Mini, mighty IMPACT and an unbeatable FORMULA - ASUS

Mini, mighty IMPACT and an unbeatable FORMULA - ASUS

Republic of Gamers (ROG) has long dominated the gaming and overclocking worlds. We are committed to evolving and imlankproving everything we do in order to build the best possible products – products that are the result of inspired design, precision engineering and rigorous testing.

It is this tireless commitment to quality and performance that prompted AnandTech – one of the world’s most-respected online technology publications – to judge ROG worthy of its coveted Editors' Choice Gold Award for innovation.

But ROG’s engineers never rest. Following our hugely popular Maximus VI Extreme, Hero and Gene motherboards, we’re ready for our next move. And that move is to take motherboard innovation to the next level — with the Intel® Z87-based Maximus VI Impact and Maximus VI Formula.

MAXIMUS VI FORMULA

ROG’s sixth-generation Formula motherboard combines beauty and performance. Maximus VI 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

CrossChill hybrid cooling

Cooling technology that achieves up to 23-degree Centigrade-lower temperatures on water for more reliable overclocking. The CrossChill internal cooling channel is lined with radiating fins, while standard G1/4-inch threaded fittings mean that it will easily accommodate existing cooling equipment.

ROG Armor

A tough ABS-plastic top cover stops heat from the graphics cards reaching the motherboard, while a SECC (Steel, Electro-galvanized, Cold-rolled Coil ) backplate with thermal pads both improves cooling in the MOSFET area and prevents the motherboard bending — even under the weight of heavy components.

SupremeFX Formula

Delivers sound quality on a par with that of premium discrete sound cards. SupremeFX Formula features a variety of shielding technologies to ensure sound purity, including physical isolation from the PCB (printed circuit board), grounding separation and a cover shield to protect against EMI (electromagnetic interference). Premium components such as ELNA® audio capacitors and German-made WIMA® film capacitors deliver audiophile-grade performance, while high-fidelity op-amps (operational amplifiers) and a Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC (digital/analog converter) deliver lossless audio and a brilliant 120dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio). Finally, a Hi-Fi-quality Texas Instruments® TPA6120A2 600ohm headphone amplifier boosts every sound detail.

mPCIe Combo II with 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0

Level up your connectivity — mPCIe 2.0 with 802.11ac
(up to 3X faster than 802.11n) and Bluetooth 4.0
plus M.2 (NGFF) slot on a single, compact add-on.

Perfect Voice

Greatly improves the quality of in-game communication and VoIP  conversations without need for additional microphones.

ROG RAMDisk

Allows up to 80% of a computer’s  available RAM to be dedicated as a high-speed virtual drive that  accelerates  game-loading times.

Sonic Radar

Designed to provide a leg-up for FPS gamers, Sonic Radar displays the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds, enhancing your ability to pinpoint the enemy.

MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

With ROG’s Maximus VI Impact, size is no longer any indicator of performance – you can build an astounding gaming experience around a mini-ITX motherboard. Thanks to excellent engineering and design, ROG’s first mini-ITX board balances great performance with outstanding stability, power efficiency and thermal innovation. This portable powerhouse packs Impact Power precise 8+2-phase power management, a dedicated SupremeFX Impact sound card that pumps crystal-clear audio with a 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and fast, flexible wireless connectivity thanks to the includes mPCIe Combo II + 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0 add-on card. With all this and more, it’s really no wonder that Maximus VI Impact was declared Best of Computex 2013 by Tom’s Hardware.

Designed and tested for the best

compatibility

ROG has performed hundreds of tests to perfect Maximus VI
Impact’s layout, ensuring maximum compatibility with both
mini-ITX chassis designs and CPU coolers. For convenience
and the widest CPU cooler backplate compatibility, four
installation washers are included.

Impact Power

Enjoy ultra-stable overclocking with Impact Power, derived from industry-leading Extreme Engine Digi+ III – fully digital, precise power management with 60A BlackWing chokes and 10K black metallic capacitors.

SupremeFX Impact

Experience outstanding 115dB signal-to-noise ratio audio
on mini-ITX from the included SupremeFX Impact sound card
– and keep the PCIe x16 slot free for an amazing graphics card.

Intel I217 Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst II

Combines superior hardware with intuitive software to control  your gaming experience, intelligently lowering pings and  prioritizing bandwidth.

Secure Erase

ROG is the first motherboard to integrate into the UEFI BIOS the ability to  securely erase SSDs, so you can get back-to-brand-new performance  whenever you want.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURE COMPARISON

 

MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

MAXIMUS VI FORMULA

CPU LGA1150 socket for Intel® 4th Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® / Celeron® Processors; supports 22nm processors
Chipset Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR 3000MHz+ (OC) 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR 3100MHz+ (OC)
Expansion slot 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 slot on mPCIe Combo II add-on card
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x8/x8, 3-Way
CrossFireX at x8/x4/x4 native from CPU)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 slot on mPCIe Combo II add-on card
Power design Impact Power Extreme Engine Digi+ III
Storage 4 x SATA 6Gb/s + 1 X eSATA;
1 x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II card
10 x SATA 6Gb/s;
1 x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II card
Network Intel® Ethernet with i217-V controller; GameFirst II;
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz; Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS
USB 6 x USB 3.0; 6 x USB 2.0 8 x USB 3.0; 8 x USB 2.0
Audio 115dB SNR, 600ohm SupremeFX Impact
Perfect Voice
Music PnP
Sonic Radar
120dB SNR, 600ohm SupremeFX Formula
Perfect Voice
Sonic Radar
Form Factor Mini-ITX ATX

Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.