Product on Review: Maximus VII Gene
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: £157 GBP / $209 USD
In our new venture with Intel’s Z97 chipset and Devil’s Canyon we delve into the world of the Republic of Gamers Series for a look at the new Maximus VII Gene.
In the M-ATX arena the Gene motherboards throughout the preceding generations have always been the very best of what you can get with a smaller form factor. You typically get all of the features from the bigger Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboards but on a smaller PCB and usually at a smaller price-tag, meaning this is perfect for building a compact system.
Maximus VII Gene is packed with style, innovation and premium components. Although this motherboard is generally aimed at the gamer, it should appeal to other groups including enthusiasts and system builders. Will the size of this motherboard hinder its performance and overall verdict?
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R & D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.