Product on Review: Maximus VI Formula
Manufacturer and Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: £247 (At time of review)
Since Intel Z87 and Haswell’s inauguration over two months ago now, ASUS advocates have been itching to get their hands on the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus VI Formula. Early pre-production depictions of the motherboard have been circulating around the web and the board even made an appearance at this year’s Computex show but it wasn’t until the tail-end of last month that Formula was finally unveiled.
So why is there so much hype surrounding the ASUS Maximus VI Formula? Well, this is the first time ASUS have implemented their CrossChill feature on a motherboard. With this feature water or air can be used to cool the MOSFETs – so regardless of whether you are an extreme overclocking or not the options are all there for whichever pathway you take. Furthermore, the Formula adopts a design which takes advantage of ROG Armor – a unique protective steel shield on the front and back side that helps with temperature control and longevity of components. Referencing these two particular features we are only scratching the surface, there are many more aspects of Formula to explore, so let’s begin our review!
ASUS on their Maximus VI Formula
Maximus VI Formula series is the ultimate ATX gaming motherboard. Why? Just count the reasons. ROG’s sixth-generation Formula packs even greater cooling performance, the very best onboard audio, incredible strength, amazing heat dissipation and advanced shielding technology. With ultrafast Intel® Ethernet plus attention to design that goes right down to the level of audio capacitors and amplifiers, the Maximus VI Formula arms you with gaming-dominating advantages that other motherboards just can’t match — that’s why it’s the winning formula.