Asus announces Maximus VI Impact Mini-ITX gaming motherboard with Intel Z87 Chipset
Asus today announced Maximus VI Impact; a mini-ITX gaming motherboard based on Intel Z87 chipset for the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors. Asus Maximus VI Impact is the first ROG mini-ITX motherboard to be fully loaded with exclusive gamer-pleasing innovations and proves size is no longer an indicator of performance.
ROG Maximus VI Impact features the SupremeFX Impact discrete sound card with a custom design that keeps the PCI Express x16 slot free. The exclusive dual-differential circuit design splits the audio chip’s analog signal into opposing phases that are combined by four operational amplifiers (op-amps) to produce a single, stronger and cleaner output, while premium ELNA audio capacitors smooth high and low-frequency signals to deliver warmer sounds.ROG engineers designed Maximus VI Impact for demanding gamers who want the convenience of mini-ITX size without sacrificing overclocking and compatibility features. Based on ROG Extreme Engine DIGI+ III technology, Impact Power is compact voltage-regulator module (VRM) with 60A BlackWing chokes and 10K black metallic capacitors that gives precise digital power management for complete overclocking control that’s on a par with ROG full-size ATX motherboards.
Maximus VI Impact takes connectivity to the next level, too. The compact mPCIe Combo II + Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0 add-on card delivers Wi-Fi speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n, while an M.2 slot supports the latest high-performance SSDs. ROG Maximus VI Impact is also packed with exclusive features to help gamers dominate the battlefield.
Other bundled tools include ROG RAMDisk that allows up to 80% of a computer’s available RAM to act as a high-speed virtual drive for accelerated game-loading times, while SSD Secure Erase built in to Maximus VI Impact’s UEFI BIOS lets users quickly restore drives to a factory-fresh condition for the best possible performance. Built-in diagnostic and troubleshooting features on the I/O backplate make it easier for PC enthusiasts to test different overclocking configurations with ROG Maximus VI Impact.