Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VIII Extreme Flagship Z170 Gaming Motherboard
Republic of Gamers today announced Maximus VIII Extreme, a new flagship Z170 gaming motherboard loaded with exclusive overclocking and gaming features — and primed for epic performance. Based on the new Intel Z170 Express chipset and LGA 1151 socket for the latest 6th-generation Intel processors, Maximus VIII Extreme extends ROG’s world-record-breaking heritage to deliver the best gaming performance with multiple Asus-exclusive innovations, including OC Panel II for expert overclocking, 5-Way Optimization auto-tuning for instant performance boosts, Pro Clock to push base-clock frequencies further than ever before, second generation T-Topology technology for extreme DDR4 overclocking and the new Extreme Engine DIGI+ for precise, smooth core voltages.
Maximus VIII Extreme also provides the best gaming audio with SupremeFX 2015 with Sonic Studio II, the best gaming networking from Intel Ethernet, plus exclusive ASUS LANGuard and GameFirst technologies to eliminate lag for incredible online-gaming experiences. Maximus VIII Extreme is built for extreme overclocking, and includes Asus-exclusive OC Panel II with a bright, clear 2.6-inch display for intuitive system monitoring and tweaking. Used in Normal mode, OC Panel II slots into a 5.25-inch drive bay to provide real-time monitoring of multiple vital parameters, including CPU temperature, ratios, base clock and fan speeds. The OC button provides instant control over overclocking, while CPU fan speeds can be adjusted to Turbo, Standard and Silent modes.
Extreme mode makes advanced overclocking easy, with OC Panel II serving as an external overclocking console to provide quick access to multiple ROG-exclusive features including Subzero Sense, VGA Hotwire, Slow Mode and Pause switch. 5-Way Optimization technology allows Maximus VIII Extreme users automated overclocking and unrivaled fan control for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts. This exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential system aspects based on real-time use for superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even networking and audio settings tailored for favorite games and apps.
The very latest Intel Gigabit Ethernet (I219-V) reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally-high TCP and UDP throughput. Maximus VIII Extreme is engineered with the latest connectivity for more speed, more pixels and more possibilities. Thunderbolt 3 offers breathtaking up to 40Gbit/s speeds, for transfers that are up to four times (4X) faster than any other cable method. Maximus VIII Extreme enables brighter builds with customizable LED lighting and controls to cast a stunning multi-color glow, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of favorite tunes.