ASUS Maximus V Extreme Review

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ASUS Maximus V Extreme Review

Up Close - Features

The heatsink on the Maximus V Extreme has been redesigned and is now extremely chunky and sturdy. It looks awesome. Pictures really don't do it justice. Despite the size there is still a lot of room to put in your sub-zero cooling pot if that is your desire.

Speaking of sub-zero the top right corner has the usual ASUS ProbeIt monitoring points, as well as a CPU Slow dipswitch for LN2 cooling, and the inventive dipswitch block which allows you to fault-find your quad-GPU setup by turning certain PCI Express lots off without dismantling your setup.

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As befits such a premium model the M5E supports Quad-GPU setups. Just to the right of the PCIe x1 slot is the PLX 8086 which helps enable a minimum of 8x even when all the slots are populated.

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Storage is supplied by six SATA 6Gbp/s ports, alongside two SATA 3Gbp/s ones. More than enough for almost any realistic setup. Round the back we have the standard set of Z77 outputs, although it's worth noting the left hand side has the Thunderbolt connector, and the CMOS clear/ROG Connect buttons. 

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31-07-2012, 07:36:01

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...113339689l.JPG


You can be certain that a new chipset will mean a new ROG board, and today we look at both Maximus V models. First, the Extreme.


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31-07-2012, 08:58:16

Steenie
Great review as always!

31-07-2012, 17:25:47

Lollipop
Am i the only one that absoloutley hates the heatsinks?
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