Product on Review: Maximus VIII Impact Motherboard
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: £187 GBP / $238 USD
Back in 2013 the ASUS Republic of Gamers team brought us their first Mini-ITX based motherboard under the Intel Z87 chipset. Since then we’ve seen the Maximus Impact pass through another two generations. Their first attempt was mightily impressive and last year’s Maximus VII Impact built on the success of the debut – today we are to look at the third instalment to see what improvements have been made and to observe whether the ROG team has made even more refinements.
Maximus VIII Impact is ASUS’ latest Intel Z170 motherboard bearing the Mini-ITX form factor. This board is designed to target both the enthusiast and gamer who favour compact system configurations. Although small in size, Impact is packed with innovative features which can be found on full-sized ROG motherboards. Impact contains an all-digital power design, comes with a premium audio solution, advanced overclocking features and even a case fan extension card – proving that size, really doesn’t matter.
ASUS on their Maximus VIII Impact
For almost a decade, Republic of Gamers (ROG) has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best gamers and PC enthusiasts. But our work has only just begun. With our pimped, pumped and packed Maximus VIII Z170-series motherboards, competitors be warned, gamers get set and enthusiasts prepare to push your limits — ROG is ready to accept all challenges!.