ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 GAMING BOARD

ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 GAMING BOARD

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ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX gaming board with double-sided ROG Armor, 23C-degrees cooler CrossChill and 1dB SNR, 600ohm audio

The Winning Formula!

Maximus VI Formula series is the ultimate ATX gaming motherboard. Why? Just count the reasons. ROG’s sixth-generation Formula packs even greater cooling performance, the very best onboard audio, incredible strength, amazing heat dissipation and advanced shielding technology. With ultrafast Intel® Ethernet plus attention to design that goes right down to the level of audio capacitors and amplifiers, the Maximus VI Formula arms you with gaming-dominating advantages that other motherboards just can’t match – that’s why it’s the winning formula.

Excited? Then our Maximus VI Formula video is sure to get you truly pumped. ®

CrossChill Hybrid Thermal Design

Great on Air. And 73°F (23°C) Cooler with Water.
Choose between air or water cooling: it works with both! Unlike competing hybrid thermal solution, CrossChill requires no fan, so there’s no noise or dust build-up. For those who do venture into water cooling, you can achieve up to 73°F (23°C) lower MOSFET temperatures for more stable overclocking! Internally the water channel fins help to maximize the surface area for heat transfer, and thanks to its G1/4 threaded fittings, CrossChill even fits into any existing setup! Don’t settle for a second-best solution. ®

SupremeFX Formula

Amazing 1dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio, 600ohm Audio
SupremeFX Formula delivers premium sound card quality. Combining SupremeFX Shielding technology through physical PCB isolation, grounding separation and EMI cover shielding, while premium components such as ELNA® audio capacitors and German-made WIMA® film capacitors deliver audiophile grade performance. Lossless audio quality is ensured thanks to differential circuit design with high-fidelity operational amplifiers (op-amps) and Cirrus Logic® CS4398 headphone digital/analog converter (DAC) delivering a brilliant 1dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Finally the Texas Instruments® TPA61A2 600ohm headphone amplifier is able to boost every sound detail. ®

Perfect Voice

Upgraded noise cancellation
Simple and effective technology greatly improves internet calls (VoIP) with crystal-clear communications and no additional array microphones needed.

Noise Gate

Exclusive digital signal processing removes noise during pauses in speech and other periods of silence.

Noise Reduction

Spectral-subtraction algorithm analyzes and determines the amount of ambient noise to be countered. ®

Sonic Radar

In-Game Sound Visualization Overlay
Dedicated to FPS gamers, Sonic Radar is a stealthy overlay that shows you what opponents and teammates are up to. Gunshots, footsteps, and call-outs appear with precise directioning via the on-screen radar. Includes a hotkey that allows you to switch sound detection focus for specific effects within games, and intuitive settings that provide greater gaming experiences:

Four optimized game presets: three fine-tuned presets based on major FPS games, plus one general preset, all ready for your arena of engagement.

Six key sound effects detected: visualize major game sound effects to help you complete your mission every time. ®

ROG Armor

Style, Strength, and Cooling in One
100% exclusive to ASUS, the ROG Armor is more than just a stylish addition to the ultimate gaming motherboard, it contains two parts; a strong ABS top cover that blocks the heat from graphics cards directly to achieve lower system temperature as well as DIYers can apply their own personal style to, and a fortifying SECC steel support behind the PCB to prevent bending. It also ducts heat away from crucial components via thermal pads.®

Extreme Engine Digi+ III

Hardcore Power Delivery with Premium Components
Completely digital architecture attains total control over the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators (FIVR) of Intel® processors to supply the highest stability and precision for the CPU and memory. The design features dynamic speed adjustments alongside intricate manual controls that allow you to push processors and RAM beyond their limits.

Power components are also upgraded. NexFET MOSFETs handle up to 90% efficiency in high current delivery under normal operation and better durability in half the size of standard MOSFETs. Exclusive BlackWing chokes remain cool even when sizzling with as much as 60 amps of power with 35 – 40°F (3 – 5°C) lower temps and minimal-loss power delivery. Japan-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors last five times longer and deliver % greater extreme temperature endurance than generic solid state capacitors, easily standing up to hardcore demands. ®

mPCIe Combo II with 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0

Extra Connections with M.2 (NGFF) Support
The next evolution of the mPCIe Combo card gives you even better expandability with the latest standards in connectivity and easy install. You get mini PCI Express 2.0 plus USB 2.0 with an included dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 module, powered by ASUS-exclusive Wi-Fi GO! Remote and Wi-Fi Engine, which maximize performance for better experiences. It’s an instant upgrade to the fastest wireless right on your desktop. All without having to sacrifice a PCI Express slot!

The compact but versatile mPCIe Combo II further future-proofs your build with M.2 (NGFF, Next Generation Form Factor) connectivity for SSDs. M.2 is a fast and power-efficient standard that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA, designed to optimize SSD performance. mPCIe Combo II works with your high speed M.2 SSDs and makes the most of their potential, helping you reduce load times to run your OS and games even faster. ®

Dual Intelligent Processor IVs with Four-Way Optimization

One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.
Starting with the Turbo Processing Unit (TPU), Four-Way Optimization performs Auto Tuning, which automatically overclocks the CPU to within about 95% of its potential, a process that typically could take up to two days to manually overclock. Auto Tuning is even able to overclock two cores at a time, and can configured to prioritize either multiplier (default) or BLCK if desired.

