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Asus Reveals Maximus VI Formula LGA1150 Motherboard

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June 5, 2013 2:15:01 PM

I have the gene 5 from them and the soundcard is just upgraded realtek one its just a marketing gimmick in my opinion i upgraded it to soundblaster z and theres miles of difference.
a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2013 2:51:25 PM

Between the thermal armor and the upgraded realtek sound, the whole thing looks like a marketing gimmick...
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2013 3:04:45 PM

So what's the difference between this ROG armor vs the armor on the TUF?
Still waiting for IB-E or Haswell-E
June 5, 2013 3:14:34 PM

If the Armor is made out of steel and is attached via thermal pads to certain components essentially the Armor acts as a big heatsink and thus is already more usefull than the Z77/Z87 Sabertooth thermal armor. As far as the SupremeFX sound chip I would assume unless you have high quality speakers and stuff to support it the average person using cheap to mediocre speakers won't be able to tell the difference really.
June 5, 2013 3:25:33 PM

So all ROG boards have wifi 802.11ac? I was under the impression that the Hero board did not.
a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2013 4:38:50 PM

Looks like a great board - we'll see how it performs compared to the rest of 'em soon enough...
all these new releases should be out and over by next month - then we'll really know what's what on the market
a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2013 8:18:52 PM

ill take asus's sound card's over creative's in a heart beat.
like looking board, doubt it would make a big diff esp for the price premium
June 6, 2013 12:40:32 AM

I really don't think the hero has 802.11ac contrary to what this article says. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
a b V Motherboard
June 6, 2013 4:08:40 AM

First off that armor looks just awesome. I think the difference between this armor and TUF's armor is like orlean already said in the steel backplate. It will work as a big heatsink, so heat absorbs there, Secondly that on board sound card work well, you just need some high quality speakers to hear the difference between this one and regular sound cards. Other than that quality, that red led is also awesome. It may be a marketing gimmick, but just compare the look of this mobo with any other mobo, you can tell this one is a beast in many ways.
June 27, 2013 12:37:46 AM

The rog hero is the only rog Maximus vi motherboard that does not come with 802.11ac. Source I bought on thinking it did because of this post and was extremely disappointed when I found out it didnt
June 27, 2013 12:42:56 AM

Well with the exception of the gene but at least the gene has a mPCIe slot to put on in. While the hero does not
August 8, 2013 8:30:02 AM