Reviewed with Intel's 3rd Generation CPU Core i5-3570K (Ivy Bridge)
Product on review: Maximus V GENE
Street Price: £155 inc. VAT
In our new venture with Intel’s Z77 chipset and 3rd Generation CPUs (Ivy Bridge) we delve into the world of the Republic of Gamers Series for a look at the new Maximus V 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 at a smaller price-tag, meaning this is perfect for building a compact system.
Today we shall be taking a look at the Maximus V GENE, the first of the ASUS ROG motherboards to be released with some exciting new features such as SupremeFX III, GameFirst and much more. How will this new motherboard stack up against other popular rivals when using Intel’s notorious Ivy Bridge? Let’s find out!
What ASUS say
The ROG Maximus V GENE features the new Intel Z77 express chipset and comes with SupremeFX® III audio and network traffic management via Intel® Ethernet and ASUS GameFirst technology, affording smoother and more immersive gameplay. Containing display port and HDMI, the Maximus V GENE also includes Smart DIGI+ power control and the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS consisting of two dedicated onboard chips, the TPU and EPU. This also consists of multiple digital voltage controllers that allow for ultra-precise tuning of CPU, iGPU and DRAM power delivery while working with the TPU to ramp up performance to full potential for the ultimate user experience.