The process then moves to the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), which customizes power saving profiles for periods of light use or idle states. Within this module are options to set a TDP cap for low power scenarios, as well as selectively shut off SATA and USB ports when idling.

Next, DIGI+ VRM optimizes digital power settings to take full advantage of the CPU’s built-in digital power delivery, creating a more precise and stable overclocking experience through OCP and LLC presets.

Finally, Fan Xpert 2 tests and calibrates each individual case fan connected to your motherboard to create selectable cooling profiles that can be further customized upon completion. The ability to assign customized fan curves and/or all-or-nothing temperature thresholds to profiles is also included. ®

Upgraded UEFI BIOS

Most Award-Winning in Segment
The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There’s also F4 for My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities. Click the upper right tab to learn more. ®

SSD Secure Erase

Recover Lost Performance. Back to High Speed.
SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world’s first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds. ®

ROG RAMDisk

Don’t Waste Your RAM: X Faster Storage than an SSD!
ROG RAMDisk easily turns RAM into superfast temporary storage to accelerate operating system performance and reduce load times. It can use up to 80% of available system memory, and accesses files without relocating them to protect data integrity and minimize accidental corruption. To do this, the utility creates junction points which serve as quick links between files and RAM storage. All files are automatically saved and restored to their specific locations on hard drives when you turn your PC off, then go back to RAM when you power on again. ®

Intel® I217Gb LAN with GameFirst II

Less Lag for More Win
Combines superior hardware with intuitive software to control your gaming experience, intelligently lowering pings and prioritizing bandwidth ®

ROG – That Special Extra

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry’s highest. ®

ROG CPU-Z

Whole new design of CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness. ®

DAEMON Tools Pro Standard

The Real Tool for Optical and Virtual Discs
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook. ®

Mem TweakIt

Dynamic Timing Adjustments, DRAM Efficiency Gauge
When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time and view your DRAM efficiency score. ®

Intel® LGA 1150 4th Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors Ready

This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 / 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. ®

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 provides a maximum six USB 3.0 ports and six SATA 6Gbps ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance. ®

RoHS

GreenASUS
Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact. ®

Brand
ASUS
Model
MAXIMUS VI FORMULA
Supported CPU

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CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Chipsets

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Chipset
Intel Z87
Onboard Video

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Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic
Memory

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Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 3100(O.C)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/20(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/00(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel
Expansion Slots

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PCI Express x16
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4)
PCI Express x1
3 x PCI Express x1
Mini Card Slots
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage Devices

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SATA 6Gb/s
10 x SATA 6Gb/s(6 by Intel Z87 chipset,4 by ASMedia ASM1061 controller)
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10
Onboard Audio

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Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX Formula
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Onboard LAN

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LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V
Second LAN Chipset
Intel
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V4.0
Bluetooth V3.0+HS
Rear Panel Ports

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HDMI
1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
1 x DisplayPort
USB 3.0
6 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports
Internal I/O Connectors

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Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
10 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x FastBoot switch(es)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II connector(s)
Physical Spec

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Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions (W x L)
12.0″ x 9.6″
Power Pin
24 Pin
Features

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Features
CrossChill – Great on air. Cooler with water

SupremeFX Formula – Amazing 1dB signal-to-noise ratio, 600ohm audio

ROG Armor – Style, strength, and cooling in one

Sonic Radar – Scan and detect to dominate

mPCIe Combo II With Wi-Fi – Extra connections with new gen support

Extreme Engine Digi+ III – Hardcore power delivery with premium components

GameFirst II + Intel LAN – Put Your Frags First

RAMDisk – Double up on speed with RAM

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization:
-The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration

CPU Level Up

ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
-Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Media Streaming Hub, Smart Sensor Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
-Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
-Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems

ASUS Exclusive Features:
-GPU Boost
-USB BIOS Flashback
-AI Suite 3
-Ai Charger+
-USB Charger+
-USB 3.0 Boost
-Disk Unlocker

ASUS EZ DIY:
-ASUS O.C. Profile
-ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
-ASUS EZ Flash 2

ASUS Q-Design:
-ASUS Q-Shield
-ASUS Q-Code
-ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
-ASUS Q-Slot
-ASUS Q-DIMM
-ASUS Q-Connector

Overclocking Protection:
-ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Additional information

Input/Output Ports

Ethernet (RJ-45), SATA III

Features

On-Board Video Chipset, On-Board Audio

Country/Region of Manufacture

China

MPN

MAXIMUS VI FORMULA

Number of Memory Slots

4

Memory Type

DDR3 SDRAM

Form Factor

ATX

Compatible CPU Brand

Intel

Socket Type

LGA 1150/Socket H3

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1, PCI Express x16

Brand

ASUS