The Asus ROG motherboard lineup has a new member in the form of Asus ROG Maximus VIII Formula, equipped with the LGA1151 socket supported by the Intel Z170 chipset, which is covered by Asus ROG Armor and a hybrid cooling system promises to reduce the temperature of the motherboard. The new motherboard also features an RGB lighting system in three areas that can be adjusted.
Asus ROG Maximus Formula VIII Features Water Blocks and RGB Lightning
The LGA1151 socket is surrounded by an advanced cooling system that can unite EK water blocks hybrid cooling, which avoids counting the number of phases of CPU power that will be attached to four DIMM slots DDR4 where you can install up to 64 GB DDR4 memory @3733 MHz with three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16 / x8 / x8 all occupied) and three PCIe 3.0 x1. In terms of storage, we find eight SATA III 6.0 Gbps, two eSATA and one NVMe connector, while the mSATA connector is occupied by the high-end SupremeFX 2015 sound card, which integrates a DAC ESS ES9023P with HyperStream technology, special capacitors and headphone amplifier.
The rest of the known information of Asus ROG Maximus Formula VIII is completed with six USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.1 Type-C, two video connections as an HDMI and DisplayPort connectors for connectivity there is an antenna for WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, a PS / 2 mouse or keyboard combo connector PCB reinforced with steel backplate to prevent bending, and Asus’ own technologies. Asus ROG Maximus VIII Formula price will be around $380.