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Asus Maximus V Gene Review

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mi1ez 3rd May 2012, 04:32 Quote
4am review? Damn! Overdoing it a bit Paul?
mi1ez 3rd May 2012, 05:42 Quote
Would love to see this "River of lava" effect in the dark!
Raccio14 3rd May 2012, 06:12 Quote
really?. no dark shots, despite talking up how good it looks in the dark?
c'mon bit-tech.
Pookie 3rd May 2012, 07:44 Quote
I love the overclocking comment, it just isn't as much fun as it used to be ;(
matee 3rd May 2012, 08:10 Quote
Oh yes we do need the "dark" shots!!

small mistake: "We were pleased then to see the Gene pull out a little bit of a margin over the reference Asus board and the Gigabyte Z77-UD5H that we tested it alongside in our image editing test."

Should be "Intel" reference board.

Anyway thanks for the review.
Material 3rd May 2012, 10:08 Quote
Dark shots on the way.
N17 dizzi 3rd May 2012, 10:21 Quote
'they’re Goldilocks’ motherboard of choice.'

:D
SouperAndy 3rd May 2012, 10:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Material
Dark shots on the way.

http://rog.asus.com/91362012/maximus-v-motherboards/asus-sabertooth-z77-previews-at-ocaholic-and-guru3d/

Here's a picture from the ASUS website to keep you going.
fingerbob69 3rd May 2012, 11:45 Quote
"The board also looks great, especially with its clever backlighting arrangement. "

Would like to see, please.
wejjy 3rd May 2012, 13:16 Quote
Wish Asus would release an ROG itx board, it would sell like hot cakes!
Bede 3rd May 2012, 14:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by SouperAndy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Material
Dark shots on the way.

http://rog.asus.com/91362012/maximus-v-motherboards/asus-sabertooth-z77-previews-at-ocaholic-and-guru3d/

Here's a picture from the ASUS website to keep you going.

Ooh, that is nice!
fluxtatic 4th May 2012, 06:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by SouperAndy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Material
Dark shots on the way.

http://rog.asus.com/91362012/maximus-v-motherboards/asus-sabertooth-z77-previews-at-ocaholic-and-guru3d/

Here's a picture from the ASUS website to keep you going.

Word. That's sexy.

I'd get on board with Intel releasing a ROG m-ITX series. Toss in a flexi pci-e adapter so the video card doesn't have to be out at 90 degrees and I'll never even look at another brand. I'd like to build a PC where the video card determines the size of the case, over anything else.
Chicken76 4th May 2012, 10:12 Quote
Am I the only one that's a little disappointed by the review? Too much emphasis on aesthetics and not enough technical info in my opinion.

Where are the power consumption measurements?

Given the number and positioning of expansion slots available, just how good is the on-board sound? Does it really make a decent sound card unnecessary? (if you go SLI/Crossfire there's really no space for anything else)

No mention of which Intel NIC is there. This may be a deal-breaker for people intending to play with ESXi. It would have been nice to know if (at the time of writing the review, of course) the on-board LAN is supported by ESXi 5. It's easy enough to test it: just boot from the installation disc, and if it lets you choose where to install it, it works (that is, the NIC is supported). As I said above, sacrificing a slot for an ethernet card so people can test things may prove too much, and a full-ATX board (even with an equally unsupported NIC) is a better option.
Saivert 4th May 2012, 16:32 Quote
ESXi on a ROG board? Really?

I think there are more practical options out there...
faugusztin 4th May 2012, 17:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Chicken76
Am I the only one that's a little disappointed by the review? Too much emphasis on aesthetics and not enough technical info in my opinion.[

No mention of which Intel NIC is there. This may be a deal-breaker for people intending to play with ESXi. It would have been nice to know if (at the time of writing the review, of course) the on-board LAN is supported by ESXi 5. It's easy enough to test it: just boot from the installation disc, and if it lets you choose where to install it, it works (that is, the NIC is supported). As I said above, sacrificing a slot for an ethernet card so people can test things may prove too much, and a full-ATX board (even with an equally unsupported NIC) is a better option.

82574 is supported directly by ESXI, 82579 is supported through injecting a driver in the installation image :
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1607992

And to be more exact, it is Intel WG82579V according to this czech review, which contains detailed shots of all chips on board.
bOO9000 5th May 2012, 08:39 Quote
Can someone please tell me how it's possible to tell which usb 3 ports are intels ?
bOO9000 5th May 2012, 08:47 Quote
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Can someone please tell me how it's possible to tell which usb 3 ports are intels ?

Oh it's ok I just read the manual, intels are the ones next to the lan port.
Cei 27th May 2012, 15:47 Quote
Any more info on exactly how good the onboard sound is?
Ramon Suey 7th June 2012, 16:01 Quote
Asus make a big play of the sound circuitry of this M/B on their website. A little disappointing that Custom PC / Bit-tech review failed to audition the sound. Does it produce a sound quality akin to the Xonar DS or better? If it does it makes this M/B particularly good value.
Bindibadgi 8th June 2012, 04:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ramon Suey
Asus make a big play of the sound circuitry of this M/B on their website. A little disappointing that Custom PC / Bit-tech review failed to audition the sound. Does it produce a sound quality akin to the Xonar DS or better? If it does it makes this M/B particularly good value.

No, but it's getting to as good as the onboard codec can muster. This is still not as good as the CMedia Oxygen 8888 though, but the cost difference in chip is also a few orders of magnitude. Any sound card - even a half height one has more PCB space than onboard audio, which gives it breathing room in design to avoid EMI.
Edvuld 13th October 2012, 15:08 Quote
I recently bought this board, and I've noticed that there are a pair of 2x4 pinouts between the 2nd PCIEx16 slot and the PCIEx4 slot. They´re unmarked. Anyone know exactly what these are for?
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