express chipset. There are 4 DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of DDR4 3866 (OC) memory with Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support. Expansion slots on offer include 3 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, and a single PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot. For storage connectivity, the board offers 2 SATA express, 8 SATA 6.0 Gbit/s, 1 M.2 socket 3, and a U.2 port. As you would expect on a flagship grade motherboard, the Maximus VIII Extreme supports Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI or 4-way quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX configurations.
The motherboard is now available in most markets around the world, including Singapore. In Singapore, the motherboard has been priced at $809 with a 3 year limited warranty